CUTR’s Lisa Staes and Jodi Godfrey’s FTA report “FTA Standards Development Program: Crashworthiness/Crash Energy Management Follow-up for Less than 30 Ft Bus (Report 0141)” was recently published and now available online.

FTA directed this comprehensive study that includes background research and analysis on needs and gaps for voluntary standards or recommended practices for crashworthiness and crash energy management (CEM) for less than 30-ft paratransit body-on-chassis buses (cutaways). It includes case study evaluations for four states—Florida, California, New York, and Pennsylvania—and a supplemental examination of NTSB investigation reports and recommendations associated with similar vehicles. Findings are presented related to voluntary standards, guidelines, or recommended practices related to crashworthiness, crash energy management, data needs, and future research.

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