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Articulated buses


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    • Artics (Articulated buses)
    • Articulated transit buses
    • Bendy buses
    • Transit buses, Articulated
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    • found: Work cat: 2016448016: London bendy bus, 2016:t.p. (bendy bus) p. 2, etc. (artics; between 2002 and 2006 six of London's bus companies put into service 390 articulated 'bendy' buses; the 207, London's last artic-operated bus route)
    • found: Britannica online, Mar. 25, 2019(under Bus/Modern buses: Articulated buses were first used in Europe in the 1950s. In this arrangement a trailer body is connected to the rear of a conventional front-engine bus by means of a hitch, a flexible diaphragm, and a continuous floor panel with arcuate mating surfaces during turn maneuvers)
    • found: Compendex (via Enginering village), Mar. 25, 2019(main heading: motor buses; uncontrolled terms: articulated buses)
    • found: Is it time to bring back the bendy bus? (via London Assembly website), Aug. 17, 2017(articulated buses (aka bendy buses))
    • found: National Transit Database Glossary, Mar. 25, 2019(Articulated buses (AB); vehicle type: extra-long (54 ft. to 60 ft.) buses (MB) with two connected passenger compartments. The rear body section is connected to the main body by a joint mechanism that allows the vehicles to bend when in operation)
    • found: Summary of NHTSA heavy vehicle vehicle-to-vehicle safety communications research (via National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website), July 2016:p. 4 (Articulated vehicles; While most transit buses in the United States are single-unit (non-articulated), certain agencies in large metropolitan areas operate articulated transit buses which typically have a forward two-axle section with a permanently attached single-axle trailing section)
    • found: Transit street design guide (via National Association of City Transportation Officials website), Mar. 25, 2019(under Turn radii: articulated buses, or extended coaches pivoting around a center bridge plate)
    • found: Wikipedia, Mar. 25, 2019(Articulated bus; an articulated vehicle used in public transportation; comprises two or more rigid sections linked by a pivoting joint (articulation) enclosed by protective bellows inside and outside and a cover plate on the floor)
    • found: All aboard Volvo's very, very long bus. Like, all of you, 12/01/16 via Wired web site, viewed April 25, 2019(articulated buses--those double-trouble mutants with an accordion-like joint; Gran Artic 300 (Gran is "great" in Portuguese, and *Artic *short for articulado, which means, well, you know), introduced last week in Rio de Janeiro, is bi-articulated)
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    • 2019-03-25: new
    • 2019-06-17: revised
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