SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 7
August 14, 1998
|FROM:||Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Chassis Specifications for 1999 Model School Buses|
Pursuant to provisions of "Regulations Governing Pupil Transportation and Minimum Standards for School Buses in Virginia, July 1, 1994," the following approved specifications are enclosed for certain makes of school bus chassis for 1999 models. AM TRAN 42-54-66-72-78-84 Passenger-Diesel, Air Brake, Genesis, Transit Models; 66-72-78-84 Passenger-RE; 34-52-64 Passenger Conventionals. BLUE BIRD 42-54-66-72-78-84 Passenger-TC2000, FE transit models; 66-72-78 passenger-AARE transit models; 34-52-64 Passenger-SBCV models; 37 Passenger TSFE Model-TCEV ELECTRIC. NAVISTAR 34-52-64 Passenger-Diesel, Hydraulic Brake models, and 34-52-64 passenger diesel, air brake conventional models; 41-53-65/71 passenger-modified conventional models 3600 series special needs chassis. THOMAS 42-54-66-72-78-84 Passenger-MVP-FE Diesel, Air Brake, and 66-72-78-84 passenger MVP-RE, diesel, air brake; 78 passenger-MVP-RE, CNG-powered, air brake model. 25-42-53-65-71 Passenger-Vista Models; 34-52-64 Passenger-Conventional Models. FREIGHTLINER 34-52-64 Passenger Conventional Hydraulic, Diesel. 34-52-64 Passenger Conventional Air Brake, Diesel. The option codes shown for some specified items have been furnished by the manufacturer for the purpose of aiding dealers in preparing orders for production. The option codes may not be complete and are subject to frequent changes. Dealers should contact their chassis manufacturer's zone/district office for the latest information on ordering codes. The responsibility for manufacturing and selling buses that comply with standards and specifications rests with manufacturers and dealers. The responsibility for purchasing buses that meet requirements rests with division superintendents and local school boards. Specifications for other buses powered by compressed natural gas are being developed and will be available on a request basis. Requests for additional copies and information about the attached chassis specifications should be directed to the Pupil Transportation Service, (804) 225-2037. PDS/aam Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachments will be sent to the superintendent's office.