|FROM:||Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Chassis Specifications for 2001 Model School Buses|
Pursuant to the provisions of the Regulations Governing Pupil Transportation and Minimum Standards for School Buses in Virginia, the following approved specifications are enclosed for certain makes of school bus chassis for 2001 year 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
BLUE BIRD 42-54-66-72-78-84 Passenger-TC2000, FE Transit
Models; 66-72-78 Passenger-AARE Transit Models; 34-52-64
NAVISTAR 34-52-64 Passenger-Diesel, Hydraulic Brake Models, and
34-52-64 Passenger Diesel, Air Brake Conventional Models.
THOMAS 42-54-66-72-78-84 Passenger-MVP-FE Diesel, Air Brake,
and 66-72-78-84 Passenger MVP-RE, Diesel, Air Brake; 34-52-64
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 to aid 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.