COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120



 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 9
OCTOBER 6, 2000
REGULATORY
 
TO: Division Superintendents
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
            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.

            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
            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 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.

JLD/aam

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