Houston Articulated Bus Accident Lawyer

Houston Articulated Bus Accident Lawyer

An articulated bus (either a motor bus or trolleybus) is an articulated vehicle used in public transportation. It is usually a single-decker, and 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. This allows a longer legal length than rigid-bodied buses, and hence a higher passenger capacity, while still allowing the bus to maneuver adequately.

Due to their high passenger capacity, articulated buses are often used as part of bus rapid transit schemes, and can include mechanical guidance.[citation needed]

Used almost exclusively on public transport bus services, articulated buses are approximately 18 m or 60 ft in length; whereas standard rigid buses are usually 11 to 14 m or 30 to 40 ft long. The common arrangement of an articulated bus is to have a forward section with two axles leading a rear section with a single axle, with the driving axle mounted on either the front or the rear section. Some articulated buses have a steeringarrangement on the rearmost axle which turns slightly in opposition to the front steering axle, allowing the vehicle to negotiate tighter turns, similar to hook-and-ladder fire trucks operating in city environments.[1] A less common variant of the articulated bus is the bi-articulated bus, where the vehicle has two trailer sections rather than one. Their capacity is around 200 people, and their length is about either 25 meters or 80 feet; as such, they are used almost exclusively on high-capacity, high-frequency arterial routes and on bus rapid transit services.

Articulated buses are commonplace in such US urban centers as AkronAustinBaltimoreBostonClevelandMinneapolis-St.PaulMiamiOrlandoChicagoDenverHoustonIndianapolisLos AngelesNew York CityOrange County (California)PittsburghPhiladelphiaPhoenix, the Quad CitiesRochester (New York)Rochester (Minnesota) [24]San DiegoSan FranciscoSeattleDisney World, Orlando, FL.and Washington, D.C.. In EugeneLane Transit District uses articulated buses on some high-traffic routes, as well as on their Emerald Express (EmX) Bus Rapid Transit Service.

Houston Articulated Bus Accident Lawyer

It is advisable to consult an experienced cause of accident Houston truck accident attorney Reshard Alexander who will help determine liability and the right compensation amount that you should get for your injuries. The insurance company of the at-fault driver may not be willing to pay for damages and we can help you with the negotiation process. Call us today at (713) 766-3322 for a free consultation.

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