Public Transport

Public transport is transportation provided for use by the general public. These modes of transportation are usually managed on a schedule, have designated routes, and have a posted fee for each trip. Public transport within cities include buses, trams, metros, and ferries. Airlines, coaches, and intercity rails are common modes of public transport between cities; these modes of transportation between cities is also known as civil transport.  Water transport, noted in ancient Greek mythology, was the earliest form of public transport. Geographical, historical and economic reasons dictate the use and extent of public transportation systems. Regardless, public transit is significantly more energy efficient than other modes of travel.

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Minibuses | Shuttle Buses
Illustration of the side elevation with passenger doors of a Minibus or Shuttle Bus

Minibuses, or shuttle buses, are vehicles with passenger capacities below the larger full-size bus and more than the smaller minivan. Designed to service a variety of flexible transport needs, minibuses often augment public transportation networks by helping as a smaller scale on-demand vehicle typically used for small chartered groups, taxi shares, airport services, and small corporate groups.

Minibuses | Shuttle Buses have average lengths of 23’ (7.01 m), widths of 7’4” (2.24 m), heights of 8’9” (2.67 m), and have a capacity of 14 (+2) seats.

Dimensioned collection of drawings of a Minibus | Shuttle Bus with measurements for height, length, and width
Minibuses, or shuttle buses, are vehicles with passenger capacities below the larger full-size bus and more than the smaller minivan.

Minibuses | Shuttle Buses have average lengths of 23’ (7.01 m), widths of 7’4” (2.24 m), heights of 8’9” (2.67 m), and have a capacity of 14 (+2) seats.

Dimensioned collection of drawings of a Minibus | Shuttle Bus with measurements for height, length, and width
Articulated Buses
Side elevation drawing of an Articulated Bus

Articulated buses are extended buses linking together two or more sections with pivoting joints to meet higher passenger capacities while still allowing the bus to maneuver appropriately. Designed for maximum efficiency and typically incorporated into mass rapid bus transit systems, articulated buses are designed with single-deck or double-decker bodies for even higher capacity needs.

Articulated Buses have average lengths of 59’ (18 m), widths of 8’4” (2.55 m), heights of 10’4” (3.13 m), and have a capacity of 48 (+1) seats with standing room for 98.

Collection of illustrations of a standard Articulated Bus with dimensions for length, height, and width.
Articulated buses are extended buses linking together two or more sections with pivoting joints to for higher passenger capacities.

Articulated Buses have average lengths of 59’ (18 m), widths of 8’4” (2.55 m), heights of 10’4” (3.13 m), and have a capacity of 48 (+1) seats with standing room for 98.

Collection of illustrations of a standard Articulated Bus with dimensions for length, height, and width.
City | Transit Buses
Elevation illustration of a standard City | Transit Bus

City buses, or transit buses, are types of buses used for servicing short to medium distance trips. Typically a part of a publicly scheduled bus service network, city buses are designed to maximize capacity for rush-hour demands and are therefore equipped with simple benches or bucket seats without additional luggage spaces. With built-in features that usually include multiple doors, pull cords or stop request buttons, passenger information systems, and low-floor technology for greater accessibility, city buses are designed for safe, efficient, and equal public access.

City | Transit Buses have average lengths of 39’2” (11.95 m), widths of 8’4” (2.55 m), heights of 9’10” (2.99 m), and have a capacity of 29 (+1) seats with standing room for 76.

Collection of drawings with dimensions for height, width, and length of a standard City | Transit Bus
City buses, or transit buses, are types of buses used for servicing short to medium distance trips. City | Transit Buses have average lengths of 39’2” | 11.95 m, widths of 8’4” | 2.55 m, heights of 9’10” | 2.99 m, and have a capacity of 29 (+1) seats with standing room for 76.

City | Transit Buses have average lengths of 39’2” (11.95 m), widths of 8’4” (2.55 m), heights of 9’10” (2.99 m), and have a capacity of 29 (+1) seats with standing room for 76.

Collection of drawings with dimensions for height, width, and length of a standard City | Transit Bus
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