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Old 01-24-2020, 07:33 AM   #1
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:32 AM   #2
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Now that's awesome. I expected one of those bendy transit buses, but that's a lot rarer. I may have seen that very bus, or a sister from the company that placed that original order, advertised for sale on Youtube a couple of years ago.
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:12 PM   #3
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I've never seen one of those in the US but I know Prevost makes them for other markets. I imagine that's a comparatively enormous amount of interior space and yet prolly not so much when you try to accommodate 8 people.
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we have bendy City busses here in the USA.. flyer makes them... MBTA in boston runs them... I havent ever seen a Bendy coach like that though... is kind of cool
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Old 01-24-2020, 01:58 PM   #5
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Yes I've seen the flexible city transit buses and even the new ones in Indianapolis are like that but agreed I have not seen a motor coach in the US in that configuration
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Old 01-24-2020, 02:54 PM   #6
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Prevost did make some in the 1980s/90s for use as tour buses at the Cape Kennedy Space center in florida.
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Prevost did make some in the 1980s/90s for use as tour buses at the Cape Kennedy Space center in florida.
Were those the double decker ones? I thought those were made by NeoPlan or did they become Prevost?
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Old 01-25-2020, 11:14 AM   #8
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I saw an articulated bus at auction nearby and I was really tempted to take it on as conversion project.

The first thing that I did was check on the laws regarding driving it here in WA.

I am glad that I did before getting to excited. In WA single vehicles are limited to 45' unless you are a transit authority that qualifies for an exemption.
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I saw an articulated bus at auction nearby and I was really tempted to take it on as conversion project.

The first thing that I did was check on the laws regarding driving it here in WA.

I am glad that I did before getting to excited. In WA single vehicles are limited to 45' unless you are a transit authority that qualifies for an exemption.
BUT... Isn't an articulated bus a combination vehicle?
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BUT... Isn't an articulated bus a combination vehicle?
Not in Washington. I tried that already. Unfortunately they are wise to that.
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BUT... Isn't an articulated bus a combination vehicle?

Sort of, but ... also not really? It's a relatively permanently attached section, not something easily detached in 5 minutes like a semi. As far as I'm aware, the "trailer" portion is considered part of the front half (since it can't really run by itself, if for no other reason there's no back wall, rear lighting, etc.)
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