Latest Updates to the Bus Testing Program

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This page will highlight significant changes to the Bus Testing Website as they occur, and will be the most convenient way to check whether a significant change has occurred anywhere on the website. 

Latest Updates

January 5, 2011 – Mr. Gregory (Greg) Rymarz is now the FTA Bus Testing Program Manager.  Greg is an experienced engineer with a background in vehicle testing.  Marcel Belanger will be available to assist Greg as needed during the transition.

January 5, 2011 - FTA posted a new program-wide determination on Bus Testing Requirements for buses manufactured on a gasoline-fueled third-party chassis and then converted to a compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system.

October 9, 2009 - FTA posted a new program-wide determination on Bus Testing Requirements for buses equipped with engines complying with EPA 2010 emissions standards.

October 5, 2009 - FTA published a Final Rule (PDF) in the Federal Register, titled “Bus Testing; Phase-In of Brake Performance and Emissions Testing, and Program Updates.”  The effective date of the Final Rule, and therefore the effective date of the new braking performance and emissions tests, and other updates, is January 1, 2010. 

Changes to the following sections of this website were made:

September 30, 2008 – FTA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register “Bus Testing; Phase-In of Brake Performance and Emissions Testing, and Program Updates.”  The public comment period on the NPRM is open until December 1, 2008.  Interested members of the pubic are invited to view the NPRM and view/post comments on it by visiting http://www.regulations.gov/ and searching for either "Bus Testing" or "49 CFR Part 665".

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