|Quoting seb146 (Reply 2):|
There is also the problem of turning radius. Those buses have to go down some pretty narrow streets and negotiate some pretty small spaces. Practical as it may seem, I just don't think it would work.
Oh, you preaching to choir, when you tell me that. I prefer Type D (transits) with front engines, when I have to turn in a tight area. I do not like to making tight turn in nose school buses ( conventional) and even though I have done it, but I had to make, few back up's, and you can forget rear engine Type Ds in a tight turn, talk about a headache.
Now an articulated school bus, could be used for transporting High school students from multiple major stop to their High school, in very big city. Now take in mind, that three companies, Crown, Gillig and Thomas Built, all built tandem axles (10 wheeler, as I call them)school buses. Crown with their 90 passenger Supercoach, Gillig with their I believe, 92+ passenger Tranisit style bus and Thomas Built early 90's, 90 passenger Westcoast Edition Saf-T-Liner.
I would think, these yellow gaints, would be hard to turn in tight places, with those double axles in the back. The largest I have drivine, was a 72 passenger 1996 Blue Bird All American RE
, (40 foot I believe) so I would not know how a tandem axles bus drives.
: I wanted to tell my experenice with tight turns as I did about.