Safe transportation is a critical element of full community participation for persons with physical disabilities, and over-the-road buses (OTRB) are a popular method of transportation as they are commonly used for city-to-city travel, scheduled local and regional tours, and charter trips.
First published in 2003, this second edition of CSA D436 provides updated requirements that help enable OTRB operators to integrate persons with disabilities into their routine services. This standard is designed to complement CSA D435 Accessible Transit Buses, which is applicable to transit (cross-city) buses. It also is intended to be used in conjunction with standards issued by Transport Canada under the federal Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (MVSR).
Highlights of D436
- Updated to harmonize with latest Transport Canada regulations and standards for inter-city buses
- Details revised requirements for the design and positioning of mobility aid securement and occupant restraint (MASOR) systems and anchors
- Clearly describes new testing procedures for MASOR systems
- Includes extensive updates to the requirements for wheelchair lifts (Clause 8)
This is the second edition of CSA D436, Accessible over-the-road buses. It supersedes the previous edition published in 2003.
This Standard is designed to complement CSA D435, which is applicable to transit (cross-city) buses. It also is intended to be used in conjunction with standards issued by Transport Canada under the federal Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations.
This Standard provides requirements specific to vehicles used by over-the-road-bus (OTRB) operators in their routine services. It is intended that this Standard be used to enable OTRB operators to integrate persons with disabilities into their normal services.
The following are the significant changes made to this edition:
a) design requirements for mobility aid securement and occupant restraint (MASOR) systems (Clause 7.3.4) have been modified
b) Clause 8 has been rewritten to bring the requirements for mobility aid lifts into harmony with the requirements of CSA D409 and with FMVSS 403 and 404
c) requirements for the positioning of MASOR systems (Figure 3) have been modified
d) requirements for the anchor points for MASOR systems (Figure 4) have been modified
This Standard applies to accessible over-the-road buses (OTRBs), as defined in Clause 3.
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D436-03 (R2012) - Accessible Over-the-Road Buses