A bus can weigh from 6,001 pounds to more than 33,001 pounds, depending on the size and classification of the bus. A 13-meter-long, two-axle bus with a six-cylinder, rear-mounted, 12-liter diesel engine weighs 18 tons.
Other factors can contribute to the different weights of buses, such as the availability of onboard entertainment, air-conditioning systems and other facilities. Buses are also customized and fitted with different accessories depending on the region, as people from around the world have different bus-riding needs. These differences are often addressed at places like the Euro Bus Expo 2014, which is expected to host 10,000 professionals from the coach and bus industry for a three-day event.Learn More
An average 64-passenger school bus is 35 feet long. In 1995, the National Standards for School Transportation deemed that no school bus could be more than 40 feet long. This regulation is still in effect as of 2014.Full Answer >
On average, the gas mileage of a school bus sits at 7 miles per gallon. This figure is significantly lower than the average gas mileage for private vehicles, which is 20.8 MPG.Full Answer >
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A conventional school bus has 13 rows of seats on each side. However, the number of rows of seats is determined by the type of vehicle being used.Full Answer >