Three-axle bus mass limits review
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This project will identify whether there is a need to increase the mass limits that apply to three-axle buses and assess the potential implications.
For some time, there has been a mismatch between regulatory provisions for determining bus occupancy numbers and those setting maximum axle mass limits. Bus mass has increased for several reasons, including the increased average weight of the Australian population over recent years and the increased tare weight of buses as a result of regulatory requirements for specific safety and environmental improvements.
Request for tender
Following a tender process, the NTC are appointing an external consultant to collect data to help inform its assessment of the appropriateness of a gross mass limit for three-axle buses.
The tender process closed on 19 March 2018 and we are now in the process of analysing the proposals submitted.