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.
NTC will develop a short survey on three-axle bus patronage, journeys and technical specifications. We will distribute this to bus and coach travel industry members by early January 2018.