Bus Testing Program

OMB 2132-0550

OMB 2132-0550

This information collection (IC) request is for a three-year extension of a currently approved information collection under OMB control number 2132-0550 “Bus Testing Program.” This request includes an increase in respondents and burden hours. The response to the collection is required to obtain or retain a benefit, as no federal funds may be obligated or expended for the acquisition of a new transit bus vehicle unless the bus has met the requirements of FTA's Bus Testing Program. The entities responding to this information collection are transit bus manufactures. The respondents submit bus testing requests to FTA on occasion as new bus models are introduced or there are major changes to an existing bus model previously tested. The information submitted in the request form to FTA and the Altoona Bus Testing facility includes the bus model, manufacturer information, vehicle details, evidence of manufacturer/vehicle compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, overview of major changes to the vehicle (if applicable), etc. This request for an extension reflects the increase in both respondents and burden hours. The respondent universe increased from 46 to 60 because of new requests from bus manufacturers. There was also in increase in burden hours because of innovations in the bus industry, resulting in new bus vehicle designs. The new designs, increased the amount of information needed to justify partial testing and ensure these new transit vehicles are in accordance with the existing bus testing requirements.

The latest form for Bus Testing Program expires 2022-11-30 and can be found here.

OMB Details

Bus Testing Program

Federal Enterprise Architecture: Transportation - Ground Transportation

Form 2132-0550Bus Testing Program Request FormFillable FileableForm

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