Crash tests that could make Transit Buses safer and more resilient in a collision have been stalled because Canada's shipment was unable to purchase a bus shell for testing.
Following the crash, including the 2013 Victoria Railroad and an Ottawa City Bus Transport Safety Board's investigation, a lack of bus transit standards and recommended Canadian transport standards have been put in place. The 2013 crash crash is the same model of the same manufacturer as the one involved at last Friday's crash at Westboro Station.
Shipment of Canada sets standards for cars, when and SUVs, as they must perform in front impact, side impact and rollover crashes. There are also rules for school buses, but larger vehicles such as transit buses are available.
A booster shell or "test cheek" is a life-size replica that "reproduces the structural elements of a bus and is designed for use in research, testing and occupational protection studies," Canada Canada.
The department has filed regular updates on its progress in response to the recommended SBB and said it could not receive the shell it would need to start testing buses.
"The Krashworthiness test program is contingent on acquiring a bus shell, or in part or in whole. # 39; s Recommendation.
Harder than it seems
Shipment Canada has a three-year shell-and-run test-writing plan, but could not begin the process until it acquired the shell, a problem that still persists.
In January 2018, the Department said it was considering working with industry on this problem, because it could not find a shell.
Sau Sau Liu, a spokesperson for shipping Canada, has been buying the equipment more complicated than it may seem.
"This is a highly complex, custom-made device, whose design requires significant vehicle manufacturer input.
"Acquiring this device requires in-depth analysis, with Complex Design Considerations, and the need to seek qualified and available bidders through a competitive process," she said in an email to CBC News.
She said they were working with Public Services and Canada's Prosecution to seize a moment soon, but did not allow a specific day.
Buses generally safer
Jamie Catania is president of 30 Forensic Engineering, a fast-paced crash reconstruction.
He said buses were generally safer than travel. He said the section was looking for a shell that would allow tests to minimize costs.
"You want to set up a very rigorous and crash-proof structure that allows you to mount the front of a bus and then you would be in the front of that barrier to a crash with a barrier," he said.
"You can do the same without having to write-off a whole bus every time you have it."
He said Transport Canada's delay could be because buses were generally safer and could not be a priority.
"Up to a couple of years ago bus incidents aren't that common and so it can be his minds changed now."