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Requirements for urban buses in New Zealand (the 'RUB')

Published: | Category: Vehicle inspection & certification , Guidance for specialists | Audience: Local & regional government

The purpose of the RUB is to standardise urban bus requirements across regional councils and Auckland Transport (AT) to create efficiencies and improve the usability and accessibility of buses for all customers.

Since the RUB was first issued in 2008 it has been reviewed twice (in 2011 and 2014) and updated in 2013 to accommodate double-decker buses.

The RUB was updated recently to improve accessibility, safety, and efficiency in operations. The update also includes the 2025 Mandate to move to a fully zero-emission fleet from 2025 and charging specifications for electric buses. 

Publication details

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  • Published: February 2022
  • Version: 4.2
  • ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-478-41988-7 (online)