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Complete Coach Works awarded additional contract with Gtrans »

Complete Coach Works (CCW) is proud to announce it is starting another project with Gardena Municipal Bus Lines (GTrans). The project consists of the electrification of four buses of GTrans’…

Nov 30 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

WAVE announces wireless charging at Walnut Creek BART station »

Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) announces its state-of-the-art Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) technology is now providing in-route charging for electric-powered buses at the Bay Area’s Walnut Creek BART station, along…

Nov 27 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

TSO Mobile Case Study: Sun Trolley – Downtown Fort Lauderdale TMA »

Agency: Downtown Fort Lauderdale Transportation Management Association (DFLTMA) Customer Since: 2013 Fleet Size: 14 trolleys Service Profile: Local Fixed Route – “Sun Trolley Wave N’ Ride system ” Market: City/Municipal…

Nov 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

TSO Mobile Case Study: City of Miami Beach – Art Basel »

Agency: City of Miami Beach Customer Since: 2014 Fleet Size: 22 Trolleys Service Profile: Local Fixed Route Market: City/Municipal Situation: Art Basel is an annual week long event in Miami,…

Nov 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

M&W Café opens inside Mill Town Music Hall »

      M&W Café Opens Inside Mill Town Music Hall Bremen’s newest private event facility is perfect for tours and bus groups BREMEN, Ga. (October, 2016) – Mill Town…

Nov 7 2016 / No Comment / Read More »


Motorcoach

Frank Kane achieves 2.5 million miles by ‘always being cool’ »

Frank Kane

BUSRide spoke with Frank Kane by phone at his home in Rochester, NY on the very day of his retirement in November.  We congratulated him on capping his 47 years as a coach driver with 2.5 million miles without a recordable accident for the company…

Dec 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

BISC Meetings help you become an amazing juggler! »

8.5" x 11"

As my time as chair of the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) winds down, I am grateful for this opportunity to contribute the BISC Report. Some incredible individuals make up the bus and motorcoach industry, many who I’ve been proud to meet and hopefully serve…

Dec 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

Knowing the legal responsibilities of garage-keepers »

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By Tim O’Bryan The continuing series with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, now centers on the legal responsibilities of garage-keepers. We discussed what operators need to know, expanded liabilities and the ins and outs of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)…

Dec 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »


Transit

The future of mobile surveillance: open architecture »

New technology, like the RoadRecorder® 8000 network video recording server pictured here, are being designed for seamless integration.

By Steven Winnefeld Since surveillance was first introduced to mobile environments, the hardware has been primarily closed systems.  This was…

Dec 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »

America’s maintenance departments need open architecture »

A NEW LOOK ICON

BUSRide spoke with Brandon Curtis, executive managing director at leading ITS-provider Aesys; and Ed Remly, director of maintenance, Northwest U.S.,…

Dec 8 2016 / No Comment / Read More »





Letter From Europe A low floor city bus with Euro 6 engine by Güleryüz.

The Turkish bus industry is in great health

  Turkey is a fascinating country of 77 million where only 3 percent of the land lies in Europe at its eastern extremity. The other 97 percent is one of the western-most parts of Asia. While…

Dec 8 2016 / Read More »
Technology A “connected bus” allows for passengers to receive real-time updates about delays, or even emergency situations.

Emerging technologies enable driver and passenger safety

By Paola Realpozo As emerging, cloud-based technologies continue to enable higher levels of safety for bus drivers and passengers, it’s time for transit and coach operators to step up with “always-on” mobile broadband service to further…

Dec 8 2016 / Read More »
Safety One injury associated with falling into an open pit could more than eliminate any cost savings associated with them.

OSHA overview: maintenance pit injury prevention

By Owen McLean Maintenance pits are necessary for servicing your vehicles; however, there are many dangers associated with them that could pose a severe threat to the safety of your employees. Understanding the laws and regulations…

Dec 8 2016 / Read More »
Transit Buses The market has a number of low-floor vehicles,​ ranging from a low-floor transit bus like the ENC E-Z Rider (pictured) for people with disabilities to a low-floor mini-van by REV’s ElDorado Mobility.

The future is mainstream accessibility

By John Walsh With today’s bus market needing some freshening, the industry’s focus should be on the future and what comes next; aimed at stepping up research and development to improve the rider experience for everyone.…

Dec 8 2016 / Read More »

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