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Orange County Transportation Authority partners with INIT for mobile ticketing project »

INIT Innovations in Transportation Inc. has partnered with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) for the implementation of electronic fare readers and a back-office revenue management system. OCTA operates countywide…

Jan 10 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »


Motorcoach

Best Trails & Travel means “first class” »

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With a fleet of luxurious Prevost motorcoaches, this Brooklyn-based operator caters to top-level travelers After running shuttles and mini-buses for five years since his company’s creation, Aly Goldenberg, vice president of Best Trails & Travel, Brooklyn, NY, saw market demand in 2000 shifting toward charter…

Jan 1 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

What makes motorcoach insurance unique? »

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BUSRide’s ongoing series of interviews with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, now turns to the intricacies of motorcoach operators’ insurance, what makes it unique from other transportation insurance plans, and how adept the industry is at navigating its various pitfalls. You…

Jan 1 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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

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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 »


Transit

What’s next for CNG fueling systems? »

Many transit and city utility fleets are moving toward CNG.

BUSRide spoke with George Kalet, CNG applications and key account manager for Atlas Copco, Gas and Process Group, to discuss…

Jan 1 2017 / No Comment / Read More »

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 »






Letter From Europe Mercedes-Benz CityPilot autonomous bus.

Alternative drives were prominent at IAA

The 66th IAA Exhibition took place in the northern German city of Hannover in September. Fortunately, the weather in Hannover was still quite warm and there wasn’t a drop of rain. This vast event is almost…

Jan 1 2017 / 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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