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SPIRIT of Mobility Bus #1 goes back in service

The first ARBOC Specialty Vehicles low-floor bus ever built in 2007 has returned in service after five years of retirement. Nine years ago, ARBOC Specialty Vehicles (then known as ARBOC Mobility) built their first prototype bus to demonstrate their ground breaking ADA compliant low floor technology for small shuttle buses. The prototype was used for […]

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CCW supplied OCTA with ZEPS electric bus for Orange County Fair route

Complete Coach Works (CCW) provided their Zero-Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) demo bus to Orange County Transit Association (OCTA) to support one of their Orange County Fair (OC Fair) routes. The OC Fair, located in Costa Mesa, California has attracted over a million guests each summer for the past five years. This summer the fair opened […]

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Proposal No. 0004 – Jefferson Lines RFP for Diesel-Powered Buses

JEFFERSON LINES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS OVER THE ROAD DIESEL POWERED BUSES Proposal No. 0004 Jefferson  Partners L. P. (dba) Jefferson Lines with administrative offices located at 2100 East 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404, intends to purchase up to forty (40) over the road buses (OTRB) in up to five phases as identified in this RFP. […]

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Dallas sniper attack claims the life of DART Officer Brent Thompson

Brent Thompson, 43, a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officer, was one of five police officers gunned down July 7 in the sniper attack in downtown Dallas, TX. Thompson joined DART in 2009 as a transit patrol officer, working in Dallas’ northwest transit sector. At the time of his death, he was a newlywed of […]

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Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) Request for Proposals

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS RFP #16-03 – PRTC Bus Overhauls Phase II The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) is soliciting proposals from qualified companies to perform overhaul services on twenty-three (23) 45-foot MCI coaches and one (1) 40-foot Gillig low-floor transit bus. There will be an optional pre-proposal conference held on Monday, July 18, 2016 […]

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Mobility Transportation Services rebrands as Mobility TRANS

The commercial passenger van manufacturer formerly known as Mobility Transportation Services, based in Canton, MI, is now Mobility TRANS, in a consolidation that will see operations continue under the new name as a bus dealership in Michigan and Tennessee. In operation since 1992, the company has built paratransit and passenger vans for commercial passenger transportation. […]

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AUCTION! Wednesday, July 27th @ 10 a.m. – 3999 Lakeshore Road, Hamburg, NY

AUCTION! Wednesday, July 27th @ 10 a.m. 3999 Lakeshore Road, Hamburg, NY   Over 100 Buses & Vans from Carrier Coach! Many with wheelchair lifts! Most of the buses are current DOT inspected! See the complete line-up at: www.cashauction.com, including: Ford E-450 Buses: 2013 Ford E-450 Super Duty – Only 43,000 Miles! 2012 Ford E-450 […]

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Electric bus developments in Europe

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Electric bus developments in Europe Before getting into the main theme of this article, it was amazing to read a recent report by IDTechEx, a respected research organization which has offices on both sides of the Atlantic. Over here, it is based in the beautiful old university city of Cambridge. They predicted that the electric […]

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Accessibility as philosophy

The Dodge Amerivan PT by ElDorado Mobility.

Accessibility as philosophy Last year, as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) celebrated its 25th Anniversary, BUSRide intensified its mission to explore the many ways the bus industry is improving the overall transit experience for passengers who rely on paratransit services. In this installment of Equal Access, Greg Heichelbech, REV Group president, Specialty […]

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Enhancing driver visibility – removing the blind spot

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Enhancing driver visibility – removing the deadly blind spot By Lori Jetha Every vehicle has blind spots, but transit vehicles are particularly vulnerable to blind spots due to their size and composition.  On a transit bus, blind spots not only impair driver visibility but often lead to deadly (and costly) collisions. Improving driver visibility can […]

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