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Better information means better management

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Better information means better management By Mark Anderson Businesses continually strive to “break down the silos” and allow their people to communicate in a seamless workflow. Essentially, management is asking, “How can we make the information we pass back and forth between departments flow faster and easier, with more benefit for everyone in the company?” […]

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Ft. McMurray battles The Beast

The wildfire dubbed “the Beast” recently wreaked havoc on northern Alberta.

Ft. McMurray battles The Beast Initially, my topic this month was the growing concern for how cruise control lulls drivers into a “zombie” state of mind. As I sat down to write, a much more eminent danger changed my mind. A run-of-the-mill brush fire in northern Alberta had suddenly grown out of control, as high […]

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DATTCO— New England’s Famous Red Bus, PLUS!

Don DeVivo (left) and Kyle DeVivo (right) with their 100th Van Hool coach next to Valley Railroad Company’s  iconic Essex Steam Train in Essex, CT.

DATTCO— New England’s Famous Red Bus, PLUS! DATTCO, a transportation staple in the New England region may be best known for their iconic red buses, but the family-owned company, which dates back to the 1920s, operates divergent business lines in the motorcoach, school bus and sales and service businesses. Now owned and operated by second […]

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ABC Celebrates 40 Years at Winter Garden, Florida, location

Originally opened as a small service facility on the edge of an orange grove, 2016 will mark the ABC Florida location’s 40th year in operation. Started as a hobby during his “first retirement” by founder Clancy Cornell, the original five-acre facility in Winter Garden, Florida, fortuitously became the incubator for the company’s now nationwide repair […]

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The move from telematics to mobile apps

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The move from telematics to mobile apps BUSRide recently spoke with the principals of GreenRoad, Austin, TX, the providers of a driver and fleet performance management solution aimed at helping organizations improve productivity through real-time actionable data and insights. In this Q&A, we discuss how traditional telematics solutions can be replaced or reinforced with mobile […]

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Jefferson Lines RFP: Retrofit Work on Over-The-Road Diesel-Powered Buses

NOTICE JEFFERSON LINES  REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR RETROFIT WORK ON OVER THE ROAD DIESEL POWERED BUSES Proposal No. 2016 – 424346   Jefferson Partners L. P. (dba) Jefferson Lines with administrative offices located at 2100 East 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404, is requesting proposals for retrofit/refurbishment of three(3) over the road bus as identified […]

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QUANTUM adoption leads to accessibility award for MATBUS

The Accessibility Award from Freedom Resource Center was received by MATBUS during their 5th Annual Appreciation Luncheon on May 10, 2016. Nate Aalgaard, Executive Director of Freedom Resource Center, presented the award to MATBUS for going above and beyond the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements with the installation of the QUANTUM wheelchair securement system […]

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Concord, N.C. awards Transdev contract for bus operations and paratransit

Transdev will begin bus and paratransit services for the Concord Kannapolis Area Transit (Rider) system after the city council voted on the contract this spring. The system serves 500,000 riders annually with seven fixed routes and additional ADA services. Transdev will manage the staff of 47, including 28 operators, and 12 revenue vehicles. Paratransit service, […]

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BusCon Connect launches for 2016

BusCon Connect – a new initiative designed to foster connections between operator buyers and suppliers at the event. BusCon Connect is a pilot program taking place at BusCon on September 19-21, 2016 in Indianapolis aimed at connecting transit bus, paratransit, shuttle bus and coach operators with exhibiting suppliers.  Full scholarships are available for a select […]

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CCW Delivers First Buses to Ark Encounter

          RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is excited to announce it has delivered three buses to the Ark Encounter, a biblical theme park in Williamstown, Kentucky, featuring a 510-foot replica of Noah’s Ark. The project will supply the Ark Encounter with a fleet of eleven refurbished low-floor buses. The […]

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