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Royal Excursion buys with purpose and vision

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CH Bus Sales responds with world-class TEMSA coaches and attentive aftermarket care By David Hubbard Fresh out of college in 1998, Shannon Kaser had no experience with motorcoaches, but he knew that he wanted to run his own business. Kaser  could see a likely niche for a few vans in his hometown of Mishawaka, IN. […]


Buying an electric bus? Early planning is critical


By David Warren With a battery-electric bus, reducing emissions and greenhouse gases in our communities is the ultimate goal.  Pilot programs for electric buses are being planned at small to large transit fleets across North America. Each opportunity for electric buses has unique considerations when it comes to the operating duty cycle and transit service […]


DART streamlines its data

DART Transtrack data

Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority uses TransTrack Manager to collect and analyze its wealth of data By Richard Tackett Despite a wealth of information coming in from various “smart” transit solutions, Elizabeth Presutti, chief executive officer of the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART), says her agency was having a difficult time managing […]


Bus leasing essentials

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  BUSRide spoke with a select group of financial thought leaders in the bus and motorcoach industry for a roundtable discussion about bus leasing essentials – when to lease, when to buy, and how to make sense of an increasingly complex topic.       Craig Lentzsch, executive chairman of All Aboard America! Holdings and […]


Windstar Lines – Values, Quality, Consistency

Pat, Scott and Jeff Greteman

Family values, quality and consistency – the secrets to success at Windstar Lines. The Greteman brothers of Windstar Lines of Carroll, IA, have a family secret! In brief:  Seek character and nurture talent.  Jeff Greteman, Windstar president, says the company has thrived as a family-run business for over 20 years because his parents, the company’s founders, […]


UMA Names Interim President & CEO

Steve Klika, who is managing the national search process to replace retiring United Motorcoach Association President and CEO Victor Parra, will serve as interim President and CEO beginning April 1, while the recruitment process continues. Klika is the former president of the International Motorcoach Group (IMG) and has been active in recruiting new leadership for […]


Grande West – Delivery and Manufacturing in Atlanta


Grande West Announces First US Public Transit Order Grande West Transportation Group Inc., announced an order from the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (“MARTA”) on March 27, 2017. Grande West’s exclusive US distributor Alliance Bus Group (“ABG”) will deliver to MARTA ten (10) Vicinity buses for operation in their transit system. “We are committed to […]


Transportation Services introduces new bus fleet to UConn


The University of Connecticut Transportation Services officially introduced 10 new buses to its fleet Thursday, with a showcase of one of the new buses held on Fairfield Way for students to learn about the new vehicles Thursday morning.


McDonald Transit/RATP Dev Selected to Operate Lake County, FL Transit Service

McDonald Transit, a division of RATP Dev, a global leader in public transit, announced that it was awarded the contract to operate transit services for Lake County, FL. The County Commission for Lake County, FL selected McDonald Transit through a national competitive process. Contract services began on March 6, 2017 and cover an initial period […]


Prepaid expense cards ease expenses stress for companies and drivers

Commerce Bank has launched a Prepaid Expense Card that provides comprehensive spending control and can also help drivers easily cover expenses on the road. The Prepaid Expense Card is a reloadable, prepaid Visa® card that allows companies to add funds to a card at any time. Much like other debit cards, it can be used […]

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