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BUSRIDE SAFE DRIVER HALL OF FAME

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Chuck Pona turned in over 3 million miles during his 52 years with Adirondack Trailways of New York After a career as a full-time coach driver for Adirondack Trailways of New York, located in Hurley, NY, that spanned 52 years and more than 3 million miles without a recordable accident, Chuck Pona officially retired November […]

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ECHO & AFC DISH UP TEXAS-SIZED TRANSPORTATION

From left: Chris Jarrard, John Ferrari, Sonny El-Lahham, Tanner West and Thom Fox.

By Mike Whittaker Echo Transportation’s partnerships resonate throughout Texas – and beyond. When two Texan firms came together last September their shared vision of a diversified, full service transportation offering became a reality. The official merger of friends and business partners Echo Transportation and AFC Transportation resulted in one of the largest ground transportation companies […]

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FOCUS ON: FARE COLLECTION

FOCUS ON FARE COLL

The service of fare collection By Tara Farnsworth Revenue management, ridership and reporting go hand in hand when it comes to running a transit operation.  In order for each agency to receive their operational funds from the Federal Transit Association (FTA), they have to be able to properly record ridership data.  Along with each rider […]

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FOCUS ON: FARE COLLECTION

FOCUS ON FARE COLL

5 questions to ask when planning an E-Fare strategy By Stan Craft There are many reasons to implement an Electronic Fare Management (EFM) system. The riding public enjoys the benefits of convenient methods of purchasing tickets, faster boarding and the simplicity of switching between transport modes. Transit agencies benefit through increased ridership, operational efficiencies, reduced […]

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FOCUS ON: FARE COLLECTION

FOCUS ON FARE COLL

Account-based systems pave the way for open payments Using bank cards, non-proprietary devices and the acceptance of mobile wallets are key to the future of fare collection By Floyd Diaz As more and better wireless technologies for public transit are developed and agencies’ competencies and commitment to integrating mobile data evolve, account-based systems for fare […]

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FOCUS ON: FARE COLLECTION

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What to look for in a revenue management solution By Andrea Hintz         Comprehensive fare collection systems make public transport more attractive for users and more cost-effective for operators. They provide seamless travel, shorter wait times and better environmental performance as well as reliable data collection for revenue protection and resource planning. […]

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OFFICIAL BUSRide Road Test:

The Ford Transit blurs the line between a van and a bus.

Ford Transit by Mobility Transportation Services Three rural community transit agencies have already given this specially upfitted Transit their hearty approval By David Hubbard Dave Brown was working as a fleet manager for a Chevrolet dealership in 1981 when he saw a new market developing for vans equipped to transport passengers with disabilities. By 1992, […]

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CCW delivers final bus for CNG rehab project for Yolo County

Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce that it has delivered the final bus for a project to replace CNG engines on seven buses for Yolo County Transportation District, which serves Yolo County, downtown Sacramento and Sacramento International Airport.

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ARBOC introduces the Spirit of Independence

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles announces the introduction of the Spirit of Independence, the newest member of the ARBOC line of buses.  The Spirit of Independence is a light duty low floor shuttle bus and is perfect for use as a hotel shuttle, executive shuttle or in the assisted living market. The patent pending low floor design […]

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NOTICE INVITING BIDS IFB FOR INTRUSION ALARM SYSTEM

SAN JOAQUIN REGIONAL TRANSIT DISTRICT (RTD), a public transit district, HEREBY GIVES NOTICE sealed Bids are invited, all in strict conformance with, “IFB FOR INTRUSION ALARM SYSTEM” dated MARCH 17, 2016. Go to RTD’s “Doing Business” page www.sanjoaquinRTD.com to download IFB documents or register as new vendor. Bidders shall submit Bids to RTD offices, via […]

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