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OSHA overview: maintenance pit injury prevention

One injury associated with falling into an open pit could more than eliminate any cost savings associated with them.

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 of OSHA can protect your employees and prevent costly accidents. According to OSHA Standard 1910.21(a)(2), a “floor opening” is […]

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The future of fare collection

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  BUSRide spoke with a select group of thought leaders in the transit fare collection industry for a roundtable discussion on the future of fare collection – open architecture, mobile payments and the developing infrastructure that will make it all possible. The panelists for the discussion were: Darren Dickson, president, Genfare Sanford Weinberg, vice president, […]

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Take full advantage of what enterprise asset management tells you

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BUSRide spoke with Kevin Price of Infor, New York, NY, about actionable business intelligence that transit agencies can derive from enterprise asset management (EAM) systems. Price, who is based in Greenville, SC, has more than 17 years in Infor’s asset management business, holding roles in sales and service, as asset solutions director for the Infor […]

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The future of EAM

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BUSRide spoke with Afthab Zainudeen, senior solution architect in public transportation at Xerox, about the future of enterprise asset management (EAM) systems – how recent improvements will shape tomorrow’s system integration and data collection, management and analysis. Please provide an overview of the current market with regard to EAM. In the current market, there are […]

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GPS mobile apps and the AVA are taking transit to the next level

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By Diego Capelluto Technology has revolutionized the way that business is conducted in today’s world. With people constantly on-the-go, businesses are taking advantage of the ability to share and receive information as quickly and efficiently as possible due to advances in communication and information technology. One of the latest forms of continuously progressing technology is […]

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The future is mainstream accessibility

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.

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. The industry cannot continue as it has for the last 25 years, and needs to pick up the pace […]

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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 that is now Trailways of New York. Kane is now […]

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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 likely due not only to market expectations, but the limits of the technology.  As competing vendors raced to engineer solutions for the unique challenges that moving buses propose, the available hardware became diverse and increasingly […]

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America’s maintenance departments need open architecture

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BUSRide spoke with Brandon Curtis, executive managing director at leading ITS-provider Aesys; and Ed Remly, director of maintenance, Northwest U.S., at Transdev North America. Because of their positions, Curtis and Remly have uniquely informed perspectives about why a lack of open architecture is negatively affecting American transit systems. In what ways does the maintenance department […]

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Emerging technologies enable driver and passenger safety

A “connected bus” allows for passengers to receive real-time updates about delays, or even emergency situations.

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 enhance the connected bus. Here are several safety-related reasons to choose a connected bus. Today’s technology helps provide real-time […]

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