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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 […]


America’s maintenance departments need open architecture


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 […]


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 […]


The Turkish bus industry is in great health

A low floor city bus with Euro 6 engine by Güleryüz.

  Turkey is a fascinating country of 77 million where only 3 percent of the land lies in Europe at its eastern extremity. The other 97 percent is one of the western-most parts of Asia. While the capital, city of Ankara, lies firmly on the Asian side on Anatolian plateau, Istanbul is the largest city […]


Knowing the legal responsibilities of garage-keepers


By Tim O’Bryan The continuing series with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, now centers on the legal responsibilities of garage-keepers. We discussed what operators need to know, expanded liabilities and the ins and outs of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections. Please describe the garage-keepers’ liability component in a typical […]


BISC Meetings help you become an amazing juggler!

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As my time as chair of the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) winds down, I am grateful for this opportunity to contribute the BISC Report. Some incredible individuals make up the bus and motorcoach industry, many who I’ve been proud to meet and hopefully serve in some small way. Special thanks go out to the […]


ECS Transportation forges ahead with Fleetmatics

Business and technology

After installing Fleetmatics REVEAL™, ECS Transportation reports it has seen reduced costs, smarter routing and an improved corporate culture By Richard Tackett In the most recent installment of this three-part series, Connecticut-based ECS Transportation installed Fleetmatics REVEAL™, the flagship product of its new partner Fleetmatics. Fleetmatics worked weekends and off-business hours while installing its solutions, […]


Official BUSRide Field Test: DART lights up its message

INFOtransit combines next-stop information and route ladders with public service information, advertising, news, weather, local event notifications, audio announcements and security.

DART lights up its message Working with longtime partner Luminator, the Dallas agency is using passenger information to connect with its community By Richard Tackett In 2011, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) was in the midst of rolling out new vehicles and developing a new fleet with the expressed intent of providing a fresh feel […]


Complete Coach Works awarded additional contract with Gtrans

Complete Coach Works (CCW) is proud to announce it is starting another project with Gardena Municipal Bus Lines (GTrans). The project consists of the electrification of four buses of GTrans’ fleet. The buses will be rehabilitated and converted from gasoline hybrid to all-electric battery-powered engines using CCW’s industry-leading Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) technology. This […]


WAVE announces wireless charging at Walnut Creek BART station

Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) announces its state-of-the-art Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) technology is now providing in-route charging for electric-powered buses at the Bay Area’s Walnut Creek BART station, along with Gillig, a new OEM partner, and Contra Costa County Transit Agency.  The WAVE system uses a charging pad that lies flush with the pavement, […]

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