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David Hubbard

From the Editor: Grow (up) America; it’s time to rebuild

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has sent the Obama Administration’s long-term transportation bill, titled Grow America, as the House and Senate face looming deadlines.

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MAP-21 is good for the motorcoach industry

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BUSRide stands with the bus and motorcoach industry to offer congratulations that Congress managed come to an agreement on the next transportation authorization.

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NYC crash still reverberates

A year after the 2011 New York bus crash on the New England Expressway that killed 15 people, the National Transportation Safety Board offered the findings of its investigation of coach driver Ophadell Williams.

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New IMG leader pushes for greater industry awareness

president and CEO of the International Motorcoach Group, the private consortium of more than 60 motorcoach companies operating throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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Meet the new man at MCC

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This past year industry leaders from both sides of the border wished Brian Crow well in his retirement after 27 years at the helm of Motor Coach Canada (MCC).

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A clarion call for veteran expertise: BUSRide Maintenance needs you

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Earlier this year, BUSRide launched a sister digital-only publication, BUSRide Maintenance, to connect directly with our readers more closely focused on the best bus and coach maintenance management processes and practices.

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DPF failures stem from false assumption

With a little more time to spend on the R&D side and work out the physics, the various OEMs may have been able to offer earlier clues for more effective and less disastrous approach to cleaning and maintaining a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).

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Driving Excellence: The Five Pillars

Seven years ago the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority, Rochester, NY, was essentially in the tank. Facing a $27.7 million deficit, the inevitable threats of layoffs, service cuts and increased fares cast pallor over the organization like the sulfurous stench from Mordor, just thinking back on Lord of the Rings.

Like Frodo, the onus to set it right once and for all fell to the new CEO, Mark Aesch. His complete telling of his quest unfolds in his recently published book, Driving Excellence. It is every bit as harrowing and uplifting as the Hobbits’ adventure.

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Industry assessment foresees better days

I can offer this glimpse into the future of the coming demand for buses worldwide.

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NHTSA issues the NPRM on seat belts

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that begins the process to mandate lap and shoulder restraint systems based on established U.S. standards and specifications on all newly manufactured motorcoaches. The eventual law becomes effective in January 2014.

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