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Five steps to the connected bus

Enhancing the transit experience with real-time multimodal arrival information has a positive impact on revenue.  Photo used with permission by NextRide technology.

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Electrification explained

The one-piece all-electric Athenia E-800 from Thermo King is a hermetically sealed rooftop unit for hybrid bus, trolley bus and alternator-powered applications.

Miami-Dade and Gardenia demonstrate Thermo King HVAC alternatives.

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Parking lot dings are the tip of an expensive iceberg

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However insignificant they may seem on the surface, parking lot dings and maintenance yard mishaps are serious business.

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Let it snow, let it snow

“For northern Californians, Tahoe is the place to ski,” Brian McCooey says.

While warm weather lovers may see snow is an unnecessary freezing of water, to motorcoach t operators who book winter ski tours it represents an avalanche of positive income.

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Gallup poll fails to recognize the motorcoach

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A recently released poll from Gallup, the widely respected public opinion research firm, surveyed fuel prices and the effects of the increased costs but failed to ask a single question about motorcoach travel. With fuel prices approaching $5 per gallon in some areas, exceeding the more than $4 per gallon threshold that stung motorists in […]

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MCI Commuter Coaches headed for Los Angeles

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With its order for 84 40-foot CNG-powered MCI Commuter Coaches, Motor Coach Industries (MCI), Schaumburg, IL, is now an ally of the City of Los Angeles, CA in its continuing effort to improve air quality.

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The answer is in the box

The new Crisis Management In A Box toolkit has the right tool at the right time to empower operators with the strategies they need.

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Malta buses face the end of the road

Before my recent visit to the small Mediterranean island of Malta, my colleagues advised me in advance to pay close attention to the iconic Maltese buses. Although they are being phased out of the public transportation system, they will certainly not be forgotten. Bus enthusiasts on a shopping spree in Valletta, the capital city and a UNESCO Heritage site itself, will be the first to spot the recurring motif of the bygone bus on postcards, key chains, refrigerator magnets and mouse pads, just to name a few of the souvenirs.

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A vintage tour bus comes home

Restoring a vintage 1920s tour bus has become a labor of love for Herman Jones, owner of Mount Rushmore Tours in Rapid City, South Dakota. Jones first had the idea to restore an old bus back in 1970. Through the years Jones had refurbished a 1932 Ford five-window vehicle with a rumble seat that had been given to him in the 1960s, but he really wanted to restore a bus. He had seen a number of photos of original 1920s rag-top, 15-seat passenger tour buses that hauled passengers in the nearby Black Hills region.

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Public image is important to BRT success

Without a doubt, image is important to Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Sleek looking vehicles, rail-like stations, advanced technologies and a strong brand identity are just a few of the features that help communicate the message: This is not just a regular bus service.

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