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Alternative drives were prominent at IAA

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The 66th IAA Exhibition took place in the northern German city of Hannover in September. Fortunately, the weather in Hannover was still quite warm and there wasn’t a drop of rain. This vast event is almost certainly the largest commercial vehicle exhibition in the world, with products ranging from vans, minibuses, buses and coaches, up […]

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What’s next for CNG fueling systems?

Many transit and city utility fleets are moving toward CNG.

BUSRide spoke with George Kalet, CNG applications and key account manager for Atlas Copco, Gas and Process Group, to discuss the future of compressed natural gas (CNG) systems for buses and coaches. In this informative Q&A, Kalet assesses the current state of CNG fueling systems, as well as the perceptions, prices, trends and politics surrounding […]

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Getting your house in order for financing

Open communication sets the stage for success.

Customers frequently ask me about the information they need to provide in order to get approved for an equipment loan or lease. What does a bank really look for when reviewing a transaction? For smaller transactions, many banks have a process where you can submit just an application if the requested amount falls under a […]

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Best Trails & Travel means “first class”

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With a fleet of luxurious Prevost motorcoaches, this Brooklyn-based operator caters to top-level travelers After running shuttles and mini-buses for five years since his company’s creation, Aly Goldenberg, vice president of Best Trails & Travel, Brooklyn, NY, saw market demand in 2000 shifting toward charter business. Rather than a simple business expansion, Goldenberg saw this […]

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What makes motorcoach insurance unique?

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BUSRide’s ongoing series of interviews with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, now turns to the intricacies of motorcoach operators’ insurance, what makes it unique from other transportation insurance plans, and how adept the industry is at navigating its various pitfalls. You deal in all transportation modes – what do you notice […]

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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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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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