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Making ELD Compliance Easier with Mobile Technology

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Sign Up Now For This FREE Webinar Attendees can expect to hear a wide range of information related to the ELD mandate, including how to navigate the compliance landscape, and how to make transitioning to this technology stress free. Mobile technology, in particular, is transforming the way service-based businesses approach government mandates, and we look […]

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Fleetmatics connects with ECS Transportation

ECS Transportation currently has 170 employees and 140 vehicles.

OFFICIAL BUSRide Field Test: Fleetmatics connects with ECS Transportation When the Connecticut operator needed a better way to track vehicles, he turned to Fleetmatics By Richard Tackett For Gene Horne, president of ECS Transportation, Norwalk, CT, a two-minute GPS refresh rate just wasn’t sufficient for his burgeoning school transportation business. For years his company used […]

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Genfare links with Porterville Transit

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OFFICIAL BUSRide Field Test: Genfare links with Porterville Transit A small, urban agency pioneers technology at the level of major metropolitan systems By Richard Tackett Porterville Transit was in search of an upgrade. Rather, two upgrades: more fare payment choices for passengers, and more options for passengers to quickly and conveniently pay for service. “We […]

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Q’Straint secures the future of accessibility at Tulsa Transit

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Official BUSRide Field Test: Q’Straint secures the future of accessibility at Tulsa Transit By David Hubbard Emeka Nnaka arrived in Tulsa, OK, in 2007 to attend Oral Roberts University and carve out his career goals, with early success playing semi-pro football pointing the way. His future was looking bright after an Oklahoma Thunder championship caught […]

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Electric bus developments in Europe

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Electric bus developments in Europe Before getting into the main theme of this article, it was amazing to read a recent report by IDTechEx, a respected research organization which has offices on both sides of the Atlantic. Over here, it is based in the beautiful old university city of Cambridge. They predicted that the electric […]

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Accessibility as philosophy

The Dodge Amerivan PT by ElDorado Mobility.

Accessibility as philosophy Last year, as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) celebrated its 25th Anniversary, BUSRide intensified its mission to explore the many ways the bus industry is improving the overall transit experience for passengers who rely on paratransit services. In this installment of Equal Access, Greg Heichelbech, REV Group president, Specialty […]

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Enhancing driver visibility – removing the blind spot

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Enhancing driver visibility – removing the deadly blind spot By Lori Jetha Every vehicle has blind spots, but transit vehicles are particularly vulnerable to blind spots due to their size and composition.  On a transit bus, blind spots not only impair driver visibility but often lead to deadly (and costly) collisions. Improving driver visibility can […]

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Better information means better management

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Better information means better management By Mark Anderson Businesses continually strive to “break down the silos” and allow their people to communicate in a seamless workflow. Essentially, management is asking, “How can we make the information we pass back and forth between departments flow faster and easier, with more benefit for everyone in the company?” […]

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Ft. McMurray battles The Beast

The wildfire dubbed “the Beast” recently wreaked havoc on northern Alberta.

Ft. McMurray battles The Beast Initially, my topic this month was the growing concern for how cruise control lulls drivers into a “zombie” state of mind. As I sat down to write, a much more eminent danger changed my mind. A run-of-the-mill brush fire in northern Alberta had suddenly grown out of control, as high […]

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DATTCO— New England’s Famous Red Bus, PLUS!

Don DeVivo (left) and Kyle DeVivo (right) with their 100th Van Hool coach next to Valley Railroad Company’s  iconic Essex Steam Train in Essex, CT.

DATTCO— New England’s Famous Red Bus, PLUS! DATTCO, a transportation staple in the New England region may be best known for their iconic red buses, but the family-owned company, which dates back to the 1920s, operates divergent business lines in the motorcoach, school bus and sales and service businesses. Now owned and operated by second […]

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