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VTA Replenishes the Transit Ranks

The Transit Apprenticeships for Professional Career Advancement initiative is unique system of apprenticeship programs to recruit and train 100 apprentices during the two-year grant period.

“GROW YOUR OWN” State college system funds the need to create more public transit jobs A program to train much needed transit operations and maintenance workers is taking shape thanks to a $1 million dollar grant from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), Mission College of Santa Clara, […]



The current generation of Citaro Euro VI buses was launched in May 2011 but did not go into volume production immediately.

DAIMLER REVEALS E-MOBILITY Alternative fuels were recurring topics in the recent major Busworld exhibition in Kortrijk, Belgium. There is now an unprecedented situation where not only traditional bus manufacturers are offering options to their well-established diesel ranges, but there is a new challenge from specialist battery manufacturers who are developing buses to use their products. […]


Common carriers have their day in court


Common carriers have their day in court Arizona rejects strictest standard of care for common carriers: Is this a trend? By Bill Poorten In 2011, I argued the case, Nunez v. PTMTI, to the Arizona Supreme Court which considered whether the law should hold common carriers to a heightened standard of care; something more than […]



Bodily injuries from slips and falls may be protected by your General Liability policy, but grey areas arise depending on where the injury occurs.

General Liability: Does your current policy cover what you think it does? By Tim O’Bryan BUSRide recently sat down with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, to discuss General Liability and how it affects safety and efficiency at motorcoach operations and public transit agencies. General Liability insurance (GL) protects businesses against property […]


OFFICIAL BUSRide Field Test:

With the exception of one, Elite Coach still runs every Prevost coach it has ever owned.

Prevost helps Elite Coach stay ahead of the curve By David Hubbard Business by the book never gets old The story of Elite Coach, Ephrata, PA, and its success has to do with its owners’ reliance on sound business basics that eased their path into the motorcoach industry, and their remarkable undertaking to continually maintain […]



CNG presents cost, fuel and operational savings for transit agencies switching from diesel. Photo: Atlas Copco.

WHY CNG? BUSRide met with George Kalet, CNG applications and key account manager for Atlas Copco, Gas and Process Group, to discuss compressed natural gas (CNG) for transit buses. We compare CNG to diesel fuel and discuss the environmental benefits of natural gas. Furthermore, Kalet provides methods for overcoming the barriers to CNG conversion. Why […]




Russ Lippincott and Lee Roy Weems were chasing 3 million miles when they retired from Village Charters and Tours Retired coach drivers and 2012 inductees Russ Lippincott and Lee Roy Weems recap their careers as friends and colleagues in this installment of the BUSRide Safe Driver Hall of Fame, presented by Prevost.  Both started out […]


Security & Surveillance

Mobile video surveillance: more than just hardware By Steven Winnefeld As technology development continues to progress, more transit agencies are closely evaluating their new choices in hardware. The more perceptive agencies have come to realize software has become just as important to their overall surveillance solution. An efficient and properly operating digital video recorder (DVR) […]


Then and now: an historical overview of transit technology


BUSRide recently sat down with Brandon Curtis, executive managing director at Aesys, and Darryl Curtis, vice president – technology, at Clever Devices, for an interview dissecting the last decade of transit technology.


DRIVING behavior

Driver behavior modification technology allows managers to maximize driver potential.

BUSRide recently sat down with the principals of GreenRoad, Austin, TX, the providers of a driver and fleet performance management solution aimed at helping organizations improve productivity through real-time actionable data and insights.

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