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FROM THE EDITOR

David Hubbard
Executive Editor
BUSRide Magazine

Margean Gladysz had a doozy of a ride Long before onboard surveillance cameras, the bus lines relied on company inspectors as its eyes and ears. Riding on secret missions for Great Lakes Greyhound Bus Lines from 1946 to 1949 was a tough and dangerous job for 18-year old Margean Worst Gladysz, fresh out of college […]

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International Report

UK leads with flywheel hybrids There are more hybrid buses in operation in the United Kingdom than in any other European country. Although the greatest numbers of hybrid buses are operating in London, others are running in many other parts of the country. Governments in London and Edinburgh have stimulated their purchase by paying much […]

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Transit Authority

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TAPS grows paratransit in TEXAS As a father of two, I often get the question, “Dad when am I going to be big enough to do…” whatever they are watching on the Disney channel the time. I have wondered much the same for us when I consider how TAPS began from a small and mostly […]

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Small & Midsize Bus Roundtable Part One

In September, BUSRide convened with a select group of manufacturers and dealers in the small and midsize bus industry during BusCon 2014 in Indianapolis, IN. Our roundtable discussion centered on the issues, trends and practices that affect the manufacturers, dealers and operators that utilize these workhorse vehicles. Part One of the conversation focuses on the […]

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Revenue management roundup

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro is a supporter of the “IT MAKES CENTS” campaign.

BUSRide updates on the latest fare collection news from around the world LECIP awarded for automated fare collection system from C-TRAN LECIP INC., Des Plaines, IL, a consolidated subsidiary of LECIP HOLDINGS CORPORATION, received an order for an Automated Fare Collection (AFC) Farebox System for fixed route buses from the Clark County Public Transit Benefit […]

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Freightliner showcases advances

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. showcased a propane-autogas concept version of its popular S2C chassis at BusCon 2014, held in September in Indianapolis.

The company’s new applications were on display at BusCon S2C LPG chassis Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) showcased a propane-autogas concept version of its popular S2C chassis at BusCon 2014, held in September in Indianapolis. FCCC unveiled the LPG version of its S2C chassis for the work truck market earlier in 2014. At BusCon, FCCC […]

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TransIT: Key performance indicators – what to measure and why

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By Mary Sue O’Melia The challenge for transit agencies is to determine key performance indicators (KPI) that help measure mission achievement. The second challenge is to establish a process involving the entire team in keeping score and improving performance. ————————————————————————————————————————————— YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: TransIT: The search for business intelligence is over Safety through information […]

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CH Bus Sales: Three years later

After opening its Texas Service Facility, CH Bus Sales will expand the network into the Northeast in 2015.

The principles speak to BUSRide on the first three years forming the company, bringing three coach models to market and establishing aftermarket support

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Official BUSRide Road Test: The Winnebago Metro Link

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Winnebago has entered public transit with a cutaway that tests quiet and responsive By David Hubbard All considered, the Metro Link bus is hardly a stretch for Winnebago, Forest City, IA, the premier builder of body-on-chassis RVs and motorhomes. In full production this past year and now making its way into the small and midsize […]

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Touchless washing reduces costs

Today’s brushes can perform abrasion and lubricity to ensure there are no issues with scratching.

Improved brush technology means less wasted resources One of the most common bus washing questions today is, “Do my brushes scratch paint?”  We have been washing vehicles for over 23 years and brush technology has progressively improved.  At Awash Systems we are washing some of the most expensive paint and advertising wraps in the market […]

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