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ENTERPRISE ASSET MANAGEMENT

Assess transit inefficiencies with GPS tracking and live video monitoring By Diego Capelluto With many different forms of public transportation, buses play a significant role in carrying a large percentage of our public population on a daily basis. In an effort to ensure efficiency and productivity, data collection is an essential tool for entities to […]

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OFFICIAL BUSRide Field Test: The Enviro500

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OFFICIAL BUSRide Field Test: The Enviro500 by Alexander Dennis Inc. brings a new dimension to transit in Seattle By Richard Tackett When the “Double Tall” buses – otherwise known as the Enviro500 by Alexander Dennis Inc. (ADI) – pull up to their earliest morning and afternoon stops, it’s surprising to see how many passengers come […]

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ENTERPRISE ASSET MANAGEMENT

Data collection and analysis – The journey has just begun By Marsha Moore The explosion of data available across all enterprise touchpoints means big things for the future of public transit. It used to be that historical reporting was enough. But as the amount of data being captured grows, so does the desire to improve […]

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OFFICIAL BUSRide Field Test: ARBOC Specialty Vehicles

ARBOC’s small low-floor bus provides all passengers faster, safer easy-on, easy-off access.

OFFICIAL BUSRide Field Test: ARBOC Specialty Vehicles solidifies its partnership with DART By David Hubbard Seven years ago, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Dallas, TX, moved on two major initiatives to expand its fleet, transition to compressed natural gas (CNG) and introduce more convenient, passenger-friendly services to smaller outlying neighborhoods.  A unique working relationship was […]

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FOCUS ON: CNG

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FUEL SAVINGS BUSRide spoke with George Kalet, CNG applications and key account manager for Atlas Copco, Gas and Process Group, this month to discuss compressed natural gas (CNG) for transit buses. In this issue, we discuss the fuel savings benefits of CNG, as well as the current price of diesel and sustainability considerations associated with […]

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TRANSIT

TRANS IT

Personnel management By Mark Anderson On first thought, bus transportation management commonly has to do with operating and maintaining equipment. But the fact is, the first concern is with the people doing the work in every area of the the business. Management begins in personnel. As the company relies on employees’ quality work, their fair […]

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SECURITY AND SURVEILLANCE

Hybrid video recorders, such as Safety Vision’s Observer™ 4112 and 4120 models, combine both analog and network technology.

Hybrid video recorders: a new solution By Steven Winnefeld The technology for onboard mobile surveillance systems continues to evolve.  Robust analog technology has been employed for many years, and now recently network IP cameras and recorders have gained momentum in transit industry vehicles, promoting enhanced video resolution and many new features.  However this transition in […]

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INSURANCE BASICS

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Is your maintenance facility covered? By Tim O’Bryan The continuing series with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, turns its attention to the maintenance facility, specifically Garage Liability and Garagekeepers Legal Liability. Both are important policies to consider for any operator conducting third-party maintenance. What are the essential elements of insuring a […]

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THE INTERNATIONAL REPORT

This is how the Enviro400 body will appear on the Scania gas-powered bus.

Scania develops double-decker gas bus n our industry, we must always be wary about describing any development as a world first, but Scania recently unveiled a double-decker city bus chassis fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG). I recall very old photographs from the World War II showing double-decker buses with trailers that produced the natural […]

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EQUAL ACCESS

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Testing ensures safe accessibility By Robert Portney There was a time when reinforcing a crack or failure simply meant throwing more steel at it. Today, however, advanced technology brings a much more analytical and scientific approach to assessing actual stress points. REV Bus Group is one of a few OEMs that actually simulates the durability […]

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