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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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BEHIND THE WHEEL

Driver behavior makes a huge impact on the passenger experience.

Driving behavior – Part 2 In this issue, BUSRide resumes an interview with the principals of GreenRoad, Austin, TX, the providers of a driver behavior modification program aimed at increasing driver and passenger safety, reducing fuel costs and gaining customer loyalty. What’s the expected ROI for agencies investing in a driver behavior modification program? Big […]

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Looking ahead at UTA

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BUSRide sat down with Brandon Curtis, executive managing director at Aesys, and Clair Fiet, chief technology officer for the Utah Transit Authority (UTA), for an interview exploring technological advances at UTA and across the transit world. Please briefly your role at UTA, how long you’ve worked there and what your day-to-day job entails. Clair Fiet: […]

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The BISC Report presented by The Pacific Western Group of Companies

Safety is not a Laugh-In matter — and that’s the truth! The “Flying Fickle Finger of Fate Award” handed out on the 1960s TV show Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In lambasted celebrities and organizations that had done something questionable. Sorry, but I’m thinking the bus and motorcoach industry might qualify. Oh sure, we can rattle off […]

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Key ELD questions answered

After the FMCSA-specified deadlines, any driver currently using paper logs will need to convert to a certified ELD.

Key ELD questions answered What operators need to know as the rule becomes law By Mike McDonal The recently released, highly anticipated 516-page Electronic Log Device (ELD) rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) covers the spectrum from technical configuration requirements to driver harassment violations. What is the deadline to install ELDs? As […]

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IRIZAR HAS COME TO AMERICA

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IRIZAR HAS COME TO AMERICA INA Bus Sales is the exclusive distributor and support for the Spanish bus builder’s i6 and i6 Super Cargo The eminent Spanish bus builder Irizar is now in business in the United States and Canada, having unveiled its two i6 coach models refashioned expressly for North American operators during ABA […]

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BUSRIDE SAFE DRIVER HALL OF FAME

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Chuck Pona turned in over 3 million miles during his 52 years with Adirondack Trailways of New York After a career as a full-time coach driver for Adirondack Trailways of New York, located in Hurley, NY, that spanned 52 years and more than 3 million miles without a recordable accident, Chuck Pona officially retired November […]

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ECHO & AFC DISH UP TEXAS-SIZED TRANSPORTATION

From left: Chris Jarrard, John Ferrari, Sonny El-Lahham, Tanner West and Thom Fox.

By Mike Whittaker Echo Transportation’s partnerships resonate throughout Texas – and beyond. When two Texan firms came together last September their shared vision of a diversified, full service transportation offering became a reality. The official merger of friends and business partners Echo Transportation and AFC Transportation resulted in one of the largest ground transportation companies […]

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FOCUS ON: FARE COLLECTION

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The service of fare collection By Tara Farnsworth Revenue management, ridership and reporting go hand in hand when it comes to running a transit operation.  In order for each agency to receive their operational funds from the Federal Transit Association (FTA), they have to be able to properly record ridership data.  Along with each rider […]

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FOCUS ON: FARE COLLECTION

FOCUS ON FARE COLL

5 questions to ask when planning an E-Fare strategy By Stan Craft There are many reasons to implement an Electronic Fare Management (EFM) system. The riding public enjoys the benefits of convenient methods of purchasing tickets, faster boarding and the simplicity of switching between transport modes. Transit agencies benefit through increased ridership, operational efficiencies, reduced […]

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