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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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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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