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Reenergizing the industry

Reenergizing the industry WTS Transportation YOU Summit attracts more young women to industry In Late June, in the midst of marriage equality and affordable healthcare wins for the U.S., senior U.S. Department of Transportation administrators, agencies such as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and high-profile leaders from […]

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Company safety starts with culture

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Company safety starts with culture NTSB Leader speaks to motorcoach Industry at Bus Industry Safety Council Members of the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) heard from one of the nation’s top transportation safety experts during its recently concluded three-day annual summer meeting in Baltimore, June 22-24. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Member Earl Weener Ph.D. […]

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FOCUS ON: FARE COLLECTION: Trapeze Group

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Simplifying the complex fare revenue management landscape By Floyd Diaz In 2015, transit managers can walk into the office and have the total revenue generated for all transit activities over the last 24 hours on display to greet them. They have instant access to the details that make up that number; by pass type, by […]

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FOCUS ON: FARE COLLECTION: SPX

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Revenue management best practices By The SPX Genfare Team Being a responsible transit agency takes focus, resiliency and determination. There are so many facets of the business that must run efficiently and that fall within fiduciary responsibilities. One of the most important areas for an agency is revenue management. How does an agency ensure an […]

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OFFICIAL BUSRide Road Test: 2015 Prevost H3-45

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The new vehicle from Prevost passes muster on the Arrow Stage Lines training route Earlier this year, Prevost delivered a 2015 model H3-45 to Phoenix, AZ, for an Official BUSRide Road Test. While the noticeable differences from previous year models are few, new technology to advance driving safety as well as heightened operating efficiency were […]

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FLEET MANANGEMENT SYSTEMS

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Enhancing service with fleet monitoring solutions Avail Technologies, State College, PA, is an intelligent transportation systems (ITS) solutions provider for transit operators in the United States, specializing in CAD/AVL solutions for fixed route and paratransit. In an interview with BUSRide, Rick Spangler, vice president of Customer Relations at Avail Technologies, answers a few critical questions […]

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DRIVER SAFETY

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Four steps for success By Jeff Cassell This is the third article in the Driver Safety series by Jeff Cassell. For the full series, visit www.busride.com/ebooks. Ryan is a new supervisor for the Moston Public Transit Agency. George, the executive director, challenged Ryan to prepare an implementation plan to greatly improve the safety NORMS in […]

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

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Getting your financial house in order No house stands without a sturdy foundation, and the same can be said of a motorcoach operator’s “financial house.” Without basic fundamentals in recordkeeping, accurate financial information and benchmarking, no motorcoach operator can grow their business or have a successful and profitable business. Charabanc, Atlanta, GA, is a diversified […]

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EQUAL ACCESS

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Raising expectations with a low-floor By Ken Becker We all know the commercial bus industry can be both challenging and rewarding. However, the challenges we experience are trivial in comparison to what people with disabilities face every day of their lives. One friend who is faced with real challenges is Kristina Rhoades. She is a […]

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FLEET MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

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How to get the most out of fleet inspection data By Kevin Price Monitoring and ensuring the health of the fleet: it can be a well-managed, efficient process or something much more haphazard. Having vehicles out of service when least expected and possibly when needed most creates safety, cost and potentially legal issues. How can […]

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