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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

FOCUS ON FARE COLL

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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FOCUS ON: FARE COLLECTION

FOCUS ON FARE COLL

Account-based systems pave the way for open payments Using bank cards, non-proprietary devices and the acceptance of mobile wallets are key to the future of fare collection By Floyd Diaz As more and better wireless technologies for public transit are developed and agencies’ competencies and commitment to integrating mobile data evolve, account-based systems for fare […]

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FOCUS ON: FARE COLLECTION

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What to look for in a revenue management solution By Andrea Hintz         Comprehensive fare collection systems make public transport more attractive for users and more cost-effective for operators. They provide seamless travel, shorter wait times and better environmental performance as well as reliable data collection for revenue protection and resource planning. […]

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OFFICIAL BUSRide Road Test:

The Ford Transit blurs the line between a van and a bus.

Ford Transit by Mobility Transportation Services Three rural community transit agencies have already given this specially upfitted Transit their hearty approval By David Hubbard Dave Brown was working as a fleet manager for a Chevrolet dealership in 1981 when he saw a new market developing for vans equipped to transport passengers with disabilities. By 1992, […]

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Alexander Dennis reaches new heights

Alexander will body 51 BYD electric chassis for delivery to London in August 2016.

At the start of this century, Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) had a turbulent history. It was owned by the Mayflower Corporation which collapsed, but ADL was then rescued by Scottish investors. At that time, the company consisted of the Dennis chassis manufacturing facility in Guildford, about 30 miles from London’s Heathrow Airport, and the Alexander […]

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