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America’s maintenance departments need open architecture

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BUSRide spoke with Brandon Curtis, executive managing director at leading ITS-provider Aesys; and Ed Remly, director of maintenance, Northwest U.S., at Transdev North America. Because of their positions, Curtis and Remly have uniquely informed perspectives about why a lack of open architecture is negatively affecting American transit systems. In what ways does the maintenance department […]

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Knowing the legal responsibilities of garage-keepers

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By Tim O’Bryan The continuing series with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, now centers on the legal responsibilities of garage-keepers. We discussed what operators need to know, expanded liabilities and the ins and outs of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections. Please describe the garage-keepers’ liability component in a typical […]

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BISC Meetings help you become an amazing juggler!

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As my time as chair of the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) winds down, I am grateful for this opportunity to contribute the BISC Report. Some incredible individuals make up the bus and motorcoach industry, many who I’ve been proud to meet and hopefully serve in some small way. Special thanks go out to the […]

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Demystify the cloud and make it work for you

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By Mark Anderson What do transit operators need to know about the cloud that they don’t already know? While many people use the cloud, not everyone understands its tremendous benefit to company operations. It takes some demystifying and a few illuminating Ah-ha moments to realize the cloud is a much better solution, and using it […]

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Accessibility as philosophy

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Accessibility as philosophy Last year, as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) celebrated its 25th Anniversary, BUSRide intensified its mission to explore the many ways the bus industry is improving the overall transit experience for passengers who rely on paratransit services. In this installment of Equal Access, Greg Heichelbech, REV Group president, Specialty […]

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Better information means better management

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Better information means better management By Mark Anderson Businesses continually strive to “break down the silos” and allow their people to communicate in a seamless workflow. Essentially, management is asking, “How can we make the information we pass back and forth between departments flow faster and easier, with more benefit for everyone in the company?” […]

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Ft. McMurray battles The Beast

The wildfire dubbed “the Beast” recently wreaked havoc on northern Alberta.

Ft. McMurray battles The Beast Initially, my topic this month was the growing concern for how cruise control lulls drivers into a “zombie” state of mind. As I sat down to write, a much more eminent danger changed my mind. A run-of-the-mill brush fire in northern Alberta had suddenly grown out of control, as high […]

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DATTCO— New England’s Famous Red Bus, PLUS!

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DATTCO— New England’s Famous Red Bus, PLUS! DATTCO, a transportation staple in the New England region may be best known for their iconic red buses, but the family-owned company, which dates back to the 1920s, operates divergent business lines in the motorcoach, school bus and sales and service businesses. Now owned and operated by second […]

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The right tool for the job – paratransit diversification

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A diversified fleet helps ensure that all services are not only rendered, but done so efficiently.

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How reliable is your service?

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When a customer waits at a bus stop, what is their expectation of when the bus will arrive?

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