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DART streamlines its data

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Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority uses TransTrack Manager to collect and analyze its wealth of data By Richard Tackett Despite a wealth of information coming in from various “smart” transit solutions, Elizabeth Presutti, chief executive officer of the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART), says her agency was having a difficult time managing […]

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What’s next for CNG fueling systems?

Many transit and city utility fleets are moving toward CNG.

BUSRide spoke with George Kalet, CNG applications and key account manager for Atlas Copco, Gas and Process Group, to discuss the future of compressed natural gas (CNG) systems for buses and coaches. In this informative Q&A, Kalet assesses the current state of CNG fueling systems, as well as the perceptions, prices, trends and politics surrounding […]

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The future of mobile surveillance: open architecture

New technology, like the RoadRecorder® 8000 network video recording server pictured here, are being designed for seamless integration.

By Steven Winnefeld Since surveillance was first introduced to mobile environments, the hardware has been primarily closed systems.  This was likely due not only to market expectations, but the limits of the technology.  As competing vendors raced to engineer solutions for the unique challenges that moving buses propose, the available hardware became diverse and increasingly […]

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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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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

The Dodge Amerivan PT by ElDorado Mobility.

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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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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Total Transit evolves virtual Dial-a-Ride service

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Total Transit has been providing transportation services throughout the Southwest for 30 years.

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TransIT: When is a passenger a passenger? – It depends

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Why is it so difficult to get an accurate number of passengers in a given transit system? Have you ever sought the total number of passengers and received more than one answer? Such responses do not instill confidence.

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