October 2010 - BUSRide

VDL launches the Futura; Citea is Bus of the Year

The Netherlands-based company with headquarters in Eindhoven recently launched a new range of Futura luxury coaches, and the Citea CLF 120 won the coveted Bus of the Year from nominations by the leading trade journalists in 17 European countries.

Tell Your Story sparks community awareness

Everyone has a story and hundreds of Cincinnati Metro riders shared theirs. This summer we sponsored a unique contest to allow our riders to tell their stories of how public transportation has made a difference in their lives.

BUSRide 2010 Safe Driver Hall of Fame presented by 5Star Specialty Programs

BUSRide takes pleasure in announcing the 2010 inductees into the BUSRide Safe Driver Hall of Fame presented by 5Star Specialty Programs.

NHTSA issues the NPRM on seat belts

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that begins the process to mandate lap and shoulder restraint systems based on established U.S. standards and specifications on all newly manufactured motorcoaches. The eventual law becomes effective in January 2014.

Temsa goes global with virtual assist

A crisis can provide an opportunity for change and growth in a company. The Turkish bus manufacturer Temsa could not agree more, crediting the engineering firm LMS International for its bounce back from Turkey’s financial crisis and climb to the top of the global coach and bus market.

Panel corrosion repair made easy

At Chicago Sightseeing Company we do everything we can to keep our motorcoaches for a 20-year life cycle, which means adhering to our strategy to keep our vehicles in safe and good condition. Panel corrosion will always be a situation we, like all operators, must face and repair. Over the years we have come up with an easy and perhaps obvious solution to this problem.

Announcing the winners: 2010 BUSRide MotorVision Competition

Announcing the winners of the 2010 BUSRide MotorVision Competition.

High-tech in the land of the Sleeping Dragon

China is on the fast track to possibly overtake Japan next year to become the country with the second-most vehicles on the road. Vehicle ownership in China is expected to top 75 million in 2011, according to Xu Changming, a research director at the State Information Center.

Coach Canada rolls on with renewed vision

Drawing on its history of providing reliable transportation for more 50 years, Coach Canada Peterborough, ON, Canada, is pushing into 2011 with a new leader who is fully focused on Megabus.

Grede Holdings receives Silver Award

Novi, MI-based Grede Holdings LLC has received the Silver Award for Outstanding Performance from Thomas Built Buses.