November 2011 - BUSRide

Vancouver bus drivers call for more police

Coast Mountain bus drivers for Metro Vancouver are calling for more police on coaches.

MATA, Greyhound unveil new Memphis transit center

A new terminal for both the Memphis Areas Transit Authority (MATA) and Greyhound has opened in Memphis.

CVSA’s Keppler answers bus industry critics

Lately officials at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance have been on the receiving end of harsh criticism by a number of motorcoach operators wanting the agency to crack down on unsafe rogue curbside carriers.

New bill could include bus safety measures

New bus safety provisions are expected to be included in the impending surface transportation bill.

Frisco’s ambulance bus is healing on wheels

Firefighters and paramedics in Frisco, Texas can now transport as many as 20 patients at a time with its new Ambulance Bus.

Megabus' Moser speaks out for equal enforcement

Politicians speaking on the motorcoach industry should really do a better job to differentiate one motorcoach operation from another to avoid the danger of making public statements that drag down the fully compliant 95 percent in the eye of the public.

Church youth groups need your buses

If you’re not getting your share of the church youth group travel market, BUSRide is here to help. We have partnered with Leisure Group Travel magazine to bring you Youth Ministries On the Go, a unique publication designed to help you develop the faith-based travel market. A link to this digital publication was recently emailed to the youth ministers, senior pastors, executive pastors and business administrators at many of the largest churches and megachurches in America. Now, we’re offering this publication to you in hopes that it will open the door to this growing market niche.

Hand-held cell phone ban final

It is official: interstate bus and truck drivers are prohibited from using hand-held cell phones while operating their vehicles.

SunLine’s ‘Fill the Bus’ program collects 10 tons of food

SunLine Transit’s annual “Fill the Bus” holiday food drive on Nov. 17 collected 10.5 tons of food and toiletries and more than 100 turkeys for three organizations.

Canadian Shriners have keys to 6,000th MCI J4500

The Shriners of British Columbia and Yukon now have the keys to the 6000th MCI J4500 motorcoach to roll off the E/J assembly line in Schaumburg, IL.