December 2011 - BUSRide

FMCSA to hold HOS for motorcoach drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FMCSA will hold a listening session on Motorcoach Hours-of-Service regulations at Marketplace 2012 in Grapevine, TX.

Volvo D13 delivers more with less

The Volvo D13 diesel engine represents a significant step in fuel efficiency, emissions compliance and driver convenience for North American motorcoach operators.

Transit comes to the Crow Nation

The new agency grows quickly to meet demand in Big Horn County By Oliver Hill Considering the high unemployment and poverty levels in the very rural Crow Nation, we badly needed a transit system. The subject had been under discussion for more than four years. The first two Crow Nation Transit minibuses began transporting passengers […]

The New Year brings new seating options

Freedman Seating, Chicago, IL, the family-owned seating manufacturing company for bus and truck markets, which Hyman Freedman founded over 100 years ago will introduce more new products and options in 2012 than any time in its 119-year history.

Industry prepares for January’s ABA Marketplace

Bus industry professionals are preparing for the annual American Bus Association’s Marketplace, being held from Jan. 6-10 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, TX.

Megabus pleas to feds: Restrict additional BoltBus routes

Stagecoach Group’s has been asking federal regulators to restrict BoltBus from adding certain routes.

FMCSA declares Double Happyness Travel an imminent hazard

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ordered Double Happyness Travel to immediately cease all intrastate and interstate passenger service declaring the carrier an “imminent hazard” to public safety.

Phoenix awards fixed-route contract to First Transit

Cincinnati, OH-based First Transit has been awarded a three-year contract with two option years to operate the City of Phoenix fixed-route service, Valley Metro.

Study: Free Wi-Fi, gas prices led to curbside rider surge

According to a new study by DePaul University’s Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development, free Wi-Fi could be one of the causes of a 32 percent increase in riders this year for curbside carriers.

Flybus to test first flywheel hybrid bus

Completed prototype system ready to roll The UK-based Flybus consortium reached a significant milestone in September with its successful integration of prototype hardware into an Optare Solo Midibus. The Flybus system uses a Ricardo Kinergy flywheel as the energy storage medium and a Torotrak continuously variable transmission (CVT) as the means of transferring energy between […]