November 2013 - BUSRide

ABC Companies to manufacture Alexander Dennis Enviro line at Nappanee

Assembly will take place at the ABC Companies refurbishment facility in Nappanee, IN, with the plan currently to begin production in Q4 2014.

NHTSA announces final rule for requiring seatbelts on motorcoaches

The NHTSA today issued a final rule requiring lap and shoulder seat belts for each passenger and driver seat on new motorcoaches; UMA also issued a statement.

Proterra announces new CFO and vice president of sales

Proterra Inc. recently announced the addition of Dave Rich as chief financial officer and Bill Fay as vice president of sales.

VIA introduces new fare collection technology

After weeks of outreach to its riders, VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio, TX, is now installing the fare boxes that support its new E-Fare system.

Comtrans offers a new view of Russia

While many of you were probably at BusCon in Chicago, I went in a completely different direction to Comtrans in Moscow.

New suspension and chassis means more power, reliability

Freightliner debuted its X-Ride suspension and S2C chassis at BusCon.

BRT builds from a plan with vision

Parsons Brinkerhoff’s Cliff Henke speaks to the aspects of successful Bus Rapid Transit planning.

BRT combines with Monterey Jazz

The JAZZ Bus Rapid Transit system is now operating after more than five years of planning, identifying funding sources, plus a year to construct and implement the project.

Thanks for the ride

Mark December 9 through 13 on the calendar, plan to close the shop, and spend four fun-filled days feeling feted at Laughlin’s Motorcoach Appreciation Week.

Comfort is a measurable standard

North American bus and coach seating manufacturers speak to comfort, safety, health and durability.