September 2015 - BUSRide

The new Genfare is moving in new directions

SPX Genfare, a leader in providing fare solutions to agencies of all sizes across North America, is expanding its offering while it’s streamlining its name, dropping the SPX to become simply: Genfare.

Safety Vision launches new website

Safety Vision has launched a new, responsive website featuring an enhanced staging of its mobile video surveillance products.

International Report

Doug Jack UITP undertakes EBFS_2 During the Congress and Exhibition in Milan in June, UITP launched EBSF_2 — the second phase of European Bus System of the Future, largely funded by the European Union, which UITP will manage. This follows the original project which ran from 2008 to 2012. The purpose of this project has […]

Transit information technology – build versus buy

Transit information technology – build versus buy By Mary Sue O’Melia An agency’s Information Technology Department is tasked with finding a better way to report information.  Did the agency decide to build or buy?  Does the agency now get timely information, or is it still waiting? You can get better, but you can’t pay more […]

Data dictates comfort

By Gerry Remus As urban population trends continue to rise, so has the need for an infrastructure to handle these increasing demands. A tremendous opportunity exists for buses to satisfy the need to transport the growing population in a safe, reliable and comfortable manner. Bus manufacturers are challenged with providing solutions that can maximize the […]

Accessibility ramps up

By Ryan Lamb Let’s talk about what accessibility means in terms of mobility and security on a moving bus. In the case of random wheelchair accessibility, this simply describes the capability of a passenger using a mobility device to board and leave the vehicle without disturbing another wheelchair passenger and others. For example, with five […]

4G video surveillance meets GPS fleet management

By Johnson Yang Web-based in-vehicle surveillance and is more important to today’s fleet management than ever before. At this time, the majority of fleet management activity is web-based in some way, giving operator and dispatch managers easier access regardless of the location of the buses and drivers. Still, a large portion of fleet management systems […]

Driver Safety – 300:29:1

By Jeff Cassell The Moston Public Transit Agency has been implementing a new plan to greatly improve safety NORMS. George, the executive director, wants an update on the progress. “It’s going great,” said Ryan, the supervisor responsible for leading the implementation. “We have everyone using a new language and focusing on changing behaviors. Only yesterday […]

OFFICIAL BUSRide Road Test: ARBOC Specialty Vehicles

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles 2015 Spirit of Liberty By David Hubbard The Spirit of Liberty is ready to roll ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, Middlebury, IN, recently drove its Spirit of Liberty to the BUSRide headquarters in Phoenix for an Official BUSRide Road Test. Four years in the making, the company says it has successfully met its original […]


SEATING works to improve fuel efficiency By Jürgen Mill The virtues of fuel efficiency Although the use of public transportation is saving over 4 billion gallons of fuel annually that would otherwise end up in the gas tanks of private vehicles, the combined fuel consumption of motorcoaches in North America alone is enough to fill […]