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Access enjoys strong relationships and durable vehicles

Building on a partnership with ElDorado lasting 23 years, the Cincinnati paratransit agency prides itself on distinctive, long-lasting vehicles By Richard Tackett Beginning in 1994, the relationship between ElDorado, a subsidiary of REV Group, and Access, the paratransit service provided by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), remains as durable as the vehicles which […]

Bridging the gap – paratransit costs, demand response and transportation network companies

By Jeff Zarr Transit agencies are in constant battle with operating costs. Most fixed route operations only lose a few dollars on a single trip. But, paratransit trips potentially cost an agency up to $70. Normally, you wouldn’t keep this service operating if you were losing that much money on a single transaction. So, why […]

Crowd-sourced reporting provides transit agencies a valuable tool in protecting against terrorism

Weymouth — The reality of today’s threat levels forces transit agencies to develop strategies concerning terrorism. The very nature of public transit systems—their open design, multiple access points and heavy volume of passengers—makes them hard to defend. The string of recent terrorist plots, including the latest out of Russia, validates the need to assess how […]

APTA: Trump budget cuts put 800,000 jobs at risk

The Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to public transportation in its America’s Blueprint budget, if fully implemented, would put at risk 800,000 jobs, including 502,000 construction and related jobs; and an additional 300,000 longer term jobs associated with economic productivity.  Overall, this will result in a possible loss of $90 billion in economic output.  These data […]

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles celebrates 2,500th bus with DART

In 2009, ARBOC Specialty Vehicles LLC presented their first shipment of the renowned Spirit of Mobility model to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Subsequently, ARBOC and DART have developed a formidable partnership that has been a valuable part of ARBOC’s ongoing success. Together they are celebrating the delivery of ARBOC’s 2,500th low floor bus, merely […]

REV Group acquires Midwest Automotive Designs

REV Group, a manufacturer of specialty vehicle brands and provider of parts and services, announced their acquisition of Midwest Automotive Designs (“Midwest”), a custom van “upfitter” that develops and manufactures luxury vehicles for end segments including motorhomes, shuttle vans, limousines, and customized executive transportation vehicles. This acquisition enhances REV’s product offerings in both its Recreation […]

Museum of Bus Transportation website gets revamp

This just in: the newly updated Museum of Bus Transportation website,, is up and running, bringing the organization in line with the current state of online communication, with its greatest reach since its inception. Welcome MBT to the 21st Century. As it stands, the upgraded online services now allow the Museum to take membership […]

Greyhound deploys AlertMedia critical communications technology

AlertMedia, an emergency communications software provider, announced on April 12, 2017, that Greyhound Lines, Inc., the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in North America, has deployed AlertMedia’s notification technology to enhance and improve communications with its employees.   AlertMedia has modernized emergency communications for enterprise organizations by delivering an easy-to-use software platform that combines multi-channel, […]

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles Assigns Marketing Manager Position to Ami Sailor

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles announced its selection of Ami Sailor as Marketing Manager on April 3, 2017. Ami is uniquely suited for this position due to her artistic outlook and previous experience at ARBOC. Sailor has been a part of ARBOC Specialty Vehicles for twelve years. She has worked in various positions during her employment, with […]

ARBOC releases Ford Spirirt of Independence

As a frontrunner in the low floor transportation industry, ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC is continually introducing fresh transit solutions. ARBOC recently released the first Ford Spirit of Independence (SOI), a 23 foot bus built on the fuel-efficient Ford Transit T350 Cutaway chassis. The Ford Spirit of Independence touts a 96 inch width and a flat […]