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Seon recognized for mobile video surveillance

Seon, Coquitlam, BC, announced  that the company has again been recognized as a leading mobile video surveillance supplier to the School Bus and Transit markets by independent analyst firm, IHS Technology, in its latest Mobile Video Surveillance and Body Worn Cameras Report – 2017. This is the sixth consecutive time Seon has been ranked the […]

App reports assault incidents against transit drivers

Attacks on transit drivers are happening more frequently, ranging from verbal outburst to extremely violent assaults.  It is hard to believe that drivers are being attacked so openly, even with video surveillance and increased awareness of the issue. ELERTS Corp offers a See Say app that allows riders to instantly and discretely report safety and […]

Does the ELD mandate apply to you?

By Jennifer Gordon Product Sales Consultant Merchants Fleet Management You are currently complying with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, but are you sure?  Many operators do not realize they are required to keep logs under current laws.  As a result, they are already out of compliance and that issue will be compounded when […]

Five key advantages of a passenger infotainment system

By Cliff Anderson Mass transit passengers are busier and more technologically aware than ever. Their expectations for public transportation agencies to reliably and consistently get them where they need to be, when they need to be there, without hassle, continue to increase. To enable a smooth trip, a passenger infotainment system is a critical communication […]

Royal Excursion buys with purpose and vision

CH Bus Sales responds with world-class TEMSA coaches and attentive aftermarket care By David Hubbard Fresh out of college in 1998, Shannon Kaser had no experience with motorcoaches, but he knew that he wanted to run his own business. Kaser  could see a likely niche for a few vans in his hometown of Mishawaka, IN. […]

Buying an electric bus? Early planning is critical

By David Warren With a battery-electric bus, reducing emissions and greenhouse gases in our communities is the ultimate goal.  Pilot programs for electric buses are being planned at small to large transit fleets across North America. Each opportunity for electric buses has unique considerations when it comes to the operating duty cycle and transit service […]

DART streamlines its data

Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority uses TransTrack Manager to collect and analyze its wealth of data By Richard Tackett Despite a wealth of information coming in from various “smart” transit solutions, Elizabeth Presutti, chief executive officer of the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART), says her agency was having a difficult time managing […]

Bus leasing essentials

  BUSRide spoke with a select group of financial thought leaders in the bus and motorcoach industry for a roundtable discussion about bus leasing essentials – when to lease, when to buy, and how to make sense of an increasingly complex topic.       Craig Lentzsch, executive chairman of All Aboard America! Holdings and […]

Windstar Lines – Values, Quality, Consistency

Family values, quality and consistency – the secrets to success at Windstar Lines. The Greteman brothers of Windstar Lines of Carroll, IA, have a family secret! In brief:  Seek character and nurture talent.  Jeff Greteman, Windstar president, says the company has thrived as a family-run business for over 20 years because his parents, the company’s founders, […]

UMA Names Interim President & CEO

Steve Klika, who is managing the national search process to replace retiring United Motorcoach Association President and CEO Victor Parra, will serve as interim President and CEO beginning April 1, while the recruitment process continues. Klika is the former president of the International Motorcoach Group (IMG) and has been active in recruiting new leadership for […]