Emma Green, Author at BUSRide

National Trails Continues Growth, Streamlines Charters with busHive

Since taking new ownership in 2019 with nine drivers, one office employee, and one mechanic, Michigan-based charter and tour company, National Trails, has seen tremendous growth. In the last three years alone, the company has more than tripled the number of employees, doubled its school bus fleet and increased its motorcoach fleet size by 15. […]

Palm Tran Elevates Fare Payments with Genfare

With three facilities and approximately 7 million boardings annually across Florida’s expansive Palm Beach County, Palm Tran Public Transportation was looking for a way to elevate customer experience while advancing equitable mobility for its riders. “We are always searching for ways to grow our ridership” said Clinton Forbes, Executive Director of Palm Tran. “And we […]

Tulsa Transit Increases Visibility, Accessibility with Avail Technologies

Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and operating over 199 square miles of fixed route and paratransit bus services, Tulsa Transit is dedicated to providing its riders with accessibility and ease of use. When the contract on their previous tracking service recently ended, Tulsa Transit was looking to expand its software capabilities and provide riders with a […]

Palm Tran Creates Paratransit-to-Fixed-Route Success with Q’STRAINT

Palm Tran’s 31 routes and 2,993 stops stretch across Florida’s Palm Beach County, a large and dynamic service area on the state’s southeastern coast. With a fleet of 141 buses and an average weekday ridership of 21,000, the agency runs close to 680,000 miles a month in fixed routes and nearly double that in paratransit. […]

Accommodating an Aging Population through Transit

By Emma Green with contribution by Sarah Erdman According to the US Census Bureau an estimated 75 million Americans are 60 and older or roughly 22 percent of the population. Americans rely on public and private transportation for a vast variety of reasons, including commuting for work, retail shopping, attending medical appointments, leisure and many […]

County of Hawai‘i MTA Goes with Hydrogen Fuel Cells as Part of Master Plan

As part of its 2017 commitment to transition to zero emission fleets, The County of Hawaiʻi Mass Transit Agency (MTA), in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) and U.S. Hybrid, has taken delivery of its first hydrogen fuel-cell-powered bus. Slated for operation later this spring, the 21-passenger 2014 El Dorado Aero Elite was […]

Napaway Sleeper Coach Service Aims for Comfort

A premium sleeper coach service is looking to compete with airlines and improve travel in the US by merging the convenience of coach travel with the comfort of a business class suite.  Napaway founder and CEO Dan Aronov explained that the company’s goal is to provide genuine comfort, privacy, and flexibility to travelers seeking a […]

BUSRide Remembers Bill Luke

  Historian, author, and founder of BUSRide Magazine, William A. Luke – known around the industry as Bill Luke – is being remembered for his memorable life and awesome contributions to the world of transportation. Bill passed on Jan. 23 at age 97 in Spokane, Washington. In addition to his roles as BUSRide founder and […]

Advancements in Collision Avoidance at Rosco Vision

By Emma Green Founded in 1907 and based in Jamaica, New York, Rosco Vision is one of North America’s leading suppliers of backup camera systems, mirrors, video recording, sensor products, collision avoidance systems and other vision safety solutions to the worldwide commercial vehicle market. As a developer and manufacturer of vision safety systems for all […]

Safety Director 101

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series As part of their ongoing educational webinar series, the American Bus Association (ABA) hosted a virtual meeting with presenters Mike McDonal, BusMARC chair and director of regulatory compliance and industry relations at Saucon Technologies, and Jeff Marley, regional manager for Lancer […]