Richard Tackett, Author at BUSRide


DART Board of Directors hires David Leininger as Interim President

  At a special called meeting on November 20, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board of Directors selected David Leininger to serve as DART’s Interim President/Executive Director. This appointment follows Gary Thomas’ recent decision to retire from DART after almost 20 years of leadership at the agency. Leininger will join the agency as the […]

SORTA appoints Everybody Rides Metro Board of Directors

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board of Trustees has appointed seven local leaders to serve on the Everybody Rides Metro (ERM) Board of Directors. As part of the Reinventing Metro plan, SORTA committed to implementing a transportation empowerment fund of $500,000 per year to support low-income riders through the ERM non-profit foundation.  Beginning […]

NAPT and Zonar announce winners of the 2020 Don Carnahan Memorial Grant

  Zonar, the leader in smart fleet technology, and the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), today announced the winners of the 2020 Don Carnahan Grant. The seven school district winners will each receive up to $50,000 in donations of Zonar’s industry-leading fleet management hardware and student tracking technology. As school districts look to keep […]

SJCOG and Masabi launch EZHub mobile app throughout San Joaquin County

The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCG) and Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service (FPaaS) to public transit, today announced the launch of EZHub, a cashless mobile ticketing and fare payment system, available in the Vamos Mobility App from Kyyti, that will make using and paying for public transit safer and easier throughout San Joaquin […]

Proterra celebrates 1,000th battery-electric bus sold with BCT purchase

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, today announced that Broward County Transit (BCT) has agreed to purchase 12 40-foot Proterra® ZX5™ battery-electric transit buses with 660 kWh of onboard energy and the DuoPower™ drivetrain. With Broward County’s purchase, Proterra has now sold more than 1,000 battery-electric transit buses in North America. “Delivering clean, […]

ORBT launches as Omaha’s first bus rapid transit line

Bus rapid transit has arrived in Omaha. Omaha Rapid Bus Transit (ORBT), is a first-of-its-kind transportation option for Omaha. It will officially launch on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.    From boarding at elevated platforms to real-time bus arrival updates and bus-only lanes, ORBT riders will experience a smooth, efficient and safe journey to and from downtown […]

An operators’ guide to fuel cell bus fleet maintenance facilities

  READ MORE AT How to Adapt Your Bus Depot to Refuel and Service Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses. Transit operators need to be armed with the best information on how to make the transition to zero emission transit fleets. When considering hydrogen buses, many transit operators are unsure of how to integrate the vehicles into their […]

Proterra announces president of Powered and Energy business units

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, today announced Gareth Joyce as president of its Proterra Powered and Energy business units. As president of Proterra Powered and Energy, Gareth will lead Proterra’s growing business as a provider of its electric vehicle technology to commercial manufacturers and charging infrastructure solutions for heavy-duty electric fleets. In […]

TARTA selects Charles Odimgbe as Authority’s first chief operating officer

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) announces the selection of Charles Odimgbe as the Authority’s first chief operating officer. Odimgbe was selected from a national search to fill a new key position as TARTA continues to rebuild its organizational leadership team to better meet the transportation needs of the Northwest Ohio region. “We welcome […]

Cincinnati Metro launches half-fare program for veterans

Metro is commemorating Veterans Day with the launch of the Metro Veterans Program (MVP). MVP is a discount program for military veterans and active-duty military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserves. The program is Metro’s way of saying, “You served for us, now let us serve you” through half-price fare on all Metro rides. […]