Richard Tackett, Author at BUSRide

Redefining Commuter & Shuttle Bus Seating: Kiel Americas Sets a Standard

  As part of Kiel Group, Kiel Americas has been providing seating solutions for the North American mass transportation industry since 2009. Kiel Americas employs approximately 150 employees and has full R&D and manufacturing capabilities at its facility located in Bellwood, Illinois. The Kiel Group was founded by Franz Kiel in the Dusseldorf area of […]

Federal Program to Help NVTC Identify Locations for ‘On-Route’ Recharging of Electric Buses

  Biden Administration providing free support for technical analysis in Northern Virginia A federal program will provide free technical assistance to The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) to analyze how local public transit agencies in Northern Virginia could share infrastructure that allows electric buses to recharge while running their routes. “On-route charging” enables buses to […]

How FAX Implemented a State-of-the-Art CAD/AVL System

By working closely with Vontas, Fresno Area Express (FAX) successfully implemented a CAD/AVL solution that met the needs of their ridership, providing them with new capabilities that were not possible with their legacy hardware. Fresno Area Express dates all the way back to 1889 when it was powered by horses. They’ve been active throughout the […]

Optimizing Accessibility

  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) dramatically improved access by establishing the minimum legal requirements governing access, but not safety. Even though the ADA improved access, it is not guaranteed to meet all the transportation needs of all persons with disabilities, all the time. Of course, nothing in the ADA prohibits an agency from […]

Frontrunner Bus Aims to Reinvent Accessible Travel

  Born from the vision that transportation in the cutaway sized class should be better in every way, the Low Floor Frontrunner is an exposition of the new standard for fuel economy, convenience, safety, durability and passenger comfort that Frontrunner Bus has worked toward since 1988. With a score of 91 percent at the Altoona […]

South Carolina’s Greenlink Manages ITS with EQUANS

  The agency Created in 1974 and operated by South Carolina’s City of Greenville, Greenlink is responsible for 12 fixed routes covering destinations all across Greenville County. Whether traveling to work, school or a medical appointment, Greenlink’s goal is always to provide its ridership with a safe, convenient and affordable transportation option. However, according to […]

Biden-Harris Administration to provide $20.5 billion in federal funding to support transit systems, boost communities

Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that $20.5 billion in federal funding, part of the largest investment in public transit in U.S. history, is available to support public transportation in communities throughout the country thanks to President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. This is the latest round of funding made […]

Butler County Regional Transit Authority becomes fourth EZfare Agency to launch account-based ticketing

NEORide, the Council of Governments representing 29 transit agencies across seven states, together with Masabi, the company delivering Fare Payments-as-a-Service through its open platform Justride, and Transit, the trip planning app partnered with more than 100 transit agencies, today announced the launch of Account-Based Ticketing (ABT) for Butler County Regional Transit Authority. BCRTA is the […]

Biden-Harris Administration announces nearly $150 million grant to support new bus rapid transit line in Las Vegas

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $149.9 million grant award to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) to support the construction of a faster, more frequent bus route between downtown Las Vegas, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Harry Reid International Airport, and other popular destinations. […]

IMG’s President set to step down

IMG’s President Bronwyn Wilson has announced that she will step back from her role at the end of 2024. “It has been an unbelievable tenure with IMG since 2012 when hired. To serve the IMG members and partners really has been rewarding and an honor, but it is now time to step back from the […]