Richard Tackett, Author at BUSRide


CCW Receives Award to Supply Refurbished Buses to CARTA

Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced today it was awarded a contract from Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) to supply four refurbished 35-feet Gillig diesel buses. To enhance fleet reliability, the buses will be equipped with Cummins ReCon ISL engines and rebuilt Voith transmissions. Other CCW upgrades include interior/exterior LED lightning, new driver seats, new […]

Transit Sales International Launches New Website

Transit Sales International (TSI) announced the launch of its new website, transitsales.com, promoting its vast array of pre-owned buses. TSI’s website also displays resources and information for transit operators, as well as updates and news about TSI and its affiliate companies, Complete Coach Works (CCW) and Shuttle Bus Leasing. The fully redesigned website provides customers […]

Investigate reported incidents faster with March Networks Incident Search

March Networks® Incident Search is innovative software designed to help fleet operators dramatically reduce the time needed to investigate reported incidents and share accurate video and data evidence. The software provides a visual overview of what’s happening on all of your routes, complete with details on recorded events such as speed, hard brakes, door malfunctions […]

Video ensures patient safety and service philosophy compliance

By March Networks Leon Medical Centers is a privately-owned healthcare organization with seven state-of-the-art facilities serving more than 46,000 elderly and Medicare patients in Miami and neighboring communities in Dade County, Florida. Established in 1996 by Benjamin Leon Jr., Leon Medical Centers is one of the largest and most prestigious primary healthcare organizations in the […]

Oahu’s TheBus and Trapeze develop headway management system

There is nothing worse than your passenger missing their bus due to poor headway spacing. They show up to the stop on time expecting a ride. But, because of bunching, they have no idea their bus has already come and gone or is too full for them to get on. It’s frustrating for them because […]

Powering the Electric Fleet: Increased Charge and Range

The panelists for this discussion were: Brian Nelson, Engineering Manager – ABC Companies Brad Carson, Director of Sales and Marketing – Complete Coach Works Sam Bourne, Content and Campaign Specialist – EVBox BUSRide conducted a roundtable discussion with some of the leading minds in all-electric vehicles (EV) and zero-emission infrastructure, centered on significant technological developments; spec’ing and purchasing advice; developing scalable […]

Regina enhances accessible outreach with Q’Straint

By Richard Tackett The city of Regina, the capital city of Saskatchewan, Canada, invests in transit to substantially increase mobility and accessibility for its citizens. In 2018, Regina Transit provided approximately 7 million rides over a service area of 180 km square. The city has a high demand for paratransit service, and many customers using […]

The ARBOC Spirit of Independence Kneeling Bus

By Richard Tackett Expanding on the success of the Spirit of Independence (Independence), ARBOC Specialty Vehicles has commenced production of the Spirit of Independence Kneeling Bus, built on the RAM ProMaster 3500 cutaway chassis. ARBOC aims to bridge the gap between the van and small-bus markets with a bus that can serve both. “The van […]

BusCon 2019 to showcase tech, mobility, and more

From the show floor to the classroom, this year’s event will feature all the latest in the bus industry, from electric buses and software to safety and autonomous vehicles, as well as take a look at the changing transportation landscape including a Keynote Address featuring Uber’s Head of Global Policy for public transportation. By Alex […]

GRTC saves on fuel, maintenance with Thermo King screw compressor

Though the technology has been used in transit buses for 18 years – with upwards of 14,000 units still in service – Thermo King’s exclusive S616 Screw Compressor technology for bus HVAC has yet to see widespread adoption in the motorcoach market. Screw compressors offer efficient operation, longer life, less maintenance and more fuel savings […]