Richard Tackett, Author at BUSRide


APTA Board of Directors selects new president and CEO

In a unanimous vote today, the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Board of Directors named Paul P. Skoutelas to serve as its new President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 8, 2018. Skoutelas has been a highly successful and respected national leader in the public transportation industry for more than 40 years. Skoutelas served as […]

MCI opens Bay Area Sales and Service Center

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (“NFI Group”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, builds safe, reliable and easy-to-diagnose motor coaches, each supported with industry-leading maintenance and repairs at its growing network of company-owned, factory-run sales and Service Centers across North […]

Three Ways to Cut Live Video Monitoring Costs

By Réal Barrière Transportation Product Manager, March Networks Click here for more information about this article! Advanced, real-time video surveillance is a critical part of protecting the public. When an incident occurs on a bus, live video monitoring lets you see what’s happening immediately, and enables you to share that video with police or other […]

MCI unveils the D45 CRT LE, a breakthrough in accessibility and commuter rapid transit

As commuters cover greater distances without the need – or desire – for automobiles, and communities look to build cost effective  transportation systems, MCI has unveiled a new Commuter Coach model to equip the future with comfort, environmental-efficiency and maximum accessibility for an increasingly diverse commuting population. MCI created the new MCI D45 CRT LE […]

Transign’s newest product packages offer unrivaled integration options

With public transportation in greater demand than ever before, Transign continues to lead the industry with innovative products and services. Transign’s newest product packages, the LED Destinator™ and LED EnCompass™, offer unrivaled integration options, as well as GPS connectivity and many other features. Transign’s smart bus solution, the LED Destinator EnCompass™, is a hands-free, fully […]

Collision Avoidance

For this engrossing discussion on how technology is transforming collision avoidance for transit agencies, BUSRide spoke with the following experts: Uri Tamir – senior director, strategic initiatives – Mobileye Jerry Spears – trust operations director – Montana Association of Counties (MACo) Joe Peppelman – vice president – Munich Reinsurance America Mike Scrudato – SVP, strategic […]

Wendel Companies reinvigorates the City of Niagara Falls

Given the city’s reputation as a tourist hotspot, the City of Niagara Falls’ former Amtrak terminal seemed somewhat neglected. A former freight warehouse built in the 1970s, the building’s industrial aesthetic and remote location belied the natural wonder the city is famous for. By Richard Tackett The city had a keen interest in renovating and […]

How infotainment is changing the rider experience

BUSRide spoke with experts at the forefront of infotainment, to learn about advancements in the industry, and the future of rider engagement. The panelists for this discussion were: Steve Halberstadt – product manager – Clever Devices Cliff Anderson – marketing manager – Luminator Tim Mark – V.P. sales and marketing – Hanover Displays What is […]

Your bus doesn’t have to ride like a truck

By Joel Badskey   Passengers commonly complain that cutaway buses “ride like trucks.” They are not wrong; in fact; buses and trucks oftentimes share the same model of chassis. Bus manufacturers use the same engines, transmissions, frames, cabs, axles, and suspension systems that box truck companies use to build delivery trucks and moving vans. Unfortunately […]

Bus Wash Systems

Bus wash systems: Choosing the best option for your fleet

BUSRide Maintenance brought together some of the sharpest minds in the bus industry for a deep dive on bus washing – spec’ing systems, the influence of technology, environmental concerns and maintenance considerations. The panelists for this discussion were: Bruno Albanesi – president – Bitimec International Joe Barge – vice president of sales – Johnson Wash […]