Richard Tackett, Author at BUSRide


Safety Vision proudly demonstrates the power of the RoadRecorder® 8000 Mobile Network Video Recorder at APTA EXPO 2017

ATLANTA, GA – Safety Vision, LLC, the leader in mobile video surveillance innovation, is excited about demonstrating its latest technology, including the powerhouse RoadRecorder® 8000 network video recorder (NVR), at the 2017 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) EXPO.  The RoadRecorder 8000’s features promise to bring mass transit surveillance into the next generation with open architecture […]

VDL leads European electric charge

Currently, VDL Bus & Coach has delivered and taken orders for more electric buses than any other European manufacturer. Headquartered in Eindhoven the Netherlands, The VDL Groep (Van Der Leegte Groep) can trace its history back to 1953 when the grandfather of the current president and chairman, Willem Van Der Leegte, established a metal working […]

Official BusRide Roundtable Discussion: Alternative Propulsion

BUSRide spoke with experts in the alternative fuel industry about making the switch from diesel: what operators need to know before doing so, financing and common challenges. Furthermore, they spotlight the factors driving innovation in this unique field as agencies make the sustainable transition to future technologies. José R. Castañeda – director, business development – […]

Data integration connects an agency

In an interview with BUSRide, Dorsey Houtz, president and CEO at Avail Technologies, answers questions about data integration and actionable business intelligence. Avail Technologies is an intelligent transportation systems (ITS) total solutions provider for transit operators in the United States, specializing in fully integrated CAD/AVL and Business Intelligence solutions for fixed route and paratransit.   […]

Official BusRide Roundtable Discussion: Dealer Update – Small and Midsize Market Growth

BUSRide spoke with thought leaders from the small and midsize bus industry on the current state of their market, growth opportunities and technological innovations. The panelists for this discussion were: Brent Phillips – vice president of sales, commercial bus and mobility – REV Group Josh Davey – national sales manager – Davey Coach Sales Describe […]

OFFICIAL BUSRIDE ROAD TEST: NICE and TransitWorks partner for Able-Ride

This Nassau agency knows it can depend on the Ohio-based manufacturer to meet its expanding expectations for safety and reliability   Transdev has effectively and efficiently operated the Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) service in Nassau County, NY, since 2012. Born from one of the first public-private transportation partnerships in the U.S., NICE maintains a sterling […]

Vehicle-installed ELD vs. BYOD: Choosing the right technology for compliance

By Jenny Shiner As many businesses are aware, fleets across the United States will soon be required to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to automatically track Hours of Service (HOS). Once you start researching ELDs, you will find that there are two main technologies available to meet compliance, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or vehicle-installed […]

Video Integration: the secret sauce

By Lori Jetha Technology plays an important role in transit operations today. Passenger counting, electronic ticketing, CAD/AVL systems, video surveillance, wireless, and even onboard Wi-Fi help transit agencies deliver a better, more efficient public transit experience. Developing a world-class transit organization means implementing solutions from best-in-class technology partners. But in order to meet increasing customer […]

The vehicle intelligence revolution has arrived (here is how to thrive in it)

By Brett Koenig For years, a common theme at bus maintenance conferences has been how real-time asset health data collected by on-board technology (telematics) will spur a new wave of condition-based (CBM) and predictive maintenance (PdM) approaches. In recent years, the term Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) is the catchphrase that has emerged to encompass […]

5 wins for motor carriers and drivers: beyond compliance with ELD

By Todd Ewing Motor carriers and drivers alike have compliance on the mind with the deadline for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ELD mandate drawing closer. Many questions around the topic linger, but one of the most common questions has been “What’s in it for me?” But other than compliance and avoiding any […]