Richard Tackett, Author at BUSRide

ARBOC introduces Spirit of Equess

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles (“ARBOC”), 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, introduced a new product to the low floor transit industry. The Spirit of Equess “Equess” is a medium-duty rail product with all the benefits of a mid-size […]

Request For Proposals (RFP) – integrated finance, payroll, human resources, asset management, procurement, fleet management system

Metro Bus of St. Cloud, MN is accepting proposals for a complete ERP software application. The RFP and attachments providing detailed information can be viewed and printed from the website:

NAIPTA seeks a contractor for Manufacture and Delivery of Transit Buses

Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) seeks a contractor for Manufacture and Delivery of Transit Buses for our agency in Flagstaff Arizona.  We are seeking an Independent Contractor to perform the following deliverables and services: FORTY (40) 35 Foot or 40 Foot Heavy Duty, Low Floor Diesel or Diesel Hybrid Powered Transit Buses FIVE […]

MCI has a busy UMA EXPO at Booth 479

See the Brighter 2018 J4500, Accessible D45 CRT LE –Coming Soon in All-Electric– Plus Innovative Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Parts, Service and Support Enhancements DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS JANUARY 5, 2018– (TSX: NFI) Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (“NFI Group”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer […]

ABC Companies at UMA: Electric CX, Buy America, new Newark facility & equipment refresh

ABC Companies and Van Hool revealed a number of breaking news items today at the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) EXPO: ABC AND VAN HOOL TO DELIVER TRUE ZERO-EMISSIONS SOLUTION FEATURING PROTERRA ELECTRIC VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY Development of an all-electric version of the market -leading Van Hool CX series coaches in partnership with Proterra, a leader in […]

REV Group forms strategic alliance with Daimler Buses

REV Group has announced that its subsidiary, REV Coach LLC, has been awarded the Daimler AG’s bus division North American sales rights to Setra Brand Coaches. Beginning this month, REV will sell Setra motor coaches in the U.S. and Canada. Visitors of the upcoming 2018 UMA Motorcoach EXPO in San Antonio will already find a […]

June Bratcher honored at EXPO Awards Luncheon

Each year during United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Motorcoach EXPO, held this year in San Antonio, TX, BUSRide has the privilege to present the BUSRide Motorcoach Industry Achievement Award, which honors a UMA operator for exemplary vision, excellent work and significant accomplishment. This year, BUSRide Magazine was proud to honor San Antonio’s own June Bratcher, founder […]

Transdev North America is sold on Vericom Brake Meter

Computerized solutions deliver precision and accuracy By David Hubbard In the mid-1980s, Roger D. McCumber redirected his passion for modifying sports cars and interest in braking technology to develop one of the first computerized electronic accelerometers for the performance car enthusiast, founding Vericom Computers in the process. Over the 30 years since, Vericom LLC, Rogers, […]

Driver safety means more than you think

By Todd Ewing What comes to mind when you hear the word “safety”? Maybe you think of bike helmets, life jackets or seat belts. Though these things make operating in the world a bit safer, they are a small part of safety’s larger story. For fleet owners and managers, safety means far more than just […]

Paint booths and finishing systems

In this insightful roundtable, BUSRide Maintenance discusses the purchasing and implementation of paint booths with the following panelists: Guido Pippa – vice president of automotive sales Accudraft Paint Booths Chuck Koenen – president –  Kayco Spray Booths Describe your company and products in terms of your service to public and private bus coach operators who choose […]