Richard Tackett, Author at BUSRide


Cooper tire and Sailun announce joint venture for new TBR tire plant in Vietnam

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company announced that it has agreed to form a joint venture with Sailun Vietnam Co., Ltd. to build a manufacturing plant with the capacity to produce more than 2 million truck and bus radial (TBR) tires annually. Subject to closing and government approvals, the facility will be located near Ho Chi […]

Nearly 80 Percent of Commuters See Public Transit as Backbone of Lifestyle that Includes Ride-hailing, AVs, and Emerging Technologies, According to New Study

With innovations in public transportation and new service providers, reliance on car ownership is no longer the only way to be mobile.  Nearly 80 percent (77 percent) of commuters see public transit as the backbone of a lifestyle that includes current and future technologies such as ride-hailing (i.e. Uber and Lyft), bike/car-share, autonomous vehicles (AVs), […]

National Transit Institute is currently seeking an Instructional Course Designer

        Instructional Course Designer Position Details Position Information Recruitment/Posting Title Instructional Course Designer Job Category Staff & Executive – Education and Training Department BSPPP-National Transport Inst Overview The Bloustein School seeks to improve our increasingly urbanized and interconnected world by exploring planning approaches and public policy solutions that are healthier, greener, fairer, […]

Mobility solutions company LM Industries completes first round of global autonomous fleet competition

Winners in Sacramento and Phoenix announced; D.C. and cities worldwide soon to follow By Skylar Griego Two institutions in Arizona and California have won a chance to utilize a fleet of electric, autonomous shuttles to transport people around their respective campuses. Local Motors by LM Industries Group, Inc., a mobility solutions company, launched a global […]

FOOD Share and Roadrunner Team Up for a Food Donation Campaign during the Holidays

Passengers are Encouraged to Bring Canned Goods for FOOD Share and Families in Need FOOD Share and Roadrunner announced today that they have teamed up to collect food for families in need during this holiday season. Starting Wednesday, December 5, 2018, through the end of January, Roadrunner will collect canned goods on their shuttle and […]

Metrolink Discount on San Bernardino Line Boosts Ridership, Will Become the Regular FareNew Page

Metrolink announced today that the provisional 25 percent discounted fare on the San Bernardino Line will become the regular fare beginning January 1, 2019. The San Bernardino Line, with nearly 10,000 weekday boardings, is one of Metrolink’s busiest lines. The promotional 25 percent discount was authorized by the Metrolink Board of Directors on May 15 […]

U.S. Department of Transportation Marks Opening of New Jacksonville Bus Rapid Transit Line

The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams today participated in an opening ceremony for a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line in Jacksonville, Florida. The East Corridor BRT Red Line will provide more frequent and faster bus service and provide a needed transportation option in a heavily transit-dependent corridor. Williams was joined […]

Albuquerque awards New Flyer of America Inc. a contract for 10 sixty-foot clean diesel buses

New Flyer of America, Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer in North America, today announced that the City of Albuquerque has issued a contract to purchase ten clean diesel sixty-foot Xcelsior® heavy duty transit buses (20 equivalent units or EUs) from New Flyer of America Inc. […]

Fleet diversity, inclusive culture and tech-savvy leadership keep Lorenz Bus Service at the head of the pack

The family-owned and operated Lorenz Bus Service traverses the Twin Cities and surrounding markets with a highly-diversified fleet, including one of the largest transit bus fleets available for charter services. Jim Canine and Alan Gingold partnered over two decades ago in acquiring a small transportation company that is now a second-generation business with sons Mike […]

The challenges and opportunities of operating university campus shuttle services

  By Russ Tieskoetter The campuses of colleges and universities, particularly those outside a city’s limits, can be essentially small (or even medium-sized) cities in their own way. Berry College just outside of Rome, Georgia is the nation’s largest campus at 27,000 acres. The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs comes in a […]