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10th Annual Don Carnahan Grant Open for Applications

Grant provides up to $50,000 in smart fleet technology to help keep students safe Zonar, a leader in smart fleet technology, in partnership with the National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT), recently announced the Don Carnahan Memorial Grant is now open for applications. This is the 10th year of the Don Carnahan Memorial Grant, which gives […]

Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Awards Contract to Operate New Shuttle Service to MV Transportation

MV Transportation, Inc., a recognized leader in passenger transportation services, recently announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide airport transportation shuttle services to the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority (RDU) for its new ParkRDU Express product beginning May 1, 2019. Raleigh–Durham International Airport is the main airport serving Raleigh, Durham, and the surrounding Research […]

How CoachRail Improved our Charter Bus Business with Modern Reservation Technology

As our business continues to grow, we at GOGO Charters make it a priority to find new and improved ways to fulfill customer needs and ensure that our team can work as efficiently as possible. After a few years of using our old reservation software, we found that it was becoming more difficult to keep […]

Considering refueling with propane autogas or recharging with electric? Here’s what to know

By Michael Taylor As more shuttle and paratransit fleet owners face pressure to reduce emissions and create a cleaner and safer environment for their communities, many operators have turned to alternative propulsion options like propane autogas and electric to reach sustainability goals. Prior to making the transition to any alternative fuel, there are several important […]

Yankee Line and Setra: 15 years of partnership

Since its beginning 40 years ago, Yankee Line has used a luxurious, amenity-rich fleet to set itself apart from other charter and tour companies serving the Northeast. Currently operating a fleet of over 60 motorcoaches (including 35 Setra S-417 motorcoaches), the company serves the entire Northeast corridor from three locations, two in Massachusetts and one […]

Investing in Advanced Accessibility Solutions

BUSRide convened with thought leaders to discuss accessible vehicles and technology. The panelists discussed significant ADA investments and how to protect them, managing stakeholders, necessary institutional changes, and “disrupting” accessibility technology. Our panelists: Dave Brown, MobilityTRANS, President Keven Crawford, AbiliTrax, Managing Partner Bill Ott, Q’Straint, Vice President of Global Engineering Ami Sailor, ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, Marketing Manager Please introduce your agency or company […]

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – On a Mission to Inspire, Educate and Illuminate!

Since the dawn of America’s space program, to the present-day renaissance of both public and private space exploration, today’s modern Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has a long and storied history of innovation, advanced-technology and humanity’s passion to travel beyond our own planet. An iconic destination where visitors can get up close and personal to […]

San Diego MTS supplements paratransit with taxis

Increasingly, agencies are augmenting paratransit rides with non-dedicated providers — balancing demand and services, containing costs, and increasing access for riders, according to Jeff Zarr, senior consultant of demand response at Trapeze Group. The benefits are multifold: utilizing services like taxi companies and transportation network companies (TNCs) can often be less expensive than extending dedicated […]

Zero-Emission Buses, HVAC and the future of passenger comfort

By Steve D. Johnson, Sr. In an article published in this publication two years ago, we focused on zero-emission buses and HVAC efficiency. Systems had to become more energy efficient for power management and conservation. HVAC suppliers have embraced the challenge and the next-generation HVAC systems now being developed and introduced will be more efficient. In last […]

Austin Purchases Four Proterra Battery-Electric Buses

Capital Metro takes major step toward all-electric fleet with four Proterra 40-foot Catalyst® E2 buses Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, recently announced that Capital Metro in Austin, Texas will purchase four 40-foot Catalyst E2 buses and four 60 kW Proterra charging systems. Capital Metro joins a growing list of agencies implementing battery-electric […]