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North American transit attracts offshore OEMs. Why?

By Steve D. Johnson Why are offshore original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) targeting North American transit? Everything considered, that is a very fair question.  For starters, it is one of the smallest — if not the smallest — public transportation market in the world. Follow that with the rules of engagement as set forth by the Federal Transit […]

Smart Transportation for [Smart] Cities on Their Path to Innovation

By Paola Realpozo The severe congestion, shortage of parking, and multiple mobility modes are some of the challenges big urban cities face today. Cities are now looking for new solutions and technologies to drive innovation across the city’s public transportation under aegis of smart city initiatives. A smart city drives more innovation that attracts business […]

PSTA pilots connected HVAC

  Thermo King and the Florida agency are trialing a novel telematics solution for the bus industry By Richard Tackett For the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), onboard energy consumption on buses is of keen concern. PSTA serves Pinellas County, including the coastal communities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater, with a fleet of 210 diesel […]

How Smart is Your Depot?

  By Bernadette Ackerman If you are still using manual processes, the answer is likely “not very smart.” Three things can quickly derail your operations and send your service into a tailspin, and they all start and end in your depot. Poor communication, avoidable road calls and time-wasting manual processes can all lead to service […]

Safe Operation of Heavy-Duty Vehicle Lifts

  Peter Bowers, technical sales support manager for Stertil-Koni, spoke with BUSRide Maintenance about heavy-duty vehicle lifts – their safe operation, spec’ing the right lift, certification pitfalls, and future developments. How should operators go about choosing the “right lift for the job?” When it comes to choosing heavy-duty vehicle lifts for a maintenance shop, there […]

Real-time data makes a city smart

By Patrick Le What is “smart transit?” What makes a city “smart?” The smart city, above all else, is optimized with infrastructure to service its constituents — the people who live and work in that city. Transportation plays a key role in that equation, more so now that technology providing real-time vehicle updates is becoming […]

Navigate the smart city with ITS

BUSRide spoke with Nick Ross, industry solutions manager, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) at Trapeze Group, about the “smart” transit ecosystem and what role transportation will play in the “smart city” of the future.

ARBOC’s fully-accessible Spirit of Equess becomes the first and only medium-duty transit bus to complete FTA Altoona Testing

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC, a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer in North America, today announced its Spirit of Equess® the industry’s first and only medium-duty, purpose-built transit bus, has passed the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Model Bus Testing Program at Altoona, Pennsylvania. With its successful […]

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $281 Million Funding Allocation for Transit Projects in Arizona, California, Minnesota, and Texas

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a total of $281 million in additional Fiscal Year 2018 federal funding allocations to five transit projects in Arizona, California, Minnesota, and Texas. Funding will be provided through FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program. “These significant investments in the public transit systems […]

RATP Dev USA – Job Opportunities Everywhere Starts Here!

At RATP Dev we provide excellence in transportation services to the public, while adhering to the highest standards of safety and quality customer experience. RATP Dev USA is seeking dedicated professionals to join our growing team that desire to deliver best-in-class transit services to customers and their passengers, leveraging the expertise gained around the world. […]