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BUSRide WebinarPLUS: Are Alternative Fuels Really Going to Save Me Money?

BUSRide recently conducted a webinar for our readers with Todd Mouw, president of ROUSH CleanTech. He discussed propane autogas as a fuel alternative and its implementation process, and fielded questions about where it will help agencies and operators save on operational costs. Tell us a little about ROUSH’s background. We were formed by Jack Roush, […]

Davey Coach Sales builds on decades of service

The company considers itself a “one-stop shop” for bus operators Davey Coach Sales began in 1992, beginning the company’s journey with only a single used bus. Today, the operation occupies seven acres and multiple dealerships across the United States. Though Davey Coach Sales experienced modest growth throughout the 1990s, business picked up in 2003 and […]

OFFICIAL BUSRide ROAD TEST: CT Coachworks motorcoach

By Richard Tackett The path toward the CT Coachworks passenger coach began when husband and wife team Steve and Susan Thomas founded Wolverine Fabricating, Inc. in 1992 as a fabricator of luggage doors. Eventually they grew their company to a business with multi-million-dollar profits, supplying the RV industry with laminated aluminum luggage-door systems, side walls, […]

ITS Technology and Public Transit: A Roundtable Discussion

BUSRide spoke with several intelligent transportation solutions (ITS) providers and public transit agencies about second-adopters of ITS technology; the challenges and operational benefits associated with ITS deployments; and how agencies can future-proof their technology investments. The panelists for this discussion were: Rick Spangler – Chief Technology Officer – Avail Technologies LaShawn King Gillespie – Director […]

Customize surveillance for transit

BUSRide Magazine spoke with expert Réal Barrière, transit solutions product manager at March Networks, about the importance of surveillance technology, common pitfalls when installing and integrating new software, mitigating false liability claims, and more. Why are safety goals and benchmarks important when planning a surveillance policy? When a transportation authority prepares to purchase a video […]

The MCI J3500

MCI has brought the signature luxury of the J-Series to a 35-foot model The new J3500 by Motor Coach Industries (MCI) introduces a breadth of versatility and flexibility to the manufacturer’s already impressive J-Series, now allowing smaller groups to experience luxury normally reserved for a 45-foot coach. Brent Maitland, MCI Vice President of Marketing and […]

Supporting data-driven smart cities with advanced performance analytics

Supporting data-driven smart cities with advanced performance analytics By David Warren and Lindy Norris New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) is constantly building upon its legacy of industry-leading innovation, and a key area of its focus is enabling smart mobility in transit throughout North America. More specifically, an exclusive technology from New Flyer is […]

The intersection of Big Data with EAM

In our continuing series, we speak about the importance of “Big Data” with Ryan Harshbarger, Fleet-Net and business intelligence specialist at Avail Technologies, an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) solutions provider for transit operators in the United States. What exactly is Big Data? Big Data is a buzzword, and not just in our industry. Traditionally, it […]

OFFICIAL BUSRide ROAD TEST: The Spirit of Independence by ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC

With the production and deployment of the Spirit of Independence (Independence), ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (ARBOC) aims to make the safety and dependability associated with its buses into a lower-cost option for agencies of all sizes. “We consulted with many fleets that indicated they were operating 16-20 passenger buses and were utilizing a very small […]

New Technologies in Fare Collection

BUSRide spoke with thought leaders in the industry about benefits, proprietary restrictions innovations and more in the fare collection field. What are the latest emergent technologies “disrupting” fare collection and transit revenue management? Darren Dickson: There are so many new technologies ranging from mobile implementations, which are gaining momentum, to SaaS-based solutions that more readily […]