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Building Livable Cities

Building Livable Cities Through Connected Collaboration By Lindy Norris, New Flyer of America Simply put, “livability” is the element of a community that makes people want to live there. It is the result of several factors that add up to create a community’s quality of life. Smart Mobility: Creating livable cities In 2017, American Public […]

OFFICIAL BUSRide ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Financing Your Fleet Amanda Lundmark – assistant vice president of sales – 1st Source Bank Bus Division Matt Hotchkiss – senior vice president, bus division sales manager – Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Gregg Goedde – vice president– ABC Bus Leasing, Inc. Greg Berg – director of commercial finance – REV Group David Scoular – director […]

OFFICIAL BUSRide ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Are We Really Achieving Equal Access for All? BUSRide spoke with industry thought leaders about the present state of accessibility – and where there are opportunities for innovation in the future. Dave Brown – president – MobilityTRANS Bill and Norma Niederhofer – owners – Lone Star Handicap Vans Ryan Lamb – regional sales manager, commercial bus […]

OFFICIAL BUSRide Field Test

UTA secures its services with Safety Vision By Richard Tackett A rail fleet as big as the Utah Transit Authority’s (UTA) requires constant oversight. The agency’s TRAX light-rail system and its FrontRunner heavy-rail service combined to provide over 1.8 million rides in January 2018 alone, making the system susceptive to onboard incidents. Despite this, the […]

Are you really willing to make accessible public transit sustainable for the long term?

By Jeff Zarr The transit space is facing higher paratransit costs, an aging population that will increase the number of paratransit riders in the coming years, a decline in fixed route ridership, all while fighting steady traffic congestion. This is not sustainable. The industry needs to transition from its current structure The U.S. has an […]

Official BUSRide ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Creating New Revenue Streams with Fare Collection For this important discussion on fare collection best practices with a focus on revenue, BUSRide spoke with the following experts: Darren Dickson – president – Genfare Michael Primeaux – global head of engineering and architecture – Vix Technology In what ways does your platform enable a reliable, dependable […]

Why the bus industry shouldn’t be afraid of brokers

Why the bus industry shouldn’t be afraid of brokers By Madeline Parks > Over time, bus operators have developed an understandable distaste for brokers in the industry. Many customers have shared horror stories in which they’ve booked through brokers and received the wrong type of bus, gotten a driver who wasn’t certified, been over-quoted for […]

Complete Coach Works pushes the industry forward

Complete Coach Works, Transit Sales International, Shuttle Bus Leasing and ZEPS offer a “one-stop shop” for operators to enhance their vehicles and operations By Richard Tackett “The beginning of Complete Coach Works was all about seizing opportunities,” says Dale Carson, now president of Complete Coach Works (CCW). After his father Dave sold his business to […]

Helping the bus industry increase operational efficiencies and reduce TCO through partnerships

LILEE Systems provides mobile connectivity solutions for the busing industry to enable robust passenger Wi-Fi for riders and simplify the onboard network design through consolidation. With their Smart Transportation platform, LILEE is helping the industry improve the operational efficiency and lower the total cost of ownership of technology onboard by: Reducing multiple point systems to […]

FOR SALE: One 2003 35’ Gillig Low Floor Bus and One 1997 40’ MCI Commuter Coach Bus

St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission is accepting bids for the sale of: One (1) 2003 35’ Gillig Low Floor Bus One (1) 1997 40’ MCI Commuter Coach Bus Bids are due by Monday, April 30th, 2018 5:00 PM CST. Bids will be awarded to the highest bid per vehicle. Bids can be accepted by individual […]