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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 a trip, or had their trip canceled at the last […]

Managing maintenance matters

In an interview with BUSRide, Ryan Harshbarger, Avail Technologies’ Fleet-Net® and business intelligence specialist, speaks about how technology enhances maintenance management, and how agencies can benefit by including maintenance managers as part of crucial decision-making processes. Avail Technologies, State College, PA, is a totally integrated solutions provider for the public transit industry featuring CAD/AVL, enterprise […]

Palm Tran’s Upward Mobility Program puts employees at the forefront

  One of the most fundamental core values of the American dream is upward mobility — that is, the opportunity to climb up the corporate ladder. However, roadblocks can often hinder even the most ambitious employees from progressing. Take Christopher Love, for example. Love started out at Palm Tran as a bus driver, and while […]

Advancing accessibility in mass transit systems

John Walsh breaks down the problems and solutions of accessible public transportation BUSRide recently spoke with John Walsh, president and COO of Davey Coach Sales, Denver, CO, about the state of passenger accessibility in modern transit – and where the industry needs to go now. In your estimation, in what areas is transit accessibility deficient […]

CATA technology enhances service in State College

Using Avail Technologies as an integrator and ITS provider, Centre Area Transportation Authority provides urban-scale transit to Penn State students and State College, PA, residents Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) operates community and campus transit routes in State College, PA, home to Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). Though its approximately 72 full-size buses, eight paratransit […]


ARBOC introduces Spirit of Equess

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles (“ARBOC”), a U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (“NFI Group”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, introduced a new product to the low floor transit industry. The Spirit of Equess “Equess” is a medium-duty rail product with all the benefits of a mid-size […]

Request For Proposals (RFP) – integrated finance, payroll, human resources, asset management, procurement, fleet management system

Metro Bus of St. Cloud, MN is accepting proposals for a complete ERP software application. The RFP and attachments providing detailed information can be viewed and printed from the website:

NAIPTA seeks a contractor for Manufacture and Delivery of Transit Buses

Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) seeks a contractor for Manufacture and Delivery of Transit Buses for our agency in Flagstaff Arizona.  We are seeking an Independent Contractor to perform the following deliverables and services: FORTY (40) 35 Foot or 40 Foot Heavy Duty, Low Floor Diesel or Diesel Hybrid Powered Transit Buses FIVE […]

MCI has a busy UMA EXPO at Booth 479

See the Brighter 2018 J4500, Accessible D45 CRT LE –Coming Soon in All-Electric– Plus Innovative Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Parts, Service and Support Enhancements DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS JANUARY 5, 2018– (TSX: NFI) Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (“NFI Group”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer […]