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Enhanced mobility through transit management

In this eye-opening look at third-party transit management, we speak with the following panelists:          In what significant ways does your company enhance mobility for cities and municipalities?  I In what significant ways does your company enhance mobility for cities and municipalities? Rick Dunning: The primary way that First Transit can help municipalities, […]

Creating a culture of safety

BUSRide spoke with Bob Crescenzo, vice president of safety and loss control at Lancer Insurance, about how to enact a company-wide “Culture of Safety,” from management and maintenance to transparency and accountability. What is a “Culture of Safety” as it pertains to bus and motorcoach operations? The culture of safety in a transportation company is […]

NFI Parts: The path ahead

New Flyer Industries’ (NFI Group) acquisition of Motor Coach Industries (MCI) in 2015 represented a sea change in the bus industry for multiple reasons, not the least of which centered on an expansion of the MCI’s parts and service offerings. In October, all of the parts sales and support for MCI and New Flyer OEM […]

Motorcoach driver safety training at the next level

  What constitutes true safety for motorcoach drivers? There is a litany of self-created training courses which operators provide daily to their drivers– and, though they all follow some basic principles accepted throughout the industry, a uniform safety training course has yet to be codified. Jeff Cassell, owner of the Motorcoach Safety Training Company (MCSTCO), […]

First Priority Trailways accommodates riders with United Bus Technology

First Priority Trailways, based in Forestville, MD, opened in 1999 with a single motorcoach. Now, their fleet has grown to include  as many as 25 coaches in the 18 years since. The company, founded by President Marcia Milton, runs charters for all manner of clientele – student groups, athletics, government contractors and employees – and […]

Are you a leader or a manager? asks Spader Business Management

By Jim McCann, Spader Business Management Facilitator Four decades of consulting has revealed to us that people in positions of authority can be described as either a “leader” or a “manager,” and rarely both. Which type are you, and how effective are you? Type #1: The Ineffective Leader/Ineffective Manager Ineffective leaders and managers are the […]

Bus fires, fire suppression systems and fire prevention

By Al Daoud Operating buses presents many unique challenges, but one challenge is far more important than the rest: passenger safety. You carefully select the best drivers, buy quality equipment and make it clear to your passengers and company that safety is a priority. You plan for every outcome imaginable, including bus fires. But how […]

Mitigating Risk with Video Surveillance

For this important discussion on the value of surveillance as a crime deterrent and risk management tool, BUSRide spoke with the following experts: Anthony Incorvati business development manager transportation Axis Communications, Inc. Lucius McCelvey sales manager mass transportation Safety Vision   What is your company’s surveillance expertise? What are your capabilities? Lucius McCelvey: Safety Vision has been […]

Battery electric power, simplified

By David Warren How battery-electric propulsion works, and why demand continues to grow Public transit manufacturers are intensifying focus on zero-emission transportation that runs cleaner, greener, and leaner for growing cities. Battery-electric transit has shot into pop culture, and North American OEMs are finding themselves in a moment to shine. With this comes an opportunity […]

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Passenger Communications

BUSRide spoke with experts in intelligent transportation systems (ITS) about the importance of passenger communications in creating “smart cities” – and how innovations in technology will continue to shift passenger demands. Kirk Shore vice president of product management Clever Devices Nick Ross industry solutions manager intelligent transportation systems (ITS) Trapeze Group Please briefly describe your […]