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Bus Wash Systems

Bus wash systems: Choosing the best option for your fleet

BUSRide Maintenance brought together some of the sharpest minds in the bus industry for a deep dive on bus washing – spec’ing systems, the influence of technology, environmental concerns and maintenance considerations. The panelists for this discussion were: Bruno Albanesi – president – Bitimec International Joe Barge – vice president of sales – Johnson Wash […]

Think “heavy duty pit stop”

Compare the bus in the garage to a racecar in the speedway pit By Christopher W. Ferrone This story originally appeared in the January 2006 issue of BUSRide Magazine. Running an efficient garage operation is not as straightforward as it may seem, where safety, reliability, production and logistics come in to play at every step. […]

Performance for all transit bus applications

Meritor has created what it says is the “next generation” single reduction drive axle, optimized for all length transit buses and all power trains Meritor says its 79000 Series axle is the next-generation single reduction drive axle for transit bus vehicles. In an informative interview with BUSRide, John Wolf, senior sales manager – specialty products […]

Accident prevention: 4 safety improvement technologies you should consider

By Lori Jetha Sixty-three pedestrians lost their lives in single vehicle accidents involving buses in 2015. That represents an 11 percent increase in fatalities involving buses over 2014.  This disturbing trend is fueled by pedestrians focused on mobile device screens, urban congestion, distracted motorists, and blind spots around the bus itself. At a 2016 bus […]

For your convenience

How account-based systems are wooing riders with the promise of flexibility and choice To reach the ideal transit payment solution, customer convenience must be factored into the equation, according to solutions specialist at Vix Technology, Nick Halden. He shares his insight on how account-based fare collection is making it easier to pay for transit than […]

Passenger information is a network

By Cliff Anderson Passenger information systems have become a key customer service tool for transit agencies to communicate efficiently and effectively with their riders.  Of course, passengers expect to know when their bus will arrive/depart, the route it will travel, and which stops and connections are on the route.  However, they will also want to […]

IMG selects Brown Coach as 2017 Operator of the Year

  The International Motorcoach Group (IMG) announced Brown Coach as the 2017 “Operator of the Year” at their annual Strategic Alliance Meeting in Nashville. The award was accepted by Stephen Brown, vice president, Brown Coach, on behalf of his brother Robert, their families and the entire team at Brown Coach who made this recognition possible. […]

Meeting riders’ needs for increased cleanliness

By Doug Oswald Issues that negatively impact ridership levels can harm a transit authority’s credibility – even threaten its existence. A leading concern among today’s transit riders is the cleanliness of transit vehicles. People have become increasingly worried about germs that they may come into contact with – or even illnesses that they may contract […]

Event-based Recording – Is it worth it?

By Steven Winnefeld Several new options for mobile video security and surveillance have emerged in the technology marketplace.  Small, compact, event-based recorders offer video review services and driver behavior modification (DBM) reports.  Their employees look over any generated events that create a number of reports and analytics that can be displayed on a dashboard for […]

Beyond GPS – avoiding ITS pitfalls

Avail Technologies, State College, PA, is an enterprise intelligent  transportation systems (ITS) solutions provider for public transit operators in the United States, specializing in total agency solutions for fixed route and paratransit. In an interview with BUSRide, Andrew Kissel, principal staff engineer at Avail Technologies, speaks about why agencies must seek out ITS providers that […]