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How technology is transforming the usability of accessible transportation

By Angelo D’Urso Driven by legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) in the U.S. and other anti-discrimination laws in the European Union, most vehicles used in public transportation in advanced nations are equipped with at least one form of accessible entry to ensure  mobility rights of all passengers. The automotive […]

Answering the FAQs of ELD

By James McCarthy The ELD mandate effective date is rapidly approaching, so I’d like to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve heard in relation to the mandate. How can I figure out if the ELD mandate applies to my bus fleet? If your drivers are currently using paper logs to maintain hours-of-service […]

Collision avoidance today and tomorrow

An expert from Via Technologies details the safety and technology implications of collision avoidance software, hardware and techniques BUSRide recently spoke with Ciaran Mac Neill, senior sales director at Via Technologies, about the past, present and future of collision avoidance systems. How does your product go above and beyond in averting collisions? Until recently, SVS […]

Safety and Accessbility: Are we there yet?

By Ami Sailor It is bitterly cold outside today as I sit next to the tall, icy streetlamp and wait. The wind blowing snow in a horizontal blur silences the passing vehicles throwing slush onto the sidewalk in front of me. I want nothing more than to warm up inside of that bus, but when I […]

5 data points every fleet manager should monitor

By Todd Ewing Affordable, easy-to-use technology is helping businesses of all sizes use data to optimize their operations. Relying on drivers and vehicles to build a healthy bottom line means you need to know certain fleet-related metrics and benchmarks that can help you measure success. For companies with vehicles and mobile workers in the field, […]

Official BusRide Field Test: MARTA pilots the vicinity

Partnered with Alliance Bus Group, MARTA is conducting an innovative program with the Vicinity bus by Grande West Transportation By Richard Tackett The MARTA team’s biggest takeaway from the analysis was that fleet and service diversification would be necessary to push Atlanta’s transit system into the future. “We needed to move away from being a […]

Official BusRide Roundtable Discussion: Equal Access

  BUSRide spoke with experts from across the transportation industry to hear their thoughts accessibility, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and what it means to go above and beyond in providing equal access for all passengers. The panelists for this discussion were: Ami Sailor – marketing manager – ARBOC Specialty Vehicles John Walsh – […]

Apple Bus Company gets creative with NOLA expansion

Beginning with this issue, each  Safety Solutions column will focus on a different bus operation in the United States – the safety and operational issues they face, and how putting together a comprehensive risk management and insurance program helped their business and bottom line. Although its locally-managed, family-owned status might suggest otherwise, Apple Bus Company […]

Transit-Liner C2

Official BUSRIDE Road Test: Transit-Liner C2 by Thomas Built Buses

The Transit-Liner C2 passes muster under a keen eye on a tough track By David Hubbard On the heels of its February debut at the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Motorcoach EXPO in 2017, the newest version of the Transit-Liner C2 from Thomas Built Buses is on the road for a coast-to-coast dealership tour after more […]

Opening a new dimension in city transit seating

By Michaela Oberbauer To meet the requirements of local transport, quality seating must present all the characteristics for being the next trendsetter model for city transit buses, shuttle buses and street cars. A modern, innovative and first-class seat stands out not only by its functional design and exceptional robustness, but also by its low weight, […]