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Air-purification systems transform onboard environments

Utilizing UVGI technology, operators and agencies can provide cleaner air, longer HVAC life BUSRide Maintenance recently spoke with experts from SanUVAire, makers of an indoor air purification and surface sanitization system, about the benefits of Ultraviolet C (UVC) on transit and motorcoach environments, as well as the maintenance and lifecycle savings operators can realize for […]

BUS FIRE! Are you prepared?

  BUSRide Maintenance gathered representatives from two leading fire-suppression system manufacturers to discuss the ever-present threat of bus fires, and the recommended technologies and best practices to detect, suppress and extinguish bus operators’ worst nightmare. The panelists for this discussion are: Ed Ruggles – director of marketing and sales – Fireaway, Inc. / Stat-X Scott […]

Coach Tours manages charters with busHive

By Richard Tackett Attending the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) EXPO in 2013 proved to be extremely fortuitous for the three owners of Brookfield, CT, tour bus operator Coach Tours. Ira Steinberg, Michael Neustadt and Kelli Simmons’ growing company had been managing reservations and tour quotes by handwritten bookkeeping and were searching for a solution to […]

Approach low-floor in tiers

By Ryan Lamb When paratransit operators’ interest and desire for low-floor accessible transit runs high, and “would if only they could” work them into the fleet, they are often hesitant to make the investment strictly as a matter of price. It’s a lot to pay to essentially carry the same number of passengers, they reason, […]

“INFOtransit”: The future of onboard communications

Travelers need current information communication Bus passengers need to know the current status of their trip information- when their bus will arrive at their stop/depot, what stops and connections are on their route, unexpected delays or emergencies due to traffic, weather, mechanical issues, accidents, etc. A passenger information system is no longer just a “nice […]

After-Sale Support

BUSRide recently spoke with various motorcoach providers to discover what after-sale support means to them, and how they ensure that they are fulfilling customer service needs. Panelists include: Duane Geiger – president and CEO – CH Bus Sales Kevin Dawson – vice president, parts sales & business development – Prevost Scott Robertson – director, product […]

Onboard operational data transmission – made easy and efficient

By Paola Realpozo Until recently, transmitting operational data from vehicles to a central database was a matter of timing and necessity – buses leave for the day, collect data through various onboard sensors and applications, then offload the data to a back-office server upon returning to the garage via the local Wi-Fi network, when available. […]

Official BUSRide Field Test: The 2018 J4500 by MCI

    Featuring all-new space and aesthetic considerations, MCI’s newest vehicle means exciting changes for operators and passengers In 2015, New Flyer Industries’ acquisition of Motor Coach Industries (MCI), triggered ambitious projects throughout the largest motor coach builder in North America, including landmark efforts by the MCI design and engineering team and BMW Designworks USA to […]

Preparing for the ELD mandate

BUSRide spoke with experts in the transportation industry to hear their thoughts the rapidly approaching deadline for motorcoach operators to install Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) on December 18, 2017. This roundtable discussion featured the following panelists: Chris Nelson – vice president – ISE Fleet Services Fred Fakkema – vice president, compliance – Zonar Systems James […]

How to compare GPS tracking software

Today’s best GPS fleet tracking software does more than just monitor vehicles. The best tracking systems give business owners tools and information that can help them identify hidden problems, coach their mobile workers for better performance, reduce fleet expenses and improve visibility into essential business functions that can lead to higher efficiency and profitability. So if you’re […]