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Official BUSRide ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Creating New Revenue Streams with Fare Collection For this important discussion on fare collection best practices with a focus on revenue, BUSRide spoke with the following experts: Darren Dickson – president – Genfare Michael Primeaux – global head of engineering and architecture – Vix Technology In what ways does your platform enable a reliable, dependable […]

Why the bus industry shouldn’t be afraid of brokers

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 […]

Complete Coach Works pushes the industry forward

Complete Coach Works, Transit Sales International, Shuttle Bus Leasing and ZEPS offer a “one-stop shop” for operators to enhance their vehicles and operations By Richard Tackett “The beginning of Complete Coach Works was all about seizing opportunities,” says Dale Carson, now president of Complete Coach Works (CCW). After his father Dave sold his business to […]

Helping the bus industry increase operational efficiencies and reduce TCO through partnerships

LILEE Systems provides mobile connectivity solutions for the busing industry to enable robust passenger Wi-Fi for riders and simplify the onboard network design through consolidation. With their Smart Transportation platform, LILEE is helping the industry improve the operational efficiency and lower the total cost of ownership of technology onboard by: Reducing multiple point systems to […]

FOR SALE: One 2003 35’ Gillig Low Floor Bus and One 1997 40’ MCI Commuter Coach Bus

St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission is accepting bids for the sale of: One (1) 2003 35’ Gillig Low Floor Bus One (1) 1997 40’ MCI Commuter Coach Bus Bids are due by Monday, April 30th, 2018 5:00 PM CST. Bids will be awarded to the highest bid per vehicle. Bids can be accepted by individual […]

The Two Secrets of Retaining Great Employees

Help people succeed and feel fulfilled in their jobs. Written by Jim McCann, David Spader and Dr. Michael O’Connor Spader Business Management How important is it to the ongoing stability and growth of your business that you retain key employees? Not Important Somewhat Important Very Important If you answered “A,” it is likely you don’t […]

Proposal No. 2018-126

Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) seeks a consultant for Public Education and Outreach Campaign for the Fall 2018 Transit Tax Initiative for our agency in Flagstaff Arizona.  We are seeking an Consultant to perform the following deliverables and services: NAIPTA seeks a professional contractor to serve as a transit tax consultant for an […]

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 […]