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OFFICIAL BUSRide ROAD TEST: The Spirit of Independence by ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC

With the production and deployment of the Spirit of Independence (Independence), ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (ARBOC) aims to make the safety and dependability associated with its buses into a lower-cost option for agencies of all sizes. “We consulted with many fleets that indicated they were operating 16-20 passenger buses and were utilizing a very small […]

New Technologies in Fare Collection

BUSRide spoke with thought leaders in the industry about benefits, proprietary restrictions innovations and more in the fare collection field. What are the latest emergent technologies “disrupting” fare collection and transit revenue management? Darren Dickson: There are so many new technologies ranging from mobile implementations, which are gaining momentum, to SaaS-based solutions that more readily […]

Sustaining transit with real-time information and disruption management

By Joseph Saporita Investment in technology is no longer a luxury – for transit agencies to remain viable they absolutely must find ways to invest in technology solutions that make them competitive. Today’s transit riders have alternative options that are often perceived to be more convenient. Rideshare options like Lyft and Uber all offer desirable, […]

BWAT test drives low-floors by Champion Bus

Blue Water Area Transit (BWAT) of Port Huron, Michigan, serves an average monthly ridership of over 109,000, providing regularly scheduled service to the City of Port Huron and Fort Gratiot Township as well as dial-a-ride service in Fort Gratiot, Burtchville and Port Huron Townships and the City of Marysville. Operated by the Blue Water Area […]

Being the Vehicle For Change: Transporting Social Activists in the U.S.

Though some charter bus operators separate their business from politics, their services are vital to bringing important issues to light. Today, protesters use online forums and local Facebook groups to coordinate group transportation to protests, demonstrations, and rallies across the country. In turn, motorcoach companies provide them with the opportunity to ride together safely and […]

New York orders more buses from New Flyer

New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, today announced that the New York City Transit Authority (“NYCT”) has awarded New Flyer with another order for 53 Xcelsior® clean diesel sixty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. […]

Montréal and Laval award Canada’s largest ever battery-electric bus contract to New Flyer

New Flyer Canada ULC (“New Flyer”), the Canadian subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, today announced that the Société de transport de Montréal (“STM”) and the Société de transport de Laval (“STL”) have awarded New Flyer a contract for 40 forty-foot, […]

WAVE partnership with BYD and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) is honored to announce its partnership with BYD and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) in St. Petersburg Florida. WAVE will provide wireless in-route charging for four BYD buses powered by its wireless technology. Faced with increasing demands for sustainability, a growing number of transit agencies are turning to all-electric vehicles. […]

Busworld South East Asia, a third new exhibition for Busworld in 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia

The first Busworld South East Asia exhibition and congress will be taking place from March 20 – 22, 2019 at the Jakarta International Expo (JIEXPO) Kemayoran, Jakarta. These premises are the perfect place for an international exhibition like Busworld. With this new exhibition, Busworld is counting eight exhibitions throughout the world: Europe (Belgium), Turkey, India, […]

Retrofit a school bus wash system into a constrained space? “No problem” says Westmatic

Monroe School Transportation looks for creative solutions to wash a 300+ school bus fleet. Westmatic, a manufacturer of environmentally-friendly large vehicle wash systems, works with schools and school transportation providers of all types and sizes across the United States. Faced with tight budgets, building and site constraints, fleet size and variety, school transportation departments are […]