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Powering the Electric Fleet: Increased Charge and Range

The panelists for this discussion were: Brian Nelson, Engineering Manager – ABC Companies Brad Carson, Director of Sales and Marketing – Complete Coach Works Sam Bourne, Content and Campaign Specialist – EVBox BUSRide conducted a roundtable discussion with some of the leading minds in all-electric vehicles (EV) and zero-emission infrastructure, centered on significant technological developments; spec’ing and purchasing advice; developing scalable […]

Regina enhances accessible outreach with Q’Straint

By Richard Tackett The city of Regina, the capital city of Saskatchewan, Canada, invests in transit to substantially increase mobility and accessibility for its citizens. In 2018, Regina Transit provided approximately 7 million rides over a service area of 180 km square. The city has a high demand for paratransit service, and many customers using […]

BusCon 2019 to showcase tech, mobility, and more

From the show floor to the classroom, this year’s event will feature all the latest in the bus industry, from electric buses and software to safety and autonomous vehicles, as well as take a look at the changing transportation landscape including a Keynote Address featuring Uber’s Head of Global Policy for public transportation. By Alex […]

The ARBOC Spirit of Independence Kneeling Bus

By Richard Tackett Expanding on the success of the Spirit of Independence (Independence), ARBOC Specialty Vehicles has commenced production of the Spirit of Independence Kneeling Bus, built on the RAM ProMaster 3500 cutaway chassis. ARBOC aims to bridge the gap between the van and small-bus markets with a bus that can serve both. “The van […]

GRTC saves on fuel, maintenance with Thermo King screw compressor

Though the technology has been used in transit buses for 18 years – with upwards of 14,000 units still in service – Thermo King’s exclusive S616 Screw Compressor technology for bus HVAC has yet to see widespread adoption in the motorcoach market. Screw compressors offer efficient operation, longer life, less maintenance and more fuel savings […]

Checker Bus streamlines operations with busHive

 The Client One of busHive’s many satisfied customers is Checker Bus LLC, in Marquette, Michigan. Checker has a fleet of over 30 buses which include Entertainer coaches, Mini-coaches, Limo buses, trolleys, school buses, vans, SUVs, and of course, motorcoaches for weddings and tours across the upper mid-west. Checker operates their own garage with three full-time […]

Slips, trips and falls on the bus: Why flooring and step treads make a difference

By Keith Bell Some athletes depend on spiked shoes for solid footing and maximum traction. Northern drivers use studded snow tires to increase car traction and improve safety. They prepare themselves with a solid foundation from which they operate more safely and effectively. Bus riders, on the other hand, may come aboard ill-prepared for a […]

New H3-45s for All Aboard America!

Headquartered in Mesa, AZ with operations in Texas and New Mexico, All Aboard America! offers coach charters, scheduled daily route and express service in rural communities, as well as contracted coach services for park and ride facilities, casino runs, employee shuttles and custom contracts. All Aboard America! has enjoyed an enduring relationship with Prevost since […]

Valley Metro: Phoenix voters support light rail

Voters in Phoenix have defeated an initiative that would have ended all light rail construction, prohibited future rail investment and returned billions in federal dollars previously pledged to expand the regional transit system. This vote marks the fourth time since 2000 that Phoenix voters have publicly supported light rail through the election process. The vote […]

Electric and Hybrid Bus Sales to Increase 8.8% Annually Through 2023

Global electric and hybrid bus demand is forecast to increase 8.8 percent per annum to 114,200 units in 2023, registering faster growth than all other bus types. The popularity of electric and hybrid models will continue to grow due to their: limited impact on the environment greater fuel efficiency than conventional buses lower fuel and maintenance […]