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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 […]

Advancing accessibility in mass transit systems

John Walsh breaks down the problems and solutions of accessible public transportation BUSRide recently spoke with John Walsh, president and COO of Davey Coach Sales, Denver, CO, about the state of passenger accessibility in modern transit – and where the industry needs to go now. In your estimation, in what areas is transit accessibility deficient […]

CATA technology enhances service in State College

Using Avail Technologies as an integrator and ITS provider, Centre Area Transportation Authority provides urban-scale transit to Penn State students and State College, PA, residents Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) operates community and campus transit routes in State College, PA, home to Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). Though its approximately 72 full-size buses, eight paratransit […]


ARBOC introduces Spirit of Equess

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles (“ARBOC”), a U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (“NFI Group”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, introduced a new product to the low floor transit industry. The Spirit of Equess “Equess” is a medium-duty rail product with all the benefits of a mid-size […]