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Wendel Companies reinvigorates the City of Niagara Falls

Given the city’s reputation as a tourist hotspot, the City of Niagara Falls’ former Amtrak terminal seemed somewhat neglected. A former freight warehouse built in the 1970s, the building’s industrial aesthetic and remote location belied the natural wonder the city is famous for. By Richard Tackett The city had a keen interest in renovating and […]

How infotainment is changing the rider experience

BUSRide spoke with experts at the forefront of infotainment, to learn about advancements in the industry, and the future of rider engagement. The panelists for this discussion were: Steve Halberstadt – product manager – Clever Devices Cliff Anderson – marketing manager – Luminator Tim Mark – V.P. sales and marketing – Hanover Displays What is […]

Your bus doesn’t have to ride like a truck

By Joel Badskey   Passengers commonly complain that cutaway buses “ride like trucks.” They are not wrong; in fact; buses and trucks oftentimes share the same model of chassis. Bus manufacturers use the same engines, transmissions, frames, cabs, axles, and suspension systems that box truck companies use to build delivery trucks and moving vans. Unfortunately […]

Bus Wash Systems

Bus wash systems: Choosing the best option for your fleet

BUSRide Maintenance brought together some of the sharpest minds in the bus industry for a deep dive on bus washing – spec’ing systems, the influence of technology, environmental concerns and maintenance considerations. The panelists for this discussion were: Bruno Albanesi – president – Bitimec International Joe Barge – vice president of sales – Johnson Wash […]

Think “heavy duty pit stop”

Compare the bus in the garage to a racecar in the speedway pit By Christopher W. Ferrone This story originally appeared in the January 2006 issue of BUSRide Magazine. Running an efficient garage operation is not as straightforward as it may seem, where safety, reliability, production and logistics come in to play at every step. […]

Performance for all transit bus applications

Meritor has created what it says is the “next generation” single reduction drive axle, optimized for all length transit buses and all power trains Meritor says its 79000 Series axle is the next-generation single reduction drive axle for transit bus vehicles. In an informative interview with BUSRide, John Wolf, senior sales manager – specialty products […]

Accident prevention: 4 safety improvement technologies you should consider

By Lori Jetha Sixty-three pedestrians lost their lives in single vehicle accidents involving buses in 2015. That represents an 11 percent increase in fatalities involving buses over 2014.  This disturbing trend is fueled by pedestrians focused on mobile device screens, urban congestion, distracted motorists, and blind spots around the bus itself. At a 2016 bus […]

For your convenience

How account-based systems are wooing riders with the promise of flexibility and choice To reach the ideal transit payment solution, customer convenience must be factored into the equation, according to solutions specialist at Vix Technology, Nick Halden. He shares his insight on how account-based fare collection is making it easier to pay for transit than […]

Passenger information is a network

By Cliff Anderson Passenger information systems have become a key customer service tool for transit agencies to communicate efficiently and effectively with their riders.  Of course, passengers expect to know when their bus will arrive/depart, the route it will travel, and which stops and connections are on the route.  However, they will also want to […]

IMG selects Brown Coach as 2017 Operator of the Year

  The International Motorcoach Group (IMG) announced Brown Coach as the 2017 “Operator of the Year” at their annual Strategic Alliance Meeting in Nashville. The award was accepted by Stephen Brown, vice president, Brown Coach, on behalf of his brother Robert, their families and the entire team at Brown Coach who made this recognition possible. […]