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Bus fires, fire suppression systems and fire prevention

By Al Daoud Operating buses presents many unique challenges, but one challenge is far more important than the rest: passenger safety. You carefully select the best drivers, buy quality equipment and make it clear to your passengers and company that safety is a priority. You plan for every outcome imaginable, including bus fires. But how […]

Mitigating Risk with Video Surveillance

For this important discussion on the value of surveillance as a crime deterrent and risk management tool, BUSRide spoke with the following experts: Anthony Incorvati business development manager transportation Axis Communications, Inc. Lucius McCelvey sales manager mass transportation Safety Vision   What is your company’s surveillance expertise? What are your capabilities? Lucius McCelvey: Safety Vision has been […]

Battery electric power, simplified

By David Warren How battery-electric propulsion works, and why demand continues to grow Public transit manufacturers are intensifying focus on zero-emission transportation that runs cleaner, greener, and leaner for growing cities. Battery-electric transit has shot into pop culture, and North American OEMs are finding themselves in a moment to shine. With this comes an opportunity […]

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Passenger Communications

BUSRide spoke with experts in intelligent transportation systems (ITS) about the importance of passenger communications in creating “smart cities” – and how innovations in technology will continue to shift passenger demands. Kirk Shore vice president of product management Clever Devices Nick Ross industry solutions manager intelligent transportation systems (ITS) Trapeze Group Please briefly describe your […]

Achieving ROI doesn’t have to be a full-time job

By Todd Ewing Return on investment, or ROI—three little letters with one very significant meaning. Businesses today, especially those with fleets, are paying more attention to the ROI they get from each purchase, especially if that purchase includes technology that is intended to help their fleet operate more efficiently. Any opportunity for investment can be […]

The ARBOC Spirit of Equess UNVEILED

By David Hubbard  With the launch of the Spirit of Equess, ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC, Middlebury, IN, has unquestionably raised its own bar to a higher level.  In the production of Equess, the manufacturer met its own challenges to conceptualize, build and deliver a purpose-built Equal Access solution for all transit passengers. “We pride ourselves […]

Public transit agencies could benefit from VW settlement

By Todd Mouw States will soon have access to a windfall of funds from the Volkswagen settlement. Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency filed a complaint against Volkswagen alleging that they violated the Clean Air Act. Volkswagen was found guilty and agreed to spend billions to settle these allegations, which includes a $2.9 billion Environmental […]

Hundreds rode to safety on Palm Tran as Irma took aim at Florida

As one of the strongest hurricanes in Atlantic coast history took aim at Lake Okeechobee, Florida Governor Rick Scott called for the mass evacuation of communities around the lake – and Palm Tran was the key to getting everyone to safety. “Everyone at Palm Tran is committed to safety and community service every day, and […]

All-electric HVAC changes maintenance practices

By Steve D. Johnson By now you know that certain components like mechanical compressors, clutches, belts, hoses and fittings will go away with the all-electric HVAC. These will be replaced by electrically-driven components and lead to the most important change technicians will see, exposure to high voltage. For the end user, technicians will have to […]

New Flyer acquires ARBOC Specialty Vehicles

Transit Holdings, Inc., 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, today announced that it has acquired 100% of the equity interests in ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (“ARBOC”) for a purchase price of $95 million, subject to certain purchase […]