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Prevost services are good for business

Specialized training and UPTIME® agreements bring new dimensions By David Hubbard Resolute in its commitment to deliver the ultimate aftermarket experience to coach operators across the U.S. and Canada, Prevost offers the largest service network in the coach industry. Fifteen Prevost Service Centers strategically located throughout the U.S. and Canada, along with more than 175 […]

Understanding and adapting to operators’ evolving needs

With so many operators at so many stages of their business in the transportation industry, there are many different levels of needs to address. Every operator has had to start somewhere with the goal to grow their business or accommodate their riders’ needs. Small companies need partners that value them and want to help them […]

Continental introduces intelligent tires to the motorcoach industry

Continental is launching the motorcoach industry’s first complete tire line factory-assembled with an embedded tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensor. The company chose the Conti Coach HA3 as the first of its tire lines to feature this technology because of the motorcoach industry’s unique need for safety. “Continental is committed to Vision Zero, which means […]

Electric bus infrastructure: charge success with the right partners and right solution

By Stephanie Laubenstein and David Warren The power requirements for an electric bus fleet can be astonishing. Averaging 175 miles daily per bus, the energy consumption for a 100-bus fleet at one location would approach 50 MWh. Charging the bus at 150 kWh over a 3-hour period would require a continuous peak power demand of […]

Dean Transportation trials real-time surveillance with Axis Communications

With nearly 1,500 school buses operating in more than 100 school districts throughout Michigan, security and surveillance is a paramount concern for Dean Transportation. Dean Transportation, formerly Special Transportation, was established in the early 1950’s by Eric Christensen. Christensen transported individuals affected by polio to Lansing, MI, area schools throughout the 1950’s and the early 1960’s. […]

Dealer update: the small & midsize bus market in 2018

BUSRide spoke with representatives from some of the nation’s leading bus dealers to hear their thoughts on the current state of the small and midsize bus market, new technological developments and growth opportunities for operators running these vehicles. The panelists for this discussion were: Eugene Hotard – executive vice president – Alliance Bus Group Josh […]

MCAT: Forward thinking with rear-facing technology

Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) provides public transportation to a ridership of over 2 million in Manatee County, serving Bradenton, Ellenton, Palmetto and several Gulf Beach communities along Florida’s West Coast. The MCAT service is now enhanced with the addition of the Q’POD and QUANTUM wheelchair securement systems provided by Q’Straint.

CCW: New study calls for more electric buses

The results of a recent study, performed by the Union of Concerned Scientists (https://www.ucsusa.org/), further highlight the environmental benefits of electric-powered buses. Buses powered by electricity are responsible for far fewer carbon emissions than their diesel-powered counterparts. The study found that on average, electric buses produce less than half of the harmful emissions than those […]

How do you keep your MOOvers spotless? With a Westmatic 3-Brush Rollover wash system

The MOOver, a division of Southeast Vermont Transit, opened its new maintenance facility in 2014 designed to service their community transit bus fleet of cutaway buses, mini vans and additional vehicles. According to their website (https://www.moover.com/) the MOOver is known as the best resort community transit system in Vermont. Their trademark buses sport a Holstein […]

Collision repair, refurbishing and remanufacturing: electrical component damage

In this roundtable discussion, BUSRide Maintenance spoke with experts in the field of collision repair about electrical componentry – repairing, replacing and common pitfalls. Please provide a summary of your capabilities in electrical component repair. Jon Savitz: Our capabilities [at ABC Companies] in electrical component repair consists of diagnostic training which develops troubleshooting skills amongst […]