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Luxury requires seat modernization

By Michaela Oberbauer The American motorcoach market has been in a state of rapid change this past decade, moving toward increased comfort, style and enhanced passenger experiences. Improved seating is a crucial aspect of coach interior modernization, and operators must keep the following factors in mind when selecting their “seat of the future:” A tapered […]

Smart connectivity platforms – the future of transportation

By Paola Realpozo Technology in transportation has become more relevant than ever as the new opportunities and benefits that it brings are valued not only by users and operators, but also by everyone involved in the operation, maintenance and regulation of the service and vehicles. This vision for public transportation is becoming clear quickly: a […]

Understanding the chain reaction of vehicle maintenance

By Todd Ewing Picture this: Your driver has a full motorcoach of over 60 people, headed across the state to an exciting tourist attraction. Halfway through the trip, the driver sees the glow of red warning lights from the dash – the check engine and tire pressure lights. He pulls over to the side of […]

BJCTA keeps it together with Avail Technologies and Fleet-Net Corporation

By Richard Tackett When Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) was searching for a new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) suite, improved passenger information delivery was the agency’s primary goal. With the recent selection of Birmingham, AL, as host city of the World Games in 2021, the city is anticipating an influx of new transit users, […]

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Dispatch and scheduling

BUSRide spoke with Nick Ross, industry solutions manager for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) at Trapeze Group, about GPS, dispatch and scheduling technology. In a comprehensive interview, he touched on several recent significant technological advancements, the benefits of open architecture and what the future holds for these solutions. In your estimation, how can dispatch and scheduling […]

Vehicle innovation as a driver of change

How exploration and advancement of bus technologies directly influences social and environmental evolution By Lindy Norris With increasing public scrutiny on political decisions as they impact climate change, zero-emission options for public transportation are coming front and center in the consideration set for public transportation authorities. Over the past six months, climate change has established […]

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GPS Insight ELD solution now registered and certified with the FMCSA

      GPS Insight, a technology provider of tailored GPS tracking and E-Log solutions for commercial fleets, today announced that their ELD solution has officially been registered and certified as compliant by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). GPS Insight is now listed as an approved ELD vendor on the FMCSA’s list of […]

Safety Vision proudly demonstrates the power of the RoadRecorder® 8000 Mobile Network Video Recorder at APTA EXPO 2017

ATLANTA, GA – Safety Vision, LLC, the leader in mobile video surveillance innovation, is excited about demonstrating its latest technology, including the powerhouse RoadRecorder® 8000 network video recorder (NVR), at the 2017 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) EXPO.  The RoadRecorder 8000’s features promise to bring mass transit surveillance into the next generation with open architecture […]

VDL leads European electric charge

Currently, VDL Bus & Coach has delivered and taken orders for more electric buses than any other European manufacturer. Headquartered in Eindhoven the Netherlands, The VDL Groep (Van Der Leegte Groep) can trace its history back to 1953 when the grandfather of the current president and chairman, Willem Van Der Leegte, established a metal working […]

Official BusRide Roundtable Discussion: Alternative Propulsion

BUSRide spoke with experts in the alternative fuel industry about making the switch from diesel: what operators need to know before doing so, financing and common challenges. Furthermore, they spotlight the factors driving innovation in this unique field as agencies make the sustainable transition to future technologies. José R. Castañeda – director, business development – […]