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FLEET FINANCE SUMMIT 2023

BUSRide, with the aid of moderator Gerald Lindsay, spoke with representatives of Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Customers Commercial Finance, and Bus Solutions Holdings about the state of the motorcoach industry and its financial health in 2023. How would you describe the state of the new and pre-owned coach markets in 2023? Samuel Smith: In one […]

MCI’s Unparalleled Service Network Keeps Champion Coach and Others on Track

It takes a service network as comprehensive as MCI’s to keep motorcoach fleets rolling reliably in today’s challenging motorcoach industry environment.  Operators of MCI coaches know they can count on the leading manufacturer’s outstanding service network to reduce the cost of operations and provide better outcomes on the road.  “In addition to the quality built […]

GCRTA Keeps Its Fleet Up to Speed with Remote Device Management

Maintaining in-field devices has been notoriously labor-intensive for transit agencies. Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) changed all that with a Vontas pilot that proactively resolved in-vehicle issues and substantially saved time and effort deploying software updates. Background A long-time Vontas customer, GCRTA had upgraded its on-board systems, notably its Vontas OnRoute CAD/AVL and V8 […]

New York City Transit recognized at UITP Awards for using Preteckt’s AI software to maintain bus fleet

  Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP) has announced that New York City Transit (NYCT) has received a Special Recognition distinction at the UITP Awards 2023 in Barcelona for its use of Preteckt’s AI-powered predictive maintenance technology to maintain its bus fleet. NYCT was selected alongside 10 other international transit agencies with projects that have achieved […]

IMG announces Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus as newest member

  IMG today announced the acceptance of Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus, Halifax, Canada, as the newest member of the invitation only network. Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus is a leading provider of passenger transportation in Eastern Canada. Beginning in 2005 with 30 employees, the Company has grown to three locations on the east coast with 515 […]

Jeamy Molina joins DART as Chief Communications Officer

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) president & CEO Nadine S. Lee announced on Wednesday an appointment to her leadership team with the selection of Jeamy Molina as her chief communications officer. Molina joins DART on June 26 after more than 15 years leading integrated communication strategies with non-profit organizations and large local corporations. She is […]

Creative Bus Sales rebrands to Model 1 Commercial Vehicles

  Creative Bus Sales, the nation’s largest bus and transportation services dealer, has rebranded to Model 1 Commercial Vehicles. The new name and brand identity reflects the evolution beyond bus sales to also include distribution, service, parts, financing and insurance for a variety of internal combustion, alternative fuel, and electric commercial vehicles. The Model 1 […]

CTF recognizes StanRTA with the 2023 Bus Transit Project of the Year Award

The Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority (StanRTA) is pleased to announce its remarkable achievement in winning the prestigious CTF Award for Rural Bus Transit Project of the Year. The award, presented by the California Transportation Foundation (CTF), recognizes StanRTA’s exceptional efforts in enhancing rural public transportation services and its commitment to improving the lives of residents […]

BAE Systems to power North America’s largest battery-electric bus order with zero-emission propulsion systems

  BAE Systems, a leader in heavy-duty electric propulsion, announced that the ten transit authorities members of the Association du Transport Urbain du Quebec (ATUQ) have ordered up to 1,229 battery-electric buses using BAE Systems’ Gen3 electric drive system, allowing them to run emission-free. BAE Systems will provide its electric drive systems to Nova Bus […]

Link Transit celebrates seven years of transit services

June 6, 2023 marks the seventh anniversary of Link Transit providing public transportation services to Burlington, Elon, Gibsonville, Alamance County and Alamance Community College. To date, Link Transit has provided close to 650,000 trips since beginning operations on June 6, 2016. To celebrate, Link Transit staff will hand out free Link Transit giveaways at the […]