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InterClean Equipment announces BuyBoard vendor contract

InterClean Equipment, one of the leading and sustainable, innovative commercial vehicle wash systems and water recycling pioneers in the world, today announced it has been awarded a contract with the BuyBoard, a purchasing cooperative, to increase the buying power of school districts and other public agencies for capital equipment. As a member company, InterClean will […]

Back to Basics: The Back of the Bus, Everything Engines, Batteries & HVAC

The American Bus Association’s Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) and Bus Maintenance Repair Council’s (BusMARC) 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series offered a sequence of educational webinars early this year, covering a variety of industry-related topics. Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series This panel was moderated by […]

RTC of Southern Nevada Ensures Safety with High-Tech Fire Suppression

Julio Ortiz, senior director of maintenance for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), has experience with high-tech fire suppression technology. In his previous position as director of maintenance for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) – where he worked for more than 34 years before retiring – Ortiz was part of an […]

Saving Pennies at the Pump: Fuel Maintenance, Controlling Contamination, Filter Monitoring, Questions on Additives

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series Early this year, The American Bus Association’s Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) and Bus Maintenance Repair Council’s (BusMARC) 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series offered a sequence of educational webinars, covering a variety of industry-related topics. This panel was moderated by […]

ABC Companies: Focused on Customer and Industry Recovery

BUSRide recently spoke with Roman Cornell, president and chief commercial officer for ABC Companies. Cornell discussed ABC’s activities and priorities during the COVID-19 shutdown, the biggest challenges facing the motorcoach industry in 2021, and the future of the industry going forward. During the COVID downturn, where has ABC Companies focused its priorities? Our focus has […]

Transdev announces partnership with the city of Lodi in San Joaquin County, California.

  Transdev is proud to announce a new partnership with the City of Lodi in San Joaquin County, California. Transdev will be managing the operations of the City of Lodi’s GrapeLine and VineLine services, beginning July 1, 2021. Transdev was the highest ranked firm out of five bidders for its ability to bring higher quality […]

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority selects First Transit for 10-Year paratransit contract

  First Transit, the leader in providing mobility solutions, announces that the company has been awarded the contract for paratransit services at Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA). Service includes paratransit transportation for passengers requiring wheelchair-accessible vehicles. First Transit will provide 75 employees, including management personnel overseeing day-to-day paratransit operations, supplying five cutaway vans and 53 […]

Big Blue Bus launches contactless payment pilot on July 12

  Big Blue Bus (BBB) will transition to contactless only fare payments starting on Monday, July 12 as part of a systemwide pilot program. During the pilot period, cash and tokens will no longer be accepted on board. Instead, customers will be asked to pay for their trip using a TAP card or mobile ticket. […]

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority receives $5.15M in federal funding for bus fleet electrification

Friday, June 25, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced the award of $5,150,000 from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. The agency will utilize the funding to install the battery charging infrastructure in its facilities and diagnostic and required maintenance equipment to fully integrate No-Emissions vehicles in the […]

The SJCOG’s contactless transit fare payment service wins national award

  The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) last week received a prestigious National Association of Regional Councils Achievement Award for its EZHub, a cashless mobile ticketing and fare payment system in the Vamos Mobility trip planning app. It’s an EZ way to plan, pay, and ride transit in San Joaquin County. EZHub, created in […]