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Mobility solutions company LM Industries completes first round of global autonomous fleet competition

Winners in Sacramento and Phoenix announced; D.C. and cities worldwide soon to follow By Skylar Griego Two institutions in Arizona and California have won a chance to utilize a fleet of electric, autonomous shuttles to transport people around their respective campuses. Local Motors by LM Industries Group, Inc., a mobility solutions company, launched a global […]

FOOD Share and Roadrunner Team Up for a Food Donation Campaign during the Holidays

Passengers are Encouraged to Bring Canned Goods for FOOD Share and Families in Need FOOD Share and Roadrunner announced today that they have teamed up to collect food for families in need during this holiday season. Starting Wednesday, December 5, 2018, through the end of January, Roadrunner will collect canned goods on their shuttle and […]

Metrolink Discount on San Bernardino Line Boosts Ridership, Will Become the Regular FareNew Page

Metrolink announced today that the provisional 25 percent discounted fare on the San Bernardino Line will become the regular fare beginning January 1, 2019. The San Bernardino Line, with nearly 10,000 weekday boardings, is one of Metrolink’s busiest lines. The promotional 25 percent discount was authorized by the Metrolink Board of Directors on May 15 […]

U.S. Department of Transportation Marks Opening of New Jacksonville Bus Rapid Transit Line

The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams today participated in an opening ceremony for a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line in Jacksonville, Florida. The East Corridor BRT Red Line will provide more frequent and faster bus service and provide a needed transportation option in a heavily transit-dependent corridor. Williams was joined […]

Albuquerque awards New Flyer of America Inc. a contract for 10 sixty-foot clean diesel buses

New Flyer of America, Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer in North America, today announced that the City of Albuquerque has issued a contract to purchase ten clean diesel sixty-foot Xcelsior® heavy duty transit buses (20 equivalent units or EUs) from New Flyer of America Inc. […]

Fleet diversity, inclusive culture and tech-savvy leadership keep Lorenz Bus Service at the head of the pack

The family-owned and operated Lorenz Bus Service traverses the Twin Cities and surrounding markets with a highly-diversified fleet, including one of the largest transit bus fleets available for charter services. Jim Canine and Alan Gingold partnered over two decades ago in acquiring a small transportation company that is now a second-generation business with sons Mike […]

The challenges and opportunities of operating university campus shuttle services

  By Russ Tieskoetter The campuses of colleges and universities, particularly those outside a city’s limits, can be essentially small (or even medium-sized) cities in their own way. Berry College just outside of Rome, Georgia is the nation’s largest campus at 27,000 acres. The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs comes in a […]

Next-Gen Telematics and Fleet Management

Next-Gen Telematics and Fleet Management BUSRide spoke with Jenny Shiner, marketing communications manager at GPS Insight, about the latest features available in telematics and fleet management, the roles of proprietary and open systems, the electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate, and the development of autonomous vehicles.

Setra builds on legacy of luxury

REV Coach and Daimler AG partner to back the motorcoach brand in North America Renowned for service excellence in the small, midsize and specialty bus market, REV Group is ready to bring its expertise to the full-size motorcoach industry. Its subsidiary REV Coach, as part of a new partnership with Daimler Automotive Group’s (Daimler AG) […]

Turtle Top: One Year Later

It is no secret the Turtle Top family and team went through a whirlwind over the past 17 months. After being approached and attempting to sell the company in June 2017, Independent Protection Company, a family company and Turtle Top’s parent organization, reacquired the commercial bus division on October 19, 2017.