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Oahu’s TheHandi-Van Keeps Rides Smooth with LiquidSpring

TheHandi-Van, operated by Oahu Transit Services in Hawaii, knows all about rough roads. The busy island of Oahu features steep, winding paths which often give way to roads affected by the tropical climate and heavy rainfall. For some passengers, ride quality can mean the difference between utilizing paratransit services or not. Since 2017, the agency […]

Re-Imagining Accessible Transportation After COVID

BUSRide convened with industry thought leaders to discuss accessibility in the wake of COVID-19. The panelists discussed paratransit disruptions due to the pandemic, new safety concerns, the role technology plays in the “new normal,” and more. Our panelists: Bill Ott Vice President of Global Engineering Q’STRAINT Paola Realpozo Vice President, Marketing Trapeze Group Kevin Trudeau […]

The Impact of Digitalization on the School Bus Industry’s Service, Operations and Profitability

Coverage from the BUSRide-sponsored panel at the Busworld Digital Summit, curated and moderated by Tim Ammon By Emma Green Friday, June 4, BUSRide sponsored a session at the 2021 Busworld Digital Summit, focused on the impact of digitalization on the school bus industry, the services provided, and the operations and profitability of the providers. The […]

Palm Tran Embraces Avail’s Enterprise Transit Management Solution

Partnering with Avail Technologies, Palm Tran has upgraded ITS to help manage and coordinate services across Palm Beach County With 159 vehicles serving over 35,000 daily riders in Florida’s expansive Palm Beach County, it is critical for Palm Tran’s dispatchers, staff, and administration to have real-time, fleetwide communication with vehicles, drivers, and riders – and […]

Maintenance is the Key to Long Vehicle Life

By Iriz Guerrero Bus maintenance is one of the most important components of a successful public transit agency. It allows agencies to maintain their buses operating optimally while controlling time and costs to ensure maximum efficiency. In addition, it helps to secure a reliable and satisfactory quality of transportation to riders. Poorly maintained buses can […]

Diesel-to-Electric Repowering Can be a Stepping Stone to All-Electric

These vehicles can be used effectively on shorter-distance routes and shuttle programs With the advent of diesel-to-electric repowering, next-level sustainability is becoming more affordable for bus fleet operations. At ABC Companies, we have partnered with Lightning eMotors to develop a five-step process to identify, assess, and convert “donor” diesel coaches with a proprietary, fast-track battery […]

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 […]

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 […]

Adjusting to a New World of Workers’ Comp and OSHA Reporting Changes

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series 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. As part of their ongoing […]

Managing Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue Risks

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series As part of the ongoing Virtual Safety & Maintenance series, the American Bus Association (ABA) hosted an educational webinar addressing why and how companies can implement a fatigue risk management program (FMP), reduce fatigue-related accidents, and what we can learn from […]