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Big Data has big payoffs for this APTA-award winning transit agency

Contributed by TripSpark staff   Long-time TripSpark partner Blacksburg Transit (BT) won the American Public Transportation  Association’s 2019 Outstanding Transit System award for North America, in the small urban system category.  Tim Witten, ITS and Special Projects Manager for BT talks about how Big Data has helped improve customer experience, planning and service.   What TripSpark products […]

ABA and UMA call on Congress to act immediately on industry relief

The U.S motorcoach industry is requesting Congress put the motorcoaches back on the road by making available $10 billion in grants and $5 billion in zero percent interest rates to the motorcoach industry, ensuring these monies are available immediately and easily accessible. Second only to the U.S. airline industry, the nation’s motorcoach industry provides nearly 600 million passenger […]

DOT Expands National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. “The nation’s truck drivers are on the front lines of this effort and are critical to America’s […]

ABA site advises Coronavirus best practices

  The American Bus Association (ABA) has built a comprehensive page on the association’s website on the Coronavirus for members and industry professionals. It includes information on how to handle the virus and government resources as well as ABA’s current actions, such as writing a letter to the president, Congress, Testimony on the Small Business […]

The Annual Fleet Finance Summit

Presented by BUSRide BUSRide convened a discussion moderated by Craig Lentzsch, former CEO of Greyhound Lines; former president / CEO of Coach America; and past executive director of All Aboard America! Holdings. He and a panel of industry experts explored the latest trends in fleet financing; the new and pre-owned coach markets; different lease types for […]

MobilityTRANS debuts EZSafe for ADA vehicles

The Safe-T-Bus and EZSafe system are generating interest for unique, accessible design With the introduction of the EZSafe floor system in its Safe-T-Bus buses and shuttles, MobilityTRANS is ushering in a new wave of high-tech safety features to its product line. MobilityTRANS President Dave Brown founded the Michigan-based company after working for nearly a decade […]

What to look for in a paint booth

By Guido Pippa Painting large buses and rail cars is quite different than the automobile painting found at normal collision repair centers. There is no one-size-fits-all method for painting large equipment Here are some key details to look for when spec’ing a paint system for your application. System and project quality The overall quality of […]

Protecting Paratransit Passengers and Drivers

The value of continuous on-board recording for Ride-On Transportation By Alicia Delgado The number of available transportation services for disabled persons is limited, and with that, the number of services offering high-quality care and treatment is in need of attention. Day-by-day there are an increasing number of complaints surrounding the mishandled treatment of riders and […]

BUSRide honors Marcia Milton for career achievements at Motorcoach EXPO

Each year, the BUSRide Industry Achievement Award honors a United Motorcoach Association (UMA) operator for exemplary vision; an unparalleled work ethic; significant contributions to the motorcoach industry and a lifetime of accomplishment. At this year’s UMA Motorcoach EXPO in Nashville, Tennessee, BUSRide CEO and Editor-in-Chief Richard Tackett presented the award on Monday, January 20, during […]

BUSRide honors John Oakman with Good Stewardship Award

BUSRide Publisher Judi Victor presented John Oakman with the BUSRide Good Stewardship Award on Sunday, January 12 during the Operators’ Breakfast at the American Bus Association’s (ABA) Marketplace in Omaha, Nebraska. Created in 2014 in conjunction with ABA, the BUSRide Good Stewardship Award honors its recipient not only for individual accomplishments and success, but for […]