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Barbara Cline and Prairie Hills Transit serve as inspirations for community transit

Barbara Cline founded Prairie Hills Transit in 1989 while working as the director of a nutrition program for senior citizens in Spearfish, South Dakota. While delivering meals, Cline often heard from seniors who expressed interest in travelling to a central dining location but lacked a reliable mode of transportation. “I would ask if they had […]

MCI Re-Aligns to Push the Industry Forward

After five years as part of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), in 2020 MCI’s business was combined with that of New Flyer as part of the “NFI Forward” initiative. The combined entity continues to offer all models of both New Flyer transit buses and MCI motorcoaches, making it the industry’s widest range of models and propulsion […]

United Safety Fights COVID with ‘Whole Bus Solution’

 By combining Active Air Purification with antimicrobial surface treatments, the company is pursuing a multi-tiered approach to post-pandemic transit safety For United Safety, the spread of COVID-19 throughout the nation – and the ensuing challenges which statewide lockdowns placed on bus travel – was the catalyst for a new, multi-tiered approach to help the public […]

An operators’ guide to fuel cell bus fleet maintenance facilities

  READ MORE AT How to Adapt Your Bus Depot to Refuel and Service Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses. Transit operators need to be armed with the best information on how to make the transition to zero emission transit fleets. When considering hydrogen buses, many transit operators are unsure of how to integrate the vehicles into their […]

Choose the surveillance system that best supports your bus operations

By Alicia Delgado The age of video is at its prime. Virtual meetings, demonstrations, and even doctor appointments have heavily evolved in wake of the pandemic – and with good reason: video has become a safety net for people. However, despite the recent dependence on video technologies, one has been a constant foundation for security […]

MARTA pulls together in crisis

By Emma Green Through the onset of a global pandemic, Atlanta demonstrates how an international crisis is the perfect opportunity to reinvent and deliver the best possible service to its ridership Since opening in 1979, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has provided service to millions of metro Atlanta residents and made billions of […]

ABC Companies: More focused and invested than ever

  With the motorcoach industry at a virtual standstill resulting from the 2020 pandemic, ABC Companies continues to invest in serving its customers to ensure stability today and in the future. Guided by the belief that the company’s success is borne from its customers success, ABC President and Chief Commercial Officer Roman Cornell discussed how […]

UTA makes equipment painting efficient with Accudraft system

When the Utah Transit Authority (UTA)’s onsite paint system reached the end of its useful life after 35 years, it was clear to UTA management that an upgrade was necessary. The original booth was designed for a semi-truck configuration, which limited the bay’s lighting as well as its utility for painting buses. Furthermore, it simply […]

QUANTUM Enhances Passenger Accessibility

Green Bay Metro partnered with Q’STRAINT to install the QUANTUM automatic wheelchair securement station on their buses. We later discussed with Green Bay Metro directors and mobility passengers to hear their thoughts on the QUANTUM. WATCH: GREEN BAY METRO ON THE QUANTUM “When I saw the QUANTUM I liked it. I like innovative things. I […]

Prairie Hills Transit pioneers with LiquidSpring

Barb Cline founded the service now known as Prairie Hill Transit in 1989 while working as the director of a nutrition program for senior citizens in Spearfish, South Dakota. While delivering meals, she would often hear from seniors who said they would travel to a central dining location if they only had transportation. Operating with […]