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Lone Star Coaches Solves Drivers’ Expense Challenges with Prepaid Expense Card

Lone Star Coaches is a successful motorcoach charter service providing local and long-distance services with its 40- and 56-passenger fleets for a variety of travel rental needs, serving school athletic and music departments, church camps, senior trips and corporate events. Founded in 1979, the Dallas-Ft. Worth-based company strives to provide passengers with a safe experience […]

LiquidSpring: Improving Rides and Maintenance Across America

Tailored for shuttle buses, ambulances, RVs and military vehicles, LiquidSpring’s proprietary Suspension System is a uniquely “smart” system, featuring an on-board processor that automatically and instantaneously adjusts the suspension’s ride in response to terrain and driving conditions. The system keeps the ride soft and smooth over rough roads, then automatically stiffens on sharp turns, cornering, […]

Moving to the Cloud: How Data Will Transform Motorcoach, Public Transit, and Paratransit

Modern data programs make it easier for IT teams and transportation officials to stay connected. The sheer volume of information required to successfully run any private or public transportation fleet is astonishing.  There’s data from inventory control, purchasing, scheduling, routing, accounting, and human resources—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Fleets also generate important […]

Advancements in Battery Systems and Energy Storage

Fleet operators are no longer taking small steps to reduce emissions from their vehicles – they are taking major strides in the transition to zero emissions. Cities are moving far beyond the pilot stages, deploying large fleets of zero-emission buses (ZEBs), and putting emissions reduction plans into action.  There are many key elements in making […]

ARBOC Delivers Equal Access for Everyone

ARBOC is North America’s low-floor, body-on-chassis (“cutaway’) bus leader serving transit, paratransit, and shuttle applications. With its underlying principle of “Equal Access for Everyone®” ARBOC is focused on providing unsurpassed passenger accessibility and comfort over traditional high-floor cutaway vehicles. Established in 2008 in Middlebury, Indiana, ARBOC has seen significant growth and success with more than […]

For Stop on Red Week, Let’s Talk About Bus Fleet Safety

Although it’s not difficult to grasp the most fundamental traffic laws, the crowded roads we travel on everyday result in at least 50 million injuries and disabilities each year. Roadway crashes are the number one killer of Americans under 54. More than 50 percent of all crashes resulting in injury or fatalities occur near or […]

Palm Tran Creates Paratransit-to-Fixed-Route Success with Q’STRAINT

Palm Tran’s 31 routes and 2,993 stops stretch across Florida’s Palm Beach County, a large and dynamic service area on the state’s southeastern coast. With a fleet of 141 buses and an average weekday ridership of 21,000, the agency runs close to 680,000 miles a month in fixed routes and nearly double that in paratransit. […]

BJCTA Stays Ahead of the Tech Curve with Avail Technologies

The future is bright for the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) thanks to a forward-thinking, technologically minded leadership team combined with the right industry partnerships to ensure continuing success. Working with longtime partner Avail Technologies, Alabama’s BJCTA will soon complete a full-scale technology upgrade in preparation for the launch of their new Bus Rapid Transit […]

Trends and Advances in Modern Bus Wash Systems

Westmatic’s bus wash systems are designed with effectiveness and efficiency being paramount. Our systems are robust and reliable, and most transit authorities opt for either our Transit Master 4 brush drive through system or Viking 3 brush gantry system. Brush systems are more effective than strictly touchless systems and both styles of wash systems are […]

Designing Equipment for an Aging Population

While the country’s aging population continues to grow in number, there is no shortage of seniors looking to stay active and maintain their mobility. For this reason, it is imperative that agencies and operators provide consistent and accessible transportation as the senior population continues to grow.  At Q’STRAINT, our mission is to make buses safe […]