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Access Services trials the RSX suspension by MORryde

For the customers of Access Services, the paratransit service for Los Angeles County’s 45 public fixed-route transit operators, ride quality is of paramount importance. To that end, Rick Streiff, Access Services’ Senior Manager of Fleet Design, Maintenance and Safety, said that factory-stock suspension systems are simply not an option for the agency. “Our fleet is […]

ARBOC Builds on a Legacy of Equal Access for Everyone

Building on a legacy of accessibility and exceptional service, ARBOC Specialty Vehicles® is poised in 2020 to refine its vehicle offerings and further improve its organizational efficiency. Doug Minix, general manager, joined ARBOC in December and plunged headfirst into the bus industry, overseeing the company’s direction during the COVID-19 pandemic. The next year, he said, […]

Are You Ready for H.265?

Picture this: you have implemented the latest video compression technology (H.265) on your fleet of 20 buses. Each bus has 12 cameras and you downloaded two hours of footage per bus to a USB. You’re excited to review the high-quality video on your 2015 computer, but when you insert the drive, open your computer video […]

Integrating ITS with Legacy Systems

BUSRide spoke with key transit thought leaders about integrating new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) with legacy technology. Their in-depth discussion explored the risks associated with poor integration; unique challenges faced by early adopters; first steps toward integrating disparate systems; and the value of data warehousing. What problems do “disconnected” systems pose for agencies? David Mugica: […]

MCI matching dollar-for-dollar donations up to $10,000 in Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness fund

On Wednesday afternoon hundreds of motorcoaches circled the U.S. Capitol to raise awareness for the industry’s need of support. Now those who weren’t able to attend the rolling rally can do their part to help! A fundraising campaign is underway to help off-set logistics and support costs for Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness. Motor Coach Industries […]

FMCSA extends national emergency declaration until June 14, 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hereby declares that a national emergency continues to exist that warrants extension of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 issued on March 13, 2020, expanded on March 18, 2020, and extended and further expanded on April 8, 2020. This extension continues the exemption granted from Parts 390 through 399 of […]

America’s Motorcoach Industry Descends on Washington

“Rolling Rally” around National Mall & U.S. Capital on Wednesday, May 13 On May 13, 2020 hundreds of motorcoach companies from around the country will come together for a rolling rally around the U.S. Capitol to remind Members of Congress and the Trump Administration that the industry – which has laid off or furloughed more […]

Motorcoach industry gains attention of key Congressional leaders

On Friday, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) and House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR) requested that the Department of Treasury Secretary and Federal Reserve consider providing at least $5 billion in loans to over-the-road bus carriers. The Economic Stabilization and Assistance to Severely Distressed Sectors of the U.S. […]

New ABA report details impact of COVID-19 on the motorcoach industry

The American Bus Association (ABA) Foundation released a report today that showcases the effect COVID-19 is having on the U.S. motorcoach industry – an essential sector in the transportation industry. Nearly the entire industry is currently shut down in every corner of the country.  Most charter and tour companies have closed their doors, commuter operations have mostly […]

Mountain Line learns of onboard COVID-19 exposure

Mountain Line Transit Authority has learned of COVID-19 contact on a bus. Employees and passengers who may have come into contact and have potential exposure have been identified and are working with the Monongalia County Health Department to take the necessary steps to test, isolate and trace potential additional contacts. One Mountain Line employee has […]