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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 […]

SolTrans optimizes services with Avail enterprise transit management solutions

With the aid of Avail Technologies, Solano County Transit manages its operations efficiently and effectively By Richard Tackett Solano County Transit (SolTrans) serves California’s southern Solano County, providing nearly 1.5 million annual trips via fixed-route, paratransit, and subsidized ride-sharing services. For the SolTrans staff handling that trip volume – while spread across two administrative buildings […]

How to Meet the Demands of High-Quality Video

By Alicia Delgado High-quality video is becoming increasingly popular for mobile video providers and customers. As video technologies and specifications progress, end-users are eager to improve their current surveillance system or establish a new one at paramount standards.  On any given day, Account Executives (AEs) at Safety Vision, LLC (a mobile video provider) receive requests […]

JTA and Florida State College at Jacksonville sign agreement for automated vehicle partnership

Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. and Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) President Dr. John Avendano officially signed a memorandum of understanding to expand the JTA’s autonomous vehicle Test & Learn program on FSCJ’s Cecil Center Campus. The expansion includes the use of FSCJ’s Commercial Drivers License Test Track […]