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SCR Medical Transportation accommodates mobility with AbiliTrax

Pamela and Stanley Rakestraw founded SCR Medical Transportation in 1986 with a mission to provide trips to Chicago’s mobility-challenged riders and become a leader in paratransit transportation. Their operation has grown to include more than 1,200 employees and 500 vehicles, and strives to impress customers with a reliable, safe, clean and comfortable transit experience. SCR […]

MV Transportation improves brake life and performance with Cryo Rotor®

  By Richard Tackett When Sruly Lowy approached Joe Smith, regional vice president of MV Transportation, in May of 2015, claiming that cryogenically-treated brake rotors could provide a 300 percent increase in rotor life, Smith was noticeably skeptical. In his career — dating back to his former positions as president of MTA Bus and Long […]

FlixBus plans Texas, East Coast expansion

The company’s business model is intended to affordably bring digital marketing and technological capabilities to small and mid-sized bus operators For a business to thrive in this digital age, it seems necessary to be good with technology; you need to know how to promote your services on social media, build an appealing and reliable website […]

Tampa to host ThinkTransit conference

The technology conference by Trapeze Group will run for three days in April By Skylar Griego The transition into spring brings many things to look forward to in North America: blooming plants, longer days and the annual ThinkTransit conference by Trapeze Group. In the last 26 years, the ThinkTransit conference has evolved from a hands-on […]

Stertil-Koni offers 10 top tips to improve maintenance safety during the winter months

Following a review of bus maintenance facilities across North America, combined with heightened service demands resulting from an increase in the severity of recent weather events, heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni recommends 10 top wintertime tips to improve safety on the shop floor. “With the cold winter months here and weather conditions shifting at […]

Fleet diversity, inclusive culture and tech-savvy leadership keep Lorenz Bus Service at the head of the pack

The family-owned and operated Lorenz Bus Service traverses the Twin Cities and surrounding markets with a highly-diversified fleet, including one of the largest transit bus fleets available for charter services. Jim Canine and Alan Gingold partnered over two decades ago in acquiring a small transportation company that is now a second-generation business with sons Mike […]

Setra builds on legacy of luxury

REV Coach and Daimler AG partner to back the motorcoach brand in North America Renowned for service excellence in the small, midsize and specialty bus market, REV Group is ready to bring its expertise to the full-size motorcoach industry. Its subsidiary REV Coach, as part of a new partnership with Daimler Automotive Group’s (Daimler AG) […]

Turtle Top: One Year Later

It is no secret the Turtle Top family and team went through a whirlwind over the past 17 months. After being approached and attempting to sell the company in June 2017, Independent Protection Company, a family company and Turtle Top’s parent organization, reacquired the commercial bus division on October 19, 2017.

Banff Airporter washes with InterClean

Running between Banff and Calgary, this airport shuttle exceeds expectations for quality and cleanliness By Richard Tackett The team at Banff Airporter Inc.® prides itself on high-quality transportation not often associated with airport runs. The company’s scheduled service on the 90 miles between Calgary International Airport and Banff, a resort town in Alberta, Canada, has run […]

Pacific Coachways simplifies per diem with Commerce Bank

  Pacific Coachways Charter Services, Inc. has built its reputation for excellent service provided by exceptional drivers and equipment since its 1989 founding. Specializing in intrastate and interstate travel, including over-the-road tours as well as student- and church-group travel, its fleet of 25 has grown to include full- and mid-size motorcoaches, school buses and a […]