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Open architecture and system integration

Open architecture and system integration Avail Technologies, State College, PA, is an intelligent transportation systems (ITS) solutions provider for transit operators in the United States, specializing in CAD/AVL solutions for fixed route and paratransit. In an interview with BUSRide, Rick Spangler, chief technology officer at Avail Technologies, answers a few critical questions about open architecture […]

Mercedes-Benz launches autonomous city bus

Mercedes-Benz launches autonomous city bus Friends who work in Daimler Buses sometimes express regret that their company does not appear to be keeping pace with European competitors on the development of transit buses with alternative fuels and driveline technology. I can understand their concerns, but the company has forged ahead with very strong sales of […]

Heavy-duty buses ramp up accessibility

Heavy-duty buses ramp up accessibility By Mike Ammann In this installment of Equal Access, Mike Ammann, vice president of sales for ENC (formerly Eldorado National California and now a division of the REV Group), responds to questions on his company’s philosophy in regards to making heavy-duty vehicles more accessible. How are transit bus OEMs improving […]

Avoiding the pitfalls of workers' comp

Avoiding the pitfalls of workers’ comp By Tim O’Bryan The continuing series with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, now focuses on workers’ compensation claims – specifically, the pitfalls of workers’ comp and how motorcoach operators can avoid them. What’s one of the biggest pitfalls that motorcoach operators don’t foresee when dealing […]

Fleetmatics connects with ECS Transportation

OFFICIAL BUSRide Field Test: Fleetmatics connects with ECS Transportation When the Connecticut operator needed a better way to track vehicles, he turned to Fleetmatics By Richard Tackett For Gene Horne, president of ECS Transportation, Norwalk, CT, a two-minute GPS refresh rate just wasn’t sufficient for his burgeoning school transportation business. For years his company used […]

Genfare links with Porterville Transit

OFFICIAL BUSRide Field Test: Genfare links with Porterville Transit A small, urban agency pioneers technology at the level of major metropolitan systems By Richard Tackett Porterville Transit was in search of an upgrade. Rather, two upgrades: more fare payment choices for passengers, and more options for passengers to quickly and conveniently pay for service. “We […]

Q’Straint secures the future of accessibility at Tulsa Transit

Official BUSRide Field Test: Q’Straint secures the future of accessibility at Tulsa Transit By David Hubbard Emeka Nnaka arrived in Tulsa, OK, in 2007 to attend Oral Roberts University and carve out his career goals, with early success playing semi-pro football pointing the way. His future was looking bright after an Oklahoma Thunder championship caught […]

Electric bus developments in Europe

Electric bus developments in Europe Before getting into the main theme of this article, it was amazing to read a recent report by IDTechEx, a respected research organization which has offices on both sides of the Atlantic. Over here, it is based in the beautiful old university city of Cambridge. They predicted that the electric […]

Accessibility as philosophy

Accessibility as philosophy Last year, as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) celebrated its 25th Anniversary, BUSRide intensified its mission to explore the many ways the bus industry is improving the overall transit experience for passengers who rely on paratransit services. In this installment of Equal Access, Greg Heichelbech, REV Group president, Specialty […]

Enhancing driver visibility – removing the blind spot

Enhancing driver visibility – removing the deadly blind spot By Lori Jetha Every vehicle has blind spots, but transit vehicles are particularly vulnerable to blind spots due to their size and composition.  On a transit bus, blind spots not only impair driver visibility but often lead to deadly (and costly) collisions. Improving driver visibility can […]