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Optimizing heavy-duty brake lifespan

  BUSRide Maintenance spoke to brake system experts about best practices, cost savings and sustainability. What are the latest advances in brake design, materials and engineering that are designed to help extend or maximize brake life? Keith McComsey: At Bendix, we are always looking for ways to improve brake performance, reduce initial cost, optimize for […]

Trends in bus wash systems

  BUSRide Maintenance explores the latest trends in bus wash systems with industry experts, including spec’ing systems, environmental factors, innovation and hidden costs. How does your wash system work and what makes it unique? Steve Wawro: Westmatic designs and manufactures automatic bus, truck and train wash systems that provide a superior level of cleaning while […]

After-Sale Support

  How does after-sale support translate for customers? BUSRide spoke with industry experts on the value of post-sales service  and support. What does “after-sale support” mean to your company? What levels of service and support after the sale do you provide? Kevin Dawson: For Prevost, Volvo, and Nova Bus, the three brands we’re supporting, after […]

ELD in Review

How have things changed since the ELD mandate? BUSRide explores the current state of the motorcoach industry’s device adoption, issues and future perspectives with industry experts. Since the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate has taken effect, how do you feel that the motorcoach industry is keeping up, and to what degree has the industry adopted […]

Charging infrastructure – with interoperability, everyone wins

  Battery-electric buses are gaining fast ground in traditional transit fleets. A key success factor in deploying electric propulsion lies within the deployment of the charging infrastructure. Charging infrastructure can vary significantly in type. This includes the power type (AC – alternating current, or DC – direct current) and the power transfer type (conductive, using […]

How to knock out any roundabout

  Roundabouts are becoming more common throughout the United States, replacing the traditional intersection. They move traffic one-way in a counterclockwise direction, at slower speeds, and create fewer conflict points for potential incidents. Although some motorists appear perplexed when approaching a roundabout, many of the same general rules regarding intersections apply. When approaching a roundabout, […]

Advancing accessibility in mass transit systems

John Walsh breaks down the problems and solutions of accessible public transportation BUSRide recently spoke with John Walsh, president and COO of Davey Coach Sales, Denver, CO, about the state of passenger accessibility in modern transit – and where the industry needs to go now. In your estimation, in what areas is transit accessibility deficient […]

CATA technology enhances service in State College

Using Avail Technologies as an integrator and ITS provider, Centre Area Transportation Authority provides urban-scale transit to Penn State students and State College, PA, residents Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) operates community and campus transit routes in State College, PA, home to Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). Though its approximately 72 full-size buses, eight paratransit […]

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Why the bus industry shouldn’t be afraid of technology

  By Madeline Parks In the bus industry today, many rental companies are using outdated software out of habit. Reserving a bus for a customer involves sitting in an office, manually checking bus availability, and quoting the customer a fixed price– even when supply and demand could yield a higher price. When a customer requests […]

Paint booths and finishing systems

In this insightful roundtable, BUSRide Maintenance discusses the purchasing and implementation of paint booths with the following panelists: Guido Pippa – vice president of automotive sales Accudraft Paint Booths Chuck Koenen – president –  Kayco Spray Booths Describe your company and products in terms of your service to public and private bus coach operators who choose […]