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The Guide to Collision Repair, Refurbishments, and Remanufacturing

Buses are prone to a great deal of wear and tear from driving for thousands of miles on roadways in different climates and temperatures. Frequent maintenance is vital to maintaining an aging fleet and preventing malfunctions and breakdowns. In addition, buses benefit greatly from midlife refurbishment at six to eight years due to the extreme […]

The Science Behind Bus Seating

We have the answers today to the mobility questions of tomorrow – and we are doing all that we can to ensure that this remains the case in the future. One important aspect of tomorrow’s mobility is sustainability. We meet our constantly growing commitment to our environment today with our modular recyclable construction systems. In […]

Accelerating the electrification of public transportation

  Revolutionizing sustainable mobility for PEOPLE Fasten your seatbelt – the journey to sustainable public transport is here. Rapid urbanization, growing passenger numbers, and the journey to reduced CO2 emissions have accelerated the need for sustainable mobility. Greener, cleaner, and quieter public transport modes can be scaled across cities and regions with innovative solutions in […]

FLEET FINANCE SUMMIT 2023

BUSRide, with the aid of moderator Gerald Lindsay, spoke with representatives of Wells Fargo Equipment Finance, Customers Commercial Finance, and Bus Solutions Holdings about the state of the motorcoach industry and its financial health in 2023. How would you describe the state of the new and pre-owned coach markets in 2023? Samuel Smith: In one […]

ETMS Can Revolutionize Bus Maintenance Management

With the increasing complexity of modern buses and the demands of maintaining a diverse and expansive fleet, long-term success for transit agencies is more challenging now than ever and can easily turn maintenance management into a laborious, costly task. Technology is one crucial component of maintaining an efficient maintenance operation, and effective ETMS (Enterprise Transit […]

MCI’s Unparalleled Service Network Keeps Champion Coach and Others on Track

It takes a service network as comprehensive as MCI’s to keep motorcoach fleets rolling reliably in today’s challenging motorcoach industry environment.  Operators of MCI coaches know they can count on the leading manufacturer’s outstanding service network to reduce the cost of operations and provide better outcomes on the road.  “In addition to the quality built […]

GCRTA Keeps Its Fleet Up to Speed with Remote Device Management

Maintaining in-field devices has been notoriously labor-intensive for transit agencies. Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) changed all that with a Vontas pilot that proactively resolved in-vehicle issues and substantially saved time and effort deploying software updates. Background A long-time Vontas customer, GCRTA had upgraded its on-board systems, notably its Vontas OnRoute CAD/AVL and V8 […]

Official BUSRide Road Test: Mercedes-Benz Tourrider

With the Mercedes-Benz Tourrider, Daimler Coaches North America is looking to introduce a new standard of luxury to the North American motorcoach market. The Tourrider, available in Business and Premium variants, is the company’s first motorcoach to be purpose-built for North America. Measuring 45 feet, the vehicle is available in two variants: Tourrider Business and […]

Tulsa Transit Increases Visibility, Accessibility with Avail Technologies

Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and operating over 199 square miles of fixed route and paratransit bus services, Tulsa Transit is dedicated to providing its riders with accessibility and ease of use. When the contract on their previous tracking service recently ended, Tulsa Transit was looking to expand its software capabilities and provide riders with a […]

Optibus and Stratio Partner to Solve Fleet Maintenance Challenges in Public Transportation

Twenty five to 70 percent of maintenance issues could be prevented or handled in a more cost-effective way if used predictive maintenance technology early on, according to Stratio’s research. Images courtesy of Optibus Optibus, a leading software platform for planning, operating, and optimizing public transportation, is partnering with Stratio, a leading provider of predictive maintenance […]