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Data-driven decisions: using physical security system data to improve transit operations

  By Jermaine Santoya Security departments within transit organizations are sitting on a goldmine of data collected by surveillance cameras, video management systems (VMS), access control systems (ACS), automated license plate readers (ALPR), intrusion systems, and other connected physical security devices. With the rise of data analytics, physical security system data can be used as […]

TAPTCO and MCSTCO Training Built Around a Safety Management System to Remove or Reduce Risk

For decades, the Transit & Paratransit Company (TAPTCO) and the Motorcoach Safety Training Company (MCSTCO) have been at the forefront of the public and private bus industries’ safety trends and regulations with its driver training programs. A Safety Management System (SMS) is a process where you identify the hazards in driving a bus, analyze these […]

Hannibal Public School District #60 Awarded Funds for Clean Buses

Missouri district adds nine propane school buses   Hannibal Public School District #60 has utilized funding from incentive programs like the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus Program and the Missouri Propane Education & Research Council to double down on its commitment to substantially reduce its carbon footprint with propane school buses. Plans for a […]

New Vehicles Take the Spotlight at Busworld North America 2023

Busworld North America took place in Detroit from 4 February to 7 February: a three-day trade show (4-6 February) and a three-day conference (5-7 February).  It was organized in partnership with American Bus Association (ABA) and its annual Marketplace, an event for bus and tour operators. Below you can find a short summary of the […]

FlixBus and Greyhound accelerating their Service Integration, DePaul Study Shows

Surprising moves by intercity bus lines in 2022 have ushered in a period of accelerated disruption and technological innovation in this ground transportation sector.  “From the rollout of first-class services and reserved seating on Greyhound on to the integration of FlixBus and Greyhound, it is clear that the industry is amid a metamorphosis,” notes DePaul […]

Prevost Unveils the All-New H3-45

  As the motorcoach industry moves forward into the new year, Prevost is keeping pace with the debut of the all-new H3-45 motorcoach at the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Motorcoach EXPO in Orlando. The latest improvements to the motorcoach include improved aerodynamics, increased driver and passenger visibility, a more dynamic driver’s cockpit, reinvigorated interior features, […]

Lone Star Coaches Solves Drivers’ Expense Challenges with Prepaid Expense Card

Lone Star Coaches is a successful motorcoach charter service providing local and long-distance services with its 40- and 56-passenger fleets for a variety of travel rental needs, serving school athletic and music departments, church camps, senior trips and corporate events. Founded in 1979, the Dallas-Ft. Worth-based company strives to provide passengers with a safe experience […]

LiquidSpring: Improving Rides and Maintenance Across America

Tailored for shuttle buses, ambulances, RVs and military vehicles, LiquidSpring’s proprietary Suspension System is a uniquely “smart” system, featuring an on-board processor that automatically and instantaneously adjusts the suspension’s ride in response to terrain and driving conditions. The system keeps the ride soft and smooth over rough roads, then automatically stiffens on sharp turns, cornering, […]

Moving to the Cloud: How Data Will Transform Motorcoach, Public Transit, and Paratransit

Modern data programs make it easier for IT teams and transportation officials to stay connected. The sheer volume of information required to successfully run any private or public transportation fleet is astonishing.  There’s data from inventory control, purchasing, scheduling, routing, accounting, and human resources—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Fleets also generate important […]

Advancements in Battery Systems and Energy Storage

Fleet operators are no longer taking small steps to reduce emissions from their vehicles – they are taking major strides in the transition to zero emissions. Cities are moving far beyond the pilot stages, deploying large fleets of zero-emission buses (ZEBs), and putting emissions reduction plans into action.  There are many key elements in making […]