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Motorcoach Winterization 2.0

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series The American Bus Association’s Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) and Bus Maintenance Repair Council’s (BusMARC) 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series offered a sequence of educational webinars early this year, covering a variety of industry-related topics. This panel was moderated by […]

Bus Operation 101: Shop Orientation

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series This January, the American Bus Association hosted a new edition of their ongoing educational webinar series, Bus Operation 101: Shop Orientation. The panel was moderated by Mike McDonal, BusMARC Chair and Director of Regulatory Compliance and Industry Relations at Saucon Technologies, […]

Getting Back to Work: Reviewing Driver Training Resources & Evaluations

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series As part of their ongoing education series, the American Bus Association hosted this virtual meeting with presenter Matthew Daecher, transportation safety specialist and president of Daecher Consulting Group. Daecher is a transportation safety specialist with over 19 years of experience in […]

Access, Tips and Tricks for Bus Operators with the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series The American Bus Association’s (ABA) Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) and Bus Maintenance Repair Council’s (BusMARC) 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series offered a sequence of educational webinars early this year, covering a variety of industry-related topics. The opening session served […]

Barbara Cline and Prairie Hills Transit serve as inspirations for community transit

Barbara Cline founded Prairie Hills Transit in 1989 while working as the director of a nutrition program for senior citizens in Spearfish, South Dakota. While delivering meals, Cline often heard from seniors who expressed interest in travelling to a central dining location but lacked a reliable mode of transportation. “I would ask if they had […]

MCI Re-Aligns to Push the Industry Forward

After five years as part of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), in 2020 MCI’s business was combined with that of New Flyer as part of the “NFI Forward” initiative. The combined entity continues to offer all models of both New Flyer transit buses and MCI motorcoaches, making it the industry’s widest range of models and propulsion […]

United Safety Fights COVID with ‘Whole Bus Solution’

 By combining Active Air Purification with antimicrobial surface treatments, the company is pursuing a multi-tiered approach to post-pandemic transit safety For United Safety, the spread of COVID-19 throughout the nation – and the ensuing challenges which statewide lockdowns placed on bus travel – was the catalyst for a new, multi-tiered approach to help the public […]

An operators’ guide to fuel cell bus fleet maintenance facilities

  READ MORE AT How to Adapt Your Bus Depot to Refuel and Service Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses. Transit operators need to be armed with the best information on how to make the transition to zero emission transit fleets. When considering hydrogen buses, many transit operators are unsure of how to integrate the vehicles into their […]

Choose the surveillance system that best supports your bus operations

By Alicia Delgado The age of video is at its prime. Virtual meetings, demonstrations, and even doctor appointments have heavily evolved in wake of the pandemic – and with good reason: video has become a safety net for people. However, despite the recent dependence on video technologies, one has been a constant foundation for security […]

MARTA pulls together in crisis

By Emma Green Through the onset of a global pandemic, Atlanta demonstrates how an international crisis is the perfect opportunity to reinvent and deliver the best possible service to its ridership Since opening in 1979, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has provided service to millions of metro Atlanta residents and made billions of […]