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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  By Madeline Parks In the bus industry today, many rental companies are using outdated software out of habit.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 […]

NAIPTA seeks a contractor for Manufacture and Delivery of Transit Buses

Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) seeks a contractor for Manufacture and Delivery of Transit Buses for our agency in Flagstaff Arizona.  We are seeking an Independent Contractor to perform the following deliverables and services: FORTY (40) 35 Foot or 40 Foot Heavy Duty, Low Floor Diesel or Diesel Hybrid Powered Transit Buses FIVE […]

June Bratcher honored at EXPO Awards Luncheon

Each year during United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Motorcoach EXPO, held this year in San Antonio, TX, BUSRide has the privilege to present the BUSRide Motorcoach Industry Achievement Award, which honors a UMA operator for exemplary vision, excellent work and significant accomplishment. This year, BUSRide Magazine was proud to honor San Antonio’s own June Bratcher, founder […]

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 […]

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Operational technology

  BUSRide spoke with Nick Ross, industry solutions manager for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) at Trapeze Group, about “smart cities,” and the part technology plays in advancing this important concept. How does the technology your company provides assist transit agencies and / or municipalities in operating a “smart city?” Connectivity is the name of the […]