COVID-19 Archives - BUSRide

Updating Your Security Capabilities, Policies and Protocols to Handle Teleworking Employees

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. As part of their ongoing […]

Increased Seat Cleanliness Through Antimicrobial Coating

The COVID-19 pandemic brought public transit ridership levels down to historic lows. Transit agencies continue to look for ways to protect riders and regain their confidence in coming back to ride public transit at pre-pandemic levels. One necessary approach to protecting riders is routine cleaning and disinfecting of the surfaces that riders may come in […]

Active Air Purification is a Transit Weapon Against COVID

By John-Paul McGovern, PhD. As transit agencies return to full service in many cities and municipalities, the industry is turning to new, breakthrough technology to prevent COVID-19 transmission and restore faith in public transportation. When the pandemic started, we saw a massive impact on the nation’s public transportation sector. We felt the need to focus […]

Thermal imaging can be a safety tool for bus transportation

  BUSRide interviewed Bill Parrish, PhD, the co-founder, CTO, and chairman of the board for Seek Thermal, about thermography and the value it can provide to bus and coach operators dealing with the fallout of COVID-19. What is thermal imaging and how does it work? Thermal imaging, or infrared imaging, mimics precisely what the human […]

The COMET perseveres through the COVID crisis

By Emma Green Despite the continuation of a global pandemic, The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) has worked to provide safe and reliable transit operation for its citizens throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As a regional public transit service, The COMET normally offers 34 fixed routes and transports approximately 2.8 million passenger trips a […]

NFI Parts, MCI debut patented proactive air and surface purification system

Earlier this week, Motor Coach Industries (MCI) hosted a webinar highlighting the company’s most recent product developments, including a detailed look at their brand new patented proactive air and surface purification system. The system is the result of NFI Parts’ deal with Eagle Disinfection Group to be the exclusive distributor of the Puradigm FLOW 100 […]

UV-C is an Essential Disinfection Strategy for Transportation During COVID-19

By Kevin Lorcheim Transportation providers are seeing the world in a different way since the SARS-CoV-2 virus started affecting our lives.  While germaphobes have been planning for this for a while, the rest of us are now looking at every handrail, doorknob, public space, and human being as a potential vector for infection.  While some […]

NFI Parts™ announces exclusive distributorship for Eagle Disinfection Group’s Proactive Air and Surface Purification system for bus and motorcoach

NFI Parts™, the parts subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent bus manufacturers, has partnered with Eagle Disinfection Group, global distributor of Puradigm, LLC, to be the exclusive distributor of the Puradigm FLOW 100 system in the bus and motor coach market. The FLOW 100 is a Buy America Compliant […]

Barons Bus Invests in Motorcoach Air Purification system using UV Lights from NFI Parts™

NFI Parts™, the parts subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent bus manufacturers, has received an order from Barons Bus for 51 UV Light Kits to be installed on their entire fleet of MCI J4500 motorcoaches. NFI Parts’ UV Lighting system works to reduce bacteria, viruses and mold in the […]

DART Installing Mask and Sanitizer Dispensers On-Board Vehicles

The Engineering Department at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has begun installing face mask and hand sanitizer dispensers on all buses, light rail vehicles and streetcars. DART plans to have dispensers available to assist customers on each of their more than 600 buses, 160 light rail vehicles and four Dallas streetcars by the end of […]