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Continental introduces intelligent tires to the motorcoach industry

Continental is launching the motorcoach industry’s first complete tire line factory-assembled with an embedded tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensor. The company chose the Conti Coach HA3 as the first of its tire lines to feature this technology because of the motorcoach industry’s unique need for safety. “Continental is committed to Vision Zero, which means […]

Collision Repair, Refurbishing and Remanufacturing: Structural Damage

In this roundtable discussion, BUSRide Maintenance spoke with experts in the field of collision repair about common pitfalls, hidden factors and recent innovations. What are your capabilities in structural collision repair? Dale E. Carson: For over 30 years, Complete Coach Works (CCW) has dedicated its resources toward the retrofit, rehab, and remanufacture of buses. Among […]

Davey Coach Sales builds on decades of service

The company considers itself a “one-stop shop” for bus operators Davey Coach Sales began in 1992, beginning the company’s journey with only a single used bus. Today, the operation occupies seven acres and multiple dealerships across the United States. Though Davey Coach Sales experienced modest growth throughout the 1990s, business picked up in 2003 and […]

OFFICIAL BUSRide ROAD TEST: CT Coachworks motorcoach

By Richard Tackett The path toward the CT Coachworks passenger coach began when husband and wife team Steve and Susan Thomas founded Wolverine Fabricating, Inc. in 1992 as a fabricator of luggage doors. Eventually they grew their company to a business with multi-million-dollar profits, supplying the RV industry with laminated aluminum luggage-door systems, side walls, […]

ITS Technology and Public Transit: A Roundtable Discussion

BUSRide spoke with several intelligent transportation solutions (ITS) providers and public transit agencies about second-adopters of ITS technology; the challenges and operational benefits associated with ITS deployments; and how agencies can future-proof their technology investments. The panelists for this discussion were: Rick Spangler – Chief Technology Officer – Avail Technologies LaShawn King Gillespie – Director […]

Customize surveillance for transit

BUSRide Magazine spoke with expert Réal Barrière, transit solutions product manager at March Networks, about the importance of surveillance technology, common pitfalls when installing and integrating new software, mitigating false liability claims, and more. Why are safety goals and benchmarks important when planning a surveillance policy? When a transportation authority prepares to purchase a video […]

The MCI J3500

MCI has brought the signature luxury of the J-Series to a 35-foot model The new J3500 by Motor Coach Industries (MCI) introduces a breadth of versatility and flexibility to the manufacturer’s already impressive J-Series, now allowing smaller groups to experience luxury normally reserved for a 45-foot coach. Brent Maitland, MCI Vice President of Marketing and […]

OFFICIAL BUSRide ROAD TEST: The Spirit of Independence by ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC

With the production and deployment of the Spirit of Independence (Independence), ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (ARBOC) aims to make the safety and dependability associated with its buses into a lower-cost option for agencies of all sizes. “We consulted with many fleets that indicated they were operating 16-20 passenger buses and were utilizing a very small […]

New Technologies in Fare Collection

BUSRide spoke with thought leaders in the industry about benefits, proprietary restrictions innovations and more in the fare collection field. What are the latest emergent technologies “disrupting” fare collection and transit revenue management? Darren Dickson: There are so many new technologies ranging from mobile implementations, which are gaining momentum, to SaaS-based solutions that more readily […]

BWAT test drives low-floors by Champion Bus

Blue Water Area Transit (BWAT) of Port Huron, Michigan, serves an average monthly ridership of over 109,000, providing regularly scheduled service to the City of Port Huron and Fort Gratiot Township as well as dial-a-ride service in Fort Gratiot, Burtchville and Port Huron Townships and the City of Marysville. Operated by the Blue Water Area […]