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Getting your house in order for financing

Customers frequently ask me about the information they need to provide in order to get approved for an equipment loan or lease. What does a bank really look for when reviewing a transaction? For smaller transactions, many banks have a process where you can submit just an application if the requested amount falls under a […]

Best Trails & Travel means “first class”

With a fleet of luxurious Prevost motorcoaches, this Brooklyn-based operator caters to top-level travelers After running shuttles and mini-buses for five years since his company’s creation, Aly Goldenberg, vice president of Best Trails & Travel, Brooklyn, NY, saw market demand in 2000 shifting toward charter business. Rather than a simple business expansion, Goldenberg saw this […]

What makes motorcoach insurance unique?

BUSRide’s ongoing series of interviews with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, now turns to the intricacies of motorcoach operators’ insurance, what makes it unique from other transportation insurance plans, and how adept the industry is at navigating its various pitfalls. You deal in all transportation modes – what do you notice […]

The future of fare collection

  BUSRide spoke with a select group of thought leaders in the transit fare collection industry for a roundtable discussion on the future of fare collection – open architecture, mobile payments and the developing infrastructure that will make it all possible. The panelists for the discussion were: Darren Dickson, president, Genfare Sanford Weinberg, vice president, […]

Take full advantage of what enterprise asset management tells you

BUSRide spoke with Kevin Price of Infor, New York, NY, about actionable business intelligence that transit agencies can derive from enterprise asset management (EAM) systems. Price, who is based in Greenville, SC, has more than 17 years in Infor’s asset management business, holding roles in sales and service, as asset solutions director for the Infor […]

The future of EAM

BUSRide spoke with Afthab Zainudeen, senior solution architect in public transportation at Xerox, about the future of enterprise asset management (EAM) systems – how recent improvements will shape tomorrow’s system integration and data collection, management and analysis. Please provide an overview of the current market with regard to EAM. In the current market, there are […]

GPS mobile apps and the AVA are taking transit to the next level

By Diego Capelluto Technology has revolutionized the way that business is conducted in today’s world. With people constantly on-the-go, businesses are taking advantage of the ability to share and receive information as quickly and efficiently as possible due to advances in communication and information technology. One of the latest forms of continuously progressing technology is […]

Frank Kane achieves 2.5 million miles by ‘always being cool’

BUSRide spoke with Frank Kane by phone at his home in Rochester, NY on the very day of his retirement in November.  We congratulated him on capping his 47 years as a coach driver with 2.5 million miles without a recordable accident for the company that is now Trailways of New York. Kane is now […]

ECS Transportation forges ahead with Fleetmatics

After installing Fleetmatics REVEAL™, ECS Transportation reports it has seen reduced costs, smarter routing and an improved corporate culture By Richard Tackett In the most recent installment of this three-part series, Connecticut-based ECS Transportation installed Fleetmatics REVEAL™, the flagship product of its new partner Fleetmatics. Fleetmatics worked weekends and off-business hours while installing its solutions, […]

Official BUSRide Field Test: DART lights up its message

DART lights up its message Working with longtime partner Luminator, the Dallas agency is using passenger information to connect with its community By Richard Tackett In 2011, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) was in the midst of rolling out new vehicles and developing a new fleet with the expressed intent of providing a fresh feel […]