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For your convenience

How account-based systems are wooing riders with the promise of flexibility and choice To reach the ideal transit payment solution, customer convenience must be factored into the equation, according to solutions specialist at Vix Technology, Nick Halden. He shares his insight on how account-based fare collection is making it easier to pay for transit than […]

Passenger information is a network

By Cliff Anderson Passenger information systems have become a key customer service tool for transit agencies to communicate efficiently and effectively with their riders.  Of course, passengers expect to know when their bus will arrive/depart, the route it will travel, and which stops and connections are on the route.  However, they will also want to […]

Event-based Recording – Is it worth it?

By Steven Winnefeld Several new options for mobile video security and surveillance have emerged in the technology marketplace.  Small, compact, event-based recorders offer video review services and driver behavior modification (DBM) reports.  Their employees look over any generated events that create a number of reports and analytics that can be displayed on a dashboard for […]

Beyond GPS – avoiding ITS pitfalls

Avail Technologies, State College, PA, is an enterprise intelligent  transportation systems (ITS) solutions provider for public transit operators in the United States, specializing in total agency solutions for fixed route and paratransit. In an interview with BUSRide, Andrew Kissel, principal staff engineer at Avail Technologies, speaks about why agencies must seek out ITS providers that […]

Smart connectivity platforms – the future of transportation

By Paola Realpozo Technology in transportation has become more relevant than ever as the new opportunities and benefits that it brings are valued not only by users and operators, but also by everyone involved in the operation, maintenance and regulation of the service and vehicles. This vision for public transportation is becoming clear quickly: a […]

BJCTA keeps it together with Avail Technologies and Fleet-Net Corporation

By Richard Tackett When Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) was searching for a new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) suite, improved passenger information delivery was the agency’s primary goal. With the recent selection of Birmingham, AL, as host city of the World Games in 2021, the city is anticipating an influx of new transit users, […]

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Dispatch and scheduling

BUSRide spoke with Nick Ross, industry solutions manager for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) at Trapeze Group, about GPS, dispatch and scheduling technology. In a comprehensive interview, he touched on several recent significant technological advancements, the benefits of open architecture and what the future holds for these solutions. In your estimation, how can dispatch and scheduling […]

Video Integration: the secret sauce

By Lori Jetha Technology plays an important role in transit operations today. Passenger counting, electronic ticketing, CAD/AVL systems, video surveillance, wireless, and even onboard Wi-Fi help transit agencies deliver a better, more efficient public transit experience. Developing a world-class transit organization means implementing solutions from best-in-class technology partners. But in order to meet increasing customer […]

Answering the FAQs of ELD

By James McCarthy The ELD mandate effective date is rapidly approaching, so I’d like to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve heard in relation to the mandate. How can I figure out if the ELD mandate applies to my bus fleet? If your drivers are currently using paper logs to maintain hours-of-service […]

Collision avoidance today and tomorrow

An expert from Via Technologies details the safety and technology implications of collision avoidance software, hardware and techniques BUSRide recently spoke with Ciaran Mac Neill, senior sales director at Via Technologies, about the past, present and future of collision avoidance systems. How does your product go above and beyond in averting collisions? Until recently, SVS […]