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How to compare GPS tracking software

Today’s best GPS fleet tracking software does more than just monitor vehicles. The best tracking systems give business owners tools and information that can help them identify hidden problems, coach their mobile workers for better performance, reduce fleet expenses and improve visibility into essential business functions that can lead to higher efficiency and profitability. So if you’re […]

WAVE announces wireless charging with Antelope Valley Transit Authority at Lancaster City Park and Palmdale Transportation Center

Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) announced that its Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) technology is now providing in-route charging for electric-powered buses at Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park and Palmdale Transportation Center.  WAVE has completed a full OEM integration with BYD at their Lancaster manufacturing facility, now working together to help Antelope Valley Transit Authority reach […]

2017 Spring Fling brings new energy to the Museum of Bus Transportation

  By Dave Millhouser More than 500 bus fans ranging from families with toddlers to grizzled industry veterans descended on Hershey, PA, June 2nd and 3rd for the Museum of Bus Transportation’s “Spring Fling.” With final numbers still being tallied, it’s clear that the attendance and participation far exceeded previous editions. Nearly 50 visiting buses, ranging […]

Proterra closes $55 Million Series 6 with Generation Investment Management LLP and BMW i Ventures

Proterra announced on June 13, 2017, that it has closed a $55 million Series 6 round, on the heels of an oversubscribed $140 million Series 5 in January. Generation Investment Management LLP, a long-term, sustainability focused investment firm led the round, which was joined by BMW i Ventures, the corporate venture capital team founded by […]

Don’t miss the ABA’s Bus Industry Safety Council & Bus Maintenance and Repair Council Summer meetings June 13-15, 2017

WHAT: ABA’s Bus Industry Safety Council & Bus Maintenance and Repair Council Summer Meetings   WHERE: BWI Airport Marriott, Linthicum, Md.   WHEN:       Tuesday, June 13 Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. *Opening general session begins at 9:30 a.m. BISC Highlighted Topics Include: Approaches to Cybersecurity Measures for the Bus Industry NTSB Update TSA Update ELD […]

Global charging standardization organization welcomes Proterra as first North American EV bus manufacturer member

The Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN e.V.), an international organization developing and establishing the Combined Charging System (CCS) as the standard for charging battery-powered electric vehicles of all kinds, announced on June 6, 2017 that Proterra, the leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, has become its first North American electric bus company member. Proterra joined CharIN to help ensure heavy-duty […]

Power, consolidated: 5 benefits of combining telematics with ELDs

The ELD rule, or the electronic logging device rule, goes into effect December 2017. While new mandates are rarely welcome, smart carriers can turn a headache into an opportunity by implementing a platform approach that solves their ELD and telematics solutions. Such an approach offers 5 key benefits: 1: Hours of service (HOS) compliance: By […]


Seon Launches New Line of High-Definition Surveillance Systems

The TH Series features hybrid technology to support existing standard definition cameras Seon, Coquitlam, BC, announced the launch of its new line of high-definition (HD) hybrid video surveillance systems which includes the TH6, TH4 and TH4C Hybrid DVRs, and the HD3 and HD1 series high-definition interior dome and outdoor wedge cameras.  These hybrid systems are specifically […]

ABA statement on White House proposal to eliminate Brand USA

The American Bus Association (ABA) released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate Brand USA, the designated marketing organization for the United States, in his FY 2018 budget proposal: “We find the Administration’s decision to discontinue funding of Brand USA to be short-sighted,” said ABA President & CEO Peter Pantuso. “This proposal, […]

Phoenix names new bus rapid transit administrator

  The city of Phoenix’s Public Transit Department has recently added an administrator to introduce bus rapid transit (BRT) under the city’s voter-approved Phoenix Transportation 2050 plan (T2050). Mike James joins the department as the city’s first BRT Administrator, after having spent the last four and a half years planning and managing rail and transit […]