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Complete Coach Works Announces Strategic Partnership with Halsey King & Associates, Inc.

Complete Coach Works (CCW) recently announced a new training initiative as part of its ongoing program to further educate its employees on state-of-the-art electric transit vehicles and charging infrastructure. This partnership allows CCW to continue its commitment to providing advanced technologies and quality transit repair solutions to its clients. CCW develops go-to-market strategies for the […]

NCRTD Rides Smoothly with LiquidSpring

  While attending the 2017 Transit Bus Summit in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Delilah Garcia, transit and facilities operations director for New Mexico’s North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) attended a seminar on suspensions conducted by LiquidSpring LLC. Following that session, Garcia had a short meeting with LiquidSpring representatives where they touted the benefits of the […]

Extending Vehicle Life: Refurbishment, Remanufacturing, and Outsourced Collision Repair

BUSRide Maintenance convened a panel of experts in collision repair, vehicle refurbishment and remanufacturing. In a fascinating discussion, they consider damage thresholds for outsourcing collision work; the relative benefits of refurbishing a bus; and major industry developments affecting bus owners and operators. Ed Harmon – National Director of Operations, Southeast Region – ABC Companies Steve […]

Rotary Launches New “Find My Lift” Tool and Unveils New Website

For nearly 95 years, Rotary Lift has designed, engineered and manufactured some of the world’s most trusted vehicle lifts. Now, they are making it easier than ever for customers to find the best lift to meet their specific needs. Rotary has launched a new website and a new “Find My Lift” tool. The tool allows […]

Haldex appoints Helene Svahn as CEO

The board has decided on a change of CEO for Haldex. Helene Svahn, board member of Haldex, professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and currently Head of Research and Innovation at Permobil will assume the role as CEO of Haldex after Åke Bengtsson, who has been CEO since the 2017 bidding process […]

Haldex sponsors Missouri S&T Formula SAE Racing Team

Haldex, a leading global manufacturer of air brake systems for trucks, trailers, and buses is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Missouri S&T Formula SAE Racing Team. The United States Senate’s, Special Committee on Aging, released a report in December of 2017 stating, “America’s labor force is aging” and by 2026 the number of […]

Top Honors at 2019 APTA International Bus Roadeo

AC Transit won the 2019 Grand Champion Award, recognizing the system with the highest combined bus operator and maintenance team score. The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District took the top spot this year and was crowned the Grand Champion at the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 44th Annual International Bus Roadeo. A total of 78 operators […]

City of Calgary Selects Stertil-Koni Lifts and Westvac Industrial Ltd. for New Maintenance Facility

Heavy-duty bus lift and truck lift leader Stertil-Koni recently announced that the City of Calgary, located in the province of Alberta, Canada, has selected the company’s award-winning vehicle lifting systems for its new Stoney Transit Facility bus storage and maintenance structure. At 476,841 square feet, the building is said to be the largest indoor compressed […]

Allison Unveils Electric Propulsion for Low-Floor Buses

Allison Transmission presented for the North-American market the new ABE Series, an e-axle powertrain system for ultra-low floor electric bus. Allison unveiled the new e-axle at the Advanced Clean Technology Expo in Long Beach, California. The ABE Series integrates dual electric motors, a single- or multi-speed gearbox (depending on e-axle model), oil coolers, pumps and […]

Zero-Emission Buses, HVAC and the future of passenger comfort

By Steve D. Johnson, Sr. In an article published in this publication two years ago, we focused on zero-emission buses and HVAC efficiency. Systems had to become more energy efficient for power management and conservation. HVAC suppliers have embraced the challenge and the next-generation HVAC systems now being developed and introduced will be more efficient. In last […]