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Transdev North America is sold on Vericom Brake Meter

Computerized solutions deliver precision and accuracy By David Hubbard In the mid-1980s, Roger D. McCumber redirected his passion for modifying sports cars and interest in braking technology to develop one of the first computerized electronic accelerometers for the performance car enthusiast, founding Vericom Computers in the process. Over the 30 years since, Vericom LLC, Rogers, […]

Paint booths and finishing systems

In this insightful roundtable, BUSRide Maintenance discusses the purchasing and implementation of paint booths with the following panelists: Guido Pippa – vice president of automotive sales Accudraft Paint Booths Chuck Koenen – president –  Kayco Spray Booths Describe your company and products in terms of your service to public and private bus coach operators who choose […]

NFI Parts: The path ahead

New Flyer Industries’ (NFI Group) acquisition of Motor Coach Industries (MCI) in 2015 represented a sea change in the bus industry for multiple reasons, not the least of which centered on an expansion of the MCI’s parts and service offerings. In October, all of the parts sales and support for MCI and New Flyer OEM […]

APTA showcases the future for electric vehicles –  but there are plenty  of opportunities in the present

If you attended the APTA EXPO this past year, you noticed that everyone who had an electric vehicle showed it. You also noticed that there are some new players in the market building electric vehicles. Finally, you noticed that nearly every supplier selling mechanical accessories now has an electrically-driven alternative. The future of transit was […]

All-electric HVAC changes maintenance practices

By Steve D. Johnson By now you know that certain components like mechanical compressors, clutches, belts, hoses and fittings will go away with the all-electric HVAC. These will be replaced by electrically-driven components and lead to the most important change technicians will see, exposure to high voltage. For the end user, technicians will have to […]

collision repair

Collision Repair, Refurbishment and Remanufacturing

BUSRide Maintenance spoke with the following experts in the field of collision repair on when to outsource, special considerations, and potential risks and costs: Brad Field – president and Jeremy Wolin general manager – BRC Coach & Transit Mark Polzin – president – Budget Truck and Auto Jon Savitz – senior vice president, service operations […]

MARTA runs clean with Westmatic

The Atlanta agency and Westmatic teamed to retrofit wash systems into two existing facilities, and install a system into a newly-built garage By Richard Tackett For the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in 2015, replacing bus wash systems in its multiple maintenance locations was a matter of necessity. The systems at MARTA’s Perry and […]

Bus Wash Systems

Bus wash systems: Choosing the best option for your fleet

BUSRide Maintenance brought together some of the sharpest minds in the bus industry for a deep dive on bus washing – spec’ing systems, the influence of technology, environmental concerns and maintenance considerations. The panelists for this discussion were: Bruno Albanesi – president – Bitimec International Joe Barge – vice president of sales – Johnson Wash […]

Think “heavy duty pit stop”

Compare the bus in the garage to a racecar in the speedway pit By Christopher W. Ferrone This story originally appeared in the January 2006 issue of BUSRide Magazine. Running an efficient garage operation is not as straightforward as it may seem, where safety, reliability, production and logistics come in to play at every step. […]

Luxury requires seat modernization

By Michaela Oberbauer The American motorcoach market has been in a state of rapid change this past decade, moving toward increased comfort, style and enhanced passenger experiences. Improved seating is a crucial aspect of coach interior modernization, and operators must keep the following factors in mind when selecting their “seat of the future:” A tapered […]