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Zero-emission buses and HVAC efficiency

By Steve D. Johnson, Sr. It wasn’t that long ago when the conversation was about low-emission buses and alternative fuels. We saw an explosion in hybrid bus production followed by the rapid expansion of CNG- (Compressed Natural Gas) powered buses. These were good initiatives, but they can’t meet the goals in place to reduce GHG […]

Choosing a zero-emission bus technology: Key consideration

By Jennifer McNeill Heightened public concern surrounding climate change, air quality and the supply of fossil fuels has certainly accelerated the testing and adoption of zero emission buses (“ZEBs”) throughout North America over the last couple of years. A zero-emission transit bus is able to eliminate 1,690 tons of CO2, 10 tons of nitrogen oxides, […]

Achieve great results and cost savings with an integrated bus connectivity solution

By Paola Realpozo As the interest and demand for more onboard applications is growing, so is the need for higher bandwidth data requirements. There is a significant focus on augmenting the number of applications and services onboard vehicles to provide increased safety, information, and connectivity to passengers, as well as real-time monitoring systems. When bus […]

Bus leasing essentials

  BUSRide spoke with a select group of financial thought leaders in the bus and motorcoach industry for a roundtable discussion about bus leasing essentials – when to lease, when to buy, and how to make sense of an increasingly complex topic.       Craig Lentzsch, executive chairman of All Aboard America! Holdings and […]

Gray Line of Tennessee manages risk with Protective

By Richard Tackett When Chuck Abbott signed on as CEO of Gray Line of Tennessee, Nashville, TN, in early 2015, one of his first orders of business was exploring options for a new insurance provider. More than anything, the reason was a combination of rate escalation and a desire for more proactive attention on claims […]

Irizar North America; one year in

INA Bus Sales’ partnership with the Spanish bus builder proves itself in recognition, respect and sales. By David Hubbard One year has passed since the Irizar Group entered the North American coach market, marking a significant milestone in the history of this eminent 128-year old Spanish coach builder — bringing its i6 models tailored expressly […]

Expanding the industry’s largest service parts operation

Brian Dewsnup leads MCI and New Flyer parts business forward Aftermarket parts are the lifeblood of any successful motorcoach operation, public or private. Brian Dewsnup, president of the combined Motor Coach Industries (MCI) / New Flyer coach and bus parts business, knows this. “In a parts purchase, maintenance, or coach-down call, availability, speed, accuracy, and […]

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 […]

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 […]