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Collision Avoidance

For this engrossing discussion on how technology is transforming collision avoidance for transit agencies, BUSRide spoke with the following experts: Uri Tamir – senior director, strategic initiatives – Mobileye Jerry Spears – trust operations director – Montana Association of Counties (MACo) Joe Peppelman – vice president – Munich Reinsurance America Mike Scrudato – SVP, strategic […]

Wendel Companies reinvigorates the City of Niagara Falls

Given the city’s reputation as a tourist hotspot, the City of Niagara Falls’ former Amtrak terminal seemed somewhat neglected. A former freight warehouse built in the 1970s, the building’s industrial aesthetic and remote location belied the natural wonder the city is famous for. By Richard Tackett The city had a keen interest in renovating and […]

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 […]

Meeting riders’ needs for increased cleanliness

By Doug Oswald Issues that negatively impact ridership levels can harm a transit authority’s credibility – even threaten its existence. A leading concern among today’s transit riders is the cleanliness of transit vehicles. People have become increasingly worried about germs that they may come into contact with – or even illnesses that they may contract […]

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, […]

Vehicle innovation as a driver of change

How exploration and advancement of bus technologies directly influences social and environmental evolution By Lindy Norris With increasing public scrutiny on political decisions as they impact climate change, zero-emission options for public transportation are coming front and center in the consideration set for public transportation authorities. Over the past six months, climate change has established […]

Data integration connects an agency

In an interview with BUSRide, Dorsey Houtz, president and CEO at Avail Technologies, answers questions about data integration and actionable business intelligence. Avail Technologies is an intelligent transportation systems (ITS) total solutions provider for transit operators in the United States, specializing in fully integrated CAD/AVL and Business Intelligence solutions for fixed route and paratransit.   […]

The vehicle intelligence revolution has arrived (here is how to thrive in it)

By Brett Koenig Get more information here! For years, a common theme at bus maintenance conferences has been how real-time asset health data collected by on-board technology (telematics) will spur a new wave of condition-based (CBM) and predictive maintenance (PdM) approaches. In recent years, the term Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) is the catchphrase that […]

How technology is transforming the usability of accessible transportation

By Angelo D’Urso Driven by legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) in the U.S. and other anti-discrimination laws in the European Union, most vehicles used in public transportation in advanced nations are equipped with at least one form of accessible entry to ensure  mobility rights of all passengers. The automotive […]