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Fleet Financing Trends: A Roundtable Discussion

Our panelists: Gerald Doughty: Director of Financial Services – Prevost Matt Hotchkiss: Senior Vice President, Bus Division Sales Manager – Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Edward P. Kaye: Vice President of Sales & Co-Founder  – Access Commercial Capital Kevin B. McDonald: Business Development Manager – TIAA Bank Moderator Craig Lentzsch, former CEO of Greyhound Lines; former president / CEO of Coach America; and past […]

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 […]

Transitioning from AOBRD to ELD: A Roundtable Discussion

Mike McDonal – Director, Regulatory Compliance and Industry Relations – Saucon Technologies Christian Riddell – President – United Bus Technology Fred Fakkema – Vice President, Compliance – Zonar Systems The “grandfather clause” allowing operators to use automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) in lieu of electronic recording devices (ELDs) is rapidly approaching expiration. Per Section 395.15 […]

Eliminate surveillance guesswork

Using video and vehicle metadata to find the evidence you need By Keith Winchester One of the primary benefits of equipping your bus fleet with video surveillance is the ability to use recorded video to solve problems. Video helps facilitate that “aha” moment, when a security or risk management officer finds the evidence they’re looking […]

After-Sale Support: A Remote Roundtable Discussion

In this special section, BUSRide consulted with service professionals, working at some of the industry’s top equipment manufacturers and service providers, about the levels of after-sale support they provide for customers. Included in this discussion: Michael S. Anstead – Director, Customer Care – ABC Companies Kevin Dawson – Vice President, Parts Sales and Business Development […]

Investing in Advanced Accessibility Solutions

BUSRide convened with thought leaders to discuss accessible vehicles and technology. The panelists discussed significant ADA investments and how to protect them, managing stakeholders, necessary institutional changes, and “disrupting” accessibility technology. Our panelists: Dave Brown, MobilityTRANS, President Keven Crawford, AbiliTrax, Managing Partner Bill Ott, Q’Straint, Vice President of Global Engineering Ami Sailor, ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, Marketing Manager Please introduce your agency or company […]

San Diego MTS supplements paratransit with taxis

Increasingly, agencies are augmenting paratransit rides with non-dedicated providers — balancing demand and services, containing costs, and increasing access for riders, according to Jeff Zarr, senior consultant of demand response at Trapeze Group. The benefits are multifold: utilizing services like taxi companies and transportation network companies (TNCs) can often be less expensive than extending dedicated […]

How cities can make public transit more convenient than your car

  By Alex Gibson Climate change continues to be top of mind for cities, and across the country city leaders are tirelessly trying to figure out how to get cars off the road and reduce carbon emissions. Revamping public transportation can be the best strategy forward, but most cities approach it the wrong way, spending […]

MV Transportation improves brake life and performance with Cryo Rotor®

  By Richard Tackett When Sruly Lowy approached Joe Smith, regional vice president of MV Transportation, in May of 2015, claiming that cryogenically-treated brake rotors could provide a 300 percent increase in rotor life, Smith was noticeably skeptical. In his career — dating back to his former positions as president of MTA Bus and Long […]

FlixBus plans Texas, East Coast expansion

The company’s business model is intended to affordably bring digital marketing and technological capabilities to small and mid-sized bus operators For a business to thrive in this digital age, it seems necessary to be good with technology; you need to know how to promote your services on social media, build an appealing and reliable website […]