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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 […]

Tampa to host ThinkTransit conference

The technology conference by Trapeze Group will run for three days in April By Skylar Griego The transition into spring brings many things to look forward to in North America: blooming plants, longer days and the annual ThinkTransit conference by Trapeze Group. In the last 26 years, the ThinkTransit conference has evolved from a hands-on […]

NFI Group Announces Fourth Quarter 2018 Deliveries, Orders and Backlog and 2019 Outlook

NFI Group Inc. (“NFI” or “the Company”), the largest bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, recently announced its deliveries, order activity and backlog update for the 13-week period ended December 30, 2018 (“Q4 2018”). Year-over-year comparisons reported in this release compare Q4 2018 to the 13-week period ended December 31, […]

Congressional Budget Office recommends eliminating the FTA in 2020

By Skylar Griego On December 13, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report that recommends eliminating the Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in 2020 in efforts to reduce the federal deficit. “The FTA provides financial and technical support to roughly 6,800 local public transit systems across the country, through about two dozen […]

Fleet diversity, inclusive culture and tech-savvy leadership keep Lorenz Bus Service at the head of the pack

The family-owned and operated Lorenz Bus Service traverses the Twin Cities and surrounding markets with a highly-diversified fleet, including one of the largest transit bus fleets available for charter services. Jim Canine and Alan Gingold partnered over two decades ago in acquiring a small transportation company that is now a second-generation business with sons Mike […]

Next-Gen Telematics and Fleet Management

Next-Gen Telematics and Fleet Management BUSRide spoke with Jenny Shiner, marketing communications manager at GPS Insight, about the latest features available in telematics and fleet management, the roles of proprietary and open systems, the electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate, and the development of autonomous vehicles.