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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.

Turtle Top: One Year Later

It is no secret the Turtle Top family and team went through a whirlwind over the past 17 months. After being approached and attempting to sell the company in June 2017, Independent Protection Company, a family company and Turtle Top’s parent organization, reacquired the commercial bus division on October 19, 2017.

Pacific Coachways simplifies per diem with Commerce Bank

  Pacific Coachways Charter Services, Inc. has built its reputation for excellent service provided by exceptional drivers and equipment since its 1989 founding. Specializing in intrastate and interstate travel, including over-the-road tours as well as student- and church-group travel, its fleet of 25 has grown to include full- and mid-size motorcoaches, school buses and a […]

Smart Transportation for [Smart] Cities on Their Path to Innovation

By Paola Realpozo The severe congestion, shortage of parking, and multiple mobility modes are some of the challenges big urban cities face today. Cities are now looking for new solutions and technologies to drive innovation across the city’s public transportation under aegis of smart city initiatives. A smart city drives more innovation that attracts business […]

How Smart is Your Depot?

  By Bernadette Ackerman If you are still using manual processes, the answer is likely “not very smart.” Three things can quickly derail your operations and send your service into a tailspin, and they all start and end in your depot. Poor communication, avoidable road calls and time-wasting manual processes can all lead to service […]

Real-time data makes a city smart

By Patrick Le What is “smart transit?” What makes a city “smart?” The smart city, above all else, is optimized with infrastructure to service its constituents — the people who live and work in that city. Transportation plays a key role in that equation, more so now that technology providing real-time vehicle updates is becoming […]