Paratransit Archives - BUSRide


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.   […]

OFFICIAL BUSRIDE ROAD TEST: NICE and TransitWorks partner for Able-Ride

This Nassau agency knows it can depend on the Ohio-based manufacturer to meet its expanding expectations for safety and reliability   Transdev has effectively and efficiently operated the Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) service in Nassau County, NY, since 2012. Born from one of the first public-private transportation partnerships in the U.S., NICE maintains a sterling […]

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 […]

Safety and Accessbility: Are we there yet?

By Ami Sailor It is bitterly cold outside today as I sit next to the tall, icy streetlamp and wait. The wind blowing snow in a horizontal blur silences the passing vehicles throwing slush onto the sidewalk in front of me. I want nothing more than to warm up inside of that bus, but when I […]

Official BusRide Roundtable Discussion: Equal Access

  BUSRide spoke with experts from across the transportation industry to hear their thoughts accessibility, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and what it means to go above and beyond in providing equal access for all passengers. The panelists for this discussion were: Ami Sailor – marketing manager – ARBOC Specialty Vehicles John Walsh – […]

Access enjoys strong relationships and durable vehicles

Building on a partnership with ElDorado lasting 23 years, the Cincinnati paratransit agency prides itself on distinctive, long-lasting vehicles By Richard Tackett Beginning in 1994, the relationship between ElDorado, a subsidiary of REV Group, and Access, the paratransit service provided by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), remains as durable as the vehicles which […]

Bridging the gap – paratransit costs, demand response and transportation network companies

By Jeff Zarr Transit agencies are in constant battle with operating costs. Most fixed route operations only lose a few dollars on a single trip. But, paratransit trips potentially cost an agency up to $70. Normally, you wouldn’t keep this service operating if you were losing that much money on a single transaction. So, why […]

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The right tool for the job – paratransit diversification

A diversified fleet helps ensure that all services are not only rendered, but done so efficiently.

Spirit of Liberty rolls into production

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles achieves its goal of a rear-drive, low-floor pusher.

XL Hybrids adds small bus installations

The company addresses a market that stands to gain the most from hybrid-electric propulsion.