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Responding to the new normal in the transit industry

As various industries do their part to support social distancing measures, the “new normal” way of operating has posed challenges, and driven innovation. The transit industry is no exception, and as transit operators have continued to play a key role in supporting essential services and providing transport for those who need it, they have also […]

COTA Secures with Safety Vision

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) provides fixed-route and paratransit services for greater Columbus and Central Ohio — orchestrating more than 19 million annual passenger trips for the area’s 1.2 million residents. COTA has around 1,170 employees and maintains a fleet of 321 fixed-route transit vehicles, 75 paratransit vehicles, and 12 micro-transit vehicles. As such, […]

ABC Companies heads off COVID safety challenges with curated CLEANS™ program

ABC Companies is helping operators meet the challenges of passenger transport and driver safety in the post-pandemic era. The company’s CLEANS™ (Contact Limitation & Eradication of Airborne Noxious Systems) product suite offers business owners a “layered” approach to enhance safety measures for passengers onboard, and more importantly for their drivers. “Making drivers and riders feel […]

Only EVIR® by Zonar verifies inspections and compliance

By Richard Tackett In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, safety — and, notably, sanitization — is paramount for bus passengers and transportation. Comprehensive maintenance and safety procedures are critical not only for day-to-day operations, but for the public’s faith in group transportation. The pre-trip vehicle inspection is of greater concern than ever before. Verifiability […]

Ramping Up Recovery for the Motorcoach Industry

MCI packages resources to keep motorcoach travel moving ahead As operators resume their schedules and rebuild business, MCI is dedicating itself to helping customers get back on the road with new processes and procedures—and a strong emphasis on passenger care. “Our main goal is to support our customers’ efforts to inspire passengers to ride again […]

Are You Ready for H.265?

Picture this: you have implemented the latest video compression technology (H.265) on your fleet of 20 buses. Each bus has 12 cameras and you downloaded two hours of footage per bus to a USB. You’re excited to review the high-quality video on your 2015 computer, but when you insert the drive, open your computer video […]

The Annual Fleet Finance Summit

Presented by BUSRide BUSRide convened a discussion moderated by Craig Lentzsch, former CEO of Greyhound Lines; former president / CEO of Coach America; and past executive director of All Aboard America! Holdings. He and a panel of industry experts explored the latest trends in fleet financing; the new and pre-owned coach markets; different lease types for […]

Protecting Paratransit Passengers and Drivers

The value of continuous on-board recording for Ride-On Transportation   By Alicia Delgado   The number of available transportation services for disabled persons is limited, and with that, the number of services offering high-quality care and treatment is in need of attention. Day-by-day there are an increasing number of complaints surrounding the mishandled treatment of […]

Best practices make perfect at GO Riteway Transportation Group

Founded in 1957 by Rollie and Pearl Bast with just four school buses, today GO Riteway is a staple in the Wisconsin student transportation system. Now the company is making a move to expand their “gold standard” level of service into the tour and charter markets in the surrounding tri-state area. With two recent acquisitions […]

Artificial Intelligence Drives Safer Fleet Management

By Sean O’Neil In today’s transportation environment there are more moving pieces than ever before. Fleet managers have the daunting task of trying to gain insight and visibility into their driver’s behavior and safety in a rapidly changing world. For years now, some form of real-time fleet management software is deployed at nearly every major […]