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SCR Medical Transportation accomodates mobility with AbiliTrax

Pamela and Stanley Rakestraw founded SCR Medical Transportation in 1986 with a mission to provide trips to Chicago’s mobility-challenged riders and become a leader in paratransit transportation. Their operation has grown to include more than 1,200 employees and 500 vehicles, and strives to impress customers with a reliable, safe, clean and comfortable transit experience. SCR […]

MCI celebrates biggest product and service year ever at UMA Motorcoach EXPO 2019

The company debuted J-Series coaches and the all-accessible D45 CRT LE customized for a Silicon Valley employee commuter service and more; additional role announced for Patrick Scully in service support Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., greeted 2019 with what it called the most innovative model and service lineup in […]

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 […]

Mobility solutions company LM Industries completes first round of global autonomous fleet competition

Winners in Sacramento and Phoenix announced; D.C. and cities worldwide soon to follow By Skylar Griego Two institutions in Arizona and California have won a chance to utilize a fleet of electric, autonomous shuttles to transport people around their respective campuses. Local Motors by LM Industries Group, Inc., a mobility solutions company, launched a global […]

Dealer update: the small & midsize bus market in 2018

BUSRide spoke with representatives from some of the nation’s leading bus dealers to hear their thoughts on the current state of the small and midsize bus market, new technological developments and growth opportunities for operators running these vehicles. The panelists for this discussion were: Eugene Hotard – executive vice president – Alliance Bus Group Josh […]

Davey Coach Sales builds on decades of service

The company considers itself a “one-stop shop” for bus operators Davey Coach Sales began in 1992, beginning the company’s journey with only a single used bus. Today, the operation occupies seven acres and multiple dealerships across the United States. Though Davey Coach Sales experienced modest growth throughout the 1990s, business picked up in 2003 and […]

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 […]

Ameritrans: The plan comes together

The company is on track with new production facility and product improvements.

Krystal moves forward under new management

ElDorado National Kansas continues with quality improvements to the brand By David Hubbard Krystal has been on an exciting ride over the last year. It began when ElDorado National Kansas, Inc., Salinas, KS, acquired the brand in October of 2012 and then transitioned to new ownership in July as Thor Industries divested its entire bus […]

Blue Bird unveils Micro Bird by Girardin

Manufactured for school, childcare, church, tour, and shuttle markets, the propane-powered Micro Bird® by Girardin marks the newest offering from the Blue Bird Corporation’s line-up of alternative-fuel vehicles. Blue Bird says the Micro Bird is an extension of its commitment to affordable green solutions.