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Follow the money for transportation contracting opportunities in America

People are on the move again, and many are relying on public transit. In fact, transit ridership is up more than 80 percent since 2020, according to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and other grant programs have provided billions in funding for transit authorities nationwide. If Congress passes the […]

What’s Missing from MaaS Today

Why Implementing MaaS is About Much More than An App Everyone is talking about Mobility as a Service (MaaS) as the “holy grail” transportation solution where passengers can choose from several transit options, make choices in real-time, and pay for them—all in one app. This sentiment holds true on so many levels; however, MaaS is […]

The Kelderman Story

Realizing the need for a better ride on buses and chassis cab trucks, Kelderman has spent years developing a cost-effective solution to reduce the shock and vibration to the bus body. Founded in 1970 as a highly innovative manufacturer of agricultural products including rubber track systems, corn harvesting attachments, and hay raking equipment, Kelderman has […]

Las Vegas RTC Implements System-Wide Asset Management

(Upper Photo: RTC and Las Vegas Raiders partnered to provide Game Day Express service this season to Allegiant Stadium from five convenient locations In Southern Nevada.) By Emma Green Overseeing public transportation, traffic management, roadway design, construction funding, transportation planning and regional planning efforts, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada serves as both […]

City of Porterville Expands on Successful Zero-Emission Micro-Transit Program

In the spirit of sustainable community transit, the City of Porterville, California, added 12 all-electric micro-transit vans to its fleet in January.  The decision to embrace sustainable micro-transit resulted from an internal analysis at the Porterville Transit System. First, the agency wanted to replace low-performing fixed routes with routes focused on improved mobility and a […]

Transit Authorities to Launch Major New Initiatives in Coming Years

As the Biden administration begins to address climate change, transit authorities throughout the country will benefit from funding. Clean air is a major component of sustainability, so increased funding will flow to public transit authorities in an effort to reduce the number of automobiles on roadways. Major initiatives at the local levels of government will […]

ARBOC Goes All-Electric with Equess CHARGE

With the launches of a new all-electric product innovation and a fresh look for the brand, ARBOC Specialty Vehicles is prepared to propel its vehicle lineup into the next generation of sustainability and energy-savings. ARBOC’s Equess CHARGE is an all-electric vehicle developed in conjunction with New Flyer’s Vehicle Innovation Center in Anniston, Alabama. The Equess […]

Suffolk County navigates crisis through safety and service

As home to one of the largest school bus fleets in the industry with a public transit division (Suffolk Bus Corp.) offering service to upwards of 1.5 million county residents, Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc. is committed to providing safe and reliable transportation throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.  In the past 50 years, Suffolk Transportation […]

ETA Transit: Solving transit’s customer service problem

Leading Through Innovation DJ Hammingh, senior sales representative for North America at ETA Transit, told BUSRide about why ETA’s customer service focuses on the small things, how the company is pushing transit beyond the paradigm of legacy ITS, and how ETA plans to tackle unique challenges that arise in the “new normal.” Please describe your […]

Fresno adopts sign-in terminals for distancing, communication, and efficiency

When COVID-19 struck public transportation systems nationwide, “social distancing” became a paramount concern for an industry which had never really considered the practice. But the City of Fresno’s transit department – consisting of 17-fixed routes provided by more than 100 vehicles and 279 drivers – was already on its way toward implementing an ideal solution […]