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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 […]

ETA Transit: Creative thinking is forging new frontiers in transit technology

Leading Through Innovation BUSRide spoke with Brandon Curtis, Mass Transit SME for ETA Transit, about what drew him to this burgeoning ITS company; how its SPOT™ system aims to enhance the ownership experience for transit agencies; and how ETA is poised to continue disrupting transit technology for decades. With all your experience in public transportation, […]

UTA makes equipment painting efficient with Accudraft system

When the Utah Transit Authority (UTA)’s onsite paint system reached the end of its useful life after 35 years, it was clear to UTA management that an upgrade was necessary. The original booth was designed for a semi-truck configuration, which limited the bay’s lighting as well as its utility for painting buses. Furthermore, it simply […]

HSR re-envisions its services with real-time passenger information

Hamilton Street Railway (HSR), public transit provider for Hamilton, Ontario, since 1874, launched their new HSRnow mobile app in early September. The mobile app is the latest product in a suite of trip planning tools for HSR customers, enabling access to real-time information using the channel of their choice. HSR’s fleet includes 267 buses and […]

Proterra Unveils Proterra ZX5 Next-Generation Battery-Electric Transit Vehicle

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, today introduced its newest battery-electric transit vehicle, the Proterra ZX5™ electric bus. The ZX5 bus, Proterra’s fifth generation battery-electric transit vehicle, features a new streamlined vehicle design and maximizes the amount of energy that can be stored onboard the vehicle to increase power and range. The 40-foot […]