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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 […]

Cincinnati Metro introduces 19 new buses into service

Cincinnati Metro riders will get their first look at the agency’s new buses this week as 19 new 2000 series buses roll into service. Each bus features rider-requested amenities like Wi-Fi, convenient on-board charging ports for electronic devices and new vinyl seats offering a more secure seating position for passengers. The buses also provide more […]

Twin Transit awards CCW contract for remanufactured ZEPS buses

Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce its contract to convert two, 2004 35′ Gillig buses into Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) buses for Twin Transit in Centralia, WA. CCW takes previously used, internal combustion engine buses and remanufactures them into like-new vehicles containing ZEPS all-electric drivetrain systems. ZEPS is an integrated technology tested […]

King County Metro Transit awards Connectpoint® five-year digital signage contract

Connectpoint®, a leading provider of ePaper technology-based real-time passenger information to the U.S. transportation industry, has been awarded a five-year contract by  King County Metro Transit in Seattle, WA, to provide hundreds of “smart city” digital signs for the agency’s RapidRide stations and transit centers—including Connectpoint’s latest 42” Digital Bus Stop®. Connectpoint’s cloud-based management system, […]