Transit Archives - BUSRide


Vicinity Motor Corp. Serves Up Mobility Alternatives for Public and Private Transit

Leveraging its success in Canadian public transit, Vicinity Motor Corp. (VMC) is accelerating its reach into the U.S. market. A leading provider of OEM transit buses to Canadian municipal transportation agencies and private operators, Vicinity Motor Corp. (VMC) in conjunction with its U.S. distributors including ABC Companies, is actively pursuing American public and private transit fleet […]

County of Hawai‘i MTA Goes with Hydrogen Fuel Cells as Part of Master Plan

As part of its 2017 commitment to transition to zero emission fleets, The County of Hawaiʻi Mass Transit Agency (MTA), in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) and U.S. Hybrid, has taken delivery of its first hydrogen fuel-cell-powered bus. Slated for operation later this spring, the 21-passenger 2014 El Dorado Aero Elite was […]

Taking a 360 Vision on Zero Emissions

By Sebastian Vaitus At Vontas we believe the future of transit is zero emissions. We are developing, integrating, and innovating bus and rail solutions to help agencies switch to zero emissions with support for no emission vehicles of all kinds across all our products. We’re committed to easing the transition away from fossil fuels in […]

What You Use in Your Facilities Might Not be the Best for Your Buses

By Toby Drysdale Yes, we are all sick of COVID Conversations – but this pandemic showed us that we were grossly unprepared and uneducated when it came to routine disinfecting of our bus fleets. To ensure we are better prepared for the future, we must look at these basic questions: What were we doing prior […]

CuVerro Shield™ by Aereus Technologies Brings Antimicrobial Copper to Transit

With a plethora of disinfecting and antimicrobial solutions entering the transit marketplace in the wake of COVID-19, a time-tested technology is reemerging for agencies looking to restore faith in public transportation – antimicrobial copper. Aereus Technologies partnered with Olin Brass to produce and distribute the CuVerro Shield™, a solution of antimicrobial copper alloy which kills […]

The Time is Now For Cloud Computing and Your Bus Operation

By H. Kevin Mest Cloud computing has been around for two decades. Yet, despite the data pointing to the business efficiencies, cost-benefits, and competitive advantages it holds, some are still resistant to embrace it. For example, suppose you are still evaluating whether or not to adopt the cloud for your bus operations. In that case, […]

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 […]