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Nearly 80 Percent of Commuters See Public Transit as Backbone of Lifestyle that Includes Ride-hailing, AVs, and Emerging Technologies, According to New Study

With innovations in public transportation and new service providers, reliance on car ownership is no longer the only way to be mobile.  Nearly 80 percent (77 percent) of commuters see public transit as the backbone of a lifestyle that includes current and future technologies such as ride-hailing (i.e. Uber and Lyft), bike/car-share, autonomous vehicles (AVs), […]

The challenges and opportunities of operating university campus shuttle services

  By Russ Tieskoetter The campuses of colleges and universities, particularly those outside a city’s limits, can be essentially small (or even medium-sized) cities in their own way. Berry College just outside of Rome, Georgia is the nation’s largest campus at 27,000 acres. The United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs comes in a […]

Smart Transportation for [Smart] Cities on Their Path to Innovation

By Paola Realpozo The severe congestion, shortage of parking, and multiple mobility modes are some of the challenges big urban cities face today. Cities are now looking for new solutions and technologies to drive innovation across the city’s public transportation under aegis of smart city initiatives. A smart city drives more innovation that attracts business […]

Real-time data makes a city smart

By Patrick Le What is “smart transit?” What makes a city “smart?” The smart city, above all else, is optimized with infrastructure to service its constituents — the people who live and work in that city. Transportation plays a key role in that equation, more so now that technology providing real-time vehicle updates is becoming […]

Navigate the smart city with ITS

BUSRide spoke with Nick Ross, industry solutions manager, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) at Trapeze Group, about the “smart” transit ecosystem and what role transportation will play in the “smart city” of the future.

Mobility solutions company LM Industries is judging entries for global autonomous fleet competition

Winners in Sacramento and Phoenix to be selected; cities worldwide soon to follow By Skylar Griego Mobility solutions company LM Industries Group, Inc., the parent company of vehicle manufacturer Local Motors, launched a global autonomous fleet competition called the Olli Fleet Challenge in September 2018. According to a press release from Local Motors, the Olli […]

Advances in HVAC technology

BUSRide Maintenance spoke with Steve D. Johnson, Sr., product marketing manager, bus HVAC, at Thermo King about the latest advances in climate control technology.

Electric bus infrastructure: charge success with the right partners and right solution

By Stephanie Laubenstein and David Warren The power requirements for an electric bus fleet can be astonishing. Averaging 175 miles daily per bus, the energy consumption for a 100-bus fleet at one location would approach 50 MWh. Charging the bus at 150 kWh over a 3-hour period would require a continuous peak power demand of […]

MCAT: Forward thinking with rear-facing technology

Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT) provides public transportation to a ridership of over 2 million in Manatee County, serving Bradenton, Ellenton, Palmetto and several Gulf Beach communities along Florida’s West Coast. The MCAT service is now enhanced with the addition of the Q’POD and QUANTUM wheelchair securement systems provided by Q’Straint.

Zero-emission buses – it’s all about the range

By Steve D. Johnson This is the second installment in this ongoing series about zero-emission buses and their relationship with HVAC. The first installment was about the conflict with specifications that still forced HVAC suppliers to build over-sized systems while battery bus builders sought to get the best range. Passenger comfort was part of that […]