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Charging infrastructure – with interoperability, everyone wins

  Battery-electric buses are gaining fast ground in traditional transit fleets. A key success factor in deploying electric propulsion lies within the deployment of the charging infrastructure. Charging infrastructure can vary significantly in type. This includes the power type (AC – alternating current, or DC – direct current) and the power transfer type (conductive, using […]

How transit can learn from other mobile-first payment industries

Most of the challenges facing fare collection revolve around the ease of use for your riders. Using multiple systems or complicated fare structures makes it difficult for new riders to feel comfortable, because they fear not having the correct ticket or amount of cash on hand. If your riders make a mistake because of an […]

Making Mobility SMARTER

  Following the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this past January, public transit suddenly became the darling of North American fascination. Why? Smart Cities. Defined by the global Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology, a Smart (Sustainable) City is an […]

CATA technology enhances service in State College

Using Avail Technologies as an integrator and ITS provider, Centre Area Transportation Authority provides urban-scale transit to Penn State students and State College, PA, residents Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) operates community and campus transit routes in State College, PA, home to Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). Though its approximately 72 full-size buses, eight paratransit […]

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Operational technology

  BUSRide spoke with Nick Ross, industry solutions manager for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) at Trapeze Group, about “smart cities,” and the part technology plays in advancing this important concept. How does the technology your company provides assist transit agencies and / or municipalities in operating a “smart city?” Connectivity is the name of the […]

Enhanced mobility through transit management

In this eye-opening look at third-party transit management, we speak with the following panelists:          In what significant ways does your company enhance mobility for cities and municipalities?  I In what significant ways does your company enhance mobility for cities and municipalities? Rick Dunning: The primary way that First Transit can help municipalities, […]

APTA showcases the future for electric vehicles –  but there are plenty  of opportunities in the present

If you attended the APTA EXPO this past year, you noticed that everyone who had an electric vehicle showed it. You also noticed that there are some new players in the market building electric vehicles. Finally, you noticed that nearly every supplier selling mechanical accessories now has an electrically-driven alternative. The future of transit was […]

Battery electric power, simplified

By David Warren How battery-electric propulsion works, and why demand continues to grow Public transit manufacturers are intensifying focus on zero-emission transportation that runs cleaner, greener, and leaner for growing cities. Battery-electric transit has shot into pop culture, and North American OEMs are finding themselves in a moment to shine. With this comes an opportunity […]

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Passenger Communications

BUSRide spoke with experts in intelligent transportation systems (ITS) about the importance of passenger communications in creating “smart cities” – and how innovations in technology will continue to shift passenger demands. Kirk Shore vice president of product management Clever Devices Nick Ross industry solutions manager intelligent transportation systems (ITS) Trapeze Group Please briefly describe your […]

Hundreds rode to safety on Palm Tran as Irma took aim at Florida

As one of the strongest hurricanes in Atlantic coast history took aim at Lake Okeechobee, Florida Governor Rick Scott called for the mass evacuation of communities around the lake – and Palm Tran was the key to getting everyone to safety. “Everyone at Palm Tran is committed to safety and community service every day, and […]