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CTTransit debuts articulated, hybrid-electric buses

Customers of Connecticut Transit now have a fleet of new state-of-the-art hybrid electric and articulated buses to ride on.

Bus maintenance roadeos gain popularity

While a sluggish economy has adversely affected budgets for many motorcoach associations and transit companies, bus and mechanic roadeos are still flourishing around the U.S.

Superbus like no other makes Dubai debut

Aerospace technology combines with Formula 1 technology to create the lightweight Superbus.

Public image is important to BRT success

Without a doubt, image is important to Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Sleek looking vehicles, rail-like stations, advanced technologies and a strong brand identity are just a few of the features that help communicate the message: This is not just a regular bus service.

Less is more

The proposal Destination Shuttle Services (DSS), Los Angeles, CA, first presented in 2000 was strong enough to convince 13 competing hotels within a 1-1/2-mile radius of Los Angeles International Airport to buy into its idea for a singular consolidated and fully integrated shuttle bus service.

Five percent of all passengers traveling by air utilize hotel shuttle services for convenient transport to and from the serving airports. Based on the economic report prepared for 2008 by the Air Transport Association, 769.2 million travelers flew nationwide, meaning that more than 38,460,000 people used hotel shuttle bus service. LAX represents only 6.8 percent of the total number of people who rely on this service.

Vendor-managed inventory: Just in time, not just in case

he current belt-tightened economic climate has created the need for public and private sector enterprises alike to explore new areas within their operations for cost-savings and improved efficiencies. At Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA), Rochester, NY, we are known for managing our mid-sized transit organization like a private business.

Innovative vehicles bridge the paratransit gap

Paratransit is the difference between being homebound or institutionalized and being able to live independently.

Historic Union Station still a gathering place for travelers

Standing stoically in Louisville, KY is historic Union Station, which has been the gathering place for bus and rail travelers for 120 years.

Turn about is fair trade for NABI

North American Bus Industries (NABI), Anniston, AL, recently unveiled the Sirius, a new NABI transit bus specially designed for the Hungarian bus market. While NABI is a major supplier of transit buses in the USA, in recent years its Hungarian operations have been limited to partially finished buses exported to the U.S. for final assembly. Hungarian dignitaries and NABI officials staged ceremonies in Kaposvár, Hungary, in September to commemorate the launch.

Temsa goes global with virtual assist

A crisis can provide an opportunity for change and growth in a company. The Turkish bus manufacturer Temsa could not agree more, crediting the engineering firm LMS International for its bounce back from Turkey’s financial crisis and climb to the top of the global coach and bus market.