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Pace shifts paratransit riders to fixed route service

The fixed costs of transporting customers as opposed to fixed route service mitigate the unpredictable nature of costs to operate paratransit caused by its demand-based structure.

Shelter builders excel in attention to critical issues

Mass transit market Austin Mohawk, a long-time shelter manufacturer based in Utica, NY, prides itself on what it calls its deep bench of structural engineers. Austin Mohawk President John Millet says it surprises his team to see requests from mass transit organizations include very thorough specifications of the shelter product but make no mention of […]

APTA EXPO 2011 is a must-do

What exactly can a private motorcoach operator expect to gain by attending the world’s largest trade show for public transportation?

Fuel costs creating dilemmas for agencies, operators

Instability in the Middle East this spring has had an obvious affect on fuel prices in North America — similar to what was experienced three years ago in the summer of 2008. With the cost of a barrel of oil nearing the $110 mark and a gallon of diesel now over four dollars, public transit agencies and private motorcoach owners are dealing with rising fuel costs and the influx of new riders.

Apollo Trolley makeover lends vintage appeal

Partnering with Gillig Corporation in 2004, Cable Car Classics developed its break-through, low-floor heavy-duty trolley-style bus at the insistence of Valley Transit, Walla Walla, WA.

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.