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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
BUSRide recently conducted a webinar for our readers with Todd Mouw, president of ROUSH CleanTech. He discussed propane autogas as a fuel alternative and its implementation process, and fielded questions about where it will help agencies and operators save on operational costs. Tell us a little about ROUSH’s background. We were formed by Jack Roush, […]
BUSRide spoke with several intelligent transportation solutions (ITS) providers and public transit agencies about second-adopters of ITS technology; the challenges and operational benefits associated with ITS deployments; and how agencies can future-proof their technology investments. The panelists for this discussion were: Rick Spangler – Chief Technology Officer – Avail Technologies LaShawn King Gillespie – Director […]