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Your bus doesn’t have to ride like a truck

By Joel Badskey   Passengers commonly complain that cutaway buses “ride like trucks.” They are not wrong; in fact; buses and trucks oftentimes share the same model of chassis. Bus manufacturers use the same engines, transmissions, frames, cabs, axles, and suspension systems that box truck companies use to build delivery trucks and moving vans. Unfortunately […]

Bus Wash Systems

Bus wash systems: Choosing the best option for your fleet

BUSRide Maintenance brought together some of the sharpest minds in the bus industry for a deep dive on bus washing – spec’ing systems, the influence of technology, environmental concerns and maintenance considerations. The panelists for this discussion were: Bruno Albanesi – president – Bitimec International Joe Barge – vice president of sales – Johnson Wash […]

Performance for all transit bus applications

Meritor has created what it says is the “next generation” single reduction drive axle, optimized for all length transit buses and all power trains Meritor says its 79000 Series axle is the next-generation single reduction drive axle for transit bus vehicles. In an informative interview with BUSRide, John Wolf, senior sales manager – specialty products […]

For your convenience

How account-based systems are wooing riders with the promise of flexibility and choice To reach the ideal transit payment solution, customer convenience must be factored into the equation, according to solutions specialist at Vix Technology, Nick Halden. He shares his insight on how account-based fare collection is making it easier to pay for transit than […]

Passenger information is a network

By Cliff Anderson Passenger information systems have become a key customer service tool for transit agencies to communicate efficiently and effectively with their riders.  Of course, passengers expect to know when their bus will arrive/depart, the route it will travel, and which stops and connections are on the route.  However, they will also want to […]

Meeting riders’ needs for increased cleanliness

By Doug Oswald Issues that negatively impact ridership levels can harm a transit authority’s credibility – even threaten its existence. A leading concern among today’s transit riders is the cleanliness of transit vehicles. People have become increasingly worried about germs that they may come into contact with – or even illnesses that they may contract […]

Zero-Emission

Zero-emission technology: next-generation bus fleets

What will the electric-driven landscape look like in 10 years? With leaders from some of North America leading manufacturers, we explore the advancements, regulations and issues surrounding zero-emission technology. Tom Webb – director, business development – BAE Systems Macy Neshati – senior vice president – BYD Heavy Industries Oscar Pardinas – regional sales manager – […]

BJCTA keeps it together with Avail Technologies and Fleet-Net Corporation

By Richard Tackett When Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) was searching for a new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) suite, improved passenger information delivery was the agency’s primary goal. With the recent selection of Birmingham, AL, as host city of the World Games in 2021, the city is anticipating an influx of new transit users, […]

Vehicle innovation as a driver of change

How exploration and advancement of bus technologies directly influences social and environmental evolution By Lindy Norris With increasing public scrutiny on political decisions as they impact climate change, zero-emission options for public transportation are coming front and center in the consideration set for public transportation authorities. Over the past six months, climate change has established […]

Data integration connects an agency

In an interview with BUSRide, Dorsey Houtz, president and CEO at Avail Technologies, answers questions about data integration and actionable business intelligence. Avail Technologies is an intelligent transportation systems (ITS) total solutions provider for transit operators in the United States, specializing in fully integrated CAD/AVL and Business Intelligence solutions for fixed route and paratransit.   […]