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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 […]

The ARBOC Spirit of Equess UNVEILED

By David Hubbard  With the launch of the Spirit of Equess, ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC, Middlebury, IN, has unquestionably raised its own bar to a higher level.  In the production of Equess, the manufacturer met its own challenges to conceptualize, build and deliver a purpose-built Equal Access solution for all transit passengers. “We pride ourselves […]

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 […]

MARTA runs clean with Westmatic

The Atlanta agency and Westmatic teamed to retrofit wash systems into two existing facilities, and install a system into a newly-built garage By Richard Tackett For the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in 2015, replacing bus wash systems in its multiple maintenance locations was a matter of necessity. The systems at MARTA’s Perry and […]

Collision Avoidance

For this engrossing discussion on how technology is transforming collision avoidance for transit agencies, BUSRide spoke with the following experts: Uri Tamir – senior director, strategic initiatives – Mobileye Jerry Spears – trust operations director – Montana Association of Counties (MACo) Joe Peppelman – vice president – Munich Reinsurance America Mike Scrudato – SVP, strategic […]

Wendel Companies reinvigorates the City of Niagara Falls

Given the city’s reputation as a tourist hotspot, the City of Niagara Falls’ former Amtrak terminal seemed somewhat neglected. A former freight warehouse built in the 1970s, the building’s industrial aesthetic and remote location belied the natural wonder the city is famous for. By Richard Tackett The city had a keen interest in renovating and […]

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 […]