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Safety and Accessbility: Are we there yet?

By Ami Sailor It is bitterly cold outside today as I sit next to the tall, icy streetlamp and wait. The wind blowing snow in a horizontal blur silences the passing vehicles throwing slush onto the sidewalk in front of me. I want nothing more than to warm up inside of that bus, but when I […]

Official BusRide Field Test: MARTA pilots the vicinity

Partnered with Alliance Bus Group, MARTA is conducting an innovative program with the Vicinity bus by Grande West Transportation By Richard Tackett The MARTA team’s biggest takeaway from the analysis was that fleet and service diversification would be necessary to push Atlanta’s transit system into the future. “We needed to move away from being a […]

Opening a new dimension in city transit seating

By Michaela Oberbauer To meet the requirements of local transport, quality seating must present all the characteristics for being the next trendsetter model for city transit buses, shuttle buses and street cars. A modern, innovative and first-class seat stands out not only by its functional design and exceptional robustness, but also by its low weight, […]

Air-purification systems transform onboard environments

Utilizing UVGI technology, operators and agencies can provide cleaner air, longer HVAC life BUSRide Maintenance recently spoke with experts from SanUVAire, makers of an indoor air purification and surface sanitization system, about the benefits of Ultraviolet C (UVC) on transit and motorcoach environments, as well as the maintenance and lifecycle savings operators can realize for […]

BUS FIRE! Are you prepared?

  BUSRide Maintenance gathered representatives from two leading fire-suppression system manufacturers to discuss the ever-present threat of bus fires, and the recommended technologies and best practices to detect, suppress and extinguish bus operators’ worst nightmare. The panelists for this discussion are: Ed Ruggles – director of marketing and sales – Fireaway, Inc. / Stat-X Scott […]

Approach low-floor in tiers

By Ryan Lamb When paratransit operators’ interest and desire for low-floor accessible transit runs high, and “would if only they could” work them into the fleet, they are often hesitant to make the investment strictly as a matter of price. It’s a lot to pay to essentially carry the same number of passengers, they reason, […]

“INFOtransit”: The future of onboard communications

Travelers need current information communication Bus passengers need to know the current status of their trip information- when their bus will arrive at their stop/depot, what stops and connections are on their route, unexpected delays or emergencies due to traffic, weather, mechanical issues, accidents, etc. A passenger information system is no longer just a “nice […]

Focus On: Fare Collection

Mobile ticketing– demand is on the rise   BUSRide interviewed Darren Dickson, president of Genfare, about mobile ticketing. Genfare is a leading provider of fare collection solutions for transit agencies of all sizes. Dickson speaks about the prevalence of mobile ticketing, as well as its benefits and challenges. Finally, he discusses the main drivers behind […]

Seven steps to safety

Great safety is no accident. It takes seven steps to really improve safety performance in your operation. By Paul Comfort Define safety performance Before you embark on your journey to improve your agency system’s safety, be sure you know what to measure. Like a wise man once said, “Be careful not to climb the ladder […]

Hybrid or NVR: Making the right choice for a surveillance upgrade

By Lori Jetha On-board video technology is in the midst of an important transition in image quality, or what I like to call a ‘resolution evolution.’ The introduction of the Network Video Recorder (NVR) into the fixed surveillance market several years ago, brought with it the promise of higher quality images, as well as remote […]