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Taking a 360 Vision on Zero Emissions

By Sebastian Vaitus At Vontas we believe the future of transit is zero emissions. We are developing, integrating, and innovating bus and rail solutions to help agencies switch to zero emissions with support for no emission vehicles of all kinds across all our products. We’re committed to easing the transition away from fossil fuels in […]

What You Use in Your Facilities Might Not be the Best for Your Buses

By Toby Drysdale Yes, we are all sick of COVID Conversations – but this pandemic showed us that we were grossly unprepared and uneducated when it came to routine disinfecting of our bus fleets. To ensure we are better prepared for the future, we must look at these basic questions: What were we doing prior […]

CuVerro Shield™ by Aereus Technologies Brings Antimicrobial Copper to Transit

With a plethora of disinfecting and antimicrobial solutions entering the transit marketplace in the wake of COVID-19, a time-tested technology is reemerging for agencies looking to restore faith in public transportation – antimicrobial copper. Aereus Technologies partnered with Olin Brass to produce and distribute the CuVerro Shield™, a solution of antimicrobial copper alloy which kills […]

The Time is Now For Cloud Computing and Your Bus Operation

By H. Kevin Mest Cloud computing has been around for two decades. Yet, despite the data pointing to the business efficiencies, cost-benefits, and competitive advantages it holds, some are still resistant to embrace it. For example, suppose you are still evaluating whether or not to adopt the cloud for your bus operations. In that case, […]

Follow the money for transportation contracting opportunities in America

People are on the move again, and many are relying on public transit. In fact, transit ridership is up more than 80 percent since 2020, according to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and other grant programs have provided billions in funding for transit authorities nationwide. If Congress passes the […]

Las Vegas RTC Implements System-Wide Asset Management

(Upper Photo: RTC and Las Vegas Raiders partnered to provide Game Day Express service this season to Allegiant Stadium from five convenient locations In Southern Nevada.) By Emma Green Overseeing public transportation, traffic management, roadway design, construction funding, transportation planning and regional planning efforts, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada serves as both […]

City of Porterville Expands on Successful Zero-Emission Micro-Transit Program

In the spirit of sustainable community transit, the City of Porterville, California, added 12 all-electric micro-transit vans to its fleet in January.  The decision to embrace sustainable micro-transit resulted from an internal analysis at the Porterville Transit System. First, the agency wanted to replace low-performing fixed routes with routes focused on improved mobility and a […]

Transit Authorities to Launch Major New Initiatives in Coming Years

As the Biden administration begins to address climate change, transit authorities throughout the country will benefit from funding. Clean air is a major component of sustainability, so increased funding will flow to public transit authorities in an effort to reduce the number of automobiles on roadways. Major initiatives at the local levels of government will […]

Suffolk County navigates crisis through safety and service

As home to one of the largest school bus fleets in the industry with a public transit division (Suffolk Bus Corp.) offering service to upwards of 1.5 million county residents, Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc. is committed to providing safe and reliable transportation throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.  In the past 50 years, Suffolk Transportation […]

Fresno adopts sign-in terminals for distancing, communication, and efficiency

When COVID-19 struck public transportation systems nationwide, “social distancing” became a paramount concern for an industry which had never really considered the practice. But the City of Fresno’s transit department – consisting of 17-fixed routes provided by more than 100 vehicles and 279 drivers – was already on its way toward implementing an ideal solution […]