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Trends in bus wash systems

  BUSRide Maintenance explores the latest trends in bus wash systems with industry experts, including spec’ing systems, environmental factors, innovation and hidden costs. How does your wash system work and what makes it unique? Steve Wawro: Westmatic designs and manufactures automatic bus, truck and train wash systems that provide a superior level of cleaning while […]

BusRates serves the industry and saves riders

When the United Motorcoach Association purchased the online bus travel search engine Busrates.com, the intent was to provide a member benefit: a way for members to improve their lead generation and bring in new business. Along the way, Busrates.com brought a second benefit to operators and the traveling public, it provided an online venue to […]

REV Group sets itself apart

  The stated mission of REV Group, headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, is to connect and protect passengers worldwide with dependable, trusted specialty vehicles delivering top-level performance, durability and safety. Per REV Group CEO Tim Sullivan, the company accomplishes its mission by taking full advantage of its diverse portfolio of vehicles. “REV’s strength lies in its […]

ARBOC delivers fleet expansion and faster accessibility for the community of Holland-Zeeland

With a fleet that is 65 percent ARBOC, this Holland-based operator caters to travelers of all mobility needs Originally formed in 2000 as an outgrowth of Holland’s dial-a-ride bus service, Macatawa Area Express (MAX), is a small urban transit system that provides mass transportation in Ottawa County’s Holland-Zeeland metropolitan area. The system operated three simple […]

ELD in Review

How have things changed since the ELD mandate? BUSRide explores the current state of the motorcoach industry’s device adoption, issues and future perspectives with industry experts. Since the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate has taken effect, how do you feel that the motorcoach industry is keeping up, and to what degree has the industry adopted […]

Where does the rubber from tire wear go?

By Christopher W. Ferrone A great episode from Seinfeld has Jerry musing about where the rubber on his BMW tires goes when it rubs off. This is truly an enigma. Like Jerry, it’s good to stop and remind ourselves of all that goes on with a set of tires. As tires wear, the material does in […]

THE LAST WORD

No one walks alone in ABA affiliated councils By David Hubbard Among its many membership services and benefits, the American Bus Association (ABA) sponsors its affiliated councils focused on specific bus and coach operator groups. Established in 1999, the Business Industry Safety Council (BISC) set the stage to define, clarify and elevate safety awareness in […]

Building Livable Cities

Building Livable Cities Through Connected Collaboration By Lindy Norris, New Flyer of America Simply put, “livability” is the element of a community that makes people want to live there. It is the result of several factors that add up to create a community’s quality of life. Smart Mobility: Creating livable cities In 2017, American Public […]

OFFICIAL BUSRide ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Financing Your Fleet Amanda Lundmark – assistant vice president of sales – 1st Source Bank Bus Division Matt Hotchkiss – senior vice president, bus division sales manager – Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Gregg Goedde – vice president– ABC Bus Leasing, Inc. Greg Berg – director of commercial finance – REV Group David Scoular – director […]

OFFICIAL BUSRide ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Are We Really Achieving Equal Access for All? BUSRide spoke with industry thought leaders about the present state of accessibility – and where there are opportunities for innovation in the future. Dave Brown – president – MobilityTRANS Bill and Norma Niederhofer – owners – Lone Star Handicap Vans Ryan Lamb – regional sales manager, commercial bus […]