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Rejuvenate Your Fleet — IT’S TIME!

  By Iriz Guerrero Are your buses spending a lot of time in the shop? Do they keep breaking down in the middle of service? Or maybe you have noticed the exterior/interior body begin to deteriorate? If any of these scenarios sound familiar, then your fleet may be due for a mid-life rehab/overhaul. A process […]

Assessing Needs and Factors in Collision Repair and Refurbishment

  By Ed Harmon Owners should begin assessing whether to take on a collision repair by asking a few simple questions up front like: Do we have the necessary resources or expertise to purchase the right replacement parts the first time? Have we performed major body repairs before? What is the estimated time for repairs […]

County of Hawai‘i MTA Goes with Hydrogen Fuel Cells as Part of Master Plan

  By Emma Green As part of its 2017 commitment to transition to zero emission fleets, The County of Hawai‘i Mass Transit Agency (MTA), in partnership with the Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) and U.S. Hybrid, has taken delivery of its first hydrogen fuel-cell-powered bus.  Slated for operation later this spring, the 21-passenger 2014 El […]

3 Ways to Know You’ve Chosen the Right Fleet Management Platform Provider

  By H. Kevin Mest Leveraging the power of connected data, a smart fleet management platform can truly transform how your fleet makes critical business decisions by uncovering hidden costs and efficiencies, tracking and securing assets (and children in transit), and monitoring driver performance and safety. However, implementing a fleet management solution across your entire […]

Vicinity Motor Corp. Serves Up Mobility Alternatives for Public and Private Transit

  Leveraging its success in Canadian public transit, Vicinity Motor Corp. (VMC) is accelerating its reach into the U.S. market. A leading provider of OEM transit buses to Canadian municipal transportation agencies and private operators, Vicinity Motor Corp. (VMC) in conjunction with its U.S. distributors including ABC Companies, is actively pursuing American public and private transit […]

HOT TOPICS Presented in collaboration with the ABA Bus Industry Safety Council

Amp Up Your Motorcoach Safety & Compliance Program with the Bus Industry Safety Council! The Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) is an organization sponsored by the American Bus Association (ABA) and several partners committed to motorcoach safety. The safety of our passengers, drivers and buses is the number one priority for our industry. And fortunately, […]

Fire Suppression Mitigates Evacuation Time

The most important thing to remember about fire suppression is that suppression is the operative term. If you apply enough heat to any vehicle or fuel, it will burn down regardless of an onboard extinguisher or fire suppression system. No onboard fire suppression system will be 100 percent effective at extinguishing fires 100 percent of […]

Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority Job Description/Posting: Director Maintenance

Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) is seeking a result-driven public transportation professional, who is prepared to join a dynamic leadership team as we embark on agency-wide transformational change. The desired candidate will be committed to collaborative and inter-departmental leadership, workforce development, goal setting and performance metrics, and streamlined workflow processes; is accustomed to working […]

Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority Job Description/Posting: Director of Bus Operations

Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) is seeking a result-driven public transportation professional, who is prepared to join a dynamic leadership team as we embark on agency-wide transformational change. The desired candidate will be committed to collaborative and inter-departmental leadership, workforce development, goal setting and performance metrics, and streamlined workflow processes; is accustomed to working […]

WANTED: DIESEL TECHNICIANS IN BALLSTON SPA, AVON, LIVERPOOL & POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

  WANTED: DIESEL TECHNICIANS IN BALLSTON SPA, AVON, LIVERPOOL & POUGHKEEPSIE, NY Matthews Buses, Inc. has an opening for Diesel Technicians. We are seeking motivated individuals with the following experience, who can work independently: Valid New York State Driver’s License/CDL a plus Strong knowledge of electrical trouble shooting and multi-plex diagnosis Experience with Cummins, Detroit […]