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Mercedes-Benz launches autonomous city bus

Mercedes-Benz launches autonomous city bus Friends who work in Daimler Buses sometimes express regret that their company does not appear to be keeping pace with European competitors on the development of transit buses with alternative fuels and driveline technology. I can understand their concerns, but the company has forged ahead with very strong sales of […]

Heavy-duty buses ramp up accessibility

Heavy-duty buses ramp up accessibility By Mike Ammann In this installment of Equal Access, Mike Ammann, vice president of sales for ENC (formerly Eldorado National California and now a division of the REV Group), responds to questions on his company’s philosophy in regards to making heavy-duty vehicles more accessible. How are transit bus OEMs improving […]

Avoiding the pitfalls of workers' comp

Avoiding the pitfalls of workers’ comp By Tim O’Bryan The continuing series with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, now focuses on workers’ compensation claims – specifically, the pitfalls of workers’ comp and how motorcoach operators can avoid them. What’s one of the biggest pitfalls that motorcoach operators don’t foresee when dealing […]

INIT invests in Bytemark

INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. has acquired a 27.5 per cent stake in Bytemark, Inc., a leading provider of mobile ticketing technologies in the transit industry.   Bytemark, Inc., located in New York, with additional offices in the UK, Canada, India and Australia, has developed a patent-protected technology that powers a secure mobile ticketing platform […]

ARBOC donates to Spirity of Alexandria Foundation

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles of Middlebury, IN, the leader in the low floor bus market, recently held its annual dealer seminar in conjunction with its charity golf outing and raised $50,325.00 for the Spirit of Alexandria Foundation.  As a supporter of the foundation, ARBOCs donations of over $400,000 in the past 10 years have aided the […]

Fleetmatics connects with ECS Transportation

OFFICIAL BUSRide Field Test: Fleetmatics connects with ECS Transportation When the Connecticut operator needed a better way to track vehicles, he turned to Fleetmatics By Richard Tackett For Gene Horne, president of ECS Transportation, Norwalk, CT, a two-minute GPS refresh rate just wasn’t sufficient for his burgeoning school transportation business. For years his company used […]

Genfare links with Porterville Transit

OFFICIAL BUSRide Field Test: Genfare links with Porterville Transit A small, urban agency pioneers technology at the level of major metropolitan systems By Richard Tackett Porterville Transit was in search of an upgrade. Rather, two upgrades: more fare payment choices for passengers, and more options for passengers to quickly and conveniently pay for service. “We […]

Q’Straint secures the future of accessibility at Tulsa Transit

Official BUSRide Field Test: Q’Straint secures the future of accessibility at Tulsa Transit By David Hubbard Emeka Nnaka arrived in Tulsa, OK, in 2007 to attend Oral Roberts University and carve out his career goals, with early success playing semi-pro football pointing the way. His future was looking bright after an Oklahoma Thunder championship caught […]

SPIRIT of Mobility Bus #1 goes back in service

The first ARBOC Specialty Vehicles low-floor bus ever built in 2007 has returned in service after five years of retirement. Nine years ago, ARBOC Specialty Vehicles (then known as ARBOC Mobility) built their first prototype bus to demonstrate their ground breaking ADA compliant low floor technology for small shuttle buses. The prototype was used for […]

CCW supplied OCTA with ZEPS electric bus for Orange County Fair route

Complete Coach Works (CCW) provided their Zero-Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) demo bus to Orange County Transit Association (OCTA) to support one of their Orange County Fair (OC Fair) routes. The OC Fair, located in Costa Mesa, California has attracted over a million guests each summer for the past five years. This summer the fair opened […]