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New BRT campaign rocks San Diego

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has taken a dramatic step in replacing its aging fleet with 26 new 60-ft articulated BRT buses from North American Bus Industries (NABI), Anniston, AL, and the marketing campaign to promote the purchase reflects the excitement of the agency and the community.

Work less, save more

With a reputation for its design and production of fully automatic transmissions for a wide variety of vocational applications, Allison Transmission, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, is dedicated as well to helping its customers operate as efficiently as possible, particularly in a down economy.

New Orleans CVB wants motorcoach visitors

The city of New Orleans is rolling into 2009 with more major conventions, Mardi Gras celebrations and an abundance of festivals to greet visitors at every level.

Transport for London chooses a winner

Transport for London controls the route network for our capital city. Seven years ago the agency determined high capacity articulated buses would best serve the busiest routes.

Preparing for extreme cold weather operations

On January 16 the ambient temperature in Chicago reached minus 24 F with the associated wind chill in excess of minus 40 F. On that day, the North Pole registered minus 8 F. The temperature was so extreme that no matter how anyone dressed, the average person could only stay outside for about 15 minutes.

Xcelsior gives a spirited ride

Xcelsior is more than a name at New Flyer. The company believes the tag encapsulates its spirit of continuous improvement, seeing this new 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid vehicle as the next step in the customer-centric evolution of transit buses.

IndyGo puts Indianapolis in forward drive

IndyGo is the face of public transit in the communities of Indianapolis, IN. The Public Transportation Corporation serves the metropolitan area with 29 fixed routes, three commuter

Lil’ Easy works for the Big Easy

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In the New Orleans Lower 9th Ward, a ride on one of three 14-seat Lil’ Easy Dodge Sprinters requires a reservation.

In October 2008 the New Orleans Regional Transportation Authority (NORTA) contracted Veolia Transportation to take over operations in the first turn-key, delegated management contract of its kind in the United States. Veolia Transportation immediately committed to a strategic rebalancing of service for the citizens of post-Katrina New Orleans with its unique proprietary EasyBus, an on-demand circulator service.

When the going gets tough…

A down economy presents challenges of every sort. One of the subtler is to nail down the one maxim that keeps everything in perspective. Over the last couple of months I have talked and listened to motorcoach operators and industry leaders who only reconfirmed my belief that when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.

Measure then manage

Along with rising insurance rates bus companies also face growing concerns and exposures from a competitive standpoint. In this environment a growing number of carriers are evaluating their operations carefully in order to make improvements and create a roadmap for long-term success.