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Why the bus industry shouldn’t be afraid of brokers

Why the bus industry shouldn’t be afraid of brokers By Madeline Parks > Over time, bus operators have developed an understandable distaste for brokers in the industry. Many customers have shared horror stories in which they’ve booked through brokers and received the wrong type of bus, gotten a driver who wasn’t certified, been over-quoted for […]

Complete Coach Works pushes the industry forward

Complete Coach Works, Transit Sales International, Shuttle Bus Leasing and ZEPS offer a “one-stop shop” for operators to enhance their vehicles and operations By Richard Tackett “The beginning of Complete Coach Works was all about seizing opportunities,” says Dale Carson, now president of Complete Coach Works (CCW). After his father Dave sold his business to […]

Managing maintenance matters

In an interview with BUSRide, Ryan Harshbarger, Avail Technologies’ Fleet-Net® and business intelligence specialist, speaks about how technology enhances maintenance management, and how agencies can benefit by including maintenance managers as part of crucial decision-making processes. Avail Technologies, State College, PA, is a totally integrated solutions provider for the public transit industry featuring CAD/AVL, enterprise […]

How to knock out any roundabout

  Roundabouts are becoming more common throughout the United States, replacing the traditional intersection. They move traffic one-way in a counterclockwise direction, at slower speeds, and create fewer conflict points for potential incidents. Although some motorists appear perplexed when approaching a roundabout, many of the same general rules regarding intersections apply. When approaching a roundabout, […]

Palm Tran’s Upward Mobility Program puts employees at the forefront

  One of the most fundamental core values of the American dream is upward mobility — that is, the opportunity to climb up the corporate ladder. However, roadblocks can often hinder even the most ambitious employees from progressing. Take Christopher Love, for example. Love started out at Palm Tran as a bus driver, and while […]

Advancing accessibility in mass transit systems

John Walsh breaks down the problems and solutions of accessible public transportation BUSRide recently spoke with John Walsh, president and COO of Davey Coach Sales, Denver, CO, about the state of passenger accessibility in modern transit – and where the industry needs to go now. In your estimation, in what areas is transit accessibility deficient […]

Trobec’s Bus Service leads the industry’s future with MCI

Through multiple generations, this Minnesota-based operator stays ahead of the curve   With 80 years of operation and expansion, Trobec’s Bus Service Inc, of St. Stephen, MN, has not lost touch with its roots as a family business. The company was founded with the purchase of a $2,100 school bus in 1938 by Tony and […]

UMA evolves on Stacy Tetschner’s watch

UMA evolves on Stacy Tetschner’s watch On the job since June 2017, UMA President and CEO Stacy Tetschner may be new to the motorcoach industry, but he knows his way around industry associations. He arrived in his new world following more than 25 years with the National Speakers Association and the California Restaurant Association. Following […]

Greensboro Transit Authority to debut North Carolina’s battery-electric public transit bus fleet

Proterra announced on November 14, 2017 that Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) is going forward with the purchase of four 40-foot Proterra electric buses this fall, setting in motion the potential to significantly expand its zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) fleet over the next four years. This new procurement represents a joint effort by GTA and Proterra to […]

Intelligent Transportation Systems: Dispatch and scheduling

BUSRide spoke with Nick Ross, industry solutions manager for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) at Trapeze Group, about GPS, dispatch and scheduling technology. In a comprehensive interview, he touched on several recent significant technological advancements, the benefits of open architecture and what the future holds for these solutions. In your estimation, how can dispatch and scheduling […]