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Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Aruba explore transportation system optimization for 7.5 Million annual bus riders

Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) and Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, announced on July 20 an exploratory transportation project to optimize traffic flows for bus ridership and utilize data analytics to improve navigation at Texas A&M University through Aruba Wireless and Data Analytics. Texas A&M University is one of the largest universities in the […]

INIT modernizes electronic-fare system in Portland-Vancouver metro area

On Monday, July 17, TriMet  (Tri-County Metropolitan Transit Authority), C-TRAN, and Portland Streetcar launched Hop FastpassTM – an electronic fare collection system implemented by INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc.  This regional e-fare system spans multiple agencies allowing transit riders to pay for trips on TriMet and C-TRAN buses, Portland Streetcar, MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter […]

Vix Technology selected for new advanced regional smart fare solution in Edmonton, Canada metro region

Vix Technology, a transport ticketing and payment solutions company, has been selected by three city partners in the Edmonton, Canada, metropolitan region, which includes the City of Edmonton, Strathcona County and City of St. Albert, to implement a new advanced Regional Smart Fare Solution (RSFS). The RSFS is a 15-year contract that will move the […]


The Ferrone Era comes to a close; Aries Charter Transportation carries on

 Company founder Henry Ferrone with his team of drivers, circa 1930 After a successful 110-year run, the venerable Ferrone family of coach operators announced the sale of a major portion of their business in late June, saying they will no longer be operating buses in Chicago, IL, but have retained The Chicago Sightseeing Company. Aries […]

Keolis launches service on eight-year contract to operate and maintain Foothill Transit in southern California

As the clock struck midnight on July 1st, Keolis Transit America took over the operations and maintenance of Foothill Transit-Pomona. Under the terms of the eight-year contract, announced in late April, Keolis is responsible for operating local fixed and express route transit services, including into downtown Los Angeles. Keolis pledged to improve operations and customer […]

Join industry leaders accelerating the future of public transportation

APTA EXPO 2017, the world’s largest public transportation event, is headed to Atlanta, Georgia on October 9-11 with all you need to succeed in today’s competitive market. Meet 800+ global exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations and services in the industry. Connect with 12,000+ industry peers to discover effective and inventive solutions for your business. Expand […]

Variety spices FIAA Bus and Coach Expo in Madrid

The biennial FIAA bus and coach exhibition was held in May at the Parque Ferial Juan Carlos Center in Madrid. Spain has always relied quite heavily on tourism; not only travelers from Northern Europe seeking a few weeks in the sun, but increasingly more visitors from around the world. Recent terrorist events in Turkey, Egypt […]


D.O.T. compliance and your insurance

As part of this continuing series, BUSRide spoke with Tim O’Bryan, president of Service Insurance Agency, Richmond, VA, to discuss the ways in which compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) mandates can affect operators’ insurance coverage and rates; and how operators can stay abreast of those mandates. What areas of insurance coverage are affected […]

Heavy-duty brake systems

BUSRide Maintenance gathered experts from some of the industry’s leading brake system and component manufacturers to discuss the advantages inherent to different brake systems; operating vs. acquisition costs; preventative maintenance; and extending brake life. The panelists for this discussion are: Brad Begley – vice president of sales – Webb Wheel John Wolf – senior sales […]

Advances in HVAC technology

BUSRide Maintenance gathered experts from the HVAC industry to discuss HVAC’s effect on bus efficiency, the relative advantages of different system types and how zero-emission technology is affecting air conditioning. The panelists for this discussion are: Chad Sleiman – chief executive officer – SanUVAire Gary Eubank – product manager – DCM Manufacturing Matt Lish – […]