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Continental introduces intelligent tires to the motorcoach industry

Continental is launching the motorcoach industry’s first complete tire line factory-assembled with an embedded tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensor. The company chose the Conti Coach HA3 as the first of its tire lines to feature this technology because of the motorcoach industry’s unique need for safety. “Continental is committed to Vision Zero, which means […]

CCW: New study calls for more electric buses

The results of a recent study, performed by the Union of Concerned Scientists (https://www.ucsusa.org/), further highlight the environmental benefits of electric-powered buses. Buses powered by electricity are responsible for far fewer carbon emissions than their diesel-powered counterparts. The study found that on average, electric buses produce less than half of the harmful emissions than those […]

How do you keep your MOOvers spotless? With a Westmatic 3-Brush Rollover wash system

The MOOver, a division of Southeast Vermont Transit, opened its new maintenance facility in 2014 designed to service their community transit bus fleet of cutaway buses, mini vans and additional vehicles. According to their website (https://www.moover.com/) the MOOver is known as the best resort community transit system in Vermont. Their trademark buses sport a Holstein […]

Zero-emission buses – it’s all about the range

By Steve D. Johnson This is the second installment in this ongoing series about zero-emission buses and their relationship with HVAC. The first installment was about the conflict with specifications that still forced HVAC suppliers to build over-sized systems while battery bus builders sought to get the best range. Passenger comfort was part of that […]

Collision Repair, Refurbishing and Remanufacturing: Structural Damage

In this roundtable discussion, BUSRide Maintenance spoke with experts in the field of collision repair about common pitfalls, hidden factors and recent innovations. What are your capabilities in structural collision repair? Dale E. Carson: For over 30 years, Complete Coach Works (CCW) has dedicated its resources toward the retrofit, rehab, and remanufacture of buses. Among […]

BUSRide WebinarPLUS: Are Alternative Fuels Really Going to Save Me Money?

BUSRide recently conducted a webinar for our readers with Todd Mouw, president of ROUSH CleanTech. He discussed propane autogas as a fuel alternative and its implementation process, and fielded questions about where it will help agencies and operators save on operational costs. Tell us a little about ROUSH’s background. We were formed by Jack Roush, […]

Davey Coach Sales builds on decades of service

The company considers itself a “one-stop shop” for bus operators Davey Coach Sales began in 1992, beginning the company’s journey with only a single used bus. Today, the operation occupies seven acres and multiple dealerships across the United States. Though Davey Coach Sales experienced modest growth throughout the 1990s, business picked up in 2003 and […]

OFFICIAL BUSRide ROAD TEST: CT Coachworks motorcoach

By Richard Tackett The path toward the CT Coachworks passenger coach began when husband and wife team Steve and Susan Thomas founded Wolverine Fabricating, Inc. in 1992 as a fabricator of luggage doors. Eventually they grew their company to a business with multi-million-dollar profits, supplying the RV industry with laminated aluminum luggage-door systems, side walls, […]

ITS Technology and Public Transit: A Roundtable Discussion

BUSRide spoke with several intelligent transportation solutions (ITS) providers and public transit agencies about second-adopters of ITS technology; the challenges and operational benefits associated with ITS deployments; and how agencies can future-proof their technology investments. The panelists for this discussion were: Rick Spangler – Chief Technology Officer – Avail Technologies LaShawn King Gillespie – Director […]

Customize surveillance for transit

BUSRide Magazine spoke with expert Réal Barrière, transit solutions product manager at March Networks, about the importance of surveillance technology, common pitfalls when installing and integrating new software, mitigating false liability claims, and more. Why are safety goals and benchmarks important when planning a surveillance policy? When a transportation authority prepares to purchase a video […]