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Westmatic’s Transit-Master bus wash system keeps CATA vehicles looking good

New operations and maintenance facility features Westmatic’s 4-Brush Drive-Through Transit-Master bus wash system. Crawford Area Transportation Authority (CATA) recently opened an Operations and Maintenance facility in Meadville, PA, bringing all Meadville-based vehicles under one roof for cleaning and service. Westmatic, a large vehicle wash system manufacturer headquartered in Buffalo, NY, worked with HDR and Renick […]

Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) taps INIT for electronic fare management (EFM) project

Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has selected INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. for the design, delivery and installation of their Next Generation Fare System (NGFS). The contract includes the setup of a mobile ticketing app from Bytemark and an account-based electronic fare and back-office revenue management system from INIT. INIT will implement EMV-capable smart fare […]

New Flyer of America delivers immediate safety improvements through the 3M international Customer Project

New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (collectively “New Flyer”), subsidiaries of NFI Group Inc., formerly called New Flyer Industries Inc. (“NFI Group”),  on May 14, 2018, celebrated the successful completion of the 3M Customer Project as one of only two globally-approved projects. New Flyer was selected as one of two […]

BYD to provide LAX with U.S. largest airfield fleet of all-electric buses

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has announced the purchase of 20 units of BYD battery-electric buses for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), to be used for airfield passenger transportation and replace all of its diesel-operated buses and introduce a few more. The buses will make up the largest airport fleet of its kind in […]

Where does the rubber from tire wear go?

By Christopher W. Ferrone A great episode from Seinfeld has Jerry musing about where the rubber on his BMW tires goes when it rubs off. This is truly an enigma. Like Jerry, it’s good to stop and remind ourselves of all that goes on with a set of tires. As tires wear, the material does in […]

THE LAST WORD

No one walks alone in ABA affiliated councils By David Hubbard Among its many membership services and benefits, the American Bus Association (ABA) sponsors its affiliated councils focused on specific bus and coach operator groups. Established in 1999, the Business Industry Safety Council (BISC) set the stage to define, clarify and elevate safety awareness in […]

Building Livable Cities

Building Livable Cities Through Connected Collaboration By Lindy Norris, New Flyer of America Simply put, “livability” is the element of a community that makes people want to live there. It is the result of several factors that add up to create a community’s quality of life. Smart Mobility: Creating livable cities In 2017, American Public […]

OFFICIAL BUSRide ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Financing Your Fleet Amanda Lundmark – assistant vice president of sales – 1st Source Bank Bus Division Matt Hotchkiss – senior vice president, bus division sales manager – Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Gregg Goedde – vice president– ABC Bus Leasing, Inc. Greg Berg – director of commercial finance – REV Group David Scoular – director […]

OFFICIAL BUSRide ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Are We Really Achieving Equal Access for All? BUSRide spoke with industry thought leaders about the present state of accessibility – and where there are opportunities for innovation in the future. Dave Brown – president – MobilityTRANS Bill and Norma Niederhofer – owners – Lone Star Handicap Vans Ryan Lamb – regional sales manager, commercial bus […]

OFFICIAL BUSRide Field Test

UTA secures its services with Safety Vision By Richard Tackett A rail fleet as big as the Utah Transit Authority’s (UTA) requires constant oversight. The agency’s TRAX light-rail system and its FrontRunner heavy-rail service combined to provide over 1.8 million rides in January 2018 alone, making the system susceptive to onboard incidents. Despite this, the […]