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Access Services trials the RSX suspension by MORryde

For the customers of Access Services, the paratransit service for Los Angeles County’s 45 public fixed-route transit operators, ride quality is of paramount importance. To that end, Rick Streiff, Access Services’ Senior Manager of Fleet Design, Maintenance and Safety, said that factory-stock suspension systems are simply not an option for the agency. “Our fleet is […]

ARBOC Builds on a Legacy of Equal Access for Everyone

Building on a legacy of accessibility and exceptional service, ARBOC Specialty Vehicles® is poised in 2020 to refine its vehicle offerings and further improve its organizational efficiency. Doug Minix, general manager, joined ARBOC in December and plunged headfirst into the bus industry, overseeing the company’s direction during the COVID-19 pandemic. The next year, he said, […]

Are You Ready for H.265?

Picture this: you have implemented the latest video compression technology (H.265) on your fleet of 20 buses. Each bus has 12 cameras and you downloaded two hours of footage per bus to a USB. You’re excited to review the high-quality video on your 2015 computer, but when you insert the drive, open your computer video […]

Integrating ITS with Legacy Systems

BUSRide spoke with key transit thought leaders about integrating new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) with legacy technology. Their in-depth discussion explored the risks associated with poor integration; unique challenges faced by early adopters; first steps toward integrating disparate systems; and the value of data warehousing. What problems do “disconnected” systems pose for agencies? David Mugica: […]

Ford Mobility Report Indicates 36% of American riders will take public transit post COVID-19

As businesses gradually begin re-opening across the country, many are wondering what transit will look like in a post-COVID-19 world. Uber, for example, is investing $50 million in safety supplies for its drivers, requiring operators and riders to wear masks effective May 18. But what about public transit? One of the most hard-hit industries, with ridership […]

NFI Parts™ Releases Guide to Help Keep Customers Moving

NFI Parts has released a white paper guide to assist transit and motor coach service operators navigate re-starting or ramping up business while concerns about the spread of COVID-19 remain. “We want to make sure that our customers, and their customers, are aware of the government and industry recommendations for making bus transportation safer amidst […]

FTA Announces $5 Million Funding Opportunity for Tribal Transit Projects Nationwide

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of $5 million in Fiscal Year 2020 competitive grant funding to support transit services for American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages in rural areas. A Notice of Funding Opportunity appears in the Federal Register. The application period will close at 11:59 p.m., Monday, August 24, 2020. FTA’s Tribal Transit Program is authorized by […]

FTA Announces $1.25 Million for Infrastructure Condition Assessment Program

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of $1.25 million to demonstrate and evaluate innovative technologies and designs to improve the state of good repair for transit agencies. The competitive grant funds, which are provided through FTA’s Public Transportation Innovation Program, support advanced cutting-edge technologies that provide real-time condition assessment to detect, monitor […]

Transdev Transportation Recognizes AVTA Leadership for Handling of COVID-19 Crisis

The leadership at Antelope Valley Transit Authority, including the Board of Directors, recognizes that many of the residents in the Antelope Valley depend on AVTA’s transit services on a daily basis. Both AVTA and their contractor, Transdev Transportation, are committed to providing the A.V. community members an affordable, dependable, and healthy transit experience. This commitment […]

Stertil-Koni Debuts Customizable “G-Series” Mobile Column Lifts

Heavy-duty bus lift and truck lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced the launch of its new “G-Series” Mobile Column Lifts — engineered to solve the challenge of heavy lifting applications that demand special lifting adapter configurations with uniquely customized pick-up points. The “G-Series” builds on Stertil-Koni’s established expertise in engineering Mobile Column Lifts, recognized for delivering […]