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Six Leading Operators Form North American Transit Alliance (NATA)

Today, six of the largest private transit operating firms have come together to form the North American Transit Alliance (NATA). The group will help cities in North America flourish by promoting innovative transportation solutions that ensure transit is safe, clean, and prepared for the challenges that lie ahead. Public transit has always been essential, but […]

New COVID-19 Resource Tool for Public Transportation Available from FTA

FTA’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resource Tool for Public Transportation provides a one-stop-shop for Federal COVID-19 guidance and recommendations, including information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The tool covers topics related to the public transportation industry such as sanitizing transit facilities and vehicles, personal […]

ETA Transit Announces Start of 2020 Transit Survey Effort

ETA Transit recently announced the start of its annual transit survey initiative. Now in its fifth year, the survey polls thousands of transit professionals and riders across the country on current topics and challenges that face the industry. The results of the survey are released to the transit industry every December in the form of […]

Lawson Products Awarded National Cooperative Contract to Provide MRO Products and Services  

Public agencies and not-for-profit organizations are eligible for cost-effective, streamlined MRO procurement with new Lawson Products contract available through OMNIA Partners, Public Sector Lawson Products, Inc., a distributor of products and services to the maintenance, repair and operations market (MRO) marketplace, has been awarded a multi-year contract with Region 4 Education Service Center (ESC), marketed […]

FTA Announces $130 Million in Grants for Projects to Expand Advanced Bus Technologies Nationwide

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced approximately $130 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities. In this competition, FTA focused on the […]

The Nation’s First Wireless Charging Infrastructure Solution to Deploy at a Maintenance Depot

Widely known for its in-route wireless charging technology, Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) recently announced it has transformed the industry through its initiative to modernize operations by bringing its wireless charging system to Josephine Community Transit’s (Josephine) maintenance depot. This system will wirelessly charge two remanufactured Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) buses from Complete Coach […]

EZ DISSAN Provides Tools Necessary to Deploy Critical Disinfection Programs for Ground Passenger Transportation Fleets

EZ DISSAN has partnered with Victory Innovations to become the preferred distributor for the ground passenger transportation industry using their cordless electrostatic handheld sprayers to achieve maximum disinfection and sanitization. These 2020 Sanitary Maintenance Distributor Award Winning sprayers are easily deployed and operated by transportation professionals in many applications including motorcoach, transit bus, subway train, […]

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, […]

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: […]