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Managing Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue Risks

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series As part of the ongoing Virtual Safety & Maintenance series, the American Bus Association (ABA) hosted an educational webinar addressing why and how companies can implement a fatigue risk management program (FMP), reduce fatigue-related accidents, and what we can learn from […]

Updating Your Security Capabilities, Policies and Protocols to Handle Teleworking Employees

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series The American Bus Association’s Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) and Bus Maintenance Repair Council’s (BusMARC) 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series offered a sequence of educational webinars early this year, covering a variety of industry-related topics. As part of their ongoing […]

Official BUSRide Road Test: Equess CHARGE by ARBOC Specialty Vehicles

Photos by Patricia Knight ARBOC Specialty Vehicles launched the Equess CHARGE in February, marking the first all-electric offering in the manufacturer’s vehicle lineup. The Equess CHARGE prototype is complete, and ARBOC anticipates full distribution in Q4 of 2021. Creative Bus Sales will exclusively distribute the vehicle in the United States, with Canadian distribution handled by […]

Cincinnati Metro celebrates Earth Day

  Cincinnati Metro invites the region to “go green” this Earth Day by choosing public transportation, which offers an easy and immediate way for each of us to reduce our energy use and carbon footprints. One person switching his or her commute from a private vehicle to public transit can reduce daily carbon emissions by […]

Valeo receives the International busplaner Sustainability Award 2021

  Valeo has today (April 15, 2021) received the International busplaner Sustainability Award 2021* for its UV Purifier for buses and coaches. The technology, which is the most powerful in the world, clears the air of more than 95% of its microbes, viruses and bacteria while the vehicle is on the move with passengers on […]

Prevost to debut Cloud One, new proprietary seat line at UMA EXPO

  Prevost announced today it will unveil to the public for the first time its brand-new proprietary Cloud One seat line during the United Motorcoach Association EXPO April 21-24 in Orlando. The Cloud One series design focuses on comfort and ergonomics giving passengers an upgraded ride combined with uncompromised safety. “Prevost is extremely proud to […]

Houston METRO taps INIT for contactless fare system

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) in Houston, Texas – one of the largest mass transit service providers in the United States – has chosen INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. to implement a contactless, account-based fare system to replace their current proprietary, closed-loop system. The next generation Fare Collection System (FCS) implementation will […]

Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Masabi and Transit app expand account-based ticketing

  Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments as-a-Service to public transit, the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and the Transit app today announced that riders on their network are now able to purchase reusable smartcards giving them the ability to simply tap and ride without needing to buy a ticket or select a fare before traveling. […]

National Trails Maintains Growth, Optimizes Charter Management During COVID-19

Austin Arksey is the owner of National Trails, a Michigan-based charter and tour company in operation since 1982. When he purchased the company in March 2019, Arksey said that the company had nine drivers, one office employee, and one mechanic. Today, National Trails employs almost 100 people, with 13 full-sized motorcoaches and 31 school buses […]

Transit Authorities to Launch Major New Initiatives in Coming Years

As the Biden administration begins to address climate change, transit authorities throughout the country will benefit from funding. Clean air is a major component of sustainability, so increased funding will flow to public transit authorities in an effort to reduce the number of automobiles on roadways. Major initiatives at the local levels of government will […]