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BISC/BUSMARC WEBINAR SERIES: Monitoring Driver Performance, Hours of Service and Remedial Driver Training

As part of their ongoing educational webinar series, the American Bus Association hosted their latest virtual meeting in their BISC & BUSMARC 2021 VIRTUAL SAFETY & MAINTENANCE SERIES.  The session was hosted by Bus Industry Safety Council Mentors Mike McDonal, BusMARC Chair and Director of Regulatory Compliance and Industry Relations at Saucon Technologies, and Jeff […]

Active Air Purification is a Transit Weapon Against COVID

By John-Paul McGovern, PhD. As transit agencies return to full service in many cities and municipalities, the industry is turning to new, breakthrough technology to prevent COVID-19 transmission and restore faith in public transportation. When the pandemic started, we saw a massive impact on the nation’s public transportation sector. We felt the need to focus […]

MCI Re-Aligns to Push the Industry Forward

After five years as part of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), in 2020 MCI’s business was combined with that of New Flyer as part of the “NFI Forward” initiative. The combined entity continues to offer all models of both New Flyer transit buses and MCI motorcoaches, making it the industry’s widest range of models and propulsion […]

Arrow Stage Lines maintains fleet excellence throughout COVID-19

As a fourth-generation family-owned motorcoach company, Arrow Stage Lines has maintained a high standard of excellence since 1928, placing customer comfort and safety at the forefront of their business model despite the onset of a global pandemic. The company was originally founded by Carl Busskohl as a bread and mail delivery service, eventually evolving into […]

United Safety Fights COVID with ‘Whole Bus Solution’

 By combining Active Air Purification with antimicrobial surface treatments, the company is pursuing a multi-tiered approach to post-pandemic transit safety For United Safety, the spread of COVID-19 throughout the nation – and the ensuing challenges which statewide lockdowns placed on bus travel – was the catalyst for a new, multi-tiered approach to help the public […]

Let’s Remember Adam campaign marks anniversary of Adam Ranger’s death

Let’s Remember Adam, in partnership with BusPatrol, proudly announced the launch of BusPatrol’s school bus safety program in Mattawa, Ontario on January 12, 2021. The much-anticipated launch marks a milestone for the Let’s Remember Adam campaign and for all of Ontario as it establishes a new standard for the protection of student safety on our roads by using cloud-based technology […]

DePaul University releases study, On the Brink: 2021 Outlook for the Intercity Bus Industry

A DePaul University study released today warns that “cash shortfalls will make the next five or six months a tumultuous time for scheduled bus lines, particularly those with asset-intensive business models.” On the Brink: 2021 Outlook for the Intercity Bus Industry is the latest installment in DePaul’s annual review of a travel sector known for […]

The Rapid announces new Chief Executive Officer

The Rapid finalized the official hiring of Deborah Prato as its new Chief Executive Officer this week. The Rapid’s Board of Directors formalized the contract with Ms. Prato on Wednesday as part of their regular January meeting. Prato will bring over 30 years of public sector experience to the role, including 10 years of executive […]

BISC/BusMARC Webinar Series: Back to Basics: The Back of the Bus, Everything Engines, Batteries & HVAC

Thursday, Jan. 28, as part of their ongoing educational webinar series, the American Bus Association hosted their latest virtual meeting in their BISC & BUSMARC 2021 VIRTUAL SAFETY & MAINTENANCE SERIES. According to the American Bus Association, “There is a lot for operators to consider before they consider changing their HVAC setup, the type of […]

Bustang launches mobile ticketing app for its Outrider service, expanding partnership with Masabi

                        Bustang Outrider, the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) interregional bus service, today announced that riders can now purchase tickets for Bustang Outrider services via a new mobile app developed in partnership with Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service to public transit. This new […]