Channels - Page 257 of 258 - BUSRide


Riteway delivers a wake-up call

Ronald Bast stepped up to accept the 2008 BUSRide Motorcoach Industry Achievement Award on behalf of his family’s company, Riteway Bus Service, Richfield, WI. This annual award honors the motorcoach owner-operator who demonstrates excellence and innovation throughout the business.

Efficiency grows from the ground up

The Proterra battery-dominant alternative-fuel transit bus represents a giant step toward the objective to replace standard diesel-electric hybrid combinations.

Infrastructure cannot be done on the cheap

As the next re-authorization of the Highway Bill approaches, rising fuel costs and environmental concerns have propelled public transit into the spotlight, and give agencies that struggled in 2008 to balance inflated gas prices with record ridership levels a compelling case to argue for increased funding from a new Federal administration.

Thermo King ready for change in 2010

As of January 1, 2010, R-22 refrigerant cannot be used in new air conditioning equipment, and according to Thermo King, Minneapolis, MN, the most logical choice is R-407C created specifically to replace R-22.

Gentex BusTop ends fiddling on the roof

The advent of hybrid propulsion has turned bus roofs into battery storage compartments — and created an entire new workplace for transit bus maintenance technicians. Sometimes nothing solves a high-tech problem better than a low-tech solution.

Hybrid buses show strong in Hanover

Every two years the city of Hanover in northern Germany hosts the largest commercial vehicle exhibition in Europe. The exhibition area is vast with covered halls and large open-air displays with room for the more than 2,000 exhibitors and every kind of commercial vehicle. This year the show welcomed nearly 300,000 visitors from 110 countries.

TSP makes The T run faster

When Fort Worth Transit Authority, better known as The T, sought public input during the development of its long-range strategic plan in 2005, our citizens told us they wanted faster public transportation that is more regional and includes more rail.

The Volvo 9700 debuts in North America

At a time when consumers are becoming more aware of motorcoach travel and alternative transportation, such European curb appeal promises to turn heads.

Transit financing trapped in a house of cards

The best laid schemes of mice and men gang oft agley — an old refrain among transit administrators caught in the backlash of an economy run amok. Little did they know their creative financing five years back would eventually become ensnared in the current mortgage-lending debacle.

Fire-prone alternators need support and TLC

By Christopher W. Ferrone The 50-DN alternator has been a workhorse for the motorcoach industry for over 40 years. It started out as a gear-driven, oil-cooled unit and in the late 1970s offered an air- cooled, belt-driven option. The 50-DN in any configuration has been a trusted engine accessory. Nonetheless, since the early 1990s with […]