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Busworld from Russia with love

Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia played host to this year’s Busworld exhibition in a center on the banks of the Oka River.

Zen and the basics of fleet maintenance

I can say I have paid the price on more than a few occasions for neglecting to take care of business both before and after issues arose, but I am not impervious to the importance of preventative maintenance, and I am certainly trying to be more diligent.

Passenger Carrier Strike Force hits DC National Mall

Officials from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) were on hand today for a commercial bus and motorcoach checkpoint safety inspection on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

MTR Western now in hands of bankruptcy attorney

A Seattle bankruptcy attorney now oversees the personal Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of Frederick Darren Berg, who owns MTR Western, one of the largest luxury charter motorcoach companies in the country.

Illinois school district first in nation to install Zpass system

Palos Heights, Illinois School District 128 is among the first in the nation to install a ridership tracking system that utilizes a combination of a radio frequency identification and GPS technology.

Foothill Transit set to launch electric Ecoliner

Beginning September 3, Foothill Transit will launch the Ecoliner, the world’s first heavy duty electric bus.

Trailways holds first stockholder-company training seminar

Trailways held its first stockholder-company training seminar at the Motor Coach Industries Training Center in Louisville, KY earlier this month.

DriveCam, DC Metro partner for camera installation, monitoring

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and DriveCam have entered into a five-year deal that will have the company’s cameras installed in Metro’s fleet.

Advice for smooth operators

I frequently receive compliments on my smooth driving. Smooth driving is no accident (no pun intended). It’s something I do very intentionally, very purposefully. And it’s not that difficult to do.

Public image is important to BRT success

Image is important to Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Sleek looking vehicles, rail-like stations, advanced technologies and a strong brand identity are just a few of the features that help communicate the message: This is not just a regular bus service.