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Gainsville RTS will no longer provide Gator Aider service

Regional Transit System (RTS), Gainesville, FL, will not provide the Gator Aider football shuttle service for the 2010-11 University of Florida (UF) football season.

Move online for more charter work

While advertising in the Yellow Pages is the method of choice for most motorcoach operators, our annual member survey and industry assessment is starting to show a shift toward online advertising.

How Green?

BUSRide is putting out the call for submissions to the 2010 How Green? Competition. This competition spotlights the best practices that ease wear and tear on the environment through proactive green initiatives.

The more something changes, the better it gets

Sometimes it is okay if important changes are not so noticeable. At least this is the case for alterations made to the 2010 Orion VII transit bus by Daimler Buses North America (DBNA), Greensboro, NC. The next iteration made its debut in Cleveland, OH, in May during the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Bus & Paratransit Conference.

SmartFrame technology a fit for survival

This summer the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will issue its proposed rulemaking on seatbelts and motorcoach safety. NHTSA conducted its own barrier crash test in 2007 and drew its conclusions from a series of sled tests with different style belted and unbelted seats and securement systems.

NABDA delivers local flavor to multiple facilities

In operation since 2003, the North American Bus Dealers Association (NABDA) is a consortium of bus dealers throughout North America dedicated to solving the problems national and regional purchasers often face with local after-market support at each of their facilities.

Cape Cod RTA weaves an intermodal web

The Cape Cod peninsula is a significant tourist destination in the summer months, attracting not only the regular visitors throughout the northeastern United States, but an increasing number of tourists across the nation and from Europe.

The 2010 Hounds of the Mother Road reunion: A review

Word from Tom McNally is the April Scenicruiser 2010 Hounds of the Mother Road reunion in Amarillo and Adrian, TX, was a total success with 85 people showing up in 10 Scenicruisers and three GMC model buses.

Virginia Beach rolls it out for motorcoaches

Virginia Beach is a motorcoach kind of town that goes to great lengths to appeal to group tours. In fact, the Virginia Beach CVB lays claim to attracting the first group tour ever to travel to America, noting that the first permanent English settlers landed at Cape Henry, before moving on to settle Jamestown.

New York commuters brace for more transit cutbacks

New York commuters brace for more transit cutbacks.