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Maintenance is the Key to Long Vehicle Life

By Iriz Guerrero Bus maintenance is one of the most important components of a successful public transit agency. It allows agencies to maintain their buses operating optimally while controlling time and costs to ensure maximum efficiency. In addition, it helps to secure a reliable and satisfactory quality of transportation to riders. Poorly maintained buses can […]

Diesel-to-Electric Repowering Can be a Stepping Stone to All-Electric

These vehicles can be used effectively on shorter-distance routes and shuttle programs With the advent of diesel-to-electric repowering, next-level sustainability is becoming more affordable for bus fleet operations. At ABC Companies, we have partnered with Lightning eMotors to develop a five-step process to identify, assess, and convert “donor” diesel coaches with a proprietary, fast-track battery […]

Back to Basics: The Back of the Bus, Everything Engines, Batteries & HVAC

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. Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series This panel was moderated by […]

RTC of Southern Nevada Ensures Safety with High-Tech Fire Suppression

Julio Ortiz, senior director of maintenance for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), has experience with high-tech fire suppression technology. In his previous position as director of maintenance for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) – where he worked for more than 34 years before retiring – Ortiz was part of an […]

Safety Director 101

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series As part of their ongoing educational webinar series, the American Bus Association (ABA) hosted a virtual meeting with presenters Mike McDonal, BusMARC chair and director of regulatory compliance and industry relations at Saucon Technologies, and Jeff Marley, regional manager for Lancer […]

Saving Pennies at the Pump: Fuel Maintenance, Controlling Contamination, Filter Monitoring, Questions on Additives

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series Early this year, 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, covering a variety of industry-related topics. This panel was moderated by […]

A New Age of Enforcement: Adjusting to Remote and Offsite Investigations & How to Prepare

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 its ongoing […]

ABC Companies: Focused on Customer and Industry Recovery

BUSRide recently spoke with Roman Cornell, president and chief commercial officer for ABC Companies. Cornell discussed ABC’s activities and priorities during the COVID-19 shutdown, the biggest challenges facing the motorcoach industry in 2021, and the future of the industry going forward. During the COVID downturn, where has ABC Companies focused its priorities? Our focus has […]

Transdev announces partnership with the city of Lodi in San Joaquin County, California.

  Transdev is proud to announce a new partnership with the City of Lodi in San Joaquin County, California. Transdev will be managing the operations of the City of Lodi’s GrapeLine and VineLine services, beginning July 1, 2021. Transdev was the highest ranked firm out of five bidders for its ability to bring higher quality […]

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority selects First Transit for 10-Year paratransit contract

  First Transit, the leader in providing mobility solutions, announces that the company has been awarded the contract for paratransit services at Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA). Service includes paratransit transportation for passengers requiring wheelchair-accessible vehicles. First Transit will provide 75 employees, including management personnel overseeing day-to-day paratransit operations, supplying five cutaway vans and 53 […]