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DCTA president called to serve in Afghanistan

26-year veteran to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel The Denton County Transportation Authority, Lewisville, TX announced this week its president, Jim Cline, has been called to active duty by the Texas Army National Guard to serve in Operation Enduring Freedom. Cline will serve as a Lieutenant Colonel with the 176th Engineer Brigade in Afghanistan. During […]

MCI achieves multi-facility ISO 9001:2008 certification

First corporate-wide certification for the company Motor Coach Industries (MCI), Schaumburg, IL, announced it received notification that its main manufacturing facilities operated by Motor Coach Industries Limited, Motor Coach Industries, Inc. and Frank Fair Industries Ltd, have been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification — the first corporate-wide certification for the company. The primary manufacturing facilities have […]

China shows its diversity at Busworld Asia

Busworld Asia is one of the great events on the annual exhibition calendar. This year in Shanghai, May 6-8, visitors had the opportunity to also take in the World Expo. At any exhibition one expects to see some new models and innovation. The pace of change and the variety of new vehicles and components coming out of the world’s largest bus and coach building industry marks the difference between Busworld Asia and other exhibitions.

The 2010 BUSRide/Curved Glass Distributors MotorVision Competition

The 2010 BUSRide MotorVision Competition, presented by Curved Glass Distributors, will help us find the best looking rolling billboards, moving murals and free-wheeling creativity on wheels.

We Love Buses!

Buses come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Regardless of their manufacturer or country of origin, we love our buses at BUSRide Magazine! Over time, we will continue to add photos to our galleries and albums of photos, including next generation models announced by the bus manufacturers. [nggallery id=1]

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.