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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.

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.