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Ramping Up for College

Enterprise-level turns campus-level as major universities across the country expand their fleets and solutions By Emma Green How can building an effective government fleet safety program help to ensure that vehicles are safe to operate?  It starts with implementing a comprehensive program that includes GPS tracking, in-cab smart cameras, and analytics dashboards that allow fleet […]

Re-Imagining Accessible Transportation After COVID

BUSRide convened with industry thought leaders to discuss accessibility in the wake of COVID-19. The panelists discussed paratransit disruptions due to the pandemic, new safety concerns, the role technology plays in the “new normal,” and more. Our panelists: Bill Ott Vice President of Global Engineering Q’STRAINT Paola Realpozo Vice President, Marketing Trapeze Group Kevin Trudeau […]

Las Vegas RTC Implements System-Wide Asset Management

(Upper Photo: RTC and Las Vegas Raiders partnered to provide Game Day Express service this season to Allegiant Stadium from five convenient locations In Southern Nevada.) By Emma Green Overseeing public transportation, traffic management, roadway design, construction funding, transportation planning and regional planning efforts, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada serves as both […]

The Impact of Digitalization on the School Bus Industry’s Service, Operations and Profitability

Coverage from the BUSRide-sponsored panel at the Busworld Digital Summit, curated and moderated by Tim Ammon By Emma Green Friday, June 4, BUSRide sponsored a session at the 2021 Busworld Digital Summit, focused on the impact of digitalization on the school bus industry, the services provided, and the operations and profitability of the providers. The […]

Palm Tran Embraces Avail’s Enterprise Transit Management Solution

Partnering with Avail Technologies, Palm Tran has upgraded ITS to help manage and coordinate services across Palm Beach County With 159 vehicles serving over 35,000 daily riders in Florida’s expansive Palm Beach County, it is critical for Palm Tran’s dispatchers, staff, and administration to have real-time, fleetwide communication with vehicles, drivers, and riders – and […]

Lightning eMotors enters the electric school bus space with multiyear agreement with REV Group’s Collins Bus

  Collins Bus, an industry leader in manufacturing Type A School Buses and a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc., and Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of all-electric powertrains and commercial vehicles, today announced a strategic partnership to manufacture and deploy zero-emission, all-electric Type A school buses. Collins Bus is a market leader in the Type […]

Safe Fleet video surveillance captures bus driver protecting students from hijacker

A Safe Fleet school bus camera system captured dramatic footage of a May 6th hijacking, in which a Richland 2 School District bus driver’s heroic actions kept the gunman’s attention away from students. In response to the incident, the Richland 2 School District will upgrade its 170 existing Safe Fleet surveillance systems, featuring Seon-branded cameras and […]

ABA creates African American Motorcoach Council, seeks additional industry leaders to step forward

The American Bus Association – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism – announced the creation of the African American Motorcoach Council (AAMC), which joins the other networking and business Councils that are a part of ABA. “ABA created the African American Motorcoach Council after identifying a need among our black-owned motorcoach […]

Complete Coach Works announces its transition to a 100% employee stock ownership plan

Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced its plan to transition to a 100% employee-owned company. The announcement was made during a special lunch celebration on Friday, August 20, 2021, to the entire employee base at its headquarters in Riverside, CA. The meeting was simultaneously broadcast to all remote employees via video conference. Dale E. Carson, President […]

VIA, Masabi, and Transit app partner to Launch VIA goMobile+ Fare Payment System

VIA Metropolitan Transit announced the launch of its improved  VIA goMobile+ fare payment mobile app in partnership with Masabi and the Transit app. Riders will be able to purchase mobile fares anytime, anywhere, using either the new goMobile+ app or Transit app, which combines real-time trip planning with payment in the app thousands of VIA […]