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Proterra introduces ZX5 electric bus with 738 kilowatt hours of energy

Proterra Inc, a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, today announced that it is increasing the amount of energy onboard its purpose-built ZX5 electric transit bus – delivering more battery storage to help transit agencies scale zero-emission bus fleets with electric vehicle technology. Starting in 2023, the 40-foot Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit bus […]

Vontas celebrates one year of growth and reimagining intelligent transit technology

Vontas, a leading provider in delivering Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its inception. Since its launch, Vontas has maintained their focus on ITS, and invested in its products and people. Vontas was created in April 2021 as a new business division of Trapeze Group, to focus on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for […]

BUSRide Remembers Bill Luke

  Historian, author, and founder of BUSRide Magazine, William A. Luke – known around the industry as Bill Luke – is being remembered for his memorable life and awesome contributions to the world of transportation. Bill passed on Jan. 23 at age 97 in Spokane, Washington. In addition to his roles as BUSRide founder and […]

What You Use in Your Facilities Might Not be the Best for Your Buses

By Toby Drysdale Yes, we are all sick of COVID Conversations – but this pandemic showed us that we were grossly unprepared and uneducated when it came to routine disinfecting of our bus fleets. To ensure we are better prepared for the future, we must look at these basic questions: What were we doing prior […]

Antimicrobial Copper is a Game-Changer Against Bacteria

    While many onboard sanitization and disinfection solutions focus on airborne bacteria or surface cleaning, a new, but time-tested technology is making its way into public transit.  Aereus Technologies, via a partnership with Olin Brass, is producing and distributing the CuVerro Shield™ alloy technology, a solid functional surface layer of antimicrobial copper alloy which […]

Let’s Get Excited About the Humble Bus

Transit advocate Gil Penelosa is famous for his quip that “An advanced city is not a place where the poor move about in cars, rather it’s where even the rich use public transportation.” Yet, many communities hold the perception that the humble bus is a last resort only for people who cannot afford a car. […]

SALUS and PURE Bioscience Introduce Hard Surface Disinfectant for Bus Travel

In a post-COVID environment, cleanliness on transit buses and motorcoaches has become a paramount concern for transportation professionals. Disinfecting should no longer be a reactionary response due to “spikes in COVID cases,” but become part of a daily routine. It is critical for vehicles to be disinfected regularly, in a safe, and effective manner, to […]

Celebrity Charter Services Keeps Business on Track with busHive

  COVID-19 hit Celebrity Charter Services at the worst possible time. The Chicagoland/Indiana motorcoach company is owned and operated by Tiana Davis-Heyward with help from husband Keith Heyward. They took delivery of their first two coaches in 2019, just before the pandemic struck.  The company’s second coach entered service just five months before shutdowns began […]

BCycle in four new cities now available in Transit

  Move over, flying cars: the future of transportation has arrived — and it makes “going green” the easy choice. Today, Madison BCycle, Greenville BCycle, Broward BCycle, and Santa Barbara BCycle are all bringing bikeshare and public transit into a single app experience. The new offering, available in the Transit app, enables riders to plan […]

Tina Herbert appointed to The COMET Board of Directors

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announces the appointment, by the City of Columbia, of Tina Herbert to its Board of Directors. Ms. Herbert is a Columbia native and represents District 1 on Columbia City Council. As an attorney with Mickle and Bass, LLC., she advocates for injured workers across the state. Ms. […]