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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 […]

Big Blue Bus launches contactless payment pilot on July 12

  Big Blue Bus (BBB) will transition to contactless only fare payments starting on Monday, July 12 as part of a systemwide pilot program. During the pilot period, cash and tokens will no longer be accepted on board. Instead, customers will be asked to pay for their trip using a TAP card or mobile ticket. […]

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority receives $5.15M in federal funding for bus fleet electrification

Friday, June 25, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced the award of $5,150,000 from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. The agency will utilize the funding to install the battery charging infrastructure in its facilities and diagnostic and required maintenance equipment to fully integrate No-Emissions vehicles in the […]

The SJCOG’s contactless transit fare payment service wins national award

  The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) last week received a prestigious National Association of Regional Councils Achievement Award for its EZHub, a cashless mobile ticketing and fare payment system in the Vamos Mobility trip planning app. It’s an EZ way to plan, pay, and ride transit in San Joaquin County. EZHub, created in […]

New ETA Transit and ViriCiti partnership elevates vehicle monitoring capabilities for diesel and electric fleets

ETA Transit, a veritable leader in the intelligent transit technology market, is proud to announce its partnership with ViriCiti, the leader in telematics for electric vehicles Available as an option to its revolutionary cloud-based ITS system SPOT™, the ViriCiti AVM platform seamlessly integrates ETA’s administration software. The ViriCiti solution extends the availability of real-time situational […]

Saskatoon Transit, Masabi and Transit app launch new fare payment system 

Saskatoon Transit today announced the launch of the first phase of its new fare payment system, in partnership with Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service (FPaaS) to public transit and the Transit app. Starting today, riders are able to purchase mobile fares anytime, anywhere, using either the new TGo app or Transit. With Transit, Saskatoon […]

Croswell Bus Lines, Inc. marks its 100th anniversary

  Croswell Bus Lines, Inc. a leading tour, charter and ground transportation provider based in Williamsburg, OH celebrates 100 years of providing transportation services across the United States. The company was founded in 1921 by R.S. Croswell and his wife Jesse and provided line run service to workers and military personnel between Portsmouth and Cincinnati, […]