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NCRTD Rides Smoothly with LiquidSpring

  While attending the 2017 Transit Bus Summit in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Delilah Garcia, transit and facilities operations director for New Mexico’s North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) attended a seminar on suspensions conducted by LiquidSpring LLC. Following that session, Garcia had a short meeting with LiquidSpring representatives where they touted the benefits of the […]

Extending Vehicle Life: Refurbishment, Remanufacturing, and Outsourced Collision Repair

BUSRide Maintenance convened a panel of experts in collision repair, vehicle refurbishment and remanufacturing. In a fascinating discussion, they consider damage thresholds for outsourcing collision work; the relative benefits of refurbishing a bus; and major industry developments affecting bus owners and operators. Ed Harmon – National Director of Operations, Southeast Region – ABC Companies Steve […]

Journey Lines grows Pacific Northwest business with a Setra fleet

Journey Lines has serviced the Seattle, Washington, area since 1981, with Steve and Jeanette Abegg purchasing the then-struggling motorcoach business in 2002. Prior to the purchase, and in the early days of the Abeggs’ ownership, Journey Lines had little revenue and a small fleet — five Eagle Buses, with only three operable. “We struggled because […]

Transitioning from AOBRD to ELD: A Roundtable Discussion

Mike McDonal – Director, Regulatory Compliance and Industry Relations – Saucon Technologies Christian Riddell – President – United Bus Technology Fred Fakkema – Vice President, Compliance – Zonar Systems The “grandfather clause” allowing operators to use automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) in lieu of electronic recording devices (ELDs) is rapidly approaching expiration. Per Section 395.15 […]

KCATA expands its Smart City with INFOtransit

The team at Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) considers the agency a leader in Smart City deployment — increasing operational efficiency by continuously rolling out technology and data-gathering tools on the cutting-edge of public transit. To that effect, KCATA has been hard at work on expanding MAX, the city’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. […]

Eliminate surveillance guesswork

Using video and vehicle metadata to find the evidence you need By Keith Winchester One of the primary benefits of equipping your bus fleet with video surveillance is the ability to use recorded video to solve problems. Video helps facilitate that “aha” moment, when a security or risk management officer finds the evidence they’re looking […]

After-Sale Support: A Remote Roundtable Discussion

In this special section, BUSRide consulted with service professionals, working at some of the industry’s top equipment manufacturers and service providers, about the levels of after-sale support they provide for customers. Included in this discussion: Michael S. Anstead – Director, Customer Care – ABC Companies Kevin Dawson – Vice President, Parts Sales and Business Development […]

Tampa’s Olympus Limo adds three 2019 Livery Edition MCI J4500s to fleet

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., is continuing its growth in the high-end limousine market with the delivery of three all-new Livery Edition MCI J4500s to Tampa-area Olympus Limo, Inc. These high-spec, all-black coaches, built specifically for growing group business in the limousine market, will support Olympus Limo’s 45-vehicle fleet […]

Job Opportunity: Safety & Training Manager at Jefferson Lines

Level: Management Job Location: Minneapolis – Corporate Office – Minneapolis, MN Position Type: Full Time Job Category: Management APPLY FOR JOB Jefferson Lines has been providing daily bus service to 14 states across America’s heartland for 100 years! Dedicated to being your employer of choice, we strive to provide you with competitive pay, benefits and a fun, friendly working […]

Isabel Martin joins MCI as Public Sector Bids Coordinator

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., has announced Isabel Martin has joined the company as MCI bids coordinator. Martin will be responsible for contract administration, crafting and submission of public sector bids. She will also assist the sales team in customer relationship management. Martin joins other members of MCI sales […]