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The New Standards For Passenger Seating In 2024

November 29, 2023

By John-Paul Paonessa, Marketing Manager, Freedman Seating Company From flooring to HVAC, cameras to wheelchair lifts, there is no shortage of must-have components to consider when purchasing a bus. Whether propane or electric, shuttle or coach — passenger needs should be heavily considered when it comes to the bus’s interior, perhaps nothing more than seating.…

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Six Steps To Faultless Bus Flooring

November 29, 2023

Today’s bus is getting more sophisticated all the time. But in a machine comprising of hundreds of complex parts and components certain elements are afforded more consideration than others. Like all complex machines, however, if one part isn’t working properly everything else can fall apart pretty quickly. It’s probably fair to say that flooring isn’t…

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Managing Debt Versus High Interest Rates

November 29, 2023

By Victor S. Parra, Contributor Running a private motorcoach company is a capital-intensive business. Balancing the need to upgrade your equipment to meet customer demands against high interest rates while still keeping debt under control, is always a major challenge for our industry. Recently, the Wall Street Journal ran a front-page piece entitled, “Bankruptcies Increase…

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ZF Unveils Next Generation AxTrax 2 Electric Low-Floor Axle For City Buses

October 27, 2023

ZF showcased its new AxTrax 2 Low-Floor (LF) electric axle for city buses for the first time publicly in North America at the recent 2023 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) EXPO, in Orlando, FL. The new axle represents ZF’s latest e-Mobility solution to support the commercial vehicle industry’s transformation toward a more sustainable future. The…

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The Routing Company (TRC) Announces Contract With Ohio DOT

October 20, 2023

The Routing Company (TRC), a global on-demand transit and paratransit platform, has announced it has received a five-year contract from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). “TRC was chosen from over a dozen different vendors to provide new state-of-the-art scheduling and dispatch software across the state of Ohio,” according to a press release. “Under the…

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2023 Fare Collections Buyers Guide

September 27, 2023

Avail Technologies, Inc. 1960 Old Gatesburg Rd., Suite 200 State College, PA 16803 USA 814-234-3394 Website: www.availtec.com Products: A fully integrated suite of products, designed to meet the specific needs of transit properties. Avail’s offerings include automatic passenger counters and fare collection products. Brush Industries 301 Reagan St. Sunbury, PA 17801 USA 570-286-5611 Website: www.brushindustries.com…

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2023 Engines & Transmissions Buyers Guide

September 27, 2023

Allison Transmission One Allison Way Indianapolis, IN 46222-3271 USA 317-242-5000 Website: www.allisontransmission.com Products: Allison Transmission is a manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles as well as electric hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhome, defense, and…

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Blue Bird Delivers 13 Electric School Buses To Bowling Green Independent Schools In Kentucky

September 22, 2023

Blue Bird Corporation, a provider of electric and low-emission school buses, is supplying 13 electric school buses to the Bowling Green Independent School District (BGISD) in Kentucky. The school district serves approximately 4,400 students in eight schools. BGISD launched a pilot program to expand its school bus fleet with zero-emission vehicles to help advance student…

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Capital Area Transit System (CATS) Expands Green Fleet With 6 New BYD | RIDE Buses

September 22, 2023

CATS, the Capital Area Transit System, of Baton Rouge, LA, has welcomed six BYD | RIDE zero-emission buses to its fleet. With the latest delivery, CATS will soon be operating a total of 15 battery electric BYD | RIDE buses, strengthening its commitment to environmentally friendly public transportation. “Dedicated to connecting passengers to what matters…

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ABC Companies Highlights Charging Infrastructure Challenges In New Video

September 14, 2023

As the United States continues its ambitious journey toward reducing emissions and combating climate change, the motorcoach industry stands out as a beacon of hope. These modern vehicles not only remove emissions equivalent up to 81 cars per trip, but also contribute to reducing road congestion. However, while motorcoaches have historically been at the forefront…

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