Accessibility

BusCon Expo adds bonus seminars for motorcoach, transit professionals

Posted on August 15, 2013

BusCon Expo is expanding its educational offerings on Monday, September 9, with two Motorcoach and Transit Seminars geared toward both public and private operators.

Sessions include:

  • The Capital Cost of Contracting

Find out how local transit providers can expand local services by having bus and motorcoach companies compete for commuter work using the often-overlooked “capital cost of contracting” formula.

  • Know Your Customers: Who Are the New Bus Riders?

DePaul University has been at the forefront of studying recent growth in intercity bus. Not only has intercity bus travel made a remarkable comeback — growth potential remains high. Who are these new bus riders and why has interest in bus travel increased in recent years? Perhaps more importantly, what does all this mean for the future of intercity, scheduled service and charter bus industries? Examine the findings and insight of years of academic research and discover your role in capturing part of this expanding market.

Monday sessions are open to all attendees and brought to you by the United Motorcoach Association and its Bus & Motorcoach Academy.

There will be a Welcome Reception at The Signature Room at the 95th in the John Hancock Center immediately following these bonus sessions. View the full schedule, here.

RELATED: "Ralph Kramden Invites You to BusCon."

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

D.C. advocates call on Uber, Lyft to add wheelchair accessible vehicles

For months, Uber has been seeking agreements with a handful of D.C. cab companies to access the companies’ wheelchair-ready vans for use on the Uber Taxi platform. The cab companies, however, are not interested in working with Uber.

Utah's FLEX bus service touted by FTA

FLEX follows a fixed route, but will deviate up to three-quarters of a mile to pick up a limited number of riders who phone and make an appointment. The routes serve both the general public and the disabled, but anyone can request a deviation.

Interactive mapping can aid mobility planning for people with disabilities

Because these maps are interactive, users can input information — say, where sidewalks end or do not exist, or whether a restaurant bathroom is truly accessible — the same way drivers upload traffic information to a navigation app like Waze

Access to public transportation is key for returning military veterans with disability for reintegration success

Access to reliable transportation, particularly public transportation, is essential for returning military veterans with disabilities to reintegrate to civilian life and obtain critical medical and support services, according to a new Rutgers study.

CapMetro marks accessibility milestone with achievements

Agency was first in Texas to achieve 100% vehicle accessibility. Took delivery of its first lift-equipped buses in 1986.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)



More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close