Accessibility

BusCon 2013 kicks off with packed sessions, show floor

Posted on September 10, 2013

Amertrans debuted the new R330 Series vehicle featuring a RAM 5500 SLT chassis at BusCon 2013 in Chicago.
Amertrans debuted the new R330 Series vehicle featuring a RAM 5500 SLT chassis at BusCon 2013 in Chicago.
BusCon 2013 has kicked off today with a bang at Chicago's Navy Pier. The morning was packed with educational sessions covering topics such as Alternative Fuels, Electric Buses, Updates on ADA and DOT regulations, and safety.  

More buses than ever in all shapes and types are on display including several electric bus models. Bonus educational sessions covering paratransit and new technology are on tap for Wednesday. J. Barry Barker of the Transit Authority of River City, Ky. is slated to deliver a keynote speech on the safety and reliability of transit buses.

New vehicles making their debut on the show floor today include, Ameritrans' new R330 Series featuring the RAM 5500 SLT chassis, with the Cummins ISB engine, Aisin 6-speed transmission, 19.5k GVWR, 102-inch-wide body and front tour view windows.

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

Goshen's Impulse
Goshen's Impulse
Goshen showcased their new Impulse cutaway vehicle featuring flat interior side walls, newly designed front cap wit recessed LED clearance and marker lights and a newly restyled one-piece coving with integrated dome lights. The Impulse can accommodate 28 or 25 passeners and dedicated rear luggage.

Collins Bus' mid-size transit bus.
Collins Bus' mid-size transit bus.
Marking its first foray into the mid-size transit bus market, Collins Bus unveiled its NEXBUS model. Features include a new high-visibility transition window, larger passenger windows, an all-new electrical distribution panel with built-in capabilities for adding secondary features and one-piece tubular roof bows.

Can't be at the show? Catch real time videos of speakers and those positioned in the exhibit hall on BusCon 2013's YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/BusCon13 or visit Facebook or Twitter and use hashtag #BusCon13.

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

More News

Investigation finds issues with Miami-Dade paratransit contract

At various times, the county paid too much when prices should have decreased, missed deadlines to seek damages from its contractor for alleged substandard performance and failed to accurately calculate the most basic of contract functions — cost of living adjustments.

KCATA taking over neighboring city's transit services

The new contract, which begins July 1, enables city of Independence riders with disabilities who depend on paratransit services would only need to make one phone call to get transportation.

Fla. paratransit driver fired for driving drunk, injuring customer

The driver was spotted driving poorly, before slamming his brakes, causing a 90-year-old passenger to fall to the floor. According to the arrest report, the driver's blood alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit.

Website helps commuters tap multimodal options

CarFreeAtoZ plans trips in a manner similar to Google Maps or Mapquest, but it combines different transit options, such as walking, using the Metro and biking.

Tech. breakthroughs inspire personal mobility device design

Models coming on the market or in development can climb stairs, turn tight corners, make their way over trails, and are lighter and easier to maneuver than earlier generations.

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