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New Lowered-Floor Minibus Combines Style, Passenger Accessibility

Accessibility| February 6, 2017

The Frontrunner comes standard with smart air suspension, which helps improve aerodynamics and increase fuel efficiency.

AMF-Bruns Taps Expertise to Simplify Wheelchair Securement

Accessibility| February 6, 2017

AMF-Bruns’ PROTEKTOR wheelchair and occupant restraint system provides critical stabilization for passengers in the event of a collision, while The Hideaway system features restraints that are fully-integrated into the floor, which frees up valuable floor space and increases passenger capacity. 

How Universities Use Technology to Provide Safe Transportation

University| February 6, 2017

To ensure these systems are working as efficiently and are as accessible as possible, an increasing number of college administrators are turning to apps and software platforms to help run these services.

Innovative Operator of the Year 2017: Lamers Bus Lines

Motorcoach| February 6, 2017

While Lamers prides itself on implementing new technology and programs to make travel better for its customers, that ideal is carried over by the work it puts into training drivers.

DATTCO: Focused on a rock-solid operation with a family-like atmosphere

Motorcoach| February 6, 2017

The family atmosphere is crucial to DATTCO’s success, according to Owner Don DeVivo, who runs the third-generation business with his two sons.

Cavallo Bus Lines: Building a client- and employee-centric business

Motorcoach| February 6, 2017

Originally ran by the Cavallo family, the company was recently purchased by Bennett Capital Partners, a transition that has provided a continued enhancement and growth for the company, according to CEO David Warren.

Multiple scenarios possible in the Trump era

Government Issues| February 6, 2017

As I mentioned in this space last time, the November election was shaping up to be “quite momentous.” Few people knew what an understatement that was. Just as inconsistent as he has been on many other issues so far, how Donald Trump’s Administration governs public transportation is equally uncertain, and the industry must be ready to cope with the many outcomes.

Maximizing Passenger Safety with Fire Suppression Systems

Security and Safety | February 6, 2017

About two-thirds of all bus fires start in the engine compartment, according to researchers. Various types of suppression agents are used, including different sorts of dry chemical, water mist, foam, aerosol, gaseous agents, or sometimes combinations of those.

Passing Public Transportation Ballot Measures: What Works

Government Issues| February 6, 2017

While setting a record for both number and dollar amount being sought in 23 different states, voters continued a trend by passing 70% of referendums in 2016. While not all are successful, having a leader to be a champion and intense community education and outreach programs are key.

2017 Top 50 Motorcoach Survey

Motorcoach| February 6, 2017

Operators report they have stepped up efforts to find drivers and growth of transportation network companies is starting to compete for the industry’s business.

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