Prevost updates mobile apps, Volvo Group intros apps

Changes made to service provider locator app and the tool app that combines the company's service resources.

BusCon 2013 kicks off with packed sessions, show floor

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.

Chicago transit’s Ventra now available to all riders

The CTA and Pace first introduced Ventra last month to select customers, including Chicago Public School students, U-Pass users and Chicago Card Plus customers. Ventra will replace all CTA and Pace existing fare media by Dec. 15, 2013.

Texas transit agencies unveil mobile ticketing app

Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Fort Worth Transportation Authority, and Denton County Transportation Authority will make GoPass available starting Sept. 16. In recent years, the three agencies have collaborated to improve payment options for customers by issuing a common regional pass and deploying ticket vending machines that accept credit/debit cards.

MARTA launches rider conduct policy

Under “Ride with Respect,” prohibited activities include solicitation; selling goods or services; loud music; spitting; littering; eating on transit vehicles; and fighting. The agency is also increasing its police presence, adding security cameras to vehicles and made available to customers an app to report problems.

Winnebago debuts new vehicles at BusCon

The vehicle features a one-piece fiberglass roof, a fully welded, tubular steel framework, high-gloss fiberglass sidewalls and exclusive frame-less windows that offer exceptional performance and reduced long-term maintenance.

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METRO Magazine’s Facebook and Twitter pages will feature the latest news from North America's Biggest Bus Show from Sept. 10 through 11. Post photos and updates on Facebook and Twitter using #BusCon13 so others can keep up with the latest happenings, too.

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