With the idea of mobility evolving and impacting all facets of bus transportation, BusCon 2018 featured all of the latest vehicles and technology, as well as hosted discussions on some of the hottest topics, including autonomous vehicles and electric bus usage. The event was held Oct. 1 to 3 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
Here are some of the top tweets from the week's excitement, including new vehicle offerings from MCI and BYD, session highlights, and the keynote address, which was delivered by L.A. Metro's Nadine Lee.
The #BusCon2018 show floor is officially open!! Ribbon cutting courtesy of @IndyGoBus Vicki Learn #Indianapolis #buses #publictransit #accessibility #Mobility #innovation #technology #Sustainability pic.twitter.com/U4iXUum7Ym— METRO Magazine (@METROmagTweet) October 2, 2018
@newflyer is showcasing its Xcelsior CHARGE #electric #bus @ #BusCon2018 #Sustainability pic.twitter.com/SkgnnRSNlQ— METRO Magazine (@METROmagTweet) October 2, 2018
Hey #BusCon2018, @MCIcoach is debuting it's new J3500 on the show floor. Stop by and take a look! pic.twitter.com/JU9o2Gvk3F— METRO Magazine (@METROmagTweet) October 2, 2018
#BusCon2018 attendees among first to see @BYDCompany 60-foot all-electric artic for @IndyGoBus BRT line. pic.twitter.com/Q2MryoCJHP— METRO Magazine (@METROmagTweet) October 2, 2018
🇺🇸 Another day on the #BusCon2018 show floor in Indianapolis with our Enviro200. The world's best-selling lightweight midibus is a great value addition for transit and shuttle fleets! pic.twitter.com/mVxK9WItIy— ADL (@ADLbus) October 3, 2018
@metrolosangeles’ Dep. Chief #innovation officer Nadine Lee gives the keynote address @ #BusCon2018 in #Indianapolis pic.twitter.com/7fjETGSiSU— METRO Magazine (@METROmagTweet) October 2, 2018
@FirstTransit’s Scott Conroy talks #AutonomousVehicles adoption forecast @ #BusCon18 #innovation #technology #ElectricVehicles #shuttle @Easy_Mile pic.twitter.com/w2wL4S80Qh— METRO Magazine (@METROmagTweet) October 2, 2018
the success of @RideSacRT #microtransit pilot led to a $12M award to expand the service to other areas, says Alva Carrasco @ #BusCon18 #publictransit #innovation #ridership @TransLoc pic.twitter.com/5jRrW1mVyn— METRO Magazine (@METROmagTweet) October 2, 2018
Great presentation on social media selling today at #BusCon2018 by @LexiehSeabron ! @METROmagTweet pic.twitter.com/uyf4SHEb2f— Mary Patterson (@marylpatt) October 3, 2018
BusCon 2018@proterra #Proterra #BusCon2018 Very honored and humbled to be selected for a Metro 2018 Innovative Solutions Award with our customer from DTA and CTE for deployment of electric buses in Duluth pic.twitter.com/h3Ezr7iN83— Michael E Hennessy (@MichaelEHennes1) October 3, 2018
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