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The Remaking of the Motorcoach: Big Changes Redefine Intercity Bus Travel

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The Remaking of the Motorcoach: Big Changes Redefine Intercity Bus Travel

Scheduled bus lines throughout the country appear ready for takeoff. That is, they are methodically adopting the qualities of airlines, with all the complexities and strategic challenges involved. Dynamic scheduling, sophisticated pricing, reserved seating and even frequent traveler programs are giving the sector a makeover. The heightened competition is bringing added turbulence to a once sleepy mode of travel and rapidly changing its public image.

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8 Steps For Success in Adopting Electric Buses

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8 Steps For Success in Adopting Electric Buses

Battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell buses eliminate tailpipe emissions and can curb operating costs, but incorporating them into a fleet requires careful planning, training of staff, and evaluating options.

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What You Need to Know About Passenger Wi-FI

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What You Need to Know About Passenger Wi-FI

Internet connectivity is expected everywhere as people are increasingly becoming more and more used to being connected wherever they are. The latest figures from Ericsson show global mobile data consumption has increased by 55% over the past 12 months. As the demand for Wi-Fi services on public or private transportation systems continues to grow, it’s important for operators to consider essential elements, including equipment, bandwidth and future integration, before equipping their fleets.

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Mass Transit Capital Planning

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Mass Transit Capital Planning

An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

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Mobile Surveillance Systems Improve Customization, Integration Options

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Mobile Surveillance Systems Improve Customization, Integration Options

Innovations in mobile surveillance technology have led to higher-quality video and a wider range of options for fleet operations. High-definition video gives transit agencies detailed footage of incidents, and improvements in memory and storage have made it much more cost-effective for operations to use these solutions.

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How to Make an Effective Motorcoach Marketing Program

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How to Make an Effective Motorcoach Marketing Program

While it is difficult to try to generalize every operator and create a single marketing plan that could be rolled out across multiple companies, there are indeed some “best practices” that every company should implement when creating their own strategic plan. Some “best practices” that every company should implement include “engineering an experience” for customers, using email marketing data, developing a responsive website and investing in a social media presence.

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7 Key Considerations for Your Fleet Procurement Process

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7 Key Considerations for Your Fleet Procurement Process

Fleet procurement comes with a set of challenges, many of which are unique to public-sector spending. The money that public transit systems spend belongs, in large part, to the taxpayers and the lead in any purchase process is accountable to them as well as other internal and external stakeholders.

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Maintaining APC Quality with Managed Services

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Maintaining APC Quality with Managed Services

Agencies rely on APC data for accurate reporting, federal funding and to ensure safe physical distancing for passengers while onboard transit vehicles. It is critical – especially during these times – that agencies have access to the most accurate APC data. This will allow them to provide service that complies with safe distancing requirements and relays accurate occupancy status to their passengers.

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