Planning to add commercial electric vehicles to your fleet? Not all vendors are the same. Find out what to look for when shopping!
Battery electric buses have the potential to save public transit agencies a significant amount of resources over the life of the vehicle in comparison to conventional diesel buses. However, many operational processes must be adapted or redefined for use in daily revenue service to realize these cost savings. Here's how an intelligent charge management system can make electric bus operations more efficient and robust.
Ensuring safety for passengers and drivers is even more critical today as we navigate constantly evolving guidelines designed to help limit the spread of COVID-19 infection. Transit agencies need to implement new measures to help protect their employees and the public and to adapt quickly and effectively to these guidelines as they evolve. Learn how you can ensure your COVID-19 cleaning consistently meets requirements for improved passenger and driver safety and how enhanced communication tools
With AI and new vehicle technologies including 5G data transmissions, transit agencies and municipalities can more reliably control safety, curb long term expenses and deliver on new services never seen before. See this whitepaper now (PDF download) to learn how AI can impact important transit planning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transit systems are facing shrinking budgets and rising costs. Many are looking for different ways to raise revenue. An option is either to create or optimize revenue from an advertising program (allowing interior, exterior, shelter or transit book advertising).