Megabus ending Columbia and Kansas City service

It looks like students and residents in both Columbia and Kansas City will need to look for other alternative modes of travel to Chicago and St. Louis. Effective September 30th, the low-cost bus service is eliminating this route. Megabus says the reason for the elimination is due to declining ridership. However, several Mizzou students don’t…

Hampton Roads Transit’s Nova bus LFS

Back in June 2014 Hampton Roads Transit took delivery of seven Nova Bus LFS, numbered 5101-5107.  Theses buses are on an eight year lease and are deployed from HRT’s Southside division. The purpose is to improve service on routes 44, 45, and 47 as part of an agreement with the Elizabeth River Tunnels.    For example,…

KRTC tests CAF Urbos 3 trams

  On July 21st KRTC began testing their CAF Urbos 3 trams for a week. The testing took place between the C1 Treasure Island and C4 Kaisyuan Zhonghua stations. Department of Transportation staff from Taipei and CAF representatives were on hand observe the progress. The Department of Rapid Transit Systems says the tests involve acceleration, deceleration,…

Taichung BRT – A look back

Taichung BRT is OFFICIALLY no more! As of July 8th the former stations and dedicated bus lanes have been converted to allow all city buses to use. The platform gates will come down as well. I never understood why these gates were necessary for this system because all it did was slow down boarding and…

Retro Buses: Muncie Indiana Transit System’s RTS buses

MITS fleet consists mainly Gillig LFs and New Flyer Xcelsior XDE40 hybrids. At one time MITS ran many RTS from GMC, TMC, to Novas along side Flxible Metros. Now there are only 3 RTS’ left in their fleet. The two remaining 30 foot Nova RTS-06 WFD (RTWFD62) are 140 and 146. Between 1998 and 2000…