I finally see Como Connect’s BYD electric bus

After years of road trips to Columbia and years of criticizing Como Connect‘s lack of good service and problems it has with its route structure, now I finally got to see the BYD K-9 electric bus on fixed route service. Currently Como has five BYDs in their fleet. The buses are obtained on a lease-to-own agreement…

Como Connect the Terrible – Where are the BYD buses?

In Fall 2015, Como Connect became the first transit agency in Missouri to use an all-electric bus. The BYD K-9 all-electric bus is a unique alternative and is gaining popularity across the country. Como has a 40 footer BYD and three 30 footer BYD soon to be entering service in June 2016. The BYD’s battery…

Retro Buses: Peoria Citylink’s 1975 GMC Fishbowl

Operating as Citylink, Greater Peoria Mass Transit District was created in 1970. Before the name Citylink, it was known as GPTransit. Bus number 1206 is a 1975 GMC   model bus with a Detroit Diesel 6V71N engine mated with an Allison V730 transmission. This bus was bought brand new by the Greater Peoria Mass Transit…

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,…