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Frans Rossel [left] and Thys de Beer with the ‘ace-in-the-hole’ VW 17.210 commuter bus.

Options to boost business agility

Passenger transit operators located in South Africa’s rural areas face challenges quite different from their metropolitan counterparts. As such, a well-defined business approach is required to satisfy the diverse transport needs of the local populace.

 
Bus safety rules

Bus safety rules

Millions of school children are transported daily to and from schools. They need to be reminded about safety – both on the street and on the school bus itself. CLAIRE RENCKEN buses in some tips.

 
Brazilian real bucks the rand’s trend

Brazilian real bucks the rand’s trend

FRANK BEETON updates us on important bus news from Brazil

 

 
Butting heads

Butting heads

With the continuing battle for funding and the butting of heads between different approaches to the provision of bus services, we explore the current state of local bus services and ask what can be done to ease the situation.

   
More on London’s electric Buses

More on London’s electric Buses

FRANK BEETON updates us on the rapidly developing electric-bus situation in London, England.

 
Insufficient funding and million-dollar vehicles

Insufficient funding and million-dollar vehicles

Generally, in South Africa, we think of massive delays, insufficient routes, cramped, uncomfortable seats and smoke pumping clunkers when the bus and coach industry comes to mind, right? But the people-moving world has a totally different side filled with million-dollar vehicles

 
Are Electric Buses Taking Over?

Are Electric Buses Taking Over?

FRANK BEETON re-emphasises the growing move to electric bus manufacturing

   
Green buses drive the city

Green buses drive the city

Metrobus recently unveiled its first fleet of 70 eco-friendly buses. It includes 40 new dual-fuel buses and 30 that have been converted to use both diesel and compressed natural gas. We bring you the details.

 
What’s the buzz in BRT?

What’s the buzz in BRT?

South African public transport has been entering the new phase of bus rapid transit (BRT) in various cities over the last few years. CLAIRE RENCKEN explores the latest news and developments in this sector.

 
London goes electric – Second Time Around!

London goes electric – Second Time Around!

London is making a return to electric buses – after 35 years, reports FRANK BEETON

   
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