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The cycle needs to be broken

The cycle needs to be broken

The word “crisis” sums up the overall mood among the delegates attending the Southern African Bus Operators Association (Saboa) conference and exhibition this year; with concerns for the industry’s future top of mind.

 
Full Electrification for Volvo Bus?

Full Electrification for Volvo Bus?

FRANK BEETON reports that Volvo Bus is to start full production of hybrid-electric buses in 2016, and on the progress of India’s urban bus fleet renewal programme.

 
Changing times

Changing times

With increased congestion levels and heightened commuter needs, Cape Town is certainly in the transport spotlight. We speak to one of the city’s most prominent operators, to see how it is handling the scenario.

 
Alexander Dennis’s Low Height ‘Decker

Alexander Dennis’s Low Height ‘Decker

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has launched an advanced low-height, inner-city double-decker bus, writes FRANK BEETON.

   
Transporting the future

Transporting the future

Each year, dozens of the nation’s young learners are lost on our roads, while travelling to school via unsafe, informal transport services. The long-awaited National Learner Transport Policy aims to remedy this.

 
The best MAN for the job

The best MAN for the job

With the Southern African Bus Operators Association (Saboa) conference coming up in March, we decided to catch up with MAN to discuss the company’s plans and expectations for the conference. CLAIRE RENCKEN reports.

 
Reinvigorated and ready to roll

Reinvigorated and ready to roll

VDL Bus and Coach has some exciting new products, services and support systems lined up to ensure it gives its customers exactly what they need, when they need it. GAVIN MYERS reports.

   
FleetBoard is watching (and guiding) you!

FleetBoard is watching (and guiding) you!

FRANK BEETON reports that Daimler has developed a bus-specific version of its well-known FleetBoard solution, and that an interesting Turkish joint venture could highlight an innovative way of midibus construction.

 
Bussing around town

Bussing around town

With the weakening rand, South Africa is becoming more affordable for the international tourist wanting to tour our country. CLAIRE RENCKEN speaks to a couple of bus and coach operators that are positioning themselves to take advantage of this trend.

 
MAN and Buscor make history!

MAN and Buscor make history!

The culmination of a seven-year journey, Buscor has just taken delivery of a world-first fleet of 12 MAN HB3 bi-articulated buses. GAVIN MYERS hops onboard.

 

   
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