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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.

 

   
Take a seat

Take a seat

Bus seats are sometimes not given the attention they deserve, even though they are vital to the safety and comfort of passengers. CLAIRE RENCKEN speaks to a couple of local bus seat manufacturers about the challenges they face.

 
VDL goes Euro 6 with Cummins

VDL goes Euro 6 with Cummins

Amongst a spate of recent European orders, FRANK BEETON uncovers an interesting development at VDL Bus and Coach.

 
MAN drives Tshwane green

MAN drives Tshwane green

Green is the new purple in South Africa’s “Jacaranda City”. This much was apparent when the City of Tshwane’s commuter bus operator, Tshwane Bus Service (TBS), recently took delivery of a new fleet of buses. GAVIN MYERS reports.

   
Warning signs

Warning signs

The recent Southern African Transport Conference brought to light a number of interesting research papers, including how working with minibus taxi operators and delivering public transport systems could be done better. We explore how South Africa’s approach to implementing Integrated Rapid Public Transport Networks (IRPTNs) could be improved.

 
Taking a back seat

Taking a back seat

At the end of August, VDL Bus & Coach South Africa said farewell to its managing director, Sam Mansingh, the man who brought the brand to our market. GAVIN MYERS attended the party and got one final interview.

 
Can SA make its cities more transit-oriented?

Can SA make its cities more transit-oriented?

The world’s leading cities owe their success, in part, to government investments in transit systems that use a range of solutions to move residents safely and affordably, including bus rapid transit (BRT) networks. CLAIRE RENCKEN takes a look at what the South African bus industry can learn from the rest of the world.

   
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