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Bus business bounces back

Bus business bounces back

The bus side of public transport took a knock in 2009, but things are on the up-and-up once more. JACO DE KLERK takes a look at some “never-say-die” industry players to see how they’ve weathered tough times and are moving forward.

 
BRT: big challenges ahead

BRT: big challenges ahead

Bus rapid transit (or BRT as it’s commonly known) has been hailed as government’s preferred solution for the country’s public transportation dilemma. But some people believe that it’s a flop. What’s the reality? CHARLEEN CLARKE investigates …

 
Marcopolo goes deeper into Australia

Marcopolo goes deeper into Australia

Marcopolo marches on! This month FRANK BEETON continues to follow the rapidly growing establishment of a global empire by the Brazilian bus builder Marcopolo SA.

 
Dutch courage

Dutch courage

VDL Bus & Coach showcased its mettle at this year’s Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS). FOCUS takes a look at what it has to offer

   
Buses for Africa

Buses for Africa

Despite the bus market being rather quiet over the last year or so, there was an assortment of bus offerings at this year’s Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS)

 
Volvo makes a front-engined return

Volvo makes a front-engined return

FRANK BEETON reports on an important new front-engined, ladder-frame bus from Volvo

 
Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey

Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey

Life has become a race rather than a journey, with everything going instant, high speed and all about the destination … It’s no wonder that transport has followed suit. But, with Scania, there is a better way.

   
Growing interest in electric buses at UITP show

Growing interest in electric buses at UITP show

FRANK BEETON reports on an electric atmosphere at the UITP.

 
How things are done down in Cape Town

How things are done down in Cape Town

With the recent expansion of FOCUS into the Western Cape, JACO DE KLERK thought it would be great to bring you our first feature with a Capetonian twist in the form of a Q&A

 
Crash boom bus

Crash boom bus

Bus and coach crashes plague the industry both locally and globally. Are profits being put ahead of human lives? Are management, maintenance and driver skills not up to scratch? FOCUS investigates

   
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