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Archive for: March, 2009

New Orleans CVB wants motorcoach visitors

The city of New Orleans is rolling into 2009 with more major conventions, Mardi Gras celebrations and an abundance of festivals to greet visitors at every level.

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Transport for London chooses a winner

Joint winners, Aston Martin and Fosters + Partners, offered this stylish design.

Transport for London controls the route network for our capital city. Seven years ago the agency determined high capacity articulated buses would best serve the busiest routes.

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Preparing for extreme cold weather operations

On January 16 the ambient temperature in Chicago reached minus 24 F with the associated wind chill in excess of minus 40 F. On that day, the North Pole registered minus 8 F. The temperature was so extreme that no matter how anyone dressed, the average person could only stay outside for about 15 minutes.

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Xcelsior gives a spirited ride

Xcelsior is more than a name at New Flyer. The company believes the tag encapsulates its spirit of continuous improvement, seeing this new 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid vehicle as the next step in the customer-centric evolution of transit buses.

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IndyGo puts Indianapolis in forward drive

IndyGo is the face of public transit in the communities of Indianapolis, IN. The Public Transportation Corporation serves the metropolitan area with 29 fixed routes, three commuter

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Lil’ Easy works for the Big Easy

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In the New Orleans Lower 9th Ward, a ride on one of three 14-seat Lil’ Easy Dodge Sprinters requires a reservation.

In October 2008 the New Orleans Regional Transportation Authority (NORTA) contracted Veolia Transportation to take over operations in the first turn-key, delegated management contract of its kind in the United States. Veolia Transportation immediately committed to a strategic rebalancing of service for the citizens of post-Katrina New Orleans with its unique proprietary EasyBus, an on-demand circulator service.

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When the going gets tough…

A down economy presents challenges of every sort. One of the subtler is to nail down the one maxim that keeps everything in perspective. Over the last couple of months I have talked and listened to motorcoach operators and industry leaders who only reconfirmed my belief that when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.

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