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Archive for: August, 2010

Passenger Carrier Strike Force hits DC National Mall

Officials from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) were on hand today for a commercial bus and motorcoach checkpoint safety inspection on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

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MTR Western now in hands of bankruptcy attorney

A Seattle bankruptcy attorney now oversees the personal Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of Frederick Darren Berg, who owns MTR Western, one of the largest luxury charter motorcoach companies in the country.

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Illinois school district first in nation to install Zpass system

Palos Heights, Illinois School District 128 is among the first in the nation to install a ridership tracking system that utilizes a combination of a radio frequency identification and GPS technology.

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Foothill Transit set to launch electric Ecoliner

Beginning September 3, Foothill Transit will launch the Ecoliner, the world’s first heavy duty electric bus.

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Trailways holds first stockholder-company training seminar

Trailways held its first stockholder-company training seminar at the Motor Coach Industries Training Center in Louisville, KY earlier this month.

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DriveCam, DC Metro partner for camera installation, monitoring

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and DriveCam have entered into a five-year deal that will have the company’s cameras installed in Metro’s fleet.

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Advice for smooth operators

BobBergey

I frequently receive compliments on my smooth driving. Smooth driving is no accident (no pun intended). It’s something I do very intentionally, very purposefully. And it’s not that difficult to do.

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Public image is important to BRT success

Flynn

Image is important to Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). Sleek looking vehicles, rail-like stations, advanced technologies and a strong brand identity are just a few of the features that help communicate the message: This is not just a regular bus service.

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Father tried to save family, tourists in bus hostage incident

A Chinese-Canadian man sacrificed himself to help save the lives of his family and other passengers on Monday during a deadly tour bus hostage standoff in Manila, the Philippines

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Jasper Alternative Fuels, Icom North America finalize deal

Jasper, IN-based Jasper Alternative Fuels and Icom North American, based in New Hudson, MI, have inked a deal to install Icom’s fuel system in 5,000 commercial vehicles.

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