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Lamers Bus Lines always ready, always there for the National Guard

A little after the fact, but still a relevant case study on the logistics involved in troop movements. Lamers Bus Lines made history this past winter in Wisconsin when it moved a total of 3,500 National Guard troops over the course of eight hours.

The soldiers of the 32nd Brigade were headed to Camp Blanding, FL, to receive training prior to their eventual 11-month assignment in Iraq.

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Cummins reports no shortage of urea for 2010

As 2010 approaches bus and motorcoach operators will read more and more about Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and the fluid that makes it work — diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). Contrary to the popular belief that DEF will be in short supply, Cummins, a manufacturer of diesel engines based in Columbus, IN, says this is not the case.

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University of Minnesota connects with its new fleet

The Twin Cities campus is the oldest and largest in the University of Minnesota system serving more than 51,000 students. Its two separate campuses are five miles apart on either side of the Mississippi River, in Minneapolis on the west bank and St. Paul on the east bank.

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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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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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BoltBus fills first year with historic moments

Longtime industry partners Peter Pan Bus Lines and Greyhound put their heads together to come up with a more inviting a more professional and much safer curbside bus service.

While the Chinatown buses cruised the northeast corridor over the last several years, longtime industry partners Peter Pan Bus Lines and Greyhound put their heads together to come up with a more inviting solution. The two carriers determined with what was going on there was room in the market for a more professional and much safer bus ride.

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Infrastructure cannot be done on the cheap

As the next re-authorization of the Highway Bill approaches, rising fuel costs and environmental concerns have propelled public transit into the spotlight, and give agencies that struggled in 2008 to balance inflated gas prices with record ridership levels a compelling case to argue for increased funding from a new Federal administration.

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TSP makes The T run faster

When Fort Worth Transit Authority, better known as The T, sought public input during the development of its long-range strategic plan in 2005, our citizens told us they wanted faster public transportation that is more regional and includes more rail.

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Fire-prone alternators need support and TLC

By Christopher W. Ferrone The 50-DN alternator has been a workhorse for the motorcoach industry for over 40 years. It started out as a gear-driven, oil-cooled unit and in the late 1970s offered an air- cooled, belt-driven option. The 50-DN in any configuration has been a trusted engine accessory. Nonetheless, since the early 1990s with […]

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