January 2011 - BUSRide

COTA offers free fares if snow emergency declared

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) in Columbus says it will provide free fares on all buses on all routes in the event a Level 2 or Level 3 snow emergency is declared.

FMCSA proposes on-board recorders for commercial bus companies

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is issuing a regulatory proposal that would require interstate commercial bus and truck companies to install electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) to monitor a driver’s hours of service.

Toronto bus passengers urged not to take photos

The Toronto Transit Commission is urging riders to stop trying to get so-called gotcha moments showing wrongdoing.

‘Love the Bus’ program honors school bus drivers

School bus drivers will be honored in February during the American School Bus Council’s fourth annual “Love the Bus” program.

Atlanta entrepreneurs provide ‘UnFURgettable’ experience

A group of friends in Atlanta, Georgia banded together to start a unique transportation business called Fur Bus that promised an “unFURgettable” travel experience.

Proterra to host U.S. Transportation officials

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Authority Administrator Peter Rogoff will pay a visit to Proterra’s plant in Greenville.

Greyhound hiring 400 new drivers

Greyhound has put out a call to fill more than 400 motorcoach operator positions throughout North America.

DART orders large CNG fleet

The board of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has OK’d one of the nation’s largest compressed natural gas bus orders.

West Valley joins Trailways family

West Valley Trailways of California has become the 89th Trailways affiliated bus operation.

Obama to receive TEN personal letters

President Obama has received more than 1,000 personal letters from members of the Transportation Equity Network (TEN) with personal stories of why transit funding is crucial to their communities.