January 2012 - BUSRide

APTA applauds House, Senate bills introduced

The American Public Transportation Association is pleased that the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the U.S. Senate Banking Committee introduced multi-year bills to address the nation’s public transportation.

L.A. Metro board approves labor agreement

The Los Angeles Metro board of directors has approved a plan to help increase the number of workers from disadvantaged areas to be hired to work on the agency’s transit and road projects.

New Michigan Flyer luxury coaches on the road

Michigan Flyer is putting an all-new fleet of four luxury motorcoaches on the road this month.

Seegebrecht named to Navistar VP post

Navistar, Inc. today announced that Kathy Seegebrecht has been named vice president, marketing, for Navistar’s global bus division.

Sun Tran unveils new bus facility

Tucson, AZ-based Sun Tran opened its new 25-acre, $56 million Northwest Bus Facility on Thursday.

How IndyGo works with its aging mechanics

When I became the director of maintenance for with IndyGo, the transit agency for Indianapolis, IN, I first began diffusing what I called my “demographic time bomb.”

LaHood streamlining federal funds competition process

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has proposed a significant change in the way major transit projects compete for federal funds.

White House taps 11 ABA members for tourism board

Eleven members of the American Bus Association (ABA) were among the tourism industry professionals appointed by the White House to serve on the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board.

FMCSA gets temporary restraining order against Double Happyness

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has issued a temporary restraining order against Double Happyness Travel, Inc.

Wider Americans affect transit industry

The average weight of Americans has increased in the last 50 years, and it’s having an affect on the transit and motorcoach industry.