April 2012 - BUSRide

Daimler ends Orion production

On Wednesday Daimler announced it was ending production of its Orion bus.

Daimler, MCI sign letter of intent for strategic partnership

Daimler announced it had signed a Letter of Intent with Motor Coach Industries (MCI) to create a partnership that would result in MCI acquiring the Setra business in North America.

San Diego’s MTS board approves new bus, trolley purchases

The Metropolitan Transit System’s (MTS) Board of Directors approved the purchase of 53 new 40-foot, low-floor compressed natural gas buses and it authorized MTS to exercise an option to purchase seven more low-floor trolleys.

Professional Transit Management/Veolia Transportation snags Tucson contract

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation has awarded incumbent Professional Transit Management/Veolia Transportation, Inc.

First articulated buses roll for Palm Tran

Palm Tran, Palm Beach County Florida’s public transportation system, began using articulated buses for the first time this week.

Free rides for Phoenix, Tempe transit users – maybe

Transit users in Phoenix and Tempe, AZ could receive three days of free rides on buses, a way to make up for the inconvenience of a six-day strike in March.

U.S. DOT raises safety bar with certified medical examiners registry

Ray LaHood announced on Wednesday an important new safety rule that requires healthcare professionals who perform medical examinations for interstate truck and bus drivers to be trained, tested and certified on the specific physical qualifications that affect a driver’s ability to safely operate the vehicle.

Greyhound Express service to expand to West Coast in May

Greyhound Express, the company’s premium, non-stop service, will expand to the West Coast starting May 2.

APTA: Riding public transportation saves $10,126 a year

According to the APTA’s April Transit Savings Report, individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save, on average, $844 this month, and $10,126 annually.

NYC articulated buses now feature third door for exiting

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has added a third door to some of its articulated buses, making it easier and faster for passengers to exit.