June 2012 - BUSRide

MCI introduces 2013 J4500 coach

MCI, Schaumburg, IL, debuted the 2013 model of its J4500 coach, touting improved safety features and new style changes.

Lawmakers compromise on transportation bill

The Senate and House have negotiated a deal on a much-debated transportation reauthorization bill that’s expected to pass by week’s end.

Bipartisan transportation bill to be unveiled Wednesday

Sources on Capitol Hill say that a deal is completed to pass a much-debated transportation authorization bill that’s been stalled between the House and the Senate.

FMCSA announces results of 2012 Drug and Alcohol Inspection Strike Force

The FMCSA today announced that 287 commercial bus and truck drivers were removed from the roads as a result of the agency’s annual drug and alcohol strike force sweep.

Union notifies COTA of intent to strike

Transport Workers Union, representing COTA bus drivers and vehicle/facilities maintenance employees, filed a 10-day notice this week of its intent to strike.

Lawmakers hint at bipartisanship on transportation bill

A bipartisanship deal on the delayed and hotly debated $109 billion transportation bill could be in the works and completed by next week.

Indian Trails, MDOT launch hearing loop technology

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Indian Trails, Inc., have teamed up to install “hearing loop” technology on a fleet of 17 motorcoaches.

REI’s Ruback dies at 56

David Ruback, president of Radio Engineering Industries, Inc. (REI) died May 22 after losing a battle with pancreatic cancer. Ruback was 56.

Agencies ready for Thursday’s Dump the Pump Day

Thursday marks the Seventh annual Dump the Pump Day, where individuals are urged to leave their vehicles at home, save gas and use public transportation.

APTA: Using public transit saves $9,743 a year

According to the APTA June Transit Savings Report, individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save, on average, $812 this month and $9,743 annually.