August 2012 - BUSRide

Daniel Ustian retires as Navistar CEO

Daniel C. Ustian has informed the Board that he is retiring as chairman, president, and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Escot Bus named Operator of the Year at annual IMG conference

Escot Bus Lines of Orlando, FL was announced “Operator of the Year” during the 15th Annual International Motorcoach Group Awards Banquet.

FMCSA makes changes to CSA program

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week announced several changes to its CSA enforcement program.

Stagecoach Group announces Martin Griffiths as chief executive

Griffiths’ role has developed significantly during his 12 years as the company’s finance director.

CTA announces initiative to reduce crowding, improve service

In a major initiative to reduce uncomfortable crowding and meet growing ridership, the CTA is adding bus and train service to high-demand routes.

University of Utah, UTA reach ten-year deal on student passes

A deal between the University of Utah and the Utah Transit Authority will provide students with free transit passes for ten years, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

ABA files federal objection to CATS exemption request

The ABA today filed its opposition to a request from the Charlotte Area Transit System for an exemption from the FTA’s charter bus regulation.

US DOT advises motorcoach companies to prevent tire failures

Several recent incidents involving tire blowouts on passenger buses have prompted the FMCSA to take a closer look at the potential cause.

Montreal transit crash kills two, including driver

Two people were killed and 11 injured when a Montreal transit bus collided with a BMW on Tuesday evening, Canada’s CBC News reports.

Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee to hold August meeting

FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee will hold a three-day public meeting from Aug. 27-29 in Alexandria, VA.