June 2014 - BUSRide

UMA members have a winning day on Capitol Hill

Members of UMA took to Capitol Hill Thursday en masse to speak to their Congressional elected officials to discuss key MAP-21 issues affecting the motorcoach industry.

VIA receives $35 million from TxDOT for bus transit improvements

TxDOT will allocate $35 million from the UTP to help VIA Metropolitan Transit pay for added bus passenger amenities, including transit centers, bus shelters, park and rides, and the expansion of the agency’s CNG efforts.

FMCSA shuts down Minnesota-based bus company

The FMCSA has ordered On Eagles Wings Charters, Inc., to immediately cease all passenger transportation operations.

New Flyer to focus on Xcelsior® as single heavy-duty and BRT transit bus platform

New Flyer Industries Inc. announced today plans to focus on a single heavy-duty transit and BRT bus platform that features its world-class Xcelsior.

Alex Clifford appointed as CEO/General Manager of Santa Cruz Metro

METRO operates fixed route and ParaCruz transit services in Santa Cruz County, California.

APTA mourns loss of Julie Cunningham, COMTO president and CEO

Statement by APTA President and CEO Michael Melaniphy

MCI names Darril King as Vice President New Coach Sales

Darril King has been named Vice President New Coach Sales for the Northeast region, responsible for all of New York State and the New England area.

John Benjamin of Benjamin Bus receives Jim DeVeau Award from MN School Bus Operator Association

John Benjamin of Benjamin Bus, a family owned school bus transportation company with over two decades service, is proud to have been presented with the Jim DeVeau Award at the 2014 Minnesota School Bus Operators Association Summer Conference in Cohasset, MN.

ACT: Statement on Senators Murphy and Corker proposal to solidify Highway Trust Fund

Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Bob Corker (R-TN) announced a proposed framework yesterday to solidify the Highway Trust Fund, a transportation and infrastructure fund that finances road, bridge, transit, and infrastructure projects. Under their framework, the gas tax will increase by 12 cents over the course of two years. Additionally, the gas tax will be […]

APTA: 9th National Dump the Pump Day is tomorrow

More than 135 public transit systems in the United States are participating in the 9th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 19.