Richard Tackett, Author at BUSRide

The COMET receives financial excellence award for second consecutive year

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2019. The CAFR was judged by an impartial panel […]

Santa Cruz Metro and Masabi launch contactless mobile ticketing app

Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) today announced the launch of the Santa Cruz METRO Splash Pass, a new mobile ticketing application, in partnership with Masabi, the global leader in mobile ticketing and the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service to public transit. The cash-free, contactless, and COVID-19 safe, mobile ticketing solution allows METRO riders to purchase […]

Stertil-Koni to match employee and distributor network donations for WFP

Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni today saluted this year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the World Food Program (WFP), in its efforts to confront world hunger and announced a joint fund raising effort – working with the company’s distributor network and employees across North America — to support the organization’s mission to provide lifesaving meals […]

Virginia’s first electric school buses have arrived

Earlier this week, Sonny Merryman and Dominion Energy with partners Thomas Built Buses and Proterra hosted a grand rollout celebration to officially introduce Jouley to public school officials from across the state who soon be receiving the first buses as part of the Dominion Energy Electric School Bus Program. The Dominion Energy Electric School Bus Program […]

TARTA and Amazon announce transit service to Rossford fulfillment center

With the opening of the new Amazon Rossford fulfillment center, the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) and Amazon are announcing the expansion of transit services to the location. Beginning November 2, 2020, TARTA’s 10L Rossford bus route will be expanded to provide transit access to the new fulfillment center. Service will begin at TARTA’s […]

INIT contactless fare system expands to C-VAN paratransit service in Vancouver

  On November 1, the Clark County Public Transit Benefit Area (C-TRAN) will extend the region’s Hop Fastpass® contactless fare payment system to include C-VAN paratransit service. Instead of having to worry about handling cash fares, riders can now enjoy contactless payments just like their fixed-route counterparts. The electronic fare system created by INIT is […]

Women in Buses host weekly webinar

Be sure to join Women in Buses for their #WebinarWednesday sessions each week – all are welcome. This week they will host a panel on “Financial Status and Updates” Featuring Speakers from SVA Certified Public Accountants, Wells Fargo Equipment Finance and Coach USA. To register for this weekly program, go to:

Dafo Vehicle’s US subsidiary brings on new regional manager

Dafo Vehicle in the US has appointed Jay Taylor from Kidde Technologies as Regional Manager for the Transit/Motorcoach area. Jay Taylor started his employment October 1st.   “I am delighted to be onboard with Dafo Vehicle as their products are seen as top of the line and they are offering state-of-the-art solutions. I am confident that that Dafo Vehicle has the solutions to all fire suppression and gas detection needs within the Transit/Motorcoach area”, Taylor said.       “We are excited that we now […]

Proterra Secures $200M Investment

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, today announced a $200 million investment led by Cowen Sustainable Advisors LLC (CSI) along with supporting investments from Soros Fund Management, Generation Investment Management, and Broadscale Group. The new investment is comprised of $150 million from CSI and investments totaling $50 million from Soros Fund Management, Generation […]

MCI zero-emission coaches approved for California HVIP purchase incentive

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that MCI battery-electric D45 CRTe, D45 CRTe LE, and J4500e coaches have been approved by the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). […]