Richard Tackett, Author at BUSRide

DART Installing Mask and Sanitizer Dispensers On-Board Vehicles

The Engineering Department at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has begun installing face mask and hand sanitizer dispensers on all buses, light rail vehicles and streetcars. DART plans to have dispensers available to assist customers on each of their more than 600 buses, 160 light rail vehicles and four Dallas streetcars by the end of […]

ETA Transit Systems Hires Gnerre as Transit Consultant

ETA Transit Systems is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Gnerre to its team. Gnerre will inform business development strategies, improve customer engagement, and expand market awareness of ETA and its cutting-edge intelligent transit system (ITS), SPOT™. Gnerre brings over 40 years of hard-earned mass transit experience to ETA Transit. His is a wealth […]

ABA Foundation: Motorcoach sales down 83 percent in 2020

The American Bus Association Foundation – the largest non-profit organization in the group travel industry, with an emphasis on research and scholarships – released its second quarter 2020 Motorcoach Builder Survey. Based on surveys of the major motorcoach manufacturers that sell vehicles in the United States and Canada, motorcoach sales from the participating manufacturers saw […]

US Ignite Selects First Transit as Autonomous Vehicle and Service Provider for the Fort Carson Smart Transportation Testbed

US Ignite today announces the selection of First Transit, in partnership with Perrone Robotics, as the autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle provider for the Fort Carson, Colorado, Smart Transportation Testbed, a project funded and managed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC). First Transit will deliver and operate two Polaris GEM autonomous shuttles […]

Complete Coach Works Delivers Four Rehabbed Buses to Santa Cruz Metro

Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced today it has made the final delivery to Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (Santa Cruz). The contract, which calls for the rehabilitation of four buses, was awarded late last year. The work on the first two buses included repowering them from ISL engines to Cummins ISL-G Recon engines. The other […]

EnerDel Welcomes Complete Coach Works Transportation Services as New Distributor

EnerDel, Inc. a leading manufacturer of lithium-ion battery packs, today announced that they have extended their distribution channel through a new agreement with Complete Coach Works (CCW) to provide EnerDel’s PP320-738-LP. This partnership enables Complete Coach Works the rights to distribute EnerDel’s PP320-738-LP installed in diesel-hybrid buses for the State of California. “EnerDel has considered […]

Women in Buses Wednesday Webinar, August 5: Suppliers & Manufacturers Week

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Phoenix launches new Bus Rapid Transit educational content

A new public transit option, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), could soon be coming to Phoenix, Arizona, and the Phoenix Public Transit Department is inviting citizens to check out a newly-created video and virtual meeting at to learn all about it. BRT, one of the high-capacity transit components of the voter-approved Transportation 2050 (T2050) program, […]

Proterra, Optimal Electric Vehicles partner for first North American all-electric low-floor shuttle bus

Optimal Electric Vehicles, LLC (Optimal-EV) and Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced a new partnership to leverage Proterra’s best-in-class battery technology and charging systems for the development of the industry’s first all-electric S1LF low-floor cutaway shuttle bus for the North American market. Optimal-EV’s S1LF will utilize Proterra’s high-performance battery systems, which have […]

NFI announces the combination of New Flyer and MCI

NFI Group Inc., (“NFI” or the “Company”), one of the world’s leading independent bus and motorcoach manufacturers, today announced a company-wide transformational initiative called “NFI Forward” to rationalize its business units and facilities. “While we have been working to streamline our businesses to enhance competitiveness by leveraging scale, expertise, and capability, the drastic and unanticipated […]