Richard Tackett, Author at BUSRide


ABA Foundation Report Says Motorcoach Manufacturing Sales Stalled in Q418

On February 14 the American Bus Association Foundation (ABAF) released the fourth quarter/full-year 2018 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 a 17 percent decrease over the same quarter in 2017 to a total of 1021 […]

20 partners join with UMA for Industry Legislative Fly-In

A unified industry is forging ahead with what is expected to be the biggest gathering of motorcoach advocates taking their message to the nation’s legislators, April 2–3, 2019. The Bus and Motorcoach Industry Legislative Fly-In, powered by the United Motorcoach Association has garnered 20 partners who will participate in the day of advocacy and take […]

Delaware Express’s Four New MCI J4500 Coaches Aim To Please Riders And Drivers Alike

  Motor Coach Industries (MCI) now offers its J4500 coach with industry leading legroom, stylish new lighting and safety features that made the model especially attractive to Delaware Express owner Gerry Frenze. Delaware Express is a well-known tour and charter operator along the Eastern Seaboard and its latest delivery of four new 2019 J4500 models […]

Stertil-Koni Welcomes John Sliney as Assistant Service Manager

Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts – notably bus lifts and truck lifts – has announced that John Sliney has joined the company as Assistant Service Manager. In this capacity, Sliney will provide a broad range of activities including technical support, equipment troubleshooting assistance, vehicle lift installation oversight and heavy-duty lift equipment training […]

Philadelphia exercises options for an additional New Flyer 115 hybrid-electric buses

New Flyer of America Inc. announced on February 13 that it is advancing fourth-year production of 115 Xcelsior® 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid, heavy-duty transit buses for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). This is the fourth installment of a 5-year contract by SEPTA for a total of 525 hybrid buses awarded to New Flyer in May […]

FTA Announces $5 Million to Improve Public Transportation on Tribal Lands

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on February 13 project selections totaling $5 million to American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments under FTA’s Tribal Transit Program. The Fiscal Year 2018 grants will support 36 projects in 14 states. The Tribal Transit Program makes funds available to federally recognized Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages, groups, or communities to support […]

ARBOC awarded a State contract for up to 500 Spirit of Equess medium-duty buses for the State of Florida

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC® (“ARBOC”), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest bus manufacturer in North America, today announced it was awarded a Purchasing Agreement by the Florida Department of Transportation (“FDOT”) for up to 500 fully-accessible Spirit of Equess® (“Equess”) low-floor medium-duty buses over a five year period. The contract was […]

Complete Coach Works Awarded Contract by OCTA to Furnish and Install up to 484 Bike Racks and 73 Spare Units

Complete Coach Works (CCW) is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract with Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) to furnish and install up to 484 three-position bike racks and 73 spare units. Alternative modes of transportation have become popular in order to decrease automobile use and reduce emissions. To keep up with […]

IMG Adds DC Trails of Virginia to Network

  The International Motorcoach Group (IMG) welcomed DC Trails of Lorton, Virginia to the network. “DC Trails is an excellent company with a commitment to IMG core values of safety, training and customer service excellence,” IMG President Bronwyn Wilson said. “They will provide the IMG network with additional resources in the D.C. area supplementing those […]

ABA to Exhibit at 2019 IPW, Invites Motorcoach Operators to Share Booth

The American Bus Association will exhibit at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW in Anaheim, California from June 1 to June 5, 2019. We are inviting our motorcoach operator members who are interested in working with inbound international groups, to share ABA’s booth and take appointments. You can meet with international tour wholesalers who buy your […]