Richard Tackett, Author at BUSRide


Lyft and COTA partner to add trip options in-app for Columbus customers

Lyft Inc., whose mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation, has partnered with the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) to add local public transit information in-app so both CoGo Bike Share and rideshare customers can compare more of their transportation options within the Columbus area in one seamless experience. This new […]

TARTA announces the appointment of Laura Koprowski as Deputy Chief Executive Officer

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) announces that Laura Koprowski has been appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer. She most recently served as Chief Communications and Customer Service Officer since her arrival in April 2020. Since that time, she has spearheaded numerous interdepartmental initiatives that have vastly improved customer experience and service delivery at TARTA. […]

MCI unveils zero-emission commuter coach, the D45 CRT LE CHARGE

  NFI Group Inc., an independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, today announced that subsidiary Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has unveiled its new zero-emission commuter coach, the D45 CRT LE CHARGE™, and also launched its new D series of coaches. Leveraging high-torque electric drive systems for operation at […]

Proterra announces election of Joan Robinson-Berry to board of directors

  Proterra Inc, an innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, today announced the election of Joan Robinson-Berry to the company’s board of directors. A distinguished leader with extensive experience in the technology and engineering fields, Ms. Robinson-Berry recently retired from a 35-year career with The Boeing Company. During her career with The Boeing Company, Ms. […]

Thomas Built Buses delivers 50th Proterra powered electric school bus

  Thomas Built Buses (TBB), a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America, its exclusive Virginia dealer, Sonny Merryman Inc., and Proterra Inc (“Proterra”), a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, this week celebrated the delivery of the 50th Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school bus. The milestone delivery went to Loudon County Public […]

NJ TRANSIT renovation of historic Perth Amboy station advances

The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today advanced the renovation of the Perth Amboy train station by awarding a contract for construction management services to KS Engineers, P.C. of Newark to oversee the project.  The improvements include making the station fully accessible with elevators, ramps and high-level platforms in addition to other upgrades throughout the […]

GILLIG wins $44.2 million contract for battery electric buses

The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and Park City Transit have awarded GILLIG a $44.2 million contract for 44 battery electric buses, with an option of 95 additional buses over five years. The contract includes 16 plug-in charging systems and four high-power on-route chargers. “We’re honored that UTA and Park City have chosen us to help […]

Lion Electricselected to participate in the Heritage-Romeo Power Fleet Electrification Program

  The Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, announced today it has been selected to participate in the Heritage-Romeo Power Fleet Electrification Program. The Heritage-Romeo Power Fleet Electrification Program is a collaboration between Heritage, a leader in environmental, sustainability and recycling services, and Romeo Power, an energy technology leader […]

Monterey-Salinas Transit becomes first in California to offer riders Tap to Pay with Visa

  Tuesday, May 11, in collaboration with Visa, Caltrans, Cybersource, Littlepay, and SC Soft, Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) became the first transit agency in California to offer bus riders a contactless payment option. As cities begin to reopen, public transportation will play a critical role in recovery, and contactless payments can help provide a safe and […]

U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock tours Blue Bird school bus plant

Georgia U. S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock, witnessed Blue Bird Corporation’s industry leading zero-emission school bus technology firsthand during a ride-and-drive of an electric-powered Blue Bird school bus. In addition, the Senator toured its manufacturing facility in Fort Valley. “I grew up riding in Blue Bird school buses, and am a product of the public […]