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ABA president to testify about the decimation of motorcoach industry

American Bus Association President and CEO Peter Pantuso will testify to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation Subcommittee on Manufacturing Trade and Consumer Protection on the impact of COVID-19 on the live event entertainment industry, including transportation suppliers, on Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. In prepared remarks, Pantuso will outline the devastation […]

Lion Electric announces V2G deployment with Con Edison in New York

The Lion Electric Company (Lion), an innovative manufacturer of purpose-built all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, is pleased to announce that it has been successful in using its electric school buses to supply electricity back to Con Edison utility customers, as part of the company’s vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pilot deployment in White Plains, New York. The […]

Commercial zero-emission vehicle company to list on NYSE through merger

Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of complete electrification solutions for commercial fleets, and GigCapital3, Inc. (GIK or GigCapital3), a Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Private-to-Public Equity (PPE)™ corporation, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination that will result in Lightning eMotors becoming a publicly listed company. Upon closing of the […]

Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority announces new executive team members

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) announces new members of the Authority’s executive team: David Robinson as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Patricia Talbott as Director of Paratransit. Robinson and Talbott were selected from a national search based on their professional achievements and extensive experience. “A top priority for 2020 was to build a […]

AMF-Bruns announces winner of its 3rd annual National Special-Needs School Bus Driver Of The Year award

  AMF-Bruns of America, global leader in wheelchair and occupant securement since 1958, is pleased to announce Elaine Hernsberger, Special Needs Bus Driver, as the winner of the 3rd annual AMF-Bruns National Special-Needs School Bus Driver Of The Year award. She works for the Hays CISD in Uhland, Texas. Elaine improves the riding experience of […]

Daimler Coaches North America expands its aftermarket parts & service network

Daimler Buses is further strengthening its motorcoach business in the US by joining forces with its North American business unit Daimler Coaches North America (DCNA), the parts distribution of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), and distributors of Detroit Diesel engines. Setra operators will now fully benefit from the unique infrastructure that DTNA operates in North […]

ABA seeks high-priority COVID-19 vaccine access for motorcoach drivers

The American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism – recently participated in the deliberations made this month before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). A recommendation has been made to prioritize transportation workers, including motorcoach operators, in the second wave […]

RTD, Lyft and Masabi launch mobile ticketing for transit customers

  December 2, 2020, the Regional Transportation District (RTD), Lyft and Masabi launch mobile ticketing for public transit, making customers in the Denver metro region the first to be able to purchase RTD fares through the Lyft app to ride the agency’s buses and trains. The metro region has been an area of historic firsts […]

MCI Academy receives ATMC National Excellence in Training Award for High Voltage Safety Program

The ASE Training Managers Council has chosen the MCI Academy’s High Voltage Safety Program to be the recipient of the Grand Award. This is the fourth time MCI Academy has been recognized at the ATMC National Excellence in Training Awards. MCI Academy is part of The Aftermarket Parts Company, LLC, operating as NFI Parts™ (NFI […]

Transportation coalition urges Congressional leadership to resume COVID relief negotiations

Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, a coalition of transportation organizations including the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, Passenger Vessel Association, and several others sent a letter to leadership requesting the prioritization of transportation in any relief that will happen before the end of the 116th Congress. Below is the text of the letter. “Dear Leader McConnell, […]