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Durham School Services Donates Bus for Mobile Mental Health “Chill Room”

Durham School Services (DSS), a leader in student transportation, has donated a school bus to the West Jefferson Hills (WJH) School District in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania, to renovate into a mobile “Chill Room/Makerspace” for its students. The Chill Room will allow students to seek innovative ways to help manage stress, anxiety, and focus on mental […]

FlixBus and Greyhound accelerating their Service Integration, DePaul Study Shows

Surprising moves by intercity bus lines in 2022 have ushered in a period of accelerated disruption and technological innovation in this ground transportation sector.  “From the rollout of first-class services and reserved seating on Greyhound on to the integration of FlixBus and Greyhound, it is clear that the industry is amid a metamorphosis,” notes DePaul […]

DART’s first long range electric bus begins revenue service

  Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) first long range electric bus began regular revenue service on DART Bus Route 20. With a range of almost 300 miles, the 40’ Proterra ZX5 Max offers: Six lithium-ion battery packs (four mounted under the bus, two mounted on the roof). Each battery pack stores 112.5 kWh of charge […]

Utah Transit Authority launches mobile ticketing solution with Transit and Masabi

  The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has announced the launch of a new digital fare payment system with Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service (FPaaS) to public transit, and Transit, the all-in-one app for trip planning, real-time tracking, multimodal connections, and fare payment used by millions of transit riders across North America and the official […]

Hele-On partners with the Salvation Army to keep youth safe

The County of Hawaiʻi Mass Transit Agency (MTA), in partnership with National Safe Place Network (NSPN), is expanding the Safe Place to include The Salvation Army Family Intervention Services, increasing the number of Safe Place sites for youth in crisis on Hawaiʻi Island. As a newly designated Safe Place, Salvation Army Family Intervention Services will […]

RTA names Lona Edwards Hankins as permanent CEO

Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced the appointment of Lona Edwards Hankins as its permanent Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The announcement comes after the Board of Commissioners voted in support of the resolution to appoint the agency’s permanent CEO at today’s board meeting.  Mrs. Edwards Hankins has served as interim CEO since […]

IMG announces two new member companies – Cardinal Transportation & Eagle Christian Tours

  IMG today announces two new member companies to the invitation only network, Cardinal Transportation, Columbus, OH and Eagle Christian Tours, Rome, GA. Bronwyn Wilson, IMG President said: “These two companies are outstanding additions to IMG. They share the core values of IMG with their focus on safety, training, and customer service excellence. We are […]

Foothill Transit renews trust in Keolis to operate Pomona Yard through 2027

Keolis North America (Keolis) today announced that Foothill Transit has awarded Keolis a new contract to continue operating services from the Pomona, California yard. The four-year contract extends Keolis’ maintenance and operations activities and will prioritize safety, partnership, the passenger experience, on-time performance, and the continued transition to renewable energy sources. This award further reinforces […]

IMG announces winners from IMG’s recent Mainteance and Safety Forum, in Detroit, MI.

At IMG’s recent Maintenance and Safety Forum, in Detroit, MI, over 200 IMG Shareholders, their staff and industry partners gathered for the 2023 IMG Spirit and Safety Awards Dinner sponsored by Prevost. Two very important awards were presented: IMG Safety Award which is awarded to an IMG company that demonstrates the highest level of safety throughout […]

Transit improvements coming to Patterson area

The Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority (StanRTA) announced it would launch comprehensive service changes to improve mobility in Patterson on March 5, 2023. In addition to introducing Sunday bus service to The S Routes 40 and 45, which serve the area, StanRTA is expanding to 60-minute service frequency and adding multiple new bus stops in Patterson. […]