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Luxembourg acquires six Irizar ie bus zero-emissions electric buses

Minister François Bausch together with the technical services of the Ministry of Transport and Voyages Emile Weber, as well as representatives from Irizar e-mobility, have officially presented the first six electric buses of a total of ten which will be delivered over the course of this year. These initial six units are 12-metre long Irizar ie bus […]

Davey Coach Sales unveils 2019 VanTerra by Turtle Top

Davey Coach Sales recently unveiled the new 2019 Turtle Top VanTerra at their annual Customer Appreciation Day event. Davey Coach Sales is one of the leading distributors of the Turtle Top brands and welcomed the opportunity to share it with their valued customers. “The changes they made to this model offer more comfort and convenience […]

ABA and NTA respond to Supreme Court ruling on travel ban

ABA releases statement on Supreme Court ruling to uphold Trump Administration travel ban In response to the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Trump Administration’s travel ban on nationals from seven countries from entering the United States, Peter Pantuso, president & CEO of the American Bus Association (ABA), released the following statement. “Instead of showing […]

MCI marks its 85th Anniversary with biggest Reliability Rally product rollout ever

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motorcoach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, history began with an 11-passenger body welded to a Packard chassis back in 1933. Starting in July, MCI, now the industry leader building the two best selling models, is bringing […]

BusCon 2018 set to return to Indianapolis in October

The full conference schedule is up and registration is now open for BusCon 2018, which returns to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Oct. 1 to 3. In addition to all the latest vehicles and technology on the show floor, this year’s educational sessions will touch on some of the hottest topics in transportation today, […]

Turtle Top returns after “hard reset”

Following a period of transition for the company, bus manufacturer Turtle Top is back up-and-running and stronger than ever with 10 buses a week coming off the line—and that number is increasing sharply. With the company now in its 53rd year of business, it has returned to the hands of the Cripe and Tom families. […]

Five trends to watch in intercity bus travel

Scheduled bus service is taking some surprising turns, according to the Chaddick Institute at DePaul University. The institute produces a widely read Outlook for the Intercity Bus Industry report authored annually by professor Joe Schwieterman and Brian Antolin. Its latest analysis shows that: 1. Germany-based Flixbus has launched U.S. service, focusing on the Southwest. After rolling […]

Westmatic’s Transit-Master bus wash system keeps CATA vehicles looking good

New operations and maintenance facility features Westmatic’s 4-Brush Drive-Through Transit-Master bus wash system. Crawford Area Transportation Authority (CATA) recently opened an Operations and Maintenance facility in Meadville, PA, bringing all Meadville-based vehicles under one roof for cleaning and service. Westmatic, a large vehicle wash system manufacturer headquartered in Buffalo, NY, worked with HDR and Renick […]

Where does the rubber from tire wear go?

By Christopher W. Ferrone A great episode from Seinfeld has Jerry musing about where the rubber on his BMW tires goes when it rubs off. This is truly an enigma. Like Jerry, it’s good to stop and remind ourselves of all that goes on with a set of tires. As tires wear, the material does in […]


No one walks alone in ABA affiliated councils By David Hubbard Among its many membership services and benefits, the American Bus Association (ABA) sponsors its affiliated councils focused on specific bus and coach operator groups. Established in 1999, the Business Industry Safety Council (BISC) set the stage to define, clarify and elevate safety awareness in […]