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Metro and TANK riders can now use cash to purchase mobile tickets

Bus riders can now use cash to purchase mobile tickets for trips on Cincinnati Metro and the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) thanks to the launch of a new stored value option across the EZfare payment system used by Metro, TANK and 12 other agencies across Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan. With more transit agencies […]

ETA Transit announces the award of Valley Regional Transit intelligent transit system contract

  ETA Transit is pleased to announce the addition of Valley Regional Transit (VRT) in Meridian, Idaho, to its growing fleet of intelligent transit system (ITS) customers. The 67-vehicle fleet will enjoy a full featured CAD/AVL system, automatic voice announcements, traffic signal prioritization, digital pre-trip inspections, GTFS-RT data feeds, and automatic passenger counters. This deployment […]

VitriCiti to power ABC Connect Telematics for electric Van Hool motorcoaches in North America

  ViriCiti, the leading telematics provider for electric buses, will bring its world-class fleet management expertise to electric motorcoaches via its latest partnership with ABC Companies, exclusive distributor and reseller of Van Hool motorcoaches in North America. The two companies announced that ABC Connect Telematics, which is used to manage all Van Hool CX45E electric […]

City of Wilmer joins Southern Dallas County Inland Port Transportation Management Association

The City of Wilmer has officially joined the Southern Dallas County Inland Port Transportation Management Association (IPTMA), highlighting the city’s dedication to developing and expanding transportation opportunities for Wilmer residents. Located 15-minutes south of downtown Dallas, Wilmer has become a global distribution hub for companies like Amazon, Unilever, Sprouts, Proctor & Gamble, Whirlpool, Ace Hardware, […]

EZfare customers can now use cash to purchase mobile tickets

Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service to public transport, and NEORide, a council of governments comprised of 17 transit systems dedicated to the development and promotion of regional public transportation services, have announced the launch of cash payments for mobile tickets across the EZfare fare payment system, which is used by 13 agencies across Ohio, […]

Eugene Chamber honors Lane Transit District as Essential First Citizens

  Lane Transit District (LTD) bus operators and staff members shared in the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual First Citizen Award with medical personnel, educators, first responders, farmers, and banking professionals as essential workers who kept Eugene healthy and its economy moving forward during the 2020-2021 COVID-19 Pandemic. Accepting the award on behalf of […]

InterClean Equipment announces BuyBoard vendor contract

InterClean Equipment, one of the leading and sustainable, innovative commercial vehicle wash systems and water recycling pioneers in the world, today announced it has been awarded a contract with the BuyBoard, a purchasing cooperative, to increase the buying power of school districts and other public agencies for capital equipment. As a member company, InterClean will […]

Back to Basics: The Back of the Bus, Everything Engines, Batteries & HVAC

The American Bus Association’s Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) and Bus Maintenance Repair Council’s (BusMARC) 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series offered a sequence of educational webinars early this year, covering a variety of industry-related topics. Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series This panel was moderated by […]

RTC of Southern Nevada Ensures Safety with High-Tech Fire Suppression

Julio Ortiz, senior director of maintenance for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), has experience with high-tech fire suppression technology. In his previous position as director of maintenance for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) – where he worked for more than 34 years before retiring – Ortiz was part of an […]

Saving Pennies at the Pump: Fuel Maintenance, Controlling Contamination, Filter Monitoring, Questions on Additives

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series Early this year, The American Bus Association’s Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) and Bus Maintenance Repair Council’s (BusMARC) 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series offered a sequence of educational webinars, covering a variety of industry-related topics. This panel was moderated by […]