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GoRaleigh and INIT partner for Electric Fleet Smart Charge Management System

  GoRaleigh, the public transit provider serving Raleigh and surrounding communities in Wake County, NC, has partnered with INIT for an electrified smart charge management system to help run their recently rolled out electric fleet. The agency will utilize INIT‘s charge management solution, MOBILEcharge, to automate charging processes, efficiently manage power demands, align service schedules […]

Methacton School District announces BusPatrol partnership

  Methacton School District has launched a new partnership dedicated to student safety with BusPatrol and the district’s transportation provider, First Student. The district’s fleet of 100 school buses will be equipped with stop-arm cameras to deter drivers from illegally passing stopped school buses in Lower Providence Township and Worcester Township. The camera system is […]

NFI raises $373,000 through annual United Way campaign, supporting 18 communities across North America

NFI Group Inc., a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, today announced that its annual United Way Workplace Campaign raised $372,552 – surpassing its goal by 16% and continuing NFI’s commitment to supporting the communities in which it operates. To date, NFI has raised over $3.1 million […]

ABA announces COVID protocols for 2022 Marketplace in Grapevine

In a statement released Monday, The American Bus Association (ABA) announced COVID-19 protocols for 2022 Marketplace in Grapevine: As we look to the upcoming Marketplace in Grapevine, Texas, we want to assure our attendees that we have your safety and well-being in mind. We’re monitoring the information being released by the CDC on the status of the […]

RTA awarded $18.5M in USDOT funding for new transit hubs and modern fare technology systems

Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced the award of $18,500,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) Grant. The agency intends to utilize the funding to deliver a suite of public transit improvements including the design and construction of two new neighborhood transit hubs and a fare technology system that will integrate mobile, tap card, credit card, and modern payment technologies.   “Thank you to our federal partners for this funding […]

Transit Unplugged reimagined: Announcing updated branding, website and Transit Unplugged TV

Award-winning podcast Transit Unplugged announced today their rebrand. With listeners in over 100 countries around the world, Transit Unplugged has set the benchmark for news, opinion, and interviews for the entire transit industry. To celebrate the fourth anniversary of the podcast and kick off season five, Transit Unplugged is also getting a whole new segment: […]

Sacramento City Unified School District trials safety technology on school buses

  In an effort to assess pupil transportation safety and to tackle the problem of motorists illegally passing stopped school buses, Sacramento City Unified School District has partnered with BusPatrol to launch a pilot program. The district has equipped five of its buses with AI-powered stop-arm cameras to help deter drivers from illegally passing stopped […]

DART launches three-year on-demand service for Joppa community residents

On Monday, November 15, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) launched the Joppa Rides program, an on-demand transportation service for the neighborhood of Joppa for the next three years.   Funded by the City of Dallas to mitigate the impact of the closure of the current Linfield Road at-grade crossing, the program will serve residents of […]

New Orleans RTA receives APTA’s 2021 Rail Safety Certificate of Merit award for Light Rail/Streetcar

Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) was named the winner of American Public Transportation Association (APTA)’s 2021 Rail Safety Certificate of Merit award for Light Rail/Streetcar systems. The Gold Award and Certificate of Merit winners were announced at APTA’s Transform EXPO held in Orlando, Florida. “The Board of Commissioners is proud of the […]

RTC of Southern Nevada CEO appointed to American Public Transportation Association Executive Committee

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public- and private-sector organizations representing an $80 billion industry with 448,000 employees, recently named MJ Maynard, CEO of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), to serve as executive member-at-large on its 25-member executive committee. Maynard, who will serve in this capacity for […]