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ABC Companies and Van Hool announce continuation of successful long-term exclusive distribution agreement

During a recent meeting in Koningshooikt, Belgium, Filip Van Hool and Roman Cornell finalized details of continuing the existing long-term distribution agreement for Van Hool motorcoaches in the North American market through ABC Companies. Roman Cornell stated, “It is amazing to see the synergies between the Cornell and Van Hool families. Both Fillip and I […]

GILLIG advances U.S. manufacturing with strong union partnerships

  GILLIG, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the U.S., today announced that Teamsters Local 853 and District Council 16 Auto, Marine, and Specialty Painters Union Local 1176 voted this week strongly in favor of ratifying new collective bargaining agreements with the company. The unions, with whom the company has had strong working […]

Prevost Celebrates 100 Years

Prevost’s origins start in 1924, when Eugene Prevost, a cabinet maker specializing in the production of church pews and school furniture, received a commission to build his first wooden coach body and mount it on a new REO truck chassis. Thirteen years later, the company built its first bus manufacturing facility in 1937. Within a […]

E Ink and Luminator Introduce Revolutionary On-Board and In-Station ePaper Signage

E Ink Corporation, the world-renowned developer of ePaper technology, and leading transit technology experts Luminator Technology Group are working together to bring a dynamic low-power display solution to the North American transit industry. With a global headquarters in Taiwan and a U.S. base in Billerica, Massachusetts, E Ink produces a unique kind of digital display. […]

Fisher Charter Service Stays Efficient with busHive

Founded in 1950 and built on three generations of family management, Fisher Bus Service has always placed an emphasis on the value of long-term stability and efficiency. Owner and operator, Ryan Fisher, says busHive helped his company accomplish just that. Based out of southeastern Massachusetts, Fisher Bus operates a mixed fleet of school buses, vans, […]

CapMetro Assembles Team to Revolutionize Bus Yard Automation

WSP joins Perrone Robotics, Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Clever Devices for deployment of a heavy-duty automated battery electric bus WSP, a leading engineering, environment and professional services consultancy, announces its groundbreaking partnership with Perrone Robotics, Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), and Clever Devices to automate (Level 4) a 40-foot battery electric bus for the […]

Prevost’s H3-45: One Year Later

A year after its debut in Orlando, Campbell Bus Lines is Running a Fleet of H3-45s One year ago, at the United Motorcoach Association’s (UMA) Motorcoach EXPO, Prevost unveiled the all-new, restyled H3-45. The coach featured a brand-new appearance, as well as improved aerodynamics, increased driver and passenger visibility, a more dynamic driver’s cockpit, reinvigorated […]

RTC Quebec moves toward the ultimate electrification of its entire bus fleet

With an ambitious goal of a 100 percent electric infrastructure and bus fleet, Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC), the greater Quebec City area public transit agency, has taken a significant step by partnering with Hitachi Energy to deploy a three-year pilot for a centralized, multi-vehicle electric bus charging solution. The project represents an […]

The ATL: On the Road Toward Fleet Electrification with Heliox

The Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority (the ATL) has made a major push toward fleet electrification. Seeking to be good stewards of Georgia taxpayers’ dollars, the agency found that its fleetwide vehicles are currently achieving 5.05 miles per gallon. The ATL conducted an exploration of the costs involved and found that it could achieve appreciable operational […]

Vontas, a Modaxo company, acquires Orion Labs to expand communication offering

Vontas, a Modaxo company, today announced the acquisition of Orion Labs, a voice-first collaboration platform, expanding the Vontas OnTransit solution with a communications module for a constant flow of information and real-time situational awareness. Based in San Francisco, California, the Orion Labs solution delivers instant and secure voice, location, and data messaging across connected devices and applications. […]