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Arrow Stage Lines Takes Home the MCI-Sponsored 2019 UMA Environmental Leadership Award

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, notes that after 90 years in business, Arrow Stage Lines has built its status as a Top 10 U.S. charter operator on a platform of safety, innovation and service. […]

NFI Group Announces Fourth Quarter 2018 Deliveries, Orders and Backlog and 2019 Outlook

NFI Group Inc. (“NFI” or “the Company”), the largest bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, recently announced its deliveries, order activity and backlog update for the 13-week period ended December 30, 2018 (“Q4 2018”). Year-over-year comparisons reported in this release compare Q4 2018 to the 13-week period ended December 31, […]

LILEE Systems Presents Major Advances in ART at Silicon Valley’s Innovation Without Borders Event

LILEE Systems, the leading provider of advanced wired and wireless communication products, solutions and services for the transportation industry, announced Dr. Jia-Ru Li, founder and CEO of LILEE Systems will be delivering the Keynote address at the Innovation Without Borders event in San Francisco on January 15, 2019. Dr. Li’s speech, The Future of Smart […]

Americans Took 2.5 Billion Trips on Public Transportation in Q318

  Americans took 2.5 billion trips on public transportation in the third quarter of 2018, according to a report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Commuter rail ridership increased, with more than half of commuter rail systems showing ridership growth. Bus ridership in communities with populations below 100,000 increased by 1.7 percent and demand […]

New Flyer introduces Connect 360™: a real-time smart analytics reporting platform to enhance battery-electric bus operation, intelligence, and efficiency

Anniston, Alabama, USA – January 10, 2019: (TSX: NFI) New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest bus manufacturer in North America, today announced the introduction of Connect 360™ – its real-time, cloud-based business analytics dashboard for Xcelsior CHARGE™ battery-electric buses, operated by New Flyer Connect® […]

New Flyer launches New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™: dedicated to providing safe, reliable, smart and sustainable charging and mobility solutions

Anniston, Alabama,  USA – January  8, 2019: (TSX: NFI) New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (collectively “New Flyer”), subsidiaries of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer, today announced the formation of New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™ (“Infrastructure Solutions”), a service dedicated to providing safe, reliable, […]

Arlington awards ARBOC a contract for 10 fully-accessible Spirit of Independence buses

Middlebury, Indiana, USA – January 7, 2019: (TSX: NFI) ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (“ARBOC”), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer in North America, today announced that the Handitran (“Handitran”) of the City of Arlington, Texas has issued a contract to purchase ten fully-accessible Spirit of […]

MBTA expands Boston’s electric hybrid footprint with buses from New Flyer

St. Cloud, Minnesota,  USA – January 4, 2019: (TSX: NFI) New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), the U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer in North America, announced that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (“MBTA”) has executed options for 194 heavy-duty, forty-foot Xcelsior® diesel-electric transit buses. […]

NFI Parts keeps the industry moving

The newly-branded company provides single parts point-of-purchase for the NFI Group’s expansive family of transit and coach vehicles. After 18 months of planning, the MCI parts organization completed its integration into NFI Parts in November 2018, creating a more comprehensive parts offering and larger distribution network to improve customer service. Now, NFI Parts conducts business […]

Outsourcing in a rapidly changing transportation industry

By Linda Watson, Watson Consulting, and Sandy Freeman, RATP Dev USA Outsourcing of public transit services is becoming more common as transit agencies wrestle with myriad financial issues, market forces and technology changes. This is not a new trend; approximately 61 percent of the 463 transit agencies that responded to a 2013 U.S. Government Accountability […]