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US Department of Labor issues emergency temporary standard to protect workers from COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a new emergency temporary standard to protect more than 84 million workers from the spread of the coronavirus on the job. The nation’s unvaccinated workers face grave danger from workplace exposure to coronavirus, and immediate action is necessary to protect them. Under this standard, covered […]

RTA awarded rail safety grant funding from Operation Lifesaver, Inc.

Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) was awarded $20,000 from Operation Lifesaver, Inc. for streetcar safety initiatives. The agency intends to utilize the funding to launch a public outreach safety campaign to address unsafe pedestrian activities and behaviors as well as left-turn streetcar-vehicle collisions. RTA was one of six agencies in four states […]

Austin’s CapMetro selects NFI for Nation’s largest electric vehicle procurement with up to 171 EVs and 427 chargers from New Flyer

NFI Group Inc., a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in mass mobility solutions, today announced that the Capital Metro Transportation Authority (CapMetro) has awarded NFI subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. a contract for 26 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses and four battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG™ sixty-foot heavy-duty transit […]

ENC® Debuts the Axess Battery Electric Bus (BEB) at APTA Expo

ElDorado National (California) or ENC, a subsidiary of REV Group®, and an industry leader in heavy-duty transit buses and emission-free technology, will launch its fully electric Axess bus, a true zero-emissions transportation solution, at APTA Expo from November 8-10, 2021. In addition to being the first zero emission, zero corrosion battery electric bus (BEB), it is the […]

Vicinity Motor Corp. to showcase flagship vehicles, new partnerships at APTA’s TRANSform Conference & EXPO

Vicinity Motor Corp., a leading North American supplier of commercial electric vehicles, will attend and showcase its vehicles at the APTA’s TRANSform Conference & EXPO taking place November 8-10 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. APTA’s TRANSform Conference & EXPO is the world’s most comprehensive public transportation showcase of technology, products, and […]

The School Bus Safety Company re-creates training course

The School Bus Safety Company announced today they have completely re-created and updated their training course – Transporting Students with Special Needs. The original course is used by thousands of school districts and was created over ten years ago. This new course is considerably improved and is built around a Safety Management System. A Safety […]

Vontas announces new product initiatives group focusing on advancing innovation of ITS products

Vontas, a leading provider in delivering Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), announced today their launch of a new group inside the organization, dedicated to the establishment and advancement of New Product Initiatives. The group is supported by dedicated Research and Development and backed by two of the biggest transit and software conglomerates in the world – Constellation Software and Modaxo. In […]

Greyhound extends Peace of Mind policy just in time for holiday travel

The largest provider of intercity bus transportation in North America is continuing to put its customers first as it enters the busy holiday season. Greyhound Lines Inc. is extending its Peace of Mind policy through January 15th, 2022. The policy provides travelers with the confidence to travel, offering the ability to cancel a trip without […]

North American Transit Alliance announces new leadership and board reelection

The Board of Directors for the North American Transit Alliance (NATA) has elected Transdev CEO Laura Hendricks to the position of vice chair and Keolis North America CEO David Scorey to the position of treasurer. The board also voted to extend all board positions through December 2023. First Transit / First Vehicle Services President and […]

World leaders at COP26 transported in NFI electric buses provided by Stagecoach

NFI Group Inc. (NFI), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, subsidiary Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) today announced that dignitaries from around the world, including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and UN Secretary-General António Guterres, were transported in BYD ADL Enviro400EV electric double deck buses during the […]