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PRO-VISION® Unveils New Stop-Arm Camera System

PRO-VISION® Video Systems, a leader in mobile video technology and software, recently announced the release of its new integrated stop-arm camera system that automatically captures video evidence of vehicles that illegally pass stopped school buses. Integrated with the PRO-VISION® Solid-State High Definition School Bus Video System, the new stop-arm camera features dual-lens technology in a […]

Marcus Griffin joins Prevost in Pre-owned Coach Sales

Prevost recently announced Marcus Griffin, an experienced bus industry professional based in Texas, has joined the company as a pre-owned coach regional sales manager. Marcus’ territory will include Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and New Mexico. He will additionally cover Puerto Rico. “We are thrilled to have Marcus on board with us,” Guillaume Charron, […]

DOT Seeks Input on Testing Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems Technologies

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently issued advance notices of proposed rulemaking on the removal of unnecessary regulatory barriers to the safe introduction of automated driving systems (ADS) vehicles in the United States. NHTSA and FMCSA are seeking comments at this stage […]

NFI Group Inc. Announces Acquisition of Alexander Dennis Limited

NFI Group Inc. (NFI) today announced that it has acquired Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), one of the world’s leading independent bus and coach manufacturers and the number one global producer of double deck buses, for a total transaction value of £320 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis, subject to certain adjustments. All amounts in this […]

Proterra And Michelin Collaborate to Develop New Low Rolling Resistance Tire Optimized for Battery-Electric Buses

Purpose-built tire will enable superior electric bus performance, range and energy efficiency Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, recently announced a collaboration with Michelin to develop the MICHELIN® X® InCity Energy Z tire, a new low rolling resistance tire designed and optimized for battery-electric buses in urban environments. The X InCity Energy Z tires […]

APTA Announces 2019 Bus Safety & Security Excellence Awards

Recognizing public transit systems with top safety and security programs in North America The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced the winners of the 2019 Bus Safety & Security Excellence Awards at the annual APTA Mobility Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The winning public transit systems were presented their awards by APTA Chair David M. Stackrow […]

Cubic Debuts New Driver Control Unit at CTAA EXPO 2019

Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division debuted its NextBus Driver Control Unit (DCU), part of its NextBus Suite, a next-generation platform for multimodal transit authorities and operators at the Community Transportation Association of America’s (CTAA) 33rd Annual EXPO. Held in Palm Springs, California from May 19–23, CTAA’s EXPO is the premier networking event for community and public […]

Proterra Launches Proterra Energy™ Fleet Solutions

Proterra combines pioneering battery and charging systems with turnkey approach to infrastructure installation, energy optimization and innovative financing models Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, recently announced the launch of Proterra Energy™ fleet solutions, a full suite of options that enable turnkey delivery of a complete energy ecosystem for heavy-duty electric fleets, including […]

Top Honors at 2019 APTA International Bus Roadeo

The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District took the top spot this year and was crowned the Grand Champion at the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 44th Annual International Bus Roadeo. A total of 78 operators and 38 maintenance teams participated in the Roadeo. The Grand Champion Award recognizes the system with the highest combined bus operator […]

Stertil-Koni Hires FedEx Pro Doug Frakes as Operations Specialist

Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy-duty vehicle lifts — notably bus lifts and truck lifts — has announced that Doug Frakes has joined the company as an operations specialist. He will succeed Paul Marks, who announced his retirement from Stertil-Koni after 21 years of focused, dedicated and exceptional service to the company. In his new post, Frakes will work […]