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TARTA and Amalgamated Transit Union reach new contract agreement

The Board of Trustees of the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) has approved a 3-year contract with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 697, which represents about 150 employees at TARTA and its paratransit agency, TARPS. “We’re happy to have reached an agreement that benefits TARTA, its employees and its customers,” said TARTA Board of Trustees […]

Hele-On to operate state’s first hydrogen bus

  The County of Hawaiʻi Mass Transit Agency (MTA), in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) and U.S. Hybrid, has taken delivery of its first hydrogen fuel-cell-powered bus intended for operation on Routes 202, 203, and 204 in Kailua-Kona later this Spring. The bus is expected to travel approximately 100 miles a day […]

The Frontrunner by New England Wheels Revolutionizes the Cutaway Bus

Cutting-edge lowered floor technology, fuel efficient V6 engine, and a lightweight yet strong and durable composite body structure make the Frontrunner the greenest alternative to electric and the most technologically advanced purpose-built cutaway available in the market today.  Paul LaRose – President / CEO   Since its development in 2016, the purpose-built, low-floor Frontrunner minibus […]

ROUSH CleanTech and Blue Bird first to achieve certification to 2022 Heavy Duty Refueling Standard

All Blue Bird propane and gasoline school buses have received Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board certification for the 2022 heavy duty refueling standard, significantly reducing emissions from escaping the tank during refueling. On gasoline fuel systems, Environmental Protection Agency tests show that the new refueling emissions regulations can reduce harmful emissions by […]

NCRTD Tests LiquidSpring: Better Maintenance, Smoother Rides

After running a LiquidSpring-equipped bus on a comparative test route for almost four years, New Mexico’s North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) is continuing to see satisfying results. NCRTD is a rural New Mexico transit agency which services an area of 10,079 square miles, including the counties of Los Alamos, Taos, Rio Arriba, and Santa […]

Creative Carriage Keeps Passengers Safer with Antimicrobial Copper

Founded in 1988 and based in Ontario, Canada, Creative Carriage is an industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of wheelchair accessible vehicles, specializing in custom, low-floor van conversions and consistently working to innovate with vehicle designs while raising the bar for industry safety. From early on, the Creative Carriage team has taken a proactive role in the […]

Larry Pinkelton joins SORTA executive leadership team as new Chief Financial Officer

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) is pleased to announce Larry Pinkelton will join its executive leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing the transit agency’s $146.6 million operating budget, capital program, financial reporting, treasury management activities and investments. Mr. Pinkelton brings more than 30 years […]

Metro celebrates first annual ‘Golden Bus’ Awards for outstanding employee achievement

  Metro was thrilled last week to hold its first annual Golden Bus Awards banquet, in recognition of outstanding employee achievement over the course of 2021. “Excellent transit service isn’t possible without our excellent employees who deliver that service, and the Golden Bus Awards highlight the best of the best,” said Metro CEO and General […]

Trinity Metro names new President and CEO

Trinity Metro is pleased to announce that Richard W. Andreski, a public transportation veteran with 23 years of experience and more than 10 years of executive leadership, has been selected as the next president and chief executive officer for the agency. Andreski previously served as the Bureau Chief for Public Transportation for the Connecticut Department […]

Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) Hot Topics: Reengineering Retention

Tim Brewster sheds light on ways to weather the storm. One of the most common topics in the workplace is recruiting and retention, especially today. This is for good reason as many leaders may feel like they are in a sinking ship, taking a tactical approach to bail out water and plug the ship to […]