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Phoenix’s Valley Metro orders 24 additional CNG buses from New Flyer

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), recently announced that the Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority has exercised options for 24 additional Xcelsior® 40-foot, compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy-duty transit buses. The order will replace older buses currently operating on regional routes in support of Valley Metro’s 2016-2020 strategic […]

Transdev Canada Acquires Voyago

Transdev Canada announced on April 11 the acquisition of Voyago, a leading passenger transportation company based in Ontario, Canada. With this acquisition, Transdev Canada will now have 2,600 employees providing transportation services across Quebec and Ontario and will complete 36 million passenger trips per year. The combined company will have revenues of $141 million (USD), […]

DOT Announces $1.36 Billion Funding Allocation Nationwide

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a total of $1.36 billion in federal funding allocations to 16 new and existing transit projects in the Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program. FTA is allocating approximately $424.8 million in appropriated Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 CIG funding to two projects that have existing construction grant agreements and […]

Cubic’s Trafficware Provides City of Cupertino with Central Transportation Management System

Cubic Corporation recently announced that Trafficware, which operates within its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division, was selected by the city of Cupertino, California to deliver its ATMS Transportation Management System to manage traffic across the city. The agreement includes services to install as well as integrate existing and new intersection traffic controllers citywide. As the world’s most advanced […]

Freeman Bus Under New Ownership

After 84 years, with four generations of family ownership, Robert Freeman is selling Freeman Bus Corporation to Leif Petterson, a consultant who has worked with the company for two decades. Facing recent losses of crucial contracts, the company has declined since it reached its peak of employing 215 people in the mid-2000s, Freeman told WWNY-TV. […]

A-1 Limousine adding 4 new MCI J-Series coaches to fleet

Princeton-based limousine company A-1 Limousine will round out its 20-coach fleet with two Motor Coach Industries (MCI) 2019 MCI J4500 and two all-new 2019 MCI J3500s, the North American leader’s recent return to the luxury 35-foot coach market. One of A-1’s newest J4500s was the featured MCI coach in the American Bus Association (ABA) Foundation […]

Great Canadian Holidays and Coaches Celebrates its 35th Anniversary with the Addition of 5 New MCI J4500 Coaches

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) announced April 4 that Great Canadian Holiday and Coaches has added five best-selling MCI J4500 coaches to its growing fleet. The Kitchener, Ontario-based tour provider, part of the Trailways charter bus network, added two 2018 MCI J4500s last September and will take delivery of three all-new 2019 models this month. With […]

Register for Upcoming FTA PTASP Webinars

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is hosting a webinar series to provide technical assistance to transit agencies on the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan Final Rule. The rule requires: certain rail and bus operators to develop safety plans to better manage safety risk using Safety Management Systems; transit operators to certify they have a safety plan in place […]

Complete Coach Works Receives Contract to Conduct Mid-Life Rehabilitation Work on Long Beach Transit Buses

Complete Coach Works (CCW) recently announced its contract award to perform mid-life rehabilitation on 72 Gillig buses for Long Beach Transit (LBT), the second largest public transit agency in Los Angeles County with 26 million annual boardings. This rehabilitation project is part of LBT’s State of Good Repair Program. All buses will be given a […]

FTA to Host Webinars on Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Transit Safety Funding Opportunities

The Federal Transit Administration will host two informational webinars on April 8 and April 16 at 2 p.m. ET to discuss two Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) totaling $4 million to prevent human trafficking and other crimes that may occur on buses, trains and other forms of public transportation. Each NOFO offers $2 million in competitive funding and the […]