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U.S. Department of Transportation Announced $85 Million Funding Opportunity for Technologically Advanced Transit Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on March 18 the opportunity for eligible applicants to apply for up to $85 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program. The Low-No Program helps project sponsors purchase or lease low- or no-emission vehicles that use advanced technologies for […]

ABC and Van Hool deliver a cleaner ridership experience on new Van Hool TDX prototype

Imagine breathing clean, filtered air as you commute to work on the bus. For many Silicon Valley workers, that will soon be a reality thanks to a new custom-built HEPA filtration system that will be installed on a special-order Van Hool TDX high-capacity, double-deck coach. The new feature is the culmination of years of collaboration […]

Cooper Tire Launches Pro Series™ LHS Steer Tire

First steer tire in Cooper’s PRO Series commercial line Cooper Tire has launched a new long-haul steer (LHS) tire as part of its Cooper® PRO Series™ product line. The tire joins the Cooper PRO Series long haul drive tire introduced last year. The new steer tire will initially be available in size 295/75R22.5 with other […]

ABA commends Trump administration for recognizing intercity bus services in proposed 2020 budget

The American Bus Association (ABA) released the following statement Friday, commending the Trump Administration for recognizing the importance of the private bus industry as part of the national transportation network in the administration’s recently released proposed FY 2020 budget. The administration’s Amtrak restructuring proposal outlined in the budget, which proposes rural Amtrak service be replaced […]

Second Metro Transit Bus Achieves Million-Mile Mark on Original Engine

Industry-leading maintenance program yields significant taxpayer savings Imagine putting a million miles on your car. How about on a public transit bus? In the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan region, Metro Transit has turned what may sound impossible into possible by logging one million miles on a bus — on the original engine without a major […]

FTA Ready to Transfer WMATA Metrorail Safety Oversight to Washington Metrorail Safety Commission, Millions in Withheld Transit Funds Now Available

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on March 18 certified the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission’s (WMSC) State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program. With this certification, responsibility for direct safety oversight of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail system will transfer from the FTA to the WMSC at the close of Metrorail’s regular service hours […]

FTA Successfully Partners with States to Strengthen and Certify All Rail Transit State Safety Oversight Programs Before Deadline

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced March 18 that it has successfully partnered with 30 states — and the District of Columbia — with rail transit systems to strengthen and certify 31 State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs in advance of an important April 15, 2019, safety deadline. “Safety is the department’s top priority, and we […]

MCI Promotes Brian Lichter to Director of Pre-Owned Coach Sales

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) elevated a longtime expert in motorcoach sales and financing to expand the industry’s leading pre-owned sales operation. Brian Lichter, who has represented MCI in both pre-owned and new coach sales, has been named director of pre-owned coach sales, a new position. Lichter will be responsible for leading MCI’s pre-owned sales team […]

RATP Dev USA Welcomes Jon Stevens as Chief Financial Officer

RATP Dev USA, the North American subsidiary of the global transportation provider, recently announced the appointment of Jon Stevens, former vice president and controller at BNSF Railway Company, as the chief financial officer of RATP Dev USA. “I am pleased to welcome Jon to the RATP Dev family. His wealth of experience in the railroad […]

Q’STRAINT & Sure-Lok Continued Sponsorship of the NAPT Special Needs Transportation Award

Q’STRAINT/Sure-Lok is proud to announce its continuing support of the annual National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Special Needs Transportation Award. This award was established to give special recognition to an outstanding individual specifically involved in the direct delivery of service in the area of special needs transportation. NAPT’s Annual Awards Program is designed to honor […]