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TriMet welcomes first Xcelsior CHARGE™ electric bus

New Flyer of America Inc. recently delivered to the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) its first zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE™ transit bus to the growing community. New Flyer previously reported the order for five 40-foot battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE™ transit buses in September 2017. TriMet partnered with Portland General Electric (PGE) to purchase, own […]

Proterra and Mitsui Create $200 Million Credit Facility to Scale Proterra Battery Leasing Program

Pioneering battery leasing program lowers upfront costs of electric buses to be competitively priced against diesel, removing one of the biggest barriers to adoption On April 16, Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced a partnership with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) to create a $200 million credit facility in support of a […]

Thomas A. Egan is the New MV Transportation CEO

MV Transportation, Inc., a recognized leader in passenger transportation services, named its current president and chief operating officer Thomas A. Egan as its new chief executive officer. Egan will take over from Kevin Jones, who is leaving the company for a chief executive role at a large technology company. Egan is an accomplished executive with […]

U.S. Department of Energy Selects WAVE Drayage Electrification Project

Groundbreaking Wireless Inductive Charger to Support Battery Electric Drayage Trucks Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) is proud to announce the selection of its “High-Power Extreme Fast Charging Development and Deployment for Electric Drayage Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles” and $8.4M project award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Batteries and Electrification to […]

New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™ completes New York’s first interoperable, on-route charger solution for transit buses

New Flyer of America Inc. recently announced that New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™ has successfully deployed two rapid, on-route chargers along New York City Transit Authority’s (NYCT) M42 route. This marks completion of the first on-route charging solution in the United States that uses a globally recognized system to allow vehicle and charging equipment interoperability to […]

Americans Took 9.9 Billion Trips on Public Transportation in 2018

Public Transit Ridership Growth Exceeds Population Growth Americans took 9.9 billion trips on public transportation in 2018, according to a report released April 15 by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Compared to public transit ridership in 2017, there was a 2 percent decrease in ridership. Compared to 2017, commuter rail ridership in 2018 increased […]

Matt Scheuler Named Vice President of Sales For REV Bus Group

REV Group, Inc, a manufacturer of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands and a leading provider of parts and services, announced that Matt Scheuler has been named vice president of sales for REV Bus. Scheuler will lead all sales and strategic planning across REV bus companies based in Salina, Kansas; South Hutchinson, Kansas and Imlay City, Michigan. […]

Trapeze Group ThinkTransit 2019 Has Begun

Futurist Greg Lindsay, top transit chief experience officers, and over 55 external speakers shed light on how technology is shaping the public transit landscape today — and well into the future. ThinkTransit, the Trapeze Technology Conference, launches today, April 15, bringing together more than 400 industry professionals who are shaping the future of mobility and […]

NFI Group Announces First Quarter 2019 Deliveries, Orders and Backlog

NFI Group Inc. (“NFI” or “the Company”), the leading bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, today announced its deliveries, order activity and backlog update for the 13-week period ended March 31, 2019 (“Q1 2019”). Year-over-year comparisons reported in this release compare Q1 2019 to the 13-week period ended April 1, […]

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 […]