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Tampa to host ThinkTransit conference

The technology conference by Trapeze Group will run for three days in April By Skylar Griego The transition into spring brings many things to look forward to in North America: blooming plants, longer days and the annual ThinkTransit conference by Trapeze Group. In the last 26 years, the ThinkTransit conference has evolved from a hands-on […]

ABC Companies showcases new technology, facilities and programs at UMA Motorcoach EXPO

The exclusive North American distributor of Van Hool motorcoaches had an information-filled UMA Motorcoach EXPO, with plenty of new developments slated for 2019. ABC and partners forge ahead with new Van Hool CX45E All-Electric Bus Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining traction in the U.S. market, and ABC and partners Van Hool and Proterra are poised […]

MCI launches Motorcoach Technician Apprenticeship Program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor

Combines education courses and work-based learning to complete Journey Worker Certification in 5-year program. Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, has announced the MCI Academy – the first motor coach training program to earn Automotive […]

Transdev Promotes Justin Augustine to New National Role; RTA Board Approves New GM of Its Contract with Transdev

Transdev has promoted longtime senior executive Justin T. Augustine III to a new corporate position and recommended a new general manager of its contract with the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Today the RTA Board of Commissioners approved Transdev’s proposal that Darryll Simpson become the new general manager of Transdev’s contract with the RTA. […]

New Flyer awarded contract from NJ TRANSIT for up to 170 sixty-foot heavy-duty articulated transit buses

New Flyer of America Inc. today announced that the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) has awarded New Flyer a contract for up to 170, 60-foot, clean diesel Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses, with firm orders of 85 buses to be delivered in 2019 and 2020 and options to purchase up to an additional 85 buses […]

Cubic Executive Honored by COMTO at Women Who Move the Nation Awards

Jannet Walker Ford recognized for dedication to advancing diversity and inclusion in the transportation industry Cubic Corporation recently announced that Jannet Walker Ford, vice president of government relations, will be honored at the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials’ (COMTO) “Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation” awards breakfast. Held on March 20, the eighth annual awards breakfast honors […]

Cubic Names IBM and Microsoft Executive Kevin Eagan as Senior Vice President & Chief Digital Officer

Accomplished digital platforms executive to lead Cubic’s enterprise-wide transformation and growth pivot Cubic Corporation recently announced the appointment of Kevin Eagan to the role of senior vice president and chief digital officer. Eagan will join Cubic’s executive team based in San Diego effective March 25 and report to chairman, president and chief executive officer Bradley H. […]

Megabus customers can now book tickets via Google Pay

  Megabus.com, the low-cost city-to-city express bus service, is making bus travel even easier by introducing contactless payments via Google Pay on its buses — making Megabus.com the first U.S. bus company to offer ticket booking via the popular payment platform. Google Pay lets you keep everything you need to speed through checkout on your […]

Toronto orders an additional 10 New Flyer battery-electric transit buses

New Flyer Industries Canada ULC, the Canadian subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. recently announced an award from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for an additional ten 40-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE™ heavy-duty transit buses. This award follows on the original TTC order from New Flyer in June 2018 for 10 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE™ buses and […]

Complete Coach Works provides Cost-Effective Solution to Newly Adopted California Mandate for Mass Transit Agencies to go Electric

Recently, Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced it was awarded a contract by Montebello Bus Lines (MBL) for the electrification and rehabilitation of three New Flyer buses. MBL’s decision to remove the now defunct ISE gas hybrid system and convert to Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) buses was a positive step toward its goal of improving […]