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Q’STRAINT Now Offers a Personal Mobility Docking Station Online Certification Course

As more mobility passengers are transitioning to personal vehicles from travel on mainstream, fixed-route transit systems like city buses, Q’STRAINT has responded to this growing demand — through training — by now offering the QLK-150 Online Certification Course. The U.S. mobility passenger population is expected to grow 120 percent by 2022, and an increasing number of […]

Stertil-Koni Celebrates Record Results, Showcases Product Innovation at 23rd Annual Distributor Meeting

Heavy-duty bus lift and truck lift leader Stertil-Koni recently celebrated record results at its 23rd Annual Distributors Meeting, held in historic Annapolis, Maryland. There, at a four-day event themed “Together We Prosper,” the company showcased product enhancements, new technologies and spotlighted major accomplishments of its extensive distributor network, which spans North America. In an address […]

Variant Equity Acquires Coach USA and Coach Canada

Variant Equity announced April 16 that it has completed the acquisition of Coach USA Administration, Inc. and its subsidiaries from Stagecoach Group plc in a transaction valued at approximately $271.4 million. Headquartered in Paramus, New Jersey, Coach USA is a leading provider of passenger transportation and mobility services including intercity bus, public transit, employee transportation, […]

UCR Enforcement Delayed Until May 1

The Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Board asked law enforcement agencies to delay action on 2019 registrations to May due to the late issuance of new rates. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance endorsed the recommendation. UCR is a cooperative plan, established under federal law, that collects interstate motor carrier fees and taxes for 41 participating states. […]

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 […]