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RTA announces new appointment of Chair of the Board of Commissioners 

  Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced the appointment of Mark Raymond Jr. as Chair of the Board of Commissioners following a special board meeting. At the meeting, the Commissioners unanimously voted Commissioner Raymond as Chair, and they voted Arthur Walton as Vice Chair and Chair of the Finance Committee. Raymond is […]

Allison eGen FlexTM Electric Hybrid Propulsion System spurs growth of clean transportation in the midwest

Allison Transmission is pleased to announce the continued success of the next generation eGen Flex™ electric hybrid propulsion system, with several public transit agencies in the Midwest selecting the Allison eGen Flex for their buses. The Metropolitan Evansville Transit System, which provides public transportation services for Evansville, Indiana, will integrate GILLIG buses equipped with the […]

Susan Gettum named TARTA Chief of Staff

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) is excited to announce that Susan Gettum has been promoted to Chief of Staff. In her new role, she will work closely with the TARTA management team in critical areas of project management; monitoring and reporting on implementation of the Authority’s strategic plan; employee engagement; and supporting the […]

Cincinnati Metro celebrates more than 100 operators, mechanics for safety excellence at Annual Awards Luncheon

  Metro employees came together Tuesday afternoon to recognize 110 operators and maintenance employees who achieved performance and safety milestones in 2021, at the transit agency’s 49th Annual Safety Awards luncheon. Among those recognized were two operators who were inducted into the prestigious, national “Two-Million-Mile Club.” “When you think about all the exciting work we’ve […]

Vicinity Motor Corp. Serves Up Mobility Alternatives for Public and Private Transit

Leveraging its success in Canadian public transit, Vicinity Motor Corp. (VMC) is accelerating its reach into the U.S. market. A leading provider of OEM transit buses to Canadian municipal transportation agencies and private operators, Vicinity Motor Corp. (VMC) in conjunction with its U.S. distributors including ABC Companies, is actively pursuing American public and private transit fleet […]

Hele-On awarded $270,000 for Pāhoa Transit Hub planning

Hele-on, in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT), received $270,000 from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) program late last month. As a result, the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation will receive funding to plan for a transit hub in downtown Pāhoa […]

RATP Dev USA selected to manage Greensboro Bus System

RATP Dev USA, the  North American subsidiary of the global transportation provider, began service today for the contract to manage and operate the Greensboro Transit Agency in North Carolina. The Greensboro City Council selected RATP Dev USA through a competitive process that awarded the contract on the basis of the best value. Contract services will […]

LAUSD selects Zum to make student transportation greener, safer and more equitable

  The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has awarded a transportation contract valued at over $400 million to Zūm, the leader in modern student transportation. The decision, approved by the LAUSD board of directors, signals the district’s commitment to replacing an archaic, legacy transportation system with a cleaner, safer and more equitable solution for the students and families of Los […]

New Orleans RTA reaches four-year agreement with ATU Local 1560

  Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced the ratification of the four-year labor agreement with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1560.  During today’s RTA Board of Commissioners Meeting, the commissioners unanimously voted to ratify the resolution that granted the RTA’s Chief Executive Officer, Alex Z. Wiggins, the authority to sign the new labor agreement which includes a pay and benefits […]

Nadia Nesich wins “Best of Show” at 2022 DART Student Art Contest

  Nadia Nesich, a 7th grade student at Pegasus School of Liberal Arts & Sciences in Dallas, is this year’s Best of Show winner in Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) annual Student Art Contest. Nadia’s artwork, based on this year’s theme “DART’s New Bus Network: Simpler. Better. Faster. Easier!”, asked young artists where they would […]