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SALUS and PURE Bioscience Introduce Hard Surface Disinfectant for Bus Travel

In a post-COVID environment, cleanliness on transit buses and motorcoaches has become a paramount concern for transportation professionals. Disinfecting should no longer be a reactionary response due to “spikes in COVID cases,” but become part of a daily routine. It is critical for vehicles to be disinfected regularly, in a safe, and effective manner, to […]

Celebrity Charter Services Keeps Business on Track with busHive

  COVID-19 hit Celebrity Charter Services at the worst possible time. The Chicagoland/Indiana motorcoach company is owned and operated by Tiana Davis-Heyward with help from husband Keith Heyward. They took delivery of their first two coaches in 2019, just before the pandemic struck.  The company’s second coach entered service just five months before shutdowns began […]

BCycle in four new cities now available in Transit

  Move over, flying cars: the future of transportation has arrived — and it makes “going green” the easy choice. Today, Madison BCycle, Greenville BCycle, Broward BCycle, and Santa Barbara BCycle are all bringing bikeshare and public transit into a single app experience. The new offering, available in the Transit app, enables riders to plan […]

Tina Herbert appointed to The COMET Board of Directors

The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) announces the appointment, by the City of Columbia, of Tina Herbert to its Board of Directors. Ms. Herbert is a Columbia native and represents District 1 on Columbia City Council. As an attorney with Mickle and Bass, LLC., she advocates for injured workers across the state. Ms. […]

Pace purchases 20 Proterra ZX5 electric buses and EV fleet charging infrastructure

Proterra Inc, a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Pace Suburban Bus today announced a landmark fleet electrification project with the agency awarding a $26.5 million dollar contract to Proterra to acquire 20 Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit buses, featuring more than 13 megawatt hours of battery storage energy, and two Proterra megawatt-scale […]

RTA launches community outreach for Bus Rapid Transit at City Council Transportation Committee

Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced outreach plans for the region’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system at the New Orleans City Council Transportation Committee meeting. RTA CEO Alex Wiggins and staff presented the proposed BRT network plans which will enhance New Orleans’ transit network by providing a faster, more reliable, and […]

Ben Cole joins SORTA leadership as new Director of Training & Employee Development

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) is pleased to announce the addition of Ben Cole to its leadership team. Mr. Cole joined SORTA this month as Director of Training and Employee Development. Employee training is a critical component of SORTA’s five-year strategic plan. In this role, Mr. Cole will ensure SORTA staff have access […]

Cummins and ElDorado National (California) collaborate on ENC®’s Axess® Battery Electric Bus

  Cummins Inc. and ElDorado National (California) or ENC, a subsidiary of REV Group®, both industry leaders in heavy-duty transit buses and the application of emissions-free technology, have developed a new battery-electric bus solution. ENC’s existing offering, the Axess, is now offered as a Battery Electric Bus (BEB), integrating the Cummins battery-electric system into their […]

Lion Electric hosts federal and state officials at its upcoming Illinois manufacturing facility

  The Lion Electric Company, a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles, hosted congressional representatives Bill Foster, Sean Casten and Lauren Underwood, alongside state and federal officials on March 21 at its upcoming Joliet, Ill. manufacturing facility. The event showcased the advancement of Lion’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Joliet, Ill. and highlighted how […]

RTA employee receives distinguished Woman of the Year

Wednesday, March 23, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced Kisa Holmes, RTA training instructor, received the 2021 Woman of the Year Award from the Greater New Orleans chapter of Women Transit Seminar (WTS). The announcement was made at the organization’s springtime luncheon held at Ralph’s on the Park, in New Orleans City Park […]