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The Greater Dayton RTA launches mobile vaccination bus

  The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) located in Dayton, Ohio is working to improve access to free COVID-19 vaccinations by partnering with Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County to provide mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The clinics will use a special retrofitted RTA bus to provide space for the vaccinations. By using a […]

Charlotte Area Transit System, eTransEnergy announce electric bus partnership

Charlotte City Council has voted to approve a pilot program and public-private partnership between the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and eTransEnergy, a subsidiary/affiliate of Duke Energy, to test the performance of battery electric bus (BEB) vehicles across the greater metropolitan Charlotte area. This collaboration, which has been supported by the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities […]

DART Board of Directors announces Nadine Lee as President and Chief Executive Officer

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Nadine Lee as its new president & chief executive officer. Lee, an experienced transit industry leader and engineer who has worked in the transportation industry for nearly 30 years, will assume her new position on July 12. “The DART Board is […]

GILLIG’s electric bus telematics are now powered by ViriCiti

  ViriCiti, a leading telematics and charger management platform, announces it has partnered with GILLIG, one of the largest bus manufacturers in North America. The collaboration means GILLIG’s electric bus telematics are now powered by ViriCiti’s best-in-class fleet management platform. Just like the “Intel inside” a personal computer, ViriCiti’s platform will now be available in […]

FirstGroup enters agreement to sell First Student and First Transit

Today, FirstGroup announced it has entered into an agreement for the sale of First Student and First Transit to EQT Infrastructure. The proposed sale brings together North America’s market leaders in school and public transportation with one of the world’s largest infrastructure investors. First Student and First Transit operations will continue as usual and uninterrupted […]

Valeo’s protective shield against Covid-19 named as top innovation by the VDA

The Valeo UV Purifier, a system that uses UV rays to purify the air in buses and coaches, has been named as the year’s top innovation by the VDA*. The award was announced yesterday, on World Creativity and Innovation Day 2021. This Valeo technology is currently the world’s most powerful air sterilization system for bus […]

City of Porterville Expands on Successful Zero-Emission Micro-Transit Program

In the spirit of sustainable community transit, the City of Porterville, California, added 12 all-electric micro-transit vans to its fleet in January.  The decision to embrace sustainable micro-transit resulted from an internal analysis at the Porterville Transit System. First, the agency wanted to replace low-performing fixed routes with routes focused on improved mobility and a […]

Official BUSRide Road Test: Equess CHARGE by ARBOC Specialty Vehicles

Photos by Patricia Knight ARBOC Specialty Vehicles launched the Equess CHARGE in February, marking the first all-electric offering in the manufacturer’s vehicle lineup. The Equess CHARGE prototype is complete, and ARBOC anticipates full distribution in Q4 of 2021. Creative Bus Sales will exclusively distribute the vehicle in the United States, with Canadian distribution handled by […]

Cincinnati Metro celebrates Earth Day

  Cincinnati Metro invites the region to “go green” this Earth Day by choosing public transportation, which offers an easy and immediate way for each of us to reduce our energy use and carbon footprints. One person switching his or her commute from a private vehicle to public transit can reduce daily carbon emissions by […]

Valeo receives the International busplaner Sustainability Award 2021

  Valeo has today (April 15, 2021) received the International busplaner Sustainability Award 2021* for its UV Purifier for buses and coaches. The technology, which is the most powerful in the world, clears the air of more than 95% of its microbes, viruses and bacteria while the vehicle is on the move with passengers on […]