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ABC Companies/Lightning eMotors EV Repowered Coach hits the road in San Francisco

ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the United States and Canada, has delivered its first-ever repowered diesel-to-electric motorcoach to one of Silicon Valley’s largest battery-electric fleet commuter operators. Together with its industry-leading partner, Lightning eMotors, the company has achieved a successful proof-of-concept – creating a cost-effective, sustainable […]

Ford appoints mobility veteran Brett Wheatley as TransLoc CEO

Ford Motor Company announces the appointment of Brett Wheatley as chief executive officer of TransLoc, a transportation software solutions company that’s part of the Ford Mobility portfolio. The move will bolster the continued growth of the Ford subsidiary and help set it on a successful path to the future. Wheatley will report to Scott Griffith, […]

The Rapid celebrates Transit Worker Appreciation Day

  In honor of National Transit Worker Appreciation Day on March 18, 2021, The Rapid will recognize its entire transportation workforce for its unwavering dedication and resilience. The public is encouraged to join in the celebration by sharing compliments about bus operators and all other transit team members powering The Rapid. After an extremely challenging […]

New Flyer completes electric bus order with Lane Transit District

Lane Transit District (LTD) has taken delivery of all 11 electric buses it had ordered in 2020 from New Flyer America, Inc. (New Flyer), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers. “New Flyer has delivered the electric buses on time and within budget,” said Matt Imlach, […]

The American Public Transportation Association releases statement in support of American Rescue Plan Act

Today, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released a statement in support of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act. According to the statement, “Today, President Biden signed into law H.R. 1319, the ‘American Rescue Plan Act of 2021’. This bill provides $30.5 billion in critical COVID-19 emergency funding to help public transit agencies continue to […]

Nova Bus awarded contract to build Milwaukee County’s first battery-electric buses

  The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) announced today that it has awarded a contract to the vendor who will build Milwaukee County’s first battery-electric buses. Nova Bus, a leading North American transportation manufacturer that’s part of the Volvo Group, will produce up to 15 all-electric LFSe+ buses for MCTS. The first 11 state-of-the-art vehicles […]

NJ TRANSIT launches mobile app for Access Link

  NJ TRANSIT has launched a mobile app for Access Link customers, providing them with a user-friendly interface for making, canceling and monitoring reservations. Access Link users will also be able to update customer information and monitor the status of their EZ-Wallet payment accounts with just a few clicks on the app. “Since its introduction […]

NICE Bus launches mobile ticketing in the Transit app

  Nassau Inter-County Express / NICE Bus announced today expanded mobile ticketing with the launch of the Transit app’s fare payment option. Riders can now purchase tickets using Transit, which combines fare payment with trip planning, real-time tracking, crowding information, and multimodal connections. With this integration, NICE joins the more than 30 agencies that provide […]

JTA partners with zTrip on discounted COVID-19 transportation

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) and zTrip launched a new discounted transportation option for trips to COVID-19 vaccination sites in Jacksonville. zTrip provides on-demand transportation services and through this partnership, will provide rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites for a flat $5 rate, for trips up to 3 miles, a discount of approximately 17% when compared to a […]

California’s city of Porterville deploys 12 all-electric micro-transit vans from Colorado’s Lightning eMotors

  With a focus on its mission of sustainability for its residents, the City of Porterville, California is putting 12 zero-emission micro-transit vans into service. The city’s new all-electric passenger vans will be used for transporting residents around the community, such as from home to work and for shopping and other services. The electric vans […]