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New Flyer unveils Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ bus becoming the first to offer two fuel cell-electric models eligible for federal funding

New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (together “New Flyer”) unveiled the Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ – its fuel cell-electric heavy-duty transit bus – on March 12 and announced that both the 40-foot and 60-foot model have successfully completed the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Model Bus Testing Program at Altoona, Pennsylvania. This […]

Prevost Motorhome Expo 2019 Plays Big in West Palm Beach

The seventh annual Prevost Motorhome Expo was held February 13-14 at the South Florida Fairground Expo Center in West Palm Beach. The event drew more than 500 attendees from every area of the country. As is custom for this show, roughly 280 people arrived in 140 private motorhomes to camp and convene on site for […]

Women in Public Transport: Ground-breaking agreement announced on International Women’s Day 2019 

The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have signed a joint agreement to strengthen women’s employment in public transport. The two parties will now work with unions and employers to implement the agreement in pilot cities, with an announcement of the first city expected later this year. This agreement, announced on International Women’s Day, is another […]

Complete Coach Works Announces Award to Install Driver Protection System Units in 478 New Flyer and Gillig Buses for TriMet

Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five-year contract to install driver protection system units in 478 New Flyer and Gillig buses for TriMet. In an effort to ensure the overall safe operation of its systems as well as the personal safety of its customers, employees, and the […]

FTA Updates March 4-7 2019

FTA Posts Updated Implementation Guidelines for Drug & Alcohol Regulations in Public Transportation The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has posted updated guidelines to provide transit employers with the knowledge and resources needed to develop, implement, and manage a drug and alcohol testing program to comply with FTA and U.S. Department of Transportation regulations. Employers with well-established drug […]

ABC Companies Promotes Gregg Goedde to Senior Vice President ABC Financial Services

ABC Companies Chief Executive Officer Dane Cornell announced that effective March 1, Gregg Goedde will be promoted to senior vice president at ABC Financial Services. Goedde is a 25-year veteran in the finance and bus and motorcoach industries, where he has built an impressive track record of combining industry knowledge with financial know-how to build […]

Stertil-Koni Introduces New High-Performance LED Light Tubes for Platform Lifts

Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni has recently introduced an enhanced high-performance LED lighting system for its platform lift model, the SKYLIFT, and the company’s four-post lifting system. The goal is to increase area-specific, under-vehicle lighting, thus ensuring greater shop safety and efficiency for ever-busy maintenance technicians. The requirement is pressing because Stertil-Koni, known for […]

SCR Medical Transportation accommodates mobility with AbiliTrax

Pamela and Stanley Rakestraw founded SCR Medical Transportation in 1986 with a mission to provide trips to Chicago’s mobility-challenged riders and become a leader in paratransit transportation. Their operation has grown to include more than 1,200 employees and 500 vehicles, and strives to impress customers with a reliable, safe, clean and comfortable transit experience. SCR […]

MCI celebrates biggest product and service year ever at UMA Motorcoach EXPO 2019

The company debuted J-Series coaches and the all-accessible D45 CRT LE customized for a Silicon Valley employee commuter service and more; additional role announced for Patrick Scully in service support Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., greeted 2019 with what it called the most innovative model and service lineup in […]

MV Transportation improves brake life and performance with Cryo Rotor®

  By Richard Tackett When Sruly Lowy approached Joe Smith, regional vice president of MV Transportation, in May of 2015, claiming that cryogenically-treated brake rotors could provide a 300 percent increase in rotor life, Smith was noticeably skeptical. In his career — dating back to his former positions as president of MTA Bus and Long […]