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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 […]

FlixBus plans Texas, East Coast expansion

The company’s business model is intended to affordably bring digital marketing and technological capabilities to small and mid-sized bus operators For a business to thrive in this digital age, it seems necessary to be good with technology; you need to know how to promote your services on social media, build an appealing and reliable website […]

Denver launches first autonomous shuttle

Autonomous vehicle now deployed on Denver streets at RTD’s 61st and Peña commuter rail station Late January marked the first on-road deployment of an autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttle in both Denver and the state of Colorado. The EasyMile fully electric, autonomous shuttle made its debut on the morning of January 29 and will continue operating […]

Tampa to host ThinkTransit conference

The technology conference by Trapeze Group will run for three days in April By Skylar Griego The transition into spring brings many things to look forward to in North America: blooming plants, longer days and the annual ThinkTransit conference by Trapeze Group. In the last 26 years, the ThinkTransit conference has evolved from a hands-on […]

ABC Companies showcases new technology, facilities and programs at UMA Motorcoach EXPO

The exclusive North American distributor of Van Hool motorcoaches had an information-filled UMA Motorcoach EXPO, with plenty of new developments slated for 2019. ABC and partners forge ahead with new Van Hool CX45E All-Electric Bus Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining traction in the U.S. market, and ABC and partners Van Hool and Proterra are poised […]

MCI launches Motorcoach Technician Apprenticeship Program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor

Combines education courses and work-based learning to complete Journey Worker Certification in 5-year program. Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, has announced the MCI Academy – the first motor coach training program to earn Automotive […]

Transdev Promotes Justin Augustine to New National Role; RTA Board Approves New GM of Its Contract with Transdev

Transdev has promoted longtime senior executive Justin T. Augustine III to a new corporate position and recommended a new general manager of its contract with the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Today the RTA Board of Commissioners approved Transdev’s proposal that Darryll Simpson become the new general manager of Transdev’s contract with the RTA. […]

New Flyer awarded contract from NJ TRANSIT for up to 170 sixty-foot heavy-duty articulated transit buses

New Flyer of America Inc. today announced that the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ TRANSIT) has awarded New Flyer a contract for up to 170, 60-foot, clean diesel Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses, with firm orders of 85 buses to be delivered in 2019 and 2020 and options to purchase up to an additional 85 buses […]

Cubic Executive Honored by COMTO at Women Who Move the Nation Awards

Jannet Walker Ford recognized for dedication to advancing diversity and inclusion in the transportation industry Cubic Corporation recently announced that Jannet Walker Ford, vice president of government relations, will be honored at the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials’ (COMTO) “Celebrating Women Who Move the Nation” awards breakfast. Held on March 20, the eighth annual awards breakfast honors […]