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Durham, NC repowers buses with Midwest Bus

GoDurham is currently repowering more than two dozen of its Gillig buses with Midwest Bus Corporation. Midwest is working on 25 Gillig 40-foot, low-floor hybrid buses. The work includes replacing engines and transmissions, and installing new EMP cooling systems. Midwest Bus expects to complete the project by June 2020. Formerly the Durham Area Transit Authority, […]

Byk-Rak announces new rack for wide-tire bicycles

Cyclists with wide- or fat-tire bicycles will now have an easier time of using public transit buses while getting around. Byk-Rak is now supplying a two-position, three-inch, wide-tire rack for the front of public transit buses so riders can easily stow their bikes while riding the bus to the next destination where thy might continue […]

Rotary Launches New “Find My Lift” Tool and Unveils New Website

For nearly 95 years, Rotary Lift has designed, engineered and manufactured some of the world’s most trusted vehicle lifts. Now, they are making it easier than ever for customers to find the best lift to meet their specific needs. Rotary has launched a new website and a new “Find My Lift” tool. The tool allows […]

Toronto Transit Commission Rolls Out First New All-Electric Bus

In a continued effort to modernize service, innovate for the long term and improve the lives of Torontonians, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is welcoming new vehicles to the bus family. These electric vehicles operate on truly green propulsion technology with zero tailpipe emissions. They are just one of the ways the TTC and City of Toronto […]

Maryland’s BWI Airport orders 20 additional New Flyer Xcelsior buses

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., recently announced that the Maryland Department of Transportation has issued a new order of 15 40-foot and five 60-foot Xcelsior® clean diesel heavy-duty transit buses (25 equivalent units or EU) under the State of Washington, Department of Enterprise Services contract. The buses, which will be […]

Cubic Adds New Fare Payment App to LA County’s TAP Point of Sale Operating System

Cubic Transportation Systems’ mobile solution enables over 450 TAP retail vendors to sell fare for 25 partner transit agencies, including LA Metro. Cubic Corporation today announced its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division will upgrade the existing TAP retail network point of sale device with its Cubic Mobile for Merchants Android app. Cubic Mobile for Merchants is an […]

Transportation community mourns passing of Paul Leger, chairman of Bus History Association

PAUL ALDERIC LEGER : 23 April 1929 to 20 May 2019 Paul Leger, Chairman of The Bus History Association passed away on 20 May 2019.  He had recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Paul was a man of integrity and of deep faith who loved his family and cherished his many friends and exceptional neighbours. Paul […]

World Resource Center Publishes A Guiding Report on Implementing Electric Bus Systems

The World Resource Institute (WRI) Ross Center recently published a report about how to adopt electric bus systems in cities worldwide. According to WRI, the report utilizes in-depth case studies, clear steps, and illustrative adoption paths to provide not only a compelling vision of the future, but also a clear pathway to harnessing the air […]

Arrow Stage Lines Takes Delivery of New MCI J3500 Coaches

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., has delivered three new 2019 J3500 coaches to Omaha-based Arrow Stage Lines, one of the leading charter and tour operators in the United States. Arrow Stage Lines was among the first to place an order for the 35-foot model, paired with the bestselling J4500 […]

New ‘Short’ Van Hool Ex11 Already on the Road

Van Hool, independent manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles, surprises the coach industry with a new variant of the EX-series. The new EX11 is with 10.70 metre the shortest one in the EX family. The first one is already delivered to one of Van Hools oldest customers, Marcel Cars from the Belgium town Dessel, […]