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Arlington awards ARBOC a contract for 10 fully-accessible Spirit of Independence buses

Middlebury, Indiana, USA – January 7, 2019: (TSX: NFI) ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (“ARBOC”), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer in North America, today announced that the Handitran (“Handitran”) of the City of Arlington, Texas has issued a contract to purchase ten fully-accessible Spirit of […]

MBTA expands Boston’s electric hybrid footprint with buses from New Flyer

St. Cloud, Minnesota,  USA – January 4, 2019: (TSX: NFI) New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), the U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer in North America, announced that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (“MBTA”) has executed options for 194 heavy-duty, forty-foot Xcelsior® diesel-electric transit buses. […]

NFI Parts keeps the industry moving

The newly-branded company provides single parts point-of-purchase for the NFI Group’s expansive family of transit and coach vehicles. After 18 months of planning, the MCI parts organization completed its integration into NFI Parts in November 2018, creating a more comprehensive parts offering and larger distribution network to improve customer service. Now, NFI Parts conducts business […]

Outsourcing in a rapidly changing transportation industry

By Linda Watson, Watson Consulting, and Sandy Freeman, RATP Dev USA Outsourcing of public transit services is becoming more common as transit agencies wrestle with myriad financial issues, market forces and technology changes. This is not a new trend; approximately 61 percent of the 463 transit agencies that responded to a 2013 U.S. Government Accountability […]

Daimler invests in bus ride-sharing startup

Rally to use funding for expansion Rally, creators of the bus rideshare, broke world records when they transported nearly 50,000 people to the Women’s March on Washington. Their technology provides shared mass mobility on-demand. Now, NYC-born Rally, the platform unlocking the underutilized potential of the global private bus industry, has announced that Daimler is leading […]

Busworld and ABA announce partnership to bring renowned Busworld Academy to ABA’s 2020 Marketplace

Busworld Foundation and the American Bus Association (ABA) are pleased to announce a partnership that will bring Busworld’s education programming — the Academy — to ABA’s 2020 Marketplace in Omaha, Nebraska from January 11 to 14. This is the first time Busworld Academy will be offered in the United States in conjunction with another association’s […]

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $1 Billion Grant Agreement, $658 Million Loan for Lynnwood Link Project in Greater Seattle

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a $1.17 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) for construction of the Lynnwood Link light rail project through FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program. Sound Transit is also approved for up to $658 million in […]

Rotary Lift releases new remote-controlled lift, Rotary Flex Max

Rotary Lift has expanded the industry’s only remote-controlled lift product line to make it even more versatile and convenient. Rotary Flex Max, powered by RedFire™, is a new wireless mobile column lift that can be operated by an exclusive remote control or via controls located on every column. “Our new Flex Max mobile column lift […]

Cooper Tire Wins Global 2018 Good Design® Awards for Discoverer At3™ Family of Tires and Discoverer True North™

Cooper Tire announced on December 20, 2018 that its Discoverer AT3™ family of tires, which includes three distinct all-season, all terrain tires for SUVs and pick-up trucks, and its Discoverer True North™, a tire designed to provide strong grip and confident handling in winter weather, have earned 2018 GOOD DESIGN® awards from The Chicago Athenaeum […]

Federal Transit Administration Announces $16.6 Million to Improve Transit Access in Selected Communities Around the Country

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that it has awarded a total of $16.6 million to 20 organizations around the country to support comprehensive planning projects that improve access to public transportation. The funds are made available through FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning, which assists communities that are developing new or expanded […]