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BISC/BusMARC Webinar Series: A Review of FEMA’s New Motorcoach Security Risk Assessment Tool

As part of their ongoing educational webinar series, the American Bus Association hosted their latest virtual meeting in their BISC & BUSMARC 2021 VIRTUAL SAFETY & MAINTENANCE SERIES.    A Review of FEMA’s New Motorcoach Security Risk Assessment Tool was presented by Kerry L. Thomas, Director of the Preparedness Grants Division (PGD) within the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs.    Thomas introduced the webinar by outlining FEMA’s strategic plan and […]

California Bus Association names Vicki Bowman executive director

The California Bus Association (CBA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Vicki Bowman, CMP, CED, CSEP as the organization’s new Executive Director. Bowman is a bus industry event and marketing professional with a 15-year career at Motor Coach Industries, the leading manufacturer of motor coaches in the U.S. She recently formed VB GROUP Marketing […]

APTA President comments on COVID-19 package

In a statement released Jan. 14, The American Public Transportation Association President and CEO, Paul P. Skoutelas, commented on President-elect Biden’s American Rescue Plan. “The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), on behalf of the entire public transportation industry, applauds the incoming Biden administration for recognizing the critical needs of our industry. The proposed emergency transit funding […]

Smart City Peachtree Corners deploys Cawamo’s AI Camera Tech 

Peachtree Corners, the nation’s first smart city environment powered by real-world infrastructure and next-generation connectivity – announced the addition of revolutionary artificial intelligence-powered camera technology from Cawamo at City Hall – aimed at increasing public safety and preventing the spread of COVID-19. The international firm’s proprietary technology enables existing cameras to determine if someone is not […]

Gregory Chilik joins Stantec to oversee growth in Bus Rapid Transit projects

Leading global design firm Stantec has hired Gregory Chilik as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Lead in the firm’s Atlanta office. In this role, he will be responsible for overseeing BRT projects across North America and leading business development, while also supporting the firm’s growing Zero Emission Bus business. BRTs are expected to be an increasingly important part […]

BISC/BusMARC Webinar Series: Virtual Site Visit and Tour: A Visit to Salt Lake Express

Thursday Jan. 14, the American Bus Association hosted their latest presentation in their ongoing series of educational webinars, BISC & BUSMARC 2021 VIRTUAL SAFETY & MAINTENANCE SERIES. With an introduction from BusMARC Chair and Director of Regulatory Compliance and Industry Relations at Saucon Technologies, Mike McDonal, The Virtual Site Visit and Tour: A Visit to […]

Port Authority of Allegheny County adds 6 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE™ buses from New Flyer

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), today announced that Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has converted options to order six more forty-foot zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE™ heavy-duty transit buses. The purchase, supported by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission (LowNo) […]

MCTS bus shelters feature artwork from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Contest

  Murals on two Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus shelters now feature winning artwork from the Marcus Performing Art Center’s 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Art Contest, which was open to K-12 students in Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, and West Bend. The first shelter is located across the street from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary […]

RTA hosts COVID-19 vaccination forum with public health experts

Wednesday Jan. 13, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) hosted a COVID-19 town hall for all frontline, maintenance, and administrative staff. The forum discussed the COVID-19 vaccines and the importance of vaccination for staff. Medical Correspondent, Dr. Corey Hebert, answered a myriad of questions regarding vaccinations, COVID-19 safety measures, and additional ways to keep safe during these […]

MTS hires New York MTA Chief as Director of Transit Security & Passenger Safety

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has named Al Stiehler as the organization’s new director of transit security & passenger safety. Stiehler most recently served as chief of field operations for New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority – the largest transit system in the United States. Stiehler begins his role January 18, 2021. “As a […]