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Pace purchases 20 Proterra ZX5 electric buses and EV fleet charging infrastructure

Proterra Inc, a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Pace Suburban Bus today announced a landmark fleet electrification project with the agency awarding a $26.5 million dollar contract to Proterra to acquire 20 Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit buses, featuring more than 13 megawatt hours of battery storage energy, and two Proterra megawatt-scale […]

RTA launches community outreach for Bus Rapid Transit at City Council Transportation Committee

Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced outreach plans for the region’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system at the New Orleans City Council Transportation Committee meeting. RTA CEO Alex Wiggins and staff presented the proposed BRT network plans which will enhance New Orleans’ transit network by providing a faster, more reliable, and […]

Ben Cole joins SORTA leadership as new Director of Training & Employee Development

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) is pleased to announce the addition of Ben Cole to its leadership team. Mr. Cole joined SORTA this month as Director of Training and Employee Development. Employee training is a critical component of SORTA’s five-year strategic plan. In this role, Mr. Cole will ensure SORTA staff have access […]

Cummins and ElDorado National (California) collaborate on ENC®’s Axess® Battery Electric Bus

  Cummins Inc. and ElDorado National (California) or ENC, a subsidiary of REV Group®, both industry leaders in heavy-duty transit buses and the application of emissions-free technology, have developed a new battery-electric bus solution. ENC’s existing offering, the Axess, is now offered as a Battery Electric Bus (BEB), integrating the Cummins battery-electric system into their […]

Lion Electric hosts federal and state officials at its upcoming Illinois manufacturing facility

  The Lion Electric Company, a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty vehicles, hosted congressional representatives Bill Foster, Sean Casten and Lauren Underwood, alongside state and federal officials on March 21 at its upcoming Joliet, Ill. manufacturing facility. The event showcased the advancement of Lion’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Joliet, Ill. and highlighted how […]

RTA employee receives distinguished Woman of the Year

Wednesday, March 23, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced Kisa Holmes, RTA training instructor, received the 2021 Woman of the Year Award from the Greater New Orleans chapter of Women Transit Seminar (WTS). The announcement was made at the organization’s springtime luncheon held at Ralph’s on the Park, in New Orleans City Park […]

SORTA Board of Trustees appoints three new members to Everybody Rides Metro Board of Directors

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board of Trustees at its March meeting Tuesday appointed three new members to the non-profit Everybody Rides Metro Board of Directors – Kelly Smith-Trondle, Sonja Taylor and Erik Thomas. Kelly Smith-Trondle is currently the Director of Employment and Recovery Services at Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Services and has more […]

GO Airport Shuttle rebrands as GOWithUs.com with new website, services and locations

GO Airport Shuttle has launched a new website, GOWithUs.com to announce its expansion into a comprehensive travel company providing services beyond airport transportation. The site features a new streamlined reservation system for faster, easier booking and discounts to tours and attractions in popular tourist cities. Leveraging its expertise in logistics and operations, GO now provides […]

FTA awards SORTA $10 million grant for new green-diesel and electric buses

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) is pleased to announce the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will award the agency $10.1 million in grant funds toward modernizing and greening the Metro and Access fleets of transit and paratransit vehicles. “One of the ways we’re reinventing Metro is by modernizing our fleet to include low-to-no emission […]

ABC Companies travels oncross-country road trip aboard electric double deck motorcoach

  ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport vehicles in the USA and Canada, today announced it has successfully completed a cross-country road trip aboard the battery-electric Van Hool TDX25E Double Decker motorcoach – demonstrating the vehicle range and strength of battery technology to meet the needs of motorcoach customers. […]