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Riley Bus & Tours marks its 80th year with a brand new 2019 MCI J4500 coach

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., builds reliability and luxury amenities into its J4500 model so that operators like Riley Bus & Tours can pamper its passengers with every ride. The Murdock, MN-based family-owned company recently took delivery of a 2019 MCI J4500, bringing its fleet to four J4500 coaches […]

New Flyer adds James Pastor as Vice President Quality & Continuous Improvement

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers, recently announced the appointment of James Pastor as vice president of quality and continuous improvement. Reporting directly to New Flyer President Chris Stoddart and based out of its facility in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Pastor will […]

Complete Coach Works Receives Contract for Remanufactured ZEPS Buses for Josephine Community Transit

Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce its contract to provide two remanufactured Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) buses for Josephine Community Transit in Grants Pass, Oregon. Each ZEPS vehicle will include a state-of-the-art, all-electric drive system with 373kWh battery pack, a battery management system, and inverters. The system will feature a new high-efficiency, […]

OmniRide launches real-time app

OmniRide now has its own mobile app to provide passengers with real-time bus arrival information and updates. The OmniRide app, which was developed by Ride Systems, is free and can be found by searching for OmniRide in your mobile device’s app store. The app has a bus tracker that enables riders to see a map […]

Trinity Metro launches Fort Worth’s zero-emission service with buses from New Flyer

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), recently announced that the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (Trinity Metro) has awarded New Flyer a contract for four heavy-duty, thirty-five-foot Xcelsior CHARGE™ battery-electric buses. The zero-emission buses (ZEBs) support a new route called The Dash, a zero-emission service connecting Downtown Fort Worth with […]

Complete Coach Works Partners with The Bus Coalition and TransIT at the Congressional Bus Caucus Event

Complete Coach Works (CCW) recently announced it will showcase a fully electric bus, built for TransIT Services of Frederick County, on Capitol Hill in honor of the Bus Coalition’s event, “This is Not Your Parents’ Bus.” In response to the industry’s increased emphasis on sustainability, CCW has developed a cost-effective and viable alternative to fossil […]

DOT Announces $300 Million Funding Allocation for Three Transit Projects in Arizona, California and Washington

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a total of $300 million in federal funding allocations to three rail transit projects in Arizona, California, and Washington. Funding is provided through FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program. FTA is allocating $100 million in appropriated Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 CIG funding for each […]

ABC Companies Extends Fleet Life for D.C. Area Transit Authority with Fleet Restoration Project

ABC Companies, a recognized leader in the sales, service and support of advanced transport solutions, has recently completed a major bus overhaul contract for OmniRide, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, about 25 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.  OmniRide is the operating name for the mobility services offered by the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC). OmniRide’s […]

First Transit Forms Partnership with Lyft for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

First Transit enhances mobility options by forming a partnership with Lyft to pilot on-demand wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Using the Lyft app, individuals who use a fixed frame or non-collapsible wheelchair can request a WAV with a ramp. Now launching in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the Lyft app […]

Fleet Financing Trends: A Roundtable Discussion

Our panelists: Gerald Doughty: Director of Financial Services – Prevost Matt Hotchkiss: Senior Vice President, Bus Division Sales Manager – Wells Fargo Equipment Finance Edward P. Kaye: Vice President of Sales & Co-Founder  – Access Commercial Capital Kevin B. McDonald: Business Development Manager – TIAA Bank Moderator Craig Lentzsch, former CEO of Greyhound Lines; former president / CEO of Coach America; and past […]