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Redefining Commuter & Shuttle Bus Seating: Kiel Americas Sets a Standard

  As part of Kiel Group, Kiel Americas has been providing seating solutions for the North American mass transportation industry since 2009. Kiel Americas employs approximately 150 employees and has full R&D and manufacturing capabilities at its facility located in Bellwood, Illinois. The Kiel Group was founded by Franz Kiel in the Dusseldorf area of […]

How FAX Implemented a State-of-the-Art CAD/AVL System

By working closely with Vontas, Fresno Area Express (FAX) successfully implemented a CAD/AVL solution that met the needs of their ridership, providing them with new capabilities that were not possible with their legacy hardware. Fresno Area Express dates all the way back to 1889 when it was powered by horses. They’ve been active throughout the […]

Optimizing Accessibility

  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) dramatically improved access by establishing the minimum legal requirements governing access, but not safety. Even though the ADA improved access, it is not guaranteed to meet all the transportation needs of all persons with disabilities, all the time. Of course, nothing in the ADA prohibits an agency from […]

Frontrunner Bus Aims to Reinvent Accessible Travel

  Born from the vision that transportation in the cutaway sized class should be better in every way, the Low Floor Frontrunner is an exposition of the new standard for fuel economy, convenience, safety, durability and passenger comfort that Frontrunner Bus has worked toward since 1988. With a score of 91 percent at the Altoona […]

ABC Companies: Built for Your Bottom Line

ABC Companies, a family-owned success story, is built on decades of quality relationships with its customers, while always looking toward the future. This success is the result of making its customers’ bottom line, ABC’s top priority, and building a culture that embraces this approach. As Roman Cornell has fully transitioned into his role as CEO […]

CCW Begins Deliveries for 5-Year Mid-Life Overhaul for 219 SFTMA Coaches

Complete Coach Works (CCW), one of the nation’s leading transportation solutions providers, announced in January the beginning of deliveries for a five-year contract awarded by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to perform Mid-Life Overhaul services for a total of 219 coaches.  This is the largest single contract that CCW has been awarded in […]

New Options Fueling a Bus-Travel Recovery, DePaul Study Shows

Finding an attractive option for an intercity bus trip in the United States became easier last year, a new DePaul University study shows. Many previously disconnected services have been brought together through new strategic initiatives and marketing alliances. “While searching for the best option still isn’t as easy as it is for plane and trips, […]

Prevost Celebrates 100 Years

Prevost’s origins start in 1924, when Eugene Prevost, a cabinet maker specializing in the production of church pews and school furniture, received a commission to build his first wooden coach body and mount it on a new REO truck chassis. Thirteen years later, the company built its first bus manufacturing facility in 1937. Within a […]

E Ink and Luminator Introduce Revolutionary On-Board and In-Station ePaper Signage

E Ink Corporation, the world-renowned developer of ePaper technology, and leading transit technology experts Luminator Technology Group are working together to bring a dynamic low-power display solution to the North American transit industry. With a global headquarters in Taiwan and a U.S. base in Billerica, Massachusetts, E Ink produces a unique kind of digital display. […]

Prevost’s H3-45: One Year Later

A year after its debut in Orlando, Campbell Bus Lines is Running a Fleet of H3-45s One year ago, at the United Motorcoach Association’s (UMA) Motorcoach EXPO, Prevost unveiled the all-new, restyled H3-45. The coach featured a brand-new appearance, as well as improved aerodynamics, increased driver and passenger visibility, a more dynamic driver’s cockpit, reinvigorated […]