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Westmatic’s Transit-Master bus wash system keeps CATA vehicles looking good

New operations and maintenance facility features Westmatic’s 4-Brush Drive-Through Transit-Master bus wash system. Crawford Area Transportation Authority (CATA) recently opened an Operations and Maintenance facility in Meadville, PA, bringing all Meadville-based vehicles under one roof for cleaning and service. Westmatic, a large vehicle wash system manufacturer headquartered in Buffalo, NY, worked with HDR and Renick […]

Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) taps INIT for electronic fare management (EFM) project

Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has selected INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. for the design, delivery and installation of their Next Generation Fare System (NGFS). The contract includes the setup of a mobile ticketing app from Bytemark and an account-based electronic fare and back-office revenue management system from INIT. INIT will implement EMV-capable smart fare […]

New Flyer of America delivers immediate safety improvements through the 3M international Customer Project

New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (collectively “New Flyer”), subsidiaries of NFI Group Inc., formerly called New Flyer Industries Inc. (“NFI Group”),  on May 14, 2018, celebrated the successful completion of the 3M Customer Project as one of only two globally-approved projects. New Flyer was selected as one of two […]

BYD to provide LAX with U.S. largest airfield fleet of all-electric buses

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has announced the purchase of 20 units of BYD battery-electric buses for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), to be used for airfield passenger transportation and replace all of its diesel-operated buses and introduce a few more. The buses will make up the largest airport fleet of its kind in […]

Boosting operations efficiency with CAD/AVL data

Back in 2012, the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC), Transit authority for the Capital city of Quebec, started the installation of their brand new Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Computer Aided Dispatch / Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL), named Nomade temps réel. Since the end of the deployment until today, the Planning Department of […]

Helping the bus industry increase operational efficiencies and reduce TCO through partnerships

LILEE Systems provides mobile connectivity solutions for the busing industry to enable robust passenger Wi-Fi for riders and simplify the onboard network design through consolidation. With their Smart Transportation platform, LILEE is helping the industry improve the operational efficiency and lower the total cost of ownership of technology onboard by: Reducing multiple point systems to […]

FOR SALE: One 2003 35’ Gillig Low Floor Bus and One 1997 40’ MCI Commuter Coach Bus

St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission is accepting bids for the sale of: One (1) 2003 35’ Gillig Low Floor Bus One (1) 1997 40’ MCI Commuter Coach Bus Bids are due by Monday, April 30th, 2018 5:00 PM CST. Bids will be awarded to the highest bid per vehicle. Bids can be accepted by individual […]

Baton Rouge Capital Area transit system awards paratransit services contract to MV Transportation

MV Transportation, Inc., a leader in passenger transportation services, today announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide paratransit services by the Baton Rouge Capital Area Transit System (CATS) beginning Sunday, May 6, 2018. Under terms of the five-year contract, MV will provide safe and reliable ADA-compliant paratransit transportation for the city of […]

Connecthings launches pilot program bringing Capital Metro bus information to people who are blind or visually impaired in Austin

Connecthings, an urban tech company, launched a pilot program to deliver real time Capital Metro bus schedule and service alert information to riders who are blind or visually impaired. The program, which began March 12 and is running for 60 days at 16 Capital Metro bus stops across downtown Austin, was developed in partnership with […]

Bailey Trailways awarded Above and Beyond 2017 tourism award

  Bailey Trailways of York, PA, was awarded the Above and Beyond Award 2017 from the Hershey Harrisburg PA Visitors Bureau on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Bailey Trailways was recognized for its efforts in collecting and delivering almost 1 million pounds of hurricane relief supplies to Texas and Florida this past September and October. They […]