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Protective Insurance launches new brand and new logo

Protective Insurance, a subsidiary of Baldwin & Lyons, Inc. has hit the market with a brand new look! Baldwin & Lyons announced in June the rebranding of its subsidiaries, including Protective Insurance Company, Sagamore Insurance Company and Protective Specialty Insurance Company. All three subsidiaries now exist under one brand, Protective Insurance. To mark this occasion, […]

San Joaquin Regional Transit District opens first 100 percent electric, zero-emissions bus rapid transit route in the U.S.

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will convert its existing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Express Route 44 to 100 percent battery-electric, zero-emissions buses in August.  That BRT route will be the first in the U.S. to feature all-electric bus service.   The BRT buses were designed and built by California-based Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty […]

GPS Insight ranked on the 2017 Inc. 5000 for the eighth consecutive year

Inc. magazine ranked GPS Insight number 4,250 with three-year sales growth of 62 percent on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. This […]

Brown Coach – IMG’s 2017 Operator of the Year

The International Motorcoach Group (IMG) announced Brown Coach, as the 2017 “Operator of the Year” at their annual Strategic Alliance Meeting in Nashville. The award was accepted by Stephen Brown, Vice President, Brown Coach, on behalf of his brother Robert, their families and the entire team at Brown Coach who made this recognition possible. Each […]

Winnipeg exercises contract extension to order 70 additional transit buses

New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (“New Flyer”), the Canadian subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (the “Company”) announced July 16, 2017, that the City of Winnipeg, acting through Winnipeg Transit, has awarded New Flyer a contract extension for 70 Xcelsior® clean diesel, forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses, which will be converted from New Flyer’s option backlog […]

Edmonton awards New Flyer a contract for 110 clean diesel buses

New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (“New Flyer”), the Canadian subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (the “Company”), announced on August 15, 2017, that the City of Edmonton has awarded New Flyer with a contract for 110 Xcelsior® clean diesel, 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses, as well as options to purchase an additional 120 buses. This new […]

SEPTA & ELERTS Partner on New ‘SEPTA Transit Watch’ App

(Weymouth, MA) Incident-Reporting Features allow SEPTA Riders to Discreetly Share Safety & Security Tips with Police PHILADELPHIA AND WEYMOUTH, MA (Aug. 16, 2017) – SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) and ELERTS Corp., the leading provider of See Something Say Something mobile apps for transit agencies, announced the public release of ‘SEPTA Transit Watch,’ a mobile […]

Electric buses, training key focuses for 2nd annual Transit Maintenance Forum

After a successful inaugural launch last year, BusCon announced the Transit Maintenance Forum (TMF) for senior transit maintenance professionals will return to this year’s conference at Indianapolis’ Indiana Convention Center Sept. 11 to 13 with an expanded program that begins Monday afternoon with a training session each from Cummins and Allison Transmission officials. Topics include […]

Siouxland Regional Transit System swaps radio for cellular

Until about a year ago, the Siouxland Regional Transit System (SRTS) rented space on a local 800 MHz trunking system and used a variety of radio makes/models to manage communications between dispatchers and bus drivers.  However, this system was incurring roughly $35,000 a year for radios, installation, repairs and tower rent.  Additionally, fifty bus radios […]

INIT Inc. celebrates grand opening of new North American headquarters in Chesapeake

On Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. will celebrate the grand opening of its new North American Headquarters building located at 424 Network Station, Chesapeake, Virginia. The grand opening ceremony will include a formal ribbon-cutting and guided tours of the 67,000 square foot facility, which was completed in June […]