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Proterra Secures $200M Investment

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, today announced a $200 million investment led by Cowen Sustainable Advisors LLC (CSI) along with supporting investments from Soros Fund Management, Generation Investment Management, and Broadscale Group. The new investment is comprised of $150 million from CSI and investments totaling $50 million from Soros Fund Management, Generation […]

MCI zero-emission coaches approved for California HVIP purchase incentive

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that MCI battery-electric D45 CRTe, D45 CRTe LE, and J4500e coaches have been approved by the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). […]

Politicians need buses but Congress has left industry stalled

A coalition of motorcoach industry advocates made up of the American Bus Association, The Bus Network and United Motorcoach Association have released a video showcasing how politicians have used buses to get around during election season. “Motorcoaches move Americans, even politicians,” said Peter Pantuso, ABA President and CEO. “Since March the industry has been mostly […]

APTA opposes restrictive project eligibility for COVID-19 transit research demonstration grants

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) strongly opposes the inclusion of restrictive project eligibility criteria in the federal grant opportunity for COVID-19 research funding for public transportation systems. On Oct. 8, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to provide federal funding for COVID-19 research demonstration grants. The NOFO states […]

Knoxville selects New Flyer with award for battery-electric Xcelsior buses

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), today announced that Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) has awarded New Flyer a contract for 12 zero-emission, battery-electric thirty five-foot heavy-duty transit buses, with options to purchase up to 13 additional zero-emission buses in thirty-five or forty-foot lengths throughout the remaining term […]

VIA Launches New Site Detailing Transit Improvement Plan

The public can browse the details of VIA Metropolitan Transit’s Keep SA Moving Plan on their new website. The site, launched earlier this month, offers information about VIA’s plan to connect more people to jobs and economic opportunity with improved transit for San Antonio. is part of VIA’s ongoing efforts to expand its digital […]

Icomera US Elevates Key Staff as Expansion in the Region Continues

Icomera has elevated three members of its team to key positions in its North American organization. Gabriel J. Lopez-Bernal has been appointed as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the region while Ross Colvin has been named Vice President of Business Development and Ali Gardezi as Vice President of Engineering and Solution Sales. Gabriel […]

MBTA & CalACT Choose A-Z Bus Sales for Zero-Emissions Shuttle Contract

CalACT is the largest state transit association in the United States, with over 300 members dedicated to promoting professional excellence, stimulating ideas, and advocating for effective community transportation. “A-Z has been a proud member of CalACT for over 26 years and appreciates the support that they provide to their members,” said Joe Pashman, A-Z Bus […]

Thermal imaging can be a safety tool for bus transportation

BUSRide interviewed Bill Parrish, PhD, the co-founder, CTO, and chairman of the board for Seek Thermal, about thermography and the value it can provide to bus and coach operators dealing with the fallout of COVID-19. What is thermal imaging and how does it work? Thermal imaging, or infrared imaging, mimics precisely what the human eye […]

CCW delivers final remanufactured bus to Josephine Community Transit

  Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced today it has made the final delivery to Josephine Community Transit (Josephine). The project included supplying and rehabilitating two 35ft Gillig buses. The project supports the City of Josephine and its efforts to enrich the passenger experience.  The work was completed at CCW’s headquarters in Riverside, CA. The job […]