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RTD, Lyft and Masabi launch mobile ticketing for transit customers

  December 2, 2020, the Regional Transportation District (RTD), Lyft and Masabi launch mobile ticketing for public transit, making customers in the Denver metro region the first to be able to purchase RTD fares through the Lyft app to ride the agency’s buses and trains. The metro region has been an area of historic firsts […]

MCI Academy receives ATMC National Excellence in Training Award for High Voltage Safety Program

The ASE Training Managers Council has chosen the MCI Academy’s High Voltage Safety Program to be the recipient of the Grand Award. This is the fourth time MCI Academy has been recognized at the ATMC National Excellence in Training Awards. MCI Academy is part of The Aftermarket Parts Company, LLC, operating as NFI Parts™ (NFI […]

Transportation coalition urges Congressional leadership to resume COVID relief negotiations

Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, a coalition of transportation organizations including the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, Passenger Vessel Association, and several others sent a letter to leadership requesting the prioritization of transportation in any relief that will happen before the end of the 116th Congress. Below is the text of the letter. “Dear Leader McConnell, […]

TAPTCO re-creates the Paratransit Operator Development Course

Eight years ago, The Transit & Paratransit Company (TAPTCO) created the original Paratransit Operator Development Course. “Everything can become outdated and everything can be improved,” said Jeff Cassell, President of TAPTCO. “We are increasing the content of the new course to 29 programs and switching out some of the programs to make it compliant with […]

DART Board of Directors hires David Leininger as Interim President

  At a special called meeting on November 20, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board of Directors selected David Leininger to serve as DART’s Interim President/Executive Director. This appointment follows Gary Thomas’ recent decision to retire from DART after almost 20 years of leadership at the agency. Leininger will join the agency as the […]

SORTA appoints Everybody Rides Metro Board of Directors

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board of Trustees has appointed seven local leaders to serve on the Everybody Rides Metro (ERM) Board of Directors. As part of the Reinventing Metro plan, SORTA committed to implementing a transportation empowerment fund of $500,000 per year to support low-income riders through the ERM non-profit foundation.  Beginning […]

NAPT and Zonar announce winners of the 2020 Don Carnahan Memorial Grant

  Zonar, the leader in smart fleet technology, and the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), today announced the winners of the 2020 Don Carnahan Grant. The seven school district winners will each receive up to $50,000 in donations of Zonar’s industry-leading fleet management hardware and student tracking technology. As school districts look to keep […]

SJCOG and Masabi launch EZHub mobile app throughout San Joaquin County

The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCG) and Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service (FPaaS) to public transit, today announced the launch of EZHub, a cashless mobile ticketing and fare payment system, available in the Vamos Mobility App from Kyyti, that will make using and paying for public transit safer and easier throughout San Joaquin […]

Proterra celebrates 1,000th battery-electric bus sold with BCT purchase

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, today announced that Broward County Transit (BCT) has agreed to purchase 12 40-foot Proterra® ZX5™ battery-electric transit buses with 660 kWh of onboard energy and the DuoPower™ drivetrain. With Broward County’s purchase, Proterra has now sold more than 1,000 battery-electric transit buses in North America. “Delivering clean, […]

ORBT launches as Omaha’s first bus rapid transit line

Bus rapid transit has arrived in Omaha. Omaha Rapid Bus Transit (ORBT), is a first-of-its-kind transportation option for Omaha. It will officially launch on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020.    From boarding at elevated platforms to real-time bus arrival updates and bus-only lanes, ORBT riders will experience a smooth, efficient and safe journey to and from downtown […]