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The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority hosts transit equity forum with Biden Administration officials

Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) hosted a virtual transit equity forum featuring Alex Z. Wiggins, CEO, RTA; Christopher Coes, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation; and Nuria Fernandez, Acting Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration. The forum […]

ARBOC launches its first fully accessible, battery-electric low-floor bus with the zero-emission Equess CHARGE™

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (ARBOC), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced the introduction of its battery-electric low-floor purpose-built bus: the zero-emission Equess CHARGE™. Available in 30-foot and 35-foot models, the Equess CHARGE™ builds on ARBOC’s proven Equess transit bus platform, and utilizes the […]

Northwest school district opt to purchase electric vehicles from Schetky Bus & Van Sales

Schetky Bus and Van Sales, America’s Electronic Bus Dealer™, recently sold electric vehicles (EVs) to Highline, Orcas Island, Lopez Island, Elma and Mary M. Knight school districts, adding EVs to their 2021 fleets. Schetky is leading the way with new EVs as green initiatives gain popularity with school bus fleets across the U.S. Devin Denney, […]

APTA supports $30.5 billion of emergency public transit funding in American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

In a statement from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas expresses support of the $30.5 billion of emergency public transit funding in American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. According to the statement, “The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), on behalf of the entire public transportation industry, strongly supports H.R. […]

ABC Companies enters into strategic U.S. distribution partnership with Grande West

ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, announced that it has entered into a strategic U.S. distribution agreement with Grande West, a leading supplier of electric, CNG, gas and clean diesel buses. The ABC distributorship supports Grande West’s focus on U.S. expansion as it […]

Daimler Trucks NA names new CEO

The Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG has appointed John O’Leary (60) as the next President and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) with its brands Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and Detroit Diesel Corporation. Effective April 1, 2021 O’Leary follows Roger Nielsen (60), who retires […]

Lumin-Air introduces MERV-13 filters for school buses and mass transit

Lumin-Air, an innovative leader in air disinfection for school buses and mass transit, announced it is providing MERV-13 filters to improve the air quality in school buses and mass transit vehicles. High efficiency MERV-13 air filters by Lumin-Air. In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s February 9, 2021 update on Ventilation in Buildings, they state, “CDC recommends […]

NJ Governor announces $100 million investment in clean transportation

Governor Phil Murphy announced an investment of more than $100 million in clean, equitable transportation projects that will improve air quality and reduce the effects of climate change while moving New Jersey towards 100 percent clean energy by 2050. Leveraging proceeds from New Jersey’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the Volkswagen […]

Kreg Keesee re-elected SORTA Chair; Robert Harris as Vice Chair

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) has re-elected Kreg Keesee as chair of the SORTA Board for 2021. Robert Harris was elected vice chair. Kreg Keesee is the Chief Operating Officer for Michelman, Inc. Prior to Michelman he spent 18 years at Sun Chemical where he held leadership positions in supply chain, information technology […]

Survey: Corporate PACs took action by suspending political contributions following Capitol riot

Following the Capitol riot on January 6th, some corporations swiftly announced that their political action committees (PACs) ceased donating to federal lawmakers who objected to certification of the presidential election. But the results of a new survey reveal that those announcements represent just part of the story. While corporate PACs are sponsored and administered by […]