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MotorCoachJobs.com addresses major motorcoach driver shortage

A significant driver shortage has plagued the motorcoach industry for years now; a recent study by METRO found that a whopping 77% of motorcoach operators in the industry are facing issues in recruiting, hiring, and retaining drivers. Luckily, MotorCoachJobs.com has taken a new approach to help the market solve this crisis. MotorCoachJobs.com was started to address major problems in the […]

MCI unveils the D45 CRT LE, a breakthrough in accessibility and commuter rapid transit

As commuters cover greater distances without the need – or desire – for automobiles, and communities look to build cost effective  transportation systems, MCI has unveiled a new Commuter Coach model to equip the future with comfort, environmental-efficiency and maximum accessibility for an increasingly diverse commuting population. MCI created the new MCI D45 CRT LE […]

Van Hool selects Proterra for its first all-electric motor coach in the North American market

Proterra’s heavy-duty energy storage platform to power Van Hool’s long-range needs Proterra, an innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that bus and coach manufacturer, Van Hool NV, has selected Proterra to provide its highly efficient battery platform for Van Hool’s first all-electric motor coach. Van Hool’s CX Series electric vehicle will utilize the same E2 […]

Prevost opens new service centers in North America

Prevost’s Parts & Service Network is growing again with the addition of new service centers in Montreal, the Chicago area, and Calgary, Alberta. The new locations bring the total of Prevost owned and operated service centers to 14, nearly double the size of the largest competitor network. In addition, the service network is supported by […]

JTA CEO Nat Ford elected chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

The America Public Transportation Association (APTA) Board elected Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) CEO Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. as Chair for the upcoming year at their annual business meeting this past weekend in Atlanta. “Being selected by my industry peers at such a critical time in our existence is one of the greatest honors in my […]

New Flyer unveils next generation electric transit bus: The Xcelsior CHARGE™

New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (“NFI Group”), a transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America,  announced the introduction of the next generation of its industry leading, battery-electric heavy duty transit bus: the Xcelsior CHARGE™. With a focus on advancing bus […]

Transign’s newest product packages offer unrivaled integration options

With public transportation in greater demand than ever before, Transign continues to lead the industry with innovative products and services. Transign’s newest product packages, the LED Destinator™ and LED EnCompass™, offer unrivaled integration options, as well as GPS connectivity and many other features. Transign’s smart bus solution, the LED Destinator EnCompass™, is a hands-free, fully […]

Avail Technologies, Inc., acquires Fleet-Net® Corporation to deliver total enterprise ITS solutions

Representatives from Avail Technologies, Inc. and Fleet-Net® Corporation announced this week that they have finalized a deal outlining Avail’s acquisition of Fleet-Net® effective October 1, 2017. Avail Technologies is a leading CAD/AVL provider serving the public transit industry.  With more than eighteen (18) years of experience partnering with nearly fifty (50) transit agencies across the […]

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GPS Insight ELD solution now registered and certified with the FMCSA

      GPS Insight, a technology provider of tailored GPS tracking and E-Log solutions for commercial fleets, today announced that their ELD solution has officially been registered and certified as compliant by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). GPS Insight is now listed as an approved ELD vendor on the FMCSA’s list of […]

Proterra congratulates winners of FTA Low-No Grant Funding for battery-electric buses

Proterra helps secure $27.5 million for 29 communities across U.S. Proterra, an innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, today announced that 21 new and 8 existing customers have won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Grants (Low-No). Out of the total $55 million Low-No funds awarded, 55 percent were granted to public […]