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Grant Fund Applications for Low-Emission Buses Are Now Available

The Federal Transit Administration is now accepting applications for funds for transit agencies to purchase low-emission vehicles. The Propane Education & Research Council is encouraging public transit agencies to apply for up to $85 million in competitive grant funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration to purchase propane autogas transit vehicles as […]

San Francisco International Airport Purchases Proterra® Battery-Electric Buses

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced on Earth Day that San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has purchased six 40-foot Proterra Catalyst® E2 electric buses and three 60 kW Proterra plug-in chargers, joining a growing list of airports across North America transitioning to electric buses for airport ground transportation. The new battery-electric bus fleet will […]

Optimus Ride to Deliver Self-Driving Shuttles in NY and CA

Optimus Ride, a leading self-driving vehicle technology company, announced plans to deploy its self-driving systems at two sites: the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 300-acre modern industrial park with over 400 manufacturing businesses and 9,000 people working on site, and Paradise Valley Estates, a private 80-acre, nonprofit Life Plan Community located in Fairfield, California. Optimus Ride […]

Q’STRAINT Now Offers a Personal Mobility Docking Station Online Certification Course

As more mobility passengers are transitioning to personal vehicles from travel on mainstream, fixed-route transit systems like city buses, Q’STRAINT has responded to this growing demand — through training — by now offering the QLK-150 Online Certification Course. The U.S. mobility passenger population is expected to grow 120 percent by 2022, and an increasing number of […]

Stertil-Koni Celebrates Record Results, Showcases Product Innovation at 23rd Annual Distributor Meeting

Heavy-duty bus lift and truck lift leader Stertil-Koni recently celebrated record results at its 23rd Annual Distributors Meeting, held in historic Annapolis, Maryland. There, at a four-day event themed “Together We Prosper,” the company showcased product enhancements, new technologies and spotlighted major accomplishments of its extensive distributor network, which spans North America. In an address […]

Variant Equity Acquires Coach USA and Coach Canada

Variant Equity announced April 16 that it has completed the acquisition of Coach USA Administration, Inc. and its subsidiaries from Stagecoach Group plc in a transaction valued at approximately $271.4 million. Headquartered in Paramus, New Jersey, Coach USA is a leading provider of passenger transportation and mobility services including intercity bus, public transit, employee transportation, […]

Proterra and Mitsui Create $200 Million Credit Facility to Scale Proterra Battery Leasing Program

Pioneering battery leasing program lowers upfront costs of electric buses to be competitively priced against diesel, removing one of the biggest barriers to adoption On April 16, Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced a partnership with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) to create a $200 million credit facility in support of a […]

U.S. Department of Energy Selects WAVE Drayage Electrification Project

Groundbreaking Wireless Inductive Charger to Support Battery Electric Drayage Trucks Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) is proud to announce the selection of its “High-Power Extreme Fast Charging Development and Deployment for Electric Drayage Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles” and $8.4M project award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Batteries and Electrification to […]

New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™ completes New York’s first interoperable, on-route charger solution for transit buses

New Flyer of America Inc. recently announced that New Flyer Infrastructure Solutions™ has successfully deployed two rapid, on-route chargers along New York City Transit Authority’s (NYCT) M42 route. This marks completion of the first on-route charging solution in the United States that uses a globally recognized system to allow vehicle and charging equipment interoperability to […]

Americans Took 9.9 Billion Trips on Public Transportation in 2018

Public Transit Ridership Growth Exceeds Population Growth Americans took 9.9 billion trips on public transportation in 2018, according to a report released April 15 by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Compared to public transit ridership in 2017, there was a 2 percent decrease in ridership. Compared to 2017, commuter rail ridership in 2018 increased […]