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DesignLine: New Eco-Smart 1 bus gets 30 mpg

DesignLine Corporation is touting its Eco-Smart 1 bus, claiming the vehicle averages up to 30 miles per gallon (diesel equivalent) in daily, on-the-road use.

Schumer calls for bus company safety ratings on tickets, buses

New York Senator Charles Schumer has called upon federal transit agencies to develop and implement a clearer rating system for the discount bus industry.

IL police: Greyhound driver fell asleep before crash

Authorities in Illinois say a bus crash on Tuesday that injured two people occurred when the Greyhound bus driver fell asleep at the wheel.

New FMCSA safety committee members named

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has named five new members to its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.

Stagecoach Group founder knighted

Brian Souter, founder of England’s Stagecoach Group, was awarded a knighthood last week in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List.

$175M available for FTA ‘Livability’ grants

Up to $175 million in Federal Transit Administration livability grants to will aid urban, suburban and rural communities create transit options to connect people to where they live and work.

ATU: Driver fatigue top cause of bus accidents

An Amalgamated Transit Union report shows driver fatigue is the single largest cause of fatal bus crashes.

Lawsuits claim St. Louis bus stops unsafe

A number of families in the St. Louis area are suing the Missouri Department of Transportation, St. Louis County and Bi-State Development, claiming area bus stops are unsafe.

Maryland State Police stop four Sky Express buses

Acting on a tip from a motorist on June 10, Maryland State Police stopped four Sky Express buses on the Capital Beltway.

Ferro: FMCSA closing unsafe carriers

In a statement to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Monday, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator Anne S. Ferro said the agency was shutting down unsafe carriers