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GILLIG advances U.S. manufacturing with strong union partnerships

  GILLIG, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the U.S., today announced that Teamsters Local 853 and District Council 16 Auto, Marine, and Specialty Painters Union Local 1176 voted this week strongly in favor of ratifying new collective bargaining agreements with the company. The unions, with whom the company has had strong working […]

RTC Quebec moves toward the ultimate electrification of its entire bus fleet

With an ambitious goal of a 100 percent electric infrastructure and bus fleet, Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC), the greater Quebec City area public transit agency, has taken a significant step by partnering with Hitachi Energy to deploy a three-year pilot for a centralized, multi-vehicle electric bus charging solution. The project represents an […]

Vontas, a Modaxo company, acquires Orion Labs to expand communication offering

Vontas, a Modaxo company, today announced the acquisition of Orion Labs, a voice-first collaboration platform, expanding the Vontas OnTransit solution with a communications module for a constant flow of information and real-time situational awareness. Based in San Francisco, California, the Orion Labs solution delivers instant and secure voice, location, and data messaging across connected devices and applications. […]

Luminator Technology Group appoints new CEO

Luminator Technology Group, a globally-recognized leader in technology solutions that enhance and improve intelligence, safety, and efficiency for public transit operations, announced today that Magnus Friberg has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company. David Coppe, Luminator’s Chairman of the Board said, “Upon completion of a thorough search process during the summer months, Magnus […]

Greyhound marks 36 years helping youth in crisis return home

  Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in North America, commemorates the 36th anniversary of its “Home Free” program, which in partnership with the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), provides life-saving transportation and reunification services for youth experiencing crises. Home Free helps youth and young adults who have run away or are experiencing homelessness between […]

Volvo to acquire battery business from Proterra Inc. and Proterra Operating Company

Proterra Inc. and Proterra Operating Company Inc. are in a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy process in the US. Volvo Group has been selected as the winning bidder in an auction for the business and assets of the Proterra Powered business unit at a purchase price of USD 210M. The transaction between Proterra Inc. and Proterra […]

Blue Bird appoints two vice presidents amid company’s continued growth

Blue Bird Corporation today announced the appointment of two new vice presidents with immediate effect. Blue Bird expanded its leadership ranks as it continues to grow its zero- and low-emissions product portfolio and strategic supplier base. Albert Burleigh has been appointed to vice president of Alternative Fuels. Burleigh will further strengthen Blue Bird’s leading position […]

Trans-Bridge Lines continues transition to reservations

  Trans-Bridge Lines motorcoach company of Bethlehem has announced that it is continuing its transition to a reservation-based experience with its latest schedule conversion. Effective Monday, October 30, the company’s Wall Street routes will begin operating under the system. All booked trips will offer passengers a confirmed reservation on the bus for the travel date […]

MCI Private Sector expands its sales team and increases coverage in the Southeast

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI) and North America’s motor coach leader backed by reliable in-field technical expertise, 24/7 roadside assistance, and parts support, today announced Page Large as Regional Vice President for New and Pre-Owned Coach Sales in the Southeast region. Reporting directly to Tom Wagner, Vice President of […]

Victor Valley Transit Authority celebrates 30th anniversary

  Victor Valley Transit Authority officials celebrated the organization’s 30th anniversary with a ceremony highlighting the organization’s service to the High Desert. The event was held Friday morning at the agency’s headquarters on Smoke Tree Street in Hesperia. CEO Nancie Goff said that three decades ago, “a vision was born” that included a transit system […]