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Judge OKs auction for MTR Western

In its continuing coverage of the tribulations of Frederick Darren Berg and MTR Western, Seattle Times staff writers report that a bankruptcy auction for MTR Western, the luxury motor-coach company, has been scheduled for January 12.

Bus driver who plowed into snowman resigns

An Illinois bus driver who plowed into a snowman sitting in the middle of a street has resigned after a YouTube video showed the so-called hit and run.

FMCSA launches CSA Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) Program kicked off on Monday. The centerpiece of the program, the Safety Measurement System (SMS), is geared toward improving commercial bus and truck safety and will analyze all safety-based violations from inspections and crash data to determine a motor carrier’s on-road performance. U.S. Transportation Secretary […]

Pittsburgh’s Port Authority approved for $45M

On Monday, Pittsburgh’s Port Authority of Allegheny County was bailed out by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, albeit narrowly.

Setra hosts ‘Young Bus Operators’ forum

Setra Bus & Motorcoach recently hosted 40 young bus operators from nine countries for an informational forum in Prague in support of up-and-coming industry professionals.

‘Pokey’ award goes to Manhattan’s M42 bus

Manhattan’s M42 cross-town bus has repeated its dubious distinction of being the slowest bus in New York City.

New contract could end six-figure pay for Madison bus drivers

Madison city officials and union representatives agreed to a three-year contract that would prohibit senior drivers from making large sums of money by monopolizing overtime hours.

MTA’s Holiday Bus to bring cheer, free rides

Patrons of the Maryland Transit will be receiving periodical visits by Santa Claus and numerous elves the first three weekends of December aboard Maryland Transit Administration’s Holiday Bus.

ABA, Terrapin Blue form security alliance

The American Bus Association has partnered with the Terrapin Blue Holdings to offer ABA members access to new tools to help with security and emergency preparedness and transportation contracts.

APTA: Middle class could face increased commuting costs

The American Public Transportation Association believes middle class American will face increased commuting costs of Congress does not act to extend the transit commuter benefit by the end of the year.