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BYD Wins the largest pure-electric bus order in the Americas

BYD is proud to announce that it has exclusively won cumulative orders to supply 1,002-unit pure-electric buses to the capital of Colombia, Bogotá. This tender was open to all bus technologies, yet BYD won the trust and cooperation of its partners in the fiercely competitive bidding process thanks to its cutting-edge technologies, products and services. […]

XL Fleet and Pivotal Investment Corporation II finalize merger

XL Fleet (the “Company”), a leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, today announced that it has completed its previously announced merger with Pivotal Investment Corporation II (NYSE: PIC) (“Pivotal”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. The transaction, which was approved by Pivotal’s stockholders at its annual meeting held on December […]

Lion Electric appoints new Vice President of Investor Relations

The Lion Electric Company (Lion), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, announced today that Isabelle Adjahi has been appointed to the newly created role of Vice President, Investor Relations and Sustainable Development, effective January 11, 2021. In this new role, Ms. Adjahi will be responsible for developing and implementing an investor […]

BISC/BusMARC Webinar Series: Bus Operation 101: Shop Orientation

Thursday Jan. 7, the American Bus Association hosted a new edition of their ongoing educational web series, Bus Operation 101: Shop Orientation.  Moderated by BusMARC Chair and Director of Regulatory Compliance and Industry Relations at Saucon Technologies, Mike McDonal, with panel members Derek Brown (TEMSA), Dany Landry (ABC Companies), Robert Hitt (Prevost), Ben Kopp (Coach […]

BISC/BusMARC Webinar Series: Getting Back to Work: Reviewing Driver Training Resources

As part of their ongoing education series, the American Bus Association hosted a virtual meeting entitled Getting Back to Work: Reviewing Driver Training Resources, with presenter Matthew Daecher, transportation safety specialist and President of Daecher Consulting Group. According to the ABA, “considering how to approach evaluations of your drivers, equipment, and routes either on-board or […]

BISC/BusMARC Webinar Series: Motorcoach Winterization 2.0

Tuesday Jan. 5, the American Bus Association, in partnership with the Bus Industry Safety Council and the Bus Maintenance & Repairs Council, sponsored by ABC Companies, hosted a virtual meeting as part of their Virtual Safety and Maintenance Series. The meeting, entitled Motorcoach Winterization 2.0, covered topics including maintenance of unused vehicles, increased pre-trip inspection […]

BISC/BusMARC Webinar Series: Tips and Tricks for Bus Operators with the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

The American Bus Association’s education program is now offering a limited time series of educational webinars covering a variety of industry-related topics, the 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series by the Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) and Bus Maintenance and Repair Council (BusMARC). This past week’s opening session focused on Tips and Tricks for Bus […]

Lightning eMotors delivers first all-electric motorcoach to ABC Companies

Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of commercial electric vehicles for fleets, today announced a $45 million order for its zero-emission powertrain systems from Faribault, Minnesota-based motorcoach supplier ABC Companies. The first zero-emission motorcoach was delivered in December. The order includes a mix of new vehicles manufactured by Lightning eMotors, as well as new zero-emission powertrain […]

The Women in Buses Council celebrates its 10-year anniversary

The Women in Buses Council, a leadership group within ABA, is proud to announce and celebrate the 10-year anniversary in January 2021. Women in Buses was established in 2011 as a resource to recognize the significant role of women in the motorcoach and tour/travel industry through networking, education and mentoring programs. Since the conception, the […]

APTA: Consolidated Appropriations Act Includes Vital Emergency Funding for Public Transportation

The American Public Transportation Association’s CEO Paul Skoutelas has released the following statement in response to the newly proposed H.R. 133, the ‘Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021’. The bill provides $14 billion of COVID-19 emergency funding for public transit, which is critical for the industry’s survival: “The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), on behalf of the […]