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Proterra Congratulates Transit Agencies Awarded Low-No Grants

Eight transit agencies that partnered with Proterra received funding, including four new agencies and four current customers Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, recently announced that eight transit agencies won Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission Program Grants (Low-No) for Proterra battery-electric buses and charging infrastructure. The eight transit agency partners include […]

Six Leading Operators Form North American Transit Alliance (NATA)

Today, six of the largest private transit operating firms have come together to form the North American Transit Alliance (NATA). The group will help cities in North America flourish by promoting innovative transportation solutions that ensure transit is safe, clean, and prepared for the challenges that lie ahead. Public transit has always been essential, but […]

New COVID-19 Resource Tool for Public Transportation Available from FTA

FTA’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resource Tool for Public Transportation provides a one-stop-shop for Federal COVID-19 guidance and recommendations, including information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The tool covers topics related to the public transportation industry such as sanitizing transit facilities and vehicles, personal […]

ETA Transit Announces Start of 2020 Transit Survey Effort

ETA Transit recently announced the start of its annual transit survey initiative. Now in its fifth year, the survey polls thousands of transit professionals and riders across the country on current topics and challenges that face the industry. The results of the survey are released to the transit industry every December in the form of […]

Lawson Products Awarded National Cooperative Contract to Provide MRO Products and Services  

Public agencies and not-for-profit organizations are eligible for cost-effective, streamlined MRO procurement with new Lawson Products contract available through OMNIA Partners, Public Sector Lawson Products, Inc., a distributor of products and services to the maintenance, repair and operations market (MRO) marketplace, has been awarded a multi-year contract with Region 4 Education Service Center (ESC), marketed […]

FTA Announces $130 Million in Grants for Projects to Expand Advanced Bus Technologies Nationwide

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced approximately $130 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities. In this competition, FTA focused on the […]

The Nation’s First Wireless Charging Infrastructure Solution to Deploy at a Maintenance Depot

Widely known for its in-route wireless charging technology, Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) recently announced it has transformed the industry through its initiative to modernize operations by bringing its wireless charging system to Josephine Community Transit’s (Josephine) maintenance depot. This system will wirelessly charge two remanufactured Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) buses from Complete Coach […]

EZ DISSAN Provides Tools Necessary to Deploy Critical Disinfection Programs for Ground Passenger Transportation Fleets

EZ DISSAN has partnered with Victory Innovations to become the preferred distributor for the ground passenger transportation industry using their cordless electrostatic handheld sprayers to achieve maximum disinfection and sanitization. These 2020 Sanitary Maintenance Distributor Award Winning sprayers are easily deployed and operated by transportation professionals in many applications including motorcoach, transit bus, subway train, […]

Ford Mobility Report Indicates 36% of American riders will take public transit post COVID-19

As businesses gradually begin re-opening across the country, many are wondering what transit will look like in a post-COVID-19 world. Uber, for example, is investing $50 million in safety supplies for its drivers, requiring operators and riders to wear masks effective May 18. But what about public transit? One of the most hard-hit industries, with ridership […]

NFI Parts™ Releases Guide to Help Keep Customers Moving

NFI Parts has released a white paper guide to assist transit and motor coach service operators navigate re-starting or ramping up business while concerns about the spread of COVID-19 remain. “We want to make sure that our customers, and their customers, are aware of the government and industry recommendations for making bus transportation safer amidst […]