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UMA Statement on COVID-19

Dear UMA Member, We have already talked with many of you and realize the enormous impact the COVID-19 crisis is having on your business. To recap, the following actions are underway: Contacting Congress and the many federal agencies (SBA, FMCSA, TSA, CDC, FTA) that impact your business, and seeking immediate financial relief. Deferring our Industry Legislative Fly-in until […]

ABA Statement: Don’t Ignore a Major Strategic Part of the Transportation Industry

The American Bus Association (ABA) — an industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism — is asking Congress and the Trump Administration to not ignore the movers of America: the motorcoach and bus industry. In a statement, ABA President and CEO Peter Pantuso said: “The private bus and motorcoach industry has often been […]

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority adds 9 new MCI D4500 Commuter Coaches

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., recently completed delivery of nine MCI D4500 Commuter Coaches to Ohio’s largest transit agency, Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). RTA has added the nine D4500 Commuter Coaches to its Park-N-Ride fleet, operating on RTA’s three direct routes to downtown Cleveland. RTA said the […]

ABA site advises Coronavirus best practices

  The American Bus Association (ABA) has built a comprehensive page on the association’s website on the Coronavirus for members and industry professionals. It includes information on how to handle the virus and government resources as well as ABA’s current actions, such as writing a letter to the president, Congress, Testimony on the Small Business […]

New Flyer and TDC Launch National Community Benefits Framework

New Flyer of America Inc. recently announced that in partnership with the Transportation Diversity Council (TDC), it has launched its Community Benefits Framework (CBF). The CBF will complement local agreements that New Flyer establishes with transit agencies and community partners across America, and is the foundation that will govern, create and implement robust programming at […]

Oregon’s Lane Transit awards contract to New Flyer for electric buses and depot chargers

New Flyer of America Inc. recently announced that the Lane Transit District (LTD) has awarded New Flyer a contract for 11 Xcelsior CHARGE™ battery-electric 40-foot heavy-duty transit buses, including seven ABB depot chargers to support electric bus infrastructure development. The zero-emission bus purchase, supported by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No- Emission funding, helps […]

BC Transit orders 17 CNG buses from New Flyer

New Flyer Industries Canada ULC recently announced that the BC Transit Corporation has issued an order for 17 compressed natural gas (CNG) Xcelsior® 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. The order follows BC Transit’s purchase of 68 CNG buses in August 2019, which were converted from the New Flyer option backlog. This purchase continues to support BC […]

MCI and Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus bring MCI’s all-electric coach to Canada

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers, is making history in Canada. Coach Atlantic Maritime Bus is bringing environmental sustainability to long-distance travel in Canada with the test of MCI’s first all-electric coach — the groundbreaking MCI D45 CRTe LE CHARGE, designed […]

ABC Companies Facility Expansion Adds More Service, Parts and Equipment Sales Expertise to Northeast Region

A major renovation and expansion at ABC Companies Jersey City, New Jersey facility is attracting customers throughout the Northeast Corridor. Featuring eight service bays, two paint booths, portable lifts, full dump and wash area, and onsite equipment and parts inventory, the newly redesigned facility sits on five acres and offers customers full equipment sales, service […]

The COMET’s John Andoh Named Among 50 Most Influential

Columbia Business Monthly has named John Andoh, Executive Director/CEO of Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET), one of Columbia’s 50 Most Influential. The magazine makes its selection based on staff research and community nominations. Andoh has a strong passion for public transportation and has been working in the public transit industry since age 13, […]