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New Orleans Regional Transit Authority announces new permanent fare structure

Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced the agency’s new permanent fare structure at the New Orleans City Council’s December Meeting. The new fare structure aims to simply the fare offerings, incentivize pass sales for riders who use multiple transit modes for their daily commutes, and offer financial relief to RTA passengers as the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The permanent fare structure will take effect on January 1, 2022. […]

New Orleans RTA names Operator of the Year and Maintenance Employee of the Year

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is proud to announce Gary Rodney as Transit Operator of the Year and Duvalle Robichaux as the Maintenance Employee of the Year. As RTA commemorates one year since bringing all operations and administrative business in-house, the agency is aiming to build a culture of recognition focused on the key values of customer service, innovation, equity, safety, and […]

New Orleans Regional Transit Authority enters new buses into revenue service

Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced 21 newly designed 35’ New Flyer buses that will begin to enter service on Wednesday, December 15. The 21 new buses were funded with a $13,916,000 through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) 2020 Bus and Bus Facilities grant program. This grant also funded 21 new Paratransit vehicles which are scheduled […]

Cecil County Public Schools and Cecil County Sheriff’s Office launch safety initiative to protect students at school bus stops

  Cecil County Public Schools and Cecil County Sheriff’s Office have partnered with BusPatrol to launch a new school bus safety program. Starting Monday, January 3, all 180 school buses in the district will be equipped with safety technology to safeguard students both inside and outside of the bus. The program includes cloud-connected stop-arm cameras […]

Proterra announces EV battery factory in South Carolina as demand for commercial electric vehicles grows

  As demand for commercial electric vehicles continues to grow across the United States and around the world, Proterra Inc (NASDAQ: PTRA), a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, today announced plans to open a new EV battery system manufacturing plant in South Carolina to produce the company’s industry-leading battery systems for Proterra Powered […]

Dutchess County launches school bus safety program to protect children, stop dangerous drivers

  Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced today the County has partnered with BusPatrol to launch a school bus safety program, tackling the issue of motorists illegally passing stopped school buses. As part of the partnership, more than 1,000 school buses across Dutchess County have access to advanced safety technology at zero cost to local […]

New Orleans RTA announces partnership to hire graduates from Louisiana State Penitentiary’s Automotive Technology Program 

Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced its new partnership with JOB1 Career Solutions to create On the Job Training (OTJT) training for non-violent offenders who successfully complete the requirements of the Louisiana State Penitentiary’s Auto Mechanic Apprenticeship Program upon release. Initially, the RTA will hire bus mechanic and body repair technician trainees, both at $23.67 per hour, up to 40 hours per week for a six-month trial period. The agency […]

ABC expands Turtle Top Distribution partnership to northeast, southeast and southwest regions

  ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, has expanded its distribution agreement with Turtle Top to offer its popular Odyssey, Terra Transit and Vanterra product line in locations covering the eastern seaboard from Georgia to New York State, as well as the states […]

IC Bus expands CE Series passenger capacity

  IC Bus®, the leading school bus manufacturer and subsidiary of Navistar, announced today it will offer an expanded capacity option for its flagship CE Series bus. “As our flagship model, we are constantly looking for ways to refine our CE Series product to continue providing customers with the best bus for their operations,” said […]

DART honors civil rights icon Rosa Parks

  To honor the life and legacy of the late Rosa Parks, whose efforts sparked a national civil rights movement for racial equality, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will reserve a seat at the front of every DART bus this week to commemorate her historic and unwavering efforts in support of equality for all. On […]