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FTA and NTI to Hold Advanced Environmental Justice Workshop in June

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the National Transit Institute (NTI) will offer an invitation-only “Advanced-Level Environmental Justice Workshop”on June 11-12, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. This course, intended for staff from transit agencies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations and state Departments of Transportation, incorporates case study-based discussions and activities so participants can consider new approaches to apply environmental justice best practices […]

Add Your Fleet on New Virtual Propane Autogas Roadmap

Propane Council’s interactive map showcases fleets succeeding with propane autogas around the country The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) launched an online map designed to showcase the growing number of fleets in a variety of markets that use propane autogas to fuel their trucks, vans, buses and sedans. The Propane Autogas Roadmap is an […]

North Dakota manufacturing team completes production of the first MCI D45 CRT LE Commuter Coach

Unit #81000, one of four going to Bow Valley’s Roam Transit, marks a milestone as the first new model manufactured at Pembina in nearly 30 years; All-electric MCI D45 CRT LE targeted for 2020 Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., delivered the first of its all new MCI D45 CRT […]

Complete Coach Works Completes Foothill Transit’s Rehab and Repaint Project

Complete Coach Works (CCW) recently announced the completion of Foothill Transit’s project to rehab and repaint 30 articulated buses. The 60-foot buses have been repowered with new Cummins ISLG 320 horsepower engines. Rebuilt Allison B500R Gen V transmissions were included on an as-needed basis. In addition, work included an upgrade to the bus cooling system […]

Motorcoach management software provider currently hiring

Distinctive Systems, a leading supplier of management software for coach, bus and tour operators, is currently seeking applicants for an Implementation, Training and Support Specialist based in the U.S. Here are the job description and requirements listed by the company: This position will involve frequent travel throughout North America providing in-depth consulting in the use […]

New York City adds to its zero-emission fleet with an award to New Flyer for 15 low floor 60-foot Xcelsior CHARGE™ battery-electric transit buses

New Flyer of America Inc. announced on March 25 that New York City Transit (NYCT), part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), has awarded New Flyer with a contract for 15 low floor 60-foot Xcelsior CHARGE™ battery-electric, zero-emission, heavy-duty transit buses (or a total of 30 equivalent units(EUs)). The order supports NYCT’s efforts to develop […]

Extended Deadline to Apply for 2019 Transportation Planning Excellence Awards

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and FTA have extended the nomination period for the 2019 Transportation Planning Excellence Awards (TPEA) Program to Friday, April 5, 2019. TPEA recognizes outstanding initiatives across the country to develop, plan, and implement innovative transportation planning practices and provides a unique opportunity to recognize and celebrate the outstanding work performed […]

Proterra 35-Foot Catalyst® Electric Bus Completes Altoona Testing with Record-Setting Battery Capacity

With 440 kWh of onboard storage, the Proterra Catalyst sets standard of excellence for range, energy efficiency and durability for electric bus Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, recently announced that the Proterra Catalyst® E2 35-foot bus has successfully completed the safety, structural strength and distortion tests at the Altoona Bus Research and […]

Minnesota Department of Transportation to host a Community Vitality Fellow to advance transportation goals

Minnesota Department of Transportation joins Smart Growth America’s artist-in-residence program, by hosting a Community Vitality Fellow to creatively meet the agency’s goals of promoting economic vitality, improving safety, supporting multimodal transportation systems and creating healthier communities. A Community Vitality Fellow will spend a year working with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to help develop […]

Bridgestone to Showcase the Advantages of Retreads with New Industry-Wide Initiative

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. recently announced a new, industry-wide campaign focused on educating small-to-medium sized fleets on the advantages of retreads. The campaign will launch at the 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Atlanta – home to trucking’s leading fleet professionals, vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers. The Fleets We […]