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NFI Group Inc. Announces Acquisition of Alexander Dennis Limited

NFI Group Inc. (NFI) today announced that it has acquired Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), one of the world’s leading independent bus and coach manufacturers and the number one global producer of double deck buses, for a total transaction value of £320 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis, subject to certain adjustments. All amounts in this […]

APTA Announces 2019 Bus Safety & Security Excellence Awards

Recognizing public transit systems with top safety and security programs in North America The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced the winners of the 2019 Bus Safety & Security Excellence Awards at the annual APTA Mobility Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The winning public transit systems were presented their awards by APTA Chair David M. Stackrow […]

Proterra Launches Proterra Energy™ Fleet Solutions

Proterra combines pioneering battery and charging systems with turnkey approach to infrastructure installation, energy optimization and innovative financing models Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, recently announced the launch of Proterra Energy™ fleet solutions, a full suite of options that enable turnkey delivery of a complete energy ecosystem for heavy-duty electric fleets, including […]

Top Honors at 2019 APTA International Bus Roadeo

The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District took the top spot this year and was crowned the Grand Champion at the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) 44th Annual International Bus Roadeo. A total of 78 operators and 38 maintenance teams participated in the Roadeo. The Grand Champion Award recognizes the system with the highest combined bus operator […]

Stertil-Koni Hires FedEx Pro Doug Frakes as Operations Specialist

Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy-duty vehicle lifts — notably bus lifts and truck lifts — has announced that Doug Frakes has joined the company as an operations specialist. He will succeed Paul Marks, who announced his retirement from Stertil-Koni after 21 years of focused, dedicated and exceptional service to the company. In his new post, Frakes will work […]

DART Officer Brent Thompson Awarded Medal of Valor

On Wednesday, May 22, President Donald Trump presented the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor posthumously to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Police Officer Brent Thompson. Police Officer Thompson, 43, became the first DART police officer killed in the line of duty when he gave his life while engaging a mass shooter and saving the […]

ABC Companies Announces Closure of Camden, NJ Service Facility by March 2020

Expanding Operations in Jersey City to support future growth in New York Metro Area and Northeast Corridor ABC Companies, the exclusive distributor of Van Hool vehicles in North America and leader in motorcoach sales, service and technical support announced that it will consolidate its service operations and close the Camden, New Jersey facility in March […]

DOT Announces $9.6 Million to Improve Transportation Access to Health Care

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced project selections totaling approximately $9.6 million to 37 projects led by transit agencies, governmental authorities, and nonprofit organizations to support innovative transportation solutions to expand access to health care. FTA’s Access and Mobility Partnership Grants focus on transportation and technology solutions to reach medical […]

Transit Signal Priority Project Approved by DART

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board approved Tuesday interlocal agreements with several cities for the operation of a 5-year Transit Signal Priority (TSP) pilot program for buses. The $2.9 million program for the cities of Dallas, Garland, Farmers Branch, Addison, Carrollton, Richardson and Plano will reduce or eliminate unnecessary stops at signalized intersections starting […]

Roam launches first of its kind accessible buses

Roam Public Transit has introduced four new innovative, accessible commuter coaches for travel between Lake Louise and Banff. The new buses began use on the Lake Louise Express route (Route 8X) on May 17, 2019. “The Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission (BVRTSC) is proud to introduce our most accessible buses yet. The new MCI […]