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Lightning eMotors and Forest River Inc. reach multiyear agreement for up to $850M in zero-emission bus technology

  Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of specialty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, and Forest River, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership agreement to deploy up to 7,500 zero-emission shuttle buses. The agreement, with a potential estimated value of up to $850 million, calls for Lightning eMotors […]

TARTA welcomes Richard Cowart and John Jones

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) is pleased to welcome Richard Cowart as Director of Operations and John Jones as Director of Maintenance. Cowart comes to TARTA after serving as General Manager of First Transit in Fort Bend County, Texas. He also oversaw the Bus Safety Department for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris […]

Indiana Automotive Equipment fully transitions to new ownership

Indiana Automotive Equipment (IAE), a full-line sales and service company for the light and heavy-duty automotive industry, announced today it has fully transitioned leadership from Shane and Amber Tatom to Christopher Susott, a corporate finance executive who will lead strategic and day-to-day operations. Shane and Amber Tatom purchased the Hancock County company from Robert and […]

APTA releases statement in support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

In a statement released Monday, August 2, President and CEO of The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Paul P. Skoutelas, expressed the organization’s support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The statement read as follows: “The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), on behalf of the public transportation industry, commends the U.S. Senate for its […]

U.S. Department of Transportation announces $5 Million award to launch National Transit Workforce Center

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of a cooperative agreement totaling $5 million to the International Transportation Learning Center (ITLC) to support the first Transit Workforce Center (TWC). Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, ITLC will serve as FTA’s first ever national technical assistance center to help transit agencies […]

GILLIG announces 2021 Low-No Grant awards

  GILLIG LLC, the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty, clean-energy transit buses in the United States, announced that nine of its transit agency partners have been awarded grants under the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission Program (Low-No). “We’re looking forward to working with these agency partners to deliver environmentally friendly transit buses to […]

NFI named as ZEB partner of choice by nine major transit agencies across America for the FTA’s 2021 Low-No program grants

NFI Group Inc. (NFI), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in mobility solutions, today announced that NFI subsidiaries New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) and Motor Coach Industries (“MCI”) have collectively been named zero-emission bus (ZEB) partners of choice by a total of nine major transit agencies across the United […]

XL Fleet partners with NFI’s ARBOC to offer hybrid electric bus option

  XL Fleet Corp., a leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, and ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, (ARBOC), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, have announced a partnership to electrify ARBOC Freedom low floor buses with the XL Hybrid (XLH™) electric propulsion system. […]

APTA President responds to bipartisan infrastructure deal

Thursday, July 28, American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President and CEO, Paul P. Skoutelas, released the following statement in response to the bipartisan infrastructure deal that was announced by the White House. This legislation includes $39 billion in new funding for public transit. “The White House today announced an Infrastructure Deal that includes $39 billion […]

American Public Transportation Association releases new Mobility Innovation Report

Thursday, July 28, at a virtual press conference, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released a new report entitled “Mobility Innovation: The Case for Federal Investment and Support”. The six case studies highlighted in this new report illustrate the true innovative potential of the public transit industry in the United States. “The pace of innovation […]