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Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority announces new executive team members

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) announces new members of the Authority’s executive team: David Robinson as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Patricia Talbott as Director of Paratransit. Robinson and Talbott were selected from a national search based on their professional achievements and extensive experience. “A top priority for 2020 was to build a […]

AMF-Bruns announces winner of its 3rd annual National Special-Needs School Bus Driver Of The Year award

  AMF-Bruns of America, global leader in wheelchair and occupant securement since 1958, is pleased to announce Elaine Hernsberger, Special Needs Bus Driver, as the winner of the 3rd annual AMF-Bruns National Special-Needs School Bus Driver Of The Year award. She works for the Hays CISD in Uhland, Texas. Elaine improves the riding experience of […]

Daimler Coaches North America expands its aftermarket parts & service network

Daimler Buses is further strengthening its motorcoach business in the US by joining forces with its North American business unit Daimler Coaches North America (DCNA), the parts distribution of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), and distributors of Detroit Diesel engines. Setra operators will now fully benefit from the unique infrastructure that DTNA operates in North […]

ABA seeks high-priority COVID-19 vaccine access for motorcoach drivers

The American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism – recently participated in the deliberations made this month before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). A recommendation has been made to prioritize transportation workers, including motorcoach operators, in the second wave […]

RTD, Lyft and Masabi launch mobile ticketing for transit customers

  December 2, 2020, the Regional Transportation District (RTD), Lyft and Masabi launch mobile ticketing for public transit, making customers in the Denver metro region the first to be able to purchase RTD fares through the Lyft app to ride the agency’s buses and trains. The metro region has been an area of historic firsts […]

MCI Academy receives ATMC National Excellence in Training Award for High Voltage Safety Program

The ASE Training Managers Council has chosen the MCI Academy’s High Voltage Safety Program to be the recipient of the Grand Award. This is the fourth time MCI Academy has been recognized at the ATMC National Excellence in Training Awards. MCI Academy is part of The Aftermarket Parts Company, LLC, operating as NFI Parts™ (NFI […]

Transportation coalition urges Congressional leadership to resume COVID relief negotiations

Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, a coalition of transportation organizations including the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, Passenger Vessel Association, and several others sent a letter to leadership requesting the prioritization of transportation in any relief that will happen before the end of the 116th Congress. Below is the text of the letter. “Dear Leader McConnell, […]

TAPTCO re-creates the Paratransit Operator Development Course

Eight years ago, The Transit & Paratransit Company (TAPTCO) created the original Paratransit Operator Development Course. “Everything can become outdated and everything can be improved,” said Jeff Cassell, President of TAPTCO. “We are increasing the content of the new course to 29 programs and switching out some of the programs to make it compliant with […]

DART Board of Directors hires David Leininger as Interim President

  At a special called meeting on November 20, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board of Directors selected David Leininger to serve as DART’s Interim President/Executive Director. This appointment follows Gary Thomas’ recent decision to retire from DART after almost 20 years of leadership at the agency. Leininger will join the agency as the […]

SORTA appoints Everybody Rides Metro Board of Directors

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board of Trustees has appointed seven local leaders to serve on the Everybody Rides Metro (ERM) Board of Directors. As part of the Reinventing Metro plan, SORTA committed to implementing a transportation empowerment fund of $500,000 per year to support low-income riders through the ERM non-profit foundation.  Beginning […]