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ABA and NTA respond to Supreme Court ruling on travel ban

ABA releases statement on Supreme Court ruling to uphold Trump Administration travel ban In response to the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Trump Administration’s travel ban on nationals from seven countries from entering the United States, Peter Pantuso, president & CEO of the American Bus Association (ABA), released the following statement. “Instead of showing […]

Westmatic Corporation announces new California office

Westmatic, a large vehicle wash system manufacturer, announced the company’s newest regional office on June 25, 2018. It is located in Torrance, California. “The new Torrance location will provide sales support, parts and service for Westmatic’s west coast customers.” states Steve Wawro, President of Westmatic. “Our new Key Account Manager for California, Mattias Nilsson, and Johanna […]

MCI marks its 85th Anniversary with biggest Reliability Rally product rollout ever

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motorcoach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, history began with an 11-passenger body welded to a Packard chassis back in 1933. Starting in July, MCI, now the industry leader building the two best selling models, is bringing […]

To Alaska and Hawaii: C-SPAN puts its 45-foot bus on a boat

WHEN? June to Alaska.  August to Hawaii. HOW? Boats! Alaska Nine days on the boats (three from Bellingham, Wash, to Juneau, then one day from Juneau to Haines. Five days back from Anchorage to Tacoma). The bus on the boat will be using the Alaska Marine Highway System and TOTE Maritime Alaska. What kind of […]

BusCon 2018 set to return to Indianapolis in October

The full conference schedule is up and registration is now open for BusCon 2018, which returns to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Oct. 1 to 3. In addition to all the latest vehicles and technology on the show floor, this year’s educational sessions will touch on some of the hottest topics in transportation today, […]

RATP Dev USA selected to manage Santa Maria, California’s transit service

On June 7, 2018 RATP Dev USA, a national leader in public transit, announced it has been awarded the contract to manage Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT), the transit services for the city of Santa Maria, California. The City of Santa Maria selected RATP Dev USA through a national competitive process that awarded the contract based […]

Trapeze Group looks into transit’s future at ThinkTransit 2018, finds public transit to be the lifeblood of the new mobility paradigm

Futurist Jim Carroll along with Autonomous Vehicles Experts and Top Transit CXOs Showcase and Elaborate on the Changing Definition of Mobility at ThinkTransit: The Trapeze Technology Conference   The new mobility paradigm is pushing the transportation industry beyond the old exclusive structure, and moving toward a shared environment. By working together, and taking advantage of […]

Motor Coach Industries on the road with battery-electric prototype

  MCI J4500e reaches highway speed and reliability targets in test runs Signals MCI’s leadership move into all-electric drawing on New Flyer expertise Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (“NFI Group”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America MCI announced today that […]

Turtle Top returns after “hard reset”

Following a period of transition for the company, bus manufacturer Turtle Top is back up-and-running and stronger than ever with 10 buses a week coming off the line—and that number is increasing sharply. With the company now in its 53rd year of business, it has returned to the hands of the Cripe and Tom families. […]

PA business executives to take bus to White House ceremony for Philadelphia Eagles

NFIB announced that more than a dozen Pennsylvania small-business owners and executives would attend a ceremony at the White House to honor the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, June 5. President Donald Trump recently invited the team to the event to celebrate their impressive 2018 Super Bowl win. Most of the business executives, who are rabid […]