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Goodyear, Envoy Technologies Pilot Digital Service Solution for Shared, On-Demand EV Fleets

As a leading supplier of tires and solutions for future mobility, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced on March 21 a new pilot program with Envoy Technologies, a provider of shared on-demand, community-based electric vehicles (EVs). The pilot, which launched early this year, is testing services aimed at minimizing operational downtime for vehicle fleets. Goodyear’s […]

FTA Updates March 18 – March 21

Innovative Transit Workforce Development FY 2012 Summative Evaluation Report Now Available To help address transit workforce challenges, FTA awarded more than $7 million to 16 innovative transit workforce development projects in FY 2012. A Summary Evaluation Report of those projects is now available. This investment identified promising innovative models for workforce development, including: 1) projects that support […]

APTA released new research identifying at least $232 billion in critical public transportation investments

With Congress looking to move an infrastructure bill forward this spring, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released new research identifying at least $232 billion in critical public transportation investments. The findings were unveiled as part of a report that was released for the first time at APTA’s annual legislative conference on March 18, shedding light […]

U.S. Department of Transportation Announced $85 Million Funding Opportunity for Technologically Advanced Transit Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on March 18 the opportunity for eligible applicants to apply for up to $85 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program. The Low-No Program helps project sponsors purchase or lease low- or no-emission vehicles that use advanced technologies for […]

ABC and Van Hool deliver a cleaner ridership experience on new Van Hool TDX prototype

Imagine breathing clean, filtered air as you commute to work on the bus. For many Silicon Valley workers, that will soon be a reality thanks to a new custom-built HEPA filtration system that will be installed on a special-order Van Hool TDX high-capacity, double-deck coach. The new feature is the culmination of years of collaboration […]

Cooper Tire Launches Pro Series™ LHS Steer Tire

First steer tire in Cooper’s PRO Series commercial line Cooper Tire has launched a new long-haul steer (LHS) tire as part of its Cooper® PRO Series™ product line. The tire joins the Cooper PRO Series long haul drive tire introduced last year. The new steer tire will initially be available in size 295/75R22.5 with other […]

ABA commends Trump administration for recognizing intercity bus services in proposed 2020 budget

The American Bus Association (ABA) released the following statement Friday, commending the Trump Administration for recognizing the importance of the private bus industry as part of the national transportation network in the administration’s recently released proposed FY 2020 budget. The administration’s Amtrak restructuring proposal outlined in the budget, which proposes rural Amtrak service be replaced […]

Second Metro Transit Bus Achieves Million-Mile Mark on Original Engine

Industry-leading maintenance program yields significant taxpayer savings Imagine putting a million miles on your car. How about on a public transit bus? In the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan region, Metro Transit has turned what may sound impossible into possible by logging one million miles on a bus — on the original engine without a major […]

FTA Ready to Transfer WMATA Metrorail Safety Oversight to Washington Metrorail Safety Commission, Millions in Withheld Transit Funds Now Available

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on March 18 certified the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission’s (WMSC) State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program. With this certification, responsibility for direct safety oversight of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail system will transfer from the FTA to the WMSC at the close of Metrorail’s regular service hours […]

FTA Successfully Partners with States to Strengthen and Certify All Rail Transit State Safety Oversight Programs Before Deadline

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced March 18 that it has successfully partnered with 30 states — and the District of Columbia — with rail transit systems to strengthen and certify 31 State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs in advance of an important April 15, 2019, safety deadline. “Safety is the department’s top priority, and we […]