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FTA CARES Grants Announced on May 19, 2020

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration today announced multiple grants to various transit agencies as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed by President Donald J. Trump on March 27, 2020. See FTA’s apportionment tables for the totals apportioned to each area. (This funding is based on the […]

Procession of 40 MTS Buses Honors Life and Legacy of Transit Champion Paul Jablonski

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Chief Executive Officer Paul Jablonski began his career as a bus driver. His transit career came full circle on Friday when MTS honored its late CEO with a procession of 40 MTS buses through downtown San Diego. Many of the attributes Paul learned from being behind the wheel – […]

Prevost Steps Up to Industry Call to Action at Washington D.C. Rally

On Wednesday, Prevost and more than 800 motorcoaches circled on routes around the Capitol in Washington to give legislators a visual reminder that the industry needs federal assistance in the next aid bill. The Washington rally culminates weeks of advocacy and education with our federal policymakers of the need for aid for the motorcoach industry […]

Nova Bus offers new products to promote safety and cleanliness onboard public transit vehicles

Nova Bus, a leading North American transit bus manufacturer, is offering a number of new products to its customers to enhance safety, cleanliness and security onboard its public transportation vehicles, as operations gradually resume across several of its sites. “As operations gradually restart in our North American facilities, our teams have been diligently working on […]

Wheel Dolly Minimizes Back Injuries in Maintenance Facilities

While statistics show that 80% of adults will experience a back injury in their lifetime, and that more than one million back injuries are sustained in the workplace each year, one progressively designed apparatus in the arsenal of shop equipment is emerging as a key player to help reverse the tide. This is especially true […]

MCI matching dollar-for-dollar donations up to $10,000 in Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness fund

On Wednesday afternoon hundreds of motorcoaches circled the U.S. Capitol to raise awareness for the industry’s need of support. Now those who weren’t able to attend the rolling rally can do their part to help! A fundraising campaign is underway to help off-set logistics and support costs for Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness. Motor Coach Industries […]

Motorcoach OEMS Reach Out to Industry Suppliers and Stakeholders with GoFundMe Campaign

On behalf of the OEMs and operators who volunteered their staff, resources and funds to make the Motorcoaches Rolling for Awareness (MR4A) in Washington, D.C. on May 13th a reality, the event committee has agreed to launch a “GoFundMe” campaign. The campaign is designed to receive support that has been offered by numerous suppliers and industry […]

FMCSA extends national emergency declaration until June 14, 2020

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hereby declares that a national emergency continues to exist that warrants extension of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 issued on March 13, 2020, expanded on March 18, 2020, and extended and further expanded on April 8, 2020. This extension continues the exemption granted from Parts 390 through 399 of […]

APTA: House Bill Provides $15.75 Billion of Additional COVID-19 Funding for Public Transit

From APTA’s Legislative Alert (May 13, 2020): Yesterday, U.S. House Committee on Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey introduced H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act, a fourth package of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response emergency funding. The bill includes $15.75 billion of emergency funding for public transportation. The House is scheduled to consider the bill on Friday, May 15. […]

ABA Thanks House for Helping the Industry, But More Needs to be Done

Here is a statement from ABA President Peter Pantuso on the recent legislation from the House regarding support for intercity bus service providers: The American Bus Association (ABA) — a leading organization representing the motorcoach industry in North America, as well as the group travel industry — thanks Rep. Peter DeFazio, chairman of the Transportation […]