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New Orleans RTA requires vaccination for all employees

Friday, July 23, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced a mandatory vaccination requirement for the agency’s over 800 employees.  All employees, including those currently fully vaccinated are required to provide valid proof of vaccination. Effective Monday July 26, the agency will require that unvaccinated employees receive their first vaccination shot no later than July […]

California’s OCTA orders 10 additional battery-electric buses from NFI

NFI Group Inc. (“NFI” or the “Company”), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in mobility solutions, today announced that its subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”) has received a firm contract from the Orange County Transportation Authority (“OCTA”) for 10 zero-emission battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE® 40-foot transit buses. OCTA serves […]

New Orleans RTA requires vaccination for all employees

On Friday, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced a mandatory vaccination requirement for the agency’s over 800 employees.  All employees, including those currently fully vaccinated are required to provide valid proof of vaccination. Effective Monday July 26, the agency will require that unvaccinated employees receive their first vaccination shot no later than July 29 […]

C-Tran Awards GILLIG $9.7 Million Contract for Eight Battery Electric Buses

GILLIG announced that Clark County Public Transit (C-Tran) in Vancouver, Washington has awarded the company an order for eight 40-foot battery electric buses and charging equipment with an award value of $9.74 million. “C-Tran has been a long-time customer of ours since 1998, and we’re proud to continue providing Clark County with the best heavy-duty […]

EQT Infrastructure acquires First Student and First Transit

FirstGroup plc (‘FirstGroup’ or the ‘Group’) is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale of First Student and First Transit to EQT Infrastructure (the ‘Sale’), which was approved by FirstGroup shareholders on 27 May 2021. Completion follows the satisfaction of the conditions precedent to the Sale, as outlined in the circular to FirstGroup […]

FMCSA urges everyone to stay alert and stay safe traveling the nation’s roadways this summer

With a significant rise in the number of vehicles now returning to the Nation’s roadways, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) urges everyone to do their part to share the road safely. “We depend on trucks to keep our stores supplied with food and medicine, and commercial buses to transport […]

ARBOC to supply Toronto Transit Commission 110 ARBOC low-floor transit buses

NFI Group Inc. (NFI), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in mobility solutions, today announced that the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has awarded NFI subsidiary ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (ARBOC) a firm order for 110 seven-meter Independence low floor transit buses. The award was placed through ARBOC’s Canadian distributor, Creative Carriage […]

Conway Tours’ David Eaton joins DATTCO Coach & Tour Division

DATTCO, Inc., one of New England’s largest privately-owned motorcoach operators, is pleased to announce the addition of David Eaton as the Coach and Tour Group’s Director of Business Development. David is a seasoned transportation and travel professional with 28 years of management, operations, and sales experience. His responsibilities will include developing strategies to broaden DATTCO’s […]

EPA approves mass transit air treatment solution for Texas, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Maryland

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a Section 18 Public Health Emergency Exemption for the use of Grignard Pure™, an antimicrobial air treatment solution, for intrastate transit and transportation applications in Texas, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Administered through Luminator Technology Group’s (Luminator) Renew™ Air Treatment System, the solution provides continuous protection against SARS-CoV-2, the […]

APTA releases statement in response to passage of the THUD funding bill

The American Public Transportation Association’s President and CEO Paul Skoutelas has released the following statement in response to the immediate passage of the THUD funding bill for 2022. “The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), on behalf of the entire public transportation industry, urges immediate passage of the newly proposed H.R. ____, Transportation, Housing and Urban […]