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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 […]

Five trends to watch in intercity bus travel

Scheduled bus service is taking some surprising turns, according to the Chaddick Institute at DePaul University. The institute produces a widely read Outlook for the Intercity Bus Industry report authored annually by professor Joe Schwieterman and Brian Antolin. Its latest analysis shows that: 1. Germany-based Flixbus has launched U.S. service, focusing on the Southwest. After rolling […]

Westmatic’s Transit-Master bus wash system keeps CATA vehicles looking good

New operations and maintenance facility features Westmatic’s 4-Brush Drive-Through Transit-Master bus wash system. Crawford Area Transportation Authority (CATA) recently opened an Operations and Maintenance facility in Meadville, PA, bringing all Meadville-based vehicles under one roof for cleaning and service. Westmatic, a large vehicle wash system manufacturer headquartered in Buffalo, NY, worked with HDR and Renick […]

Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) taps INIT for electronic fare management (EFM) project

Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has selected INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. for the design, delivery and installation of their Next Generation Fare System (NGFS). The contract includes the setup of a mobile ticketing app from Bytemark and an account-based electronic fare and back-office revenue management system from INIT. INIT will implement EMV-capable smart fare […]

New Flyer of America delivers immediate safety improvements through the 3M international Customer Project

New Flyer of America Inc. and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (collectively “New Flyer”), subsidiaries of NFI Group Inc., formerly called New Flyer Industries Inc. (“NFI Group”),  on May 14, 2018, celebrated the successful completion of the 3M Customer Project as one of only two globally-approved projects. New Flyer was selected as one of two […]

BYD to provide LAX with U.S. largest airfield fleet of all-electric buses

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has announced the purchase of 20 units of BYD battery-electric buses for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), to be used for airfield passenger transportation and replace all of its diesel-operated buses and introduce a few more. The buses will make up the largest airport fleet of its kind in […]

Boosting operations efficiency with CAD/AVL data

Back in 2012, the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC), Transit authority for the Capital city of Quebec, started the installation of their brand new Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Computer Aided Dispatch / Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL), named Nomade temps réel. Since the end of the deployment until today, the Planning Department of […]

Helping the bus industry increase operational efficiencies and reduce TCO through partnerships

LILEE Systems provides mobile connectivity solutions for the busing industry to enable robust passenger Wi-Fi for riders and simplify the onboard network design through consolidation. With their Smart Transportation platform, LILEE is helping the industry improve the operational efficiency and lower the total cost of ownership of technology onboard by: Reducing multiple point systems to […]

FOR SALE: One 2003 35’ Gillig Low Floor Bus and One 1997 40’ MCI Commuter Coach Bus

St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission is accepting bids for the sale of: One (1) 2003 35’ Gillig Low Floor Bus One (1) 1997 40’ MCI Commuter Coach Bus Bids are due by Monday, April 30th, 2018 5:00 PM CST. Bids will be awarded to the highest bid per vehicle. Bids can be accepted by individual […]