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BISC/BusMARC Webinar Series: Virtual Site Visit and Tour: A Visit to Salt Lake Express

Thursday Jan. 14, the American Bus Association hosted their latest presentation in their ongoing series of educational webinars, BISC & BUSMARC 2021 VIRTUAL SAFETY & MAINTENANCE SERIES. With an introduction from BusMARC Chair and Director of Regulatory Compliance and Industry Relations at Saucon Technologies, Mike McDonal, The Virtual Site Visit and Tour: A Visit to […]

Port Authority of Allegheny County adds 6 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE™ buses from New Flyer

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), today announced that Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has converted options to order six more forty-foot zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE™ heavy-duty transit buses. The purchase, supported by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low or No Emission (LowNo) […]

MCTS bus shelters feature artwork from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Contest

  Murals on two Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus shelters now feature winning artwork from the Marcus Performing Art Center’s 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Art Contest, which was open to K-12 students in Milwaukee, Wauwatosa, and West Bend. The first shelter is located across the street from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary […]

RTA hosts COVID-19 vaccination forum with public health experts

Wednesday Jan. 13, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) hosted a COVID-19 town hall for all frontline, maintenance, and administrative staff. The forum discussed the COVID-19 vaccines and the importance of vaccination for staff. Medical Correspondent, Dr. Corey Hebert, answered a myriad of questions regarding vaccinations, COVID-19 safety measures, and additional ways to keep safe during these […]

MTS hires New York MTA Chief as Director of Transit Security & Passenger Safety

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has named Al Stiehler as the organization’s new director of transit security & passenger safety. Stiehler most recently served as chief of field operations for New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority – the largest transit system in the United States. Stiehler begins his role January 18, 2021. “As a […]

DART is asking North Texas young artists to share their heroes

The annual Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Student Art Contest has begun accepting individual entries from all North Texas students through Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The theme of this year’s contest is “Everyday Heroes Ride DART.”   Heroes come in many forms and this year’s art contest gives young artists the chance to salute the […]

BISC/BusMARC Webinar Series: Managing Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue Risks

As part of their ongoing Virtual Safety & Maintenance series, the American Bus Association hosted an educational webinar on Jan. 12, titled Managing Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue Risks. The webinar was presented by senior highway crash investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Mike Fox. The NTSB is responsible for launching post-accident investigations […]

Honolulu selects Stantec to lead transit operations analysis

The City and County of Honolulu has selected global design firm Stantec to lead a comprehensive operations analysis for Oahu Transit Services in Honolulu, Hawaii. The 7-year, US$10 million project will study passenger movement to design a bus service that encourages ridership growth and better meets the needs of the growing region. The analysis will […]

Spokane Transit Authority partners with INIT for contactless fare management system

Spokane Transit Authority (STA) has selected INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. to implement an account-based and contactless fare system for the seven-city region the agency services. The contract calls for a back-office revenue management system, contactless fare validators, and a mobile app from Hansecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of the INIT Group. INIT will equip […]

BISC/BusMARC Webinar Series: Updating Your Security Capabilities, Policies and Protocols to Handle Teleworking Employees

Tuesday Jan. 12, the American Bus Association hosted the latest webinar in their ongoing educational virtual safety and maintenance series, titled Updating Your Security Capabilities, Policies and Protocols to Handle Teleworking Employees.  Presenters included Lee Allen, a Surface Division Cybersecurity Lead with the TSA’s Office of Security Policy & Industry Engagement/Surface Division, and Benjamin Gilbert, […]