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Cincinnati bus users can now tap and ride with validation units powered by Masabi

Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments as-a-Service to public transit, today announced the deployment of 440 HID Global VAL100 units across the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) fleet, allowing riders to validate tickets and passes when boarding SORTA services – providing a contactless, secure and safe way to pay. SORTA tickets are available for […]

WMATA announces first all-electric bus garage to be built at Northern bus facility

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced today that it will build its first all-electric bus garage, with infrastructure and equipment needed to run 100% electric vehicles, at the Northern Bus Garage in Northwest Washington, D.C. Construction of the operations and maintenance facility is expected to take four years once all approvals are received, and […]

TARTA secures grants for technology upgrades

Grants from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) will help to make the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) a more efficient transit system, thanks to overdue technology upgrades. TARTA has secured more than $3 million in state and federal grant funds to address several long-neglected areas of technology critical to the day-to-day business of […]

APTA praises public transportation investments of the Build Back Better Act

In a statement released Friday, APTA president and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas applauded the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s title of the Build Back Better Act transportation investments of the Build Back Better Act. The statement read as follows: “The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), on behalf of the entire public transportation industry, strongly […]

DART Board of Directors unanimously approves bus network redesign plan

  The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board of Directors has unanimously approved the DARTzoom Final Bus Network Plan, which includes a complete redesign of the DART bus network. With the goal of providing greater frequency, longer service hours and improved access to destinations, the redesigned network goes into effect on January 24, 2022. As […]

Lion Electric kicks off its participation in NACFE Run on Less in partnership with Day & Ross

The Lion Electric Company, a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, has officially kicked off its participation in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI) Run on Less – Electric challenge in partnership with Day & Ross, a top North American transportation and logistics company. The […]

Lightning eMotors enters the electric school bus space with multiyear agreement with REV Group’s Collins Bus

  Collins Bus, an industry leader in manufacturing Type A School Buses and a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc., and Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of all-electric powertrains and commercial vehicles, today announced a strategic partnership to manufacture and deploy zero-emission, all-electric Type A school buses. Collins Bus is a market leader in the Type […]

Safe Fleet video surveillance captures bus driver protecting students from hijacker

A Safe Fleet school bus camera system captured dramatic footage of a May 6th hijacking, in which a Richland 2 School District bus driver’s heroic actions kept the gunman’s attention away from students. In response to the incident, the Richland 2 School District will upgrade its 170 existing Safe Fleet surveillance systems, featuring Seon-branded cameras and […]

ABA creates African American Motorcoach Council, seeks additional industry leaders to step forward

The American Bus Association – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism – announced the creation of the African American Motorcoach Council (AAMC), which joins the other networking and business Councils that are a part of ABA. “ABA created the African American Motorcoach Council after identifying a need among our black-owned motorcoach […]

Complete Coach Works announces its transition to a 100% employee stock ownership plan

Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced its plan to transition to a 100% employee-owned company. The announcement was made during a special lunch celebration on Friday, August 20, 2021, to the entire employee base at its headquarters in Riverside, CA. The meeting was simultaneously broadcast to all remote employees via video conference. Dale E. Carson, President […]