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Proterra 35-Foot Catalyst® Electric Bus Completes Altoona Testing with Record-Setting Battery Capacity

With 440 kWh of onboard storage, the Proterra Catalyst sets standard of excellence for range, energy efficiency and durability for electric bus Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, recently announced that the Proterra Catalyst® E2 35-foot bus has successfully completed the safety, structural strength and distortion tests at the Altoona Bus Research and […]

Minnesota Department of Transportation to host a Community Vitality Fellow to advance transportation goals

Minnesota Department of Transportation joins Smart Growth America’s artist-in-residence program, by hosting a Community Vitality Fellow to creatively meet the agency’s goals of promoting economic vitality, improving safety, supporting multimodal transportation systems and creating healthier communities. A Community Vitality Fellow will spend a year working with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to help develop […]

Bridgestone to Showcase the Advantages of Retreads with New Industry-Wide Initiative

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. recently announced a new, industry-wide campaign focused on educating small-to-medium sized fleets on the advantages of retreads. The campaign will launch at the 2019 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Atlanta – home to trucking’s leading fleet professionals, vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers. The Fleets We […]

Goodyear, Envoy Technologies Pilot Digital Service Solution for Shared, On-Demand EV Fleets

As a leading supplier of tires and solutions for future mobility, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced on March 21 a new pilot program with Envoy Technologies, a provider of shared on-demand, community-based electric vehicles (EVs). The pilot, which launched early this year, is testing services aimed at minimizing operational downtime for vehicle fleets. Goodyear’s […]

FTA Updates March 18 – March 21

Innovative Transit Workforce Development FY 2012 Summative Evaluation Report Now Available To help address transit workforce challenges, FTA awarded more than $7 million to 16 innovative transit workforce development projects in FY 2012. A Summary Evaluation Report of those projects is now available. This investment identified promising innovative models for workforce development, including: 1) projects that support […]

APTA released new research identifying at least $232 billion in critical public transportation investments

With Congress looking to move an infrastructure bill forward this spring, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released new research identifying at least $232 billion in critical public transportation investments. The findings were unveiled as part of a report that was released for the first time at APTA’s annual legislative conference on March 18, shedding light […]

U.S. Department of Transportation Announced $85 Million Funding Opportunity for Technologically Advanced Transit Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on March 18 the opportunity for eligible applicants to apply for up to $85 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program. The Low-No Program helps project sponsors purchase or lease low- or no-emission vehicles that use advanced technologies for […]

Cooper Tire Launches Pro Series™ LHS Steer Tire

First steer tire in Cooper’s PRO Series commercial line Cooper Tire has launched a new long-haul steer (LHS) tire as part of its Cooper® PRO Series™ product line. The tire joins the Cooper PRO Series long haul drive tire introduced last year. The new steer tire will initially be available in size 295/75R22.5 with other […]

Second Metro Transit Bus Achieves Million-Mile Mark on Original Engine

Industry-leading maintenance program yields significant taxpayer savings Imagine putting a million miles on your car. How about on a public transit bus? In the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan region, Metro Transit has turned what may sound impossible into possible by logging one million miles on a bus — on the original engine without a major […]

FTA Ready to Transfer WMATA Metrorail Safety Oversight to Washington Metrorail Safety Commission, Millions in Withheld Transit Funds Now Available

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on March 18 certified the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission’s (WMSC) State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program. With this certification, responsibility for direct safety oversight of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail system will transfer from the FTA to the WMSC at the close of Metrorail’s regular service hours […]