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ABC Companies Extends Fleet Life for D.C. Area Transit Authority with Fleet Restoration Project

ABC Companies, a recognized leader in the sales, service and support of advanced transport solutions, has recently completed a major bus overhaul contract for OmniRide, headquartered in Woodbridge, Virginia, about 25 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.  OmniRide is the operating name for the mobility services offered by the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC). OmniRide’s […]

Byk-Rak announces new rack for wide-tire bicycles

Cyclists with wide- or fat-tire bicycles will now have an easier time of using public transit buses while getting around. Byk-Rak is now supplying a two-position, three-inch, wide-tire rack for the front of public transit buses so riders can easily stow their bikes while riding the bus to the next destination where thy might continue […]

Haldex appoints Helene Svahn as CEO

The board has decided on a change of CEO for Haldex. Helene Svahn, board member of Haldex, professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and currently Head of Research and Innovation at Permobil will assume the role as CEO of Haldex after Åke Bengtsson, who has been CEO since the 2017 bidding process […]

Haldex sponsors Missouri S&T Formula SAE Racing Team

Haldex, a leading global manufacturer of air brake systems for trucks, trailers, and buses is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Missouri S&T Formula SAE Racing Team. The United States Senate’s, Special Committee on Aging, released a report in December of 2017 stating, “America’s labor force is aging” and by 2026 the number of […]

DART, Uber offer new mobility options in Rowlett

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) customers in Rowlett can now book an UberPool shared ride in addition to GoLink trips using GoPass®, DART’s all-in-one travel tool. In the Rowlett GoLink zone, customers have a choice of either a GoLink shuttle or an UberPool vehicle for running errands, heading to the office or connecting to DART […]

Stertil-Koni welcomes FedEx pro Doug Frakes as operations specialist

Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts – notably bus lifts and truck lifts – has announced that Doug Frakes has joined the company as an Operations Specialist. He will succeed Paul Marks, who announced his retirement from Stertil-Koni after 21 years of focused, dedicated, and exceptional service to the company. In his new […]

New Flyer announces Robotic Research partnership to revolutionize public transit using autonomous bus technology

New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest bus manufacturer in North America, today announced an exclusive partnership with Robotic Research, LLC (“Robotic Research”) to advance autonomous bus technology through developing and deploying advanced driver-assistance systems (“ADAS”) in heavy-duty transit bus applications. New Flyer, North America’s industry […]

ARBOC introduces Spirit of Mobility and Spirit of Freedom buses on Ford E450 cutaway chassis

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, a leading low-floor cutaway bus manufacturer, introduced the Spirit of Mobility and Spirit of Freedom buses now available on the desirable Ford E450 cutaway chassis. The fully accessible, low-floor buses provide single 39-inch wide entries with bi-fold ramps.  The ramp offers a gentle slope that is easy to ascend independently, even for […]

Transdev Awarded Contract to Operate Fairfax Connector Bus System

Fairfax County in Fairfax, Virginia has awarded Transdev a five-year contract, plus 10 option years, to operate its fixed-route bus service known as “The Fairfax Connector.” The base amount of the contract (start-up and first five years) is approximately $443 million. Transdev will provide operations and maintenance services transporting some 30,000 passengers each day across 89 routes […]

Q’STRAINT Now Offers a Personal Mobility Docking Station Online Certification Course

As more mobility passengers are transitioning to personal vehicles from travel on mainstream, fixed-route transit systems like city buses, Q’STRAINT has responded to this growing demand — through training — by now offering the QLK-150 Online Certification Course. The U.S. mobility passenger population is expected to grow 120 percent by 2022, and an increasing number of […]