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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 […]

U.S. Department of Energy Selects WAVE Drayage Electrification Project

Groundbreaking Wireless Inductive Charger to Support Battery Electric Drayage Trucks Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification (WAVE) is proud to announce the selection of its “High-Power Extreme Fast Charging Development and Deployment for Electric Drayage Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles” and $8.4M project award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Batteries and Electrification to […]

Trapeze Group ThinkTransit 2019 Has Begun

Futurist Greg Lindsay, top transit chief experience officers, and over 55 external speakers shed light on how technology is shaping the public transit landscape today — and well into the future. ThinkTransit, the Trapeze Technology Conference, launches today, April 15, bringing together more than 400 industry professionals who are shaping the future of mobility and […]

BUS4NYC: New Coalition Committed to Curbing Congestion Launches in New York City

Major tristate area private bus companies form new alliance to educate and advocate on the industry’s behalf in New York City On March 26, a new coalition comprised of private providers of public transportation and related businesses and associations, announced the launch of BUS4NYC. The alliance, representing millions of annual passenger trips to and from New […]

Report Predicts $38 Billion in Economic Consequences, Given a Hudson River Tunnel Shutdown Scenario

Amtrak has predicted that a critical stretch of the nation’s busiest rail line is in danger of failing within the next 10 to 15 years. The Hudson River Tunnel transports 200,000 passengers daily but it is more than 100 years old and in accelerated disrepair from damages incurred during Superstorm Sandy. With uncertain federal support […]

Thermo King West earns top Thermo King honor

Thermo King West has earned the company’s 2018 North America Dealer of the Year award. The news was announced at the company’s dealer principal meeting earlier this month. Thermo King West, headquartered in Tolleson, Arizona, was given the top honor and recognized for its commitment to customers, its leadership in the industry and its endless […]