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Cincinnati Metro returns to near pre-pandemic ridership following service improvements, partnerships and promotions

Having provided more than 900,000 trips in the month of August, Metro ridership overall is more than 80% toward achieving pre-pandemic figures, compared to an average monthly ridership of 1.1 million in 2019. Additionally, several routes have exceeded pre-pandemic levels – with others not far behind – thanks to a number of recent service improvements […]

SOUTHEASTERN STAGES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) – DIESEL POWERED OVER THE ROAD INTERCITY BUSES – DUE OCTOBER 5, 2022 @ 2 PM EDT

PUBLIC NOTICE SOUTHEASTERN STAGES REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) DIESEL POWERED OVER THE ROAD INTERCITY BUSES Proposal No. SESPTD09062022 Southeastern Stages, Inc. with administrative offices located at 260 University AV SW, Atlanta, GA 30315 Intends to establish an enterprise contract to purchase over the road intercity motor coaches. Proposals may be obtained by prospective proposers by […]

American Seating announces new hire for lead sales position

American Seating is pleased to announce that Brian Chappell has joined American Seating as national sales manager. While Brian will collaborate with American Seating’s sales team on seating and securement sales strategies, his primary focus will be on serving United States customers. “Brian has exceptional leadership skills centered on customer relations needs,” American Seating Vice […]

Blue Bird delivers first electric school bus to Navajo Nation in Arizona

  Blue Bird Corporation, the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, delivered the first of three electric school buses to Chinle Unified School District (USD) in Arizona, the largest school district in the Navajo Nation. Chinle USD expands its all Blue Bird diesel-powered bus fleet with zero-emission vehicles to put student and community health […]

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority places order for buses featuring the Allison eGen Flex™

Allison Transmission is pleased to announce that Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has selected the Allison eGen Flex™ electric hybrid propulsion system for its fleet of transit buses. VTA has signed an agreement for GILLIG buses equipped with the eGen Flex. “As the largest order of eGen Flex-equipped buses to date, Allison’s partnership with […]

ABA congratulates TSA Administrator David Pekoske on second term confirmation

The American Bus Association – the largest trade association representing the motorcoach and group tour and travel industry – congratulates TSA Administrator David Pekoske on his second term confirmation on Sept. 15. “Administrator Pekoske has been a valued partner of the motorcoach industry throughout his tenure, and we look forward to continuing our work with […]

BJCTA Stays Ahead of the Tech Curve with Avail Technologies

The future is bright for the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) thanks to a forward-thinking, technologically minded leadership team combined with the right industry partnerships to ensure continuing success. Working with longtime partner Avail Technologies, Alabama’s BJCTA will soon complete a full-scale technology upgrade in preparation for the launch of their new Bus Rapid Transit […]

Trends and Advances in Modern Bus Wash Systems

Westmatic’s bus wash systems are designed with effectiveness and efficiency being paramount. Our systems are robust and reliable, and most transit authorities opt for either our Transit Master 4 brush drive through system or Viking 3 brush gantry system. Brush systems are more effective than strictly touchless systems and both styles of wash systems are […]

Designing Equipment for an Aging Population

While the country’s aging population continues to grow in number, there is no shortage of seniors looking to stay active and maintain their mobility. For this reason, it is imperative that agencies and operators provide consistent and accessible transportation as the senior population continues to grow.  At Q’STRAINT, our mission is to make buses safe […]

Accommodating an Aging Population through Transit

By Emma Green with contribution by Sarah Erdman According to the US Census Bureau an estimated 75 million Americans are 60 and older or roughly 22 percent of the population. Americans rely on public and private transportation for a vast variety of reasons, including commuting for work, retail shopping, attending medical appointments, leisure and many […]