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SORTA Board names 2022 leadership and welcomes new trustee

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board of Trustees has re-elected Kreg Keesee as its chair for 2022. The board elected Alyson Beridon to serve as vice chair. Mr. Keesee serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Michelman, Inc., an innovative supplier of sustainable specialty chemicals used in a variety of industrial applications. Kessee […]

The nation’s first 60-foot bus rehabilitation to battery electric

  Complete Coach Works (CCW) breaks new ground in zero-emissions mass transit with the Nation’s first conversion of a 60-foot articulated diesel-powered bus to battery electric for TriMet. CCW, the leading North American bus remanufacturer, combined the Voith Electrical Drive System (VEDS) with CCW’s own Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) battery technology to solve the […]

Proterra battery technology to power Vicinity Motor Corp. electric transit buses and work trucks

  Vicinity Motor Corp., a North American supplier of commercial electric vehicles, and Proterra Inc, a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, today announced a new collaboration to power Vicinity’s electric transit buses and work trucks with Proterra’s industry-leading battery technology. Under a new, multi-year supply agreement, Proterra battery systems will power the Vicinity […]

New Flyer and AROW Global’s New Mobility Bursary now open for applications

NFI Group Inc., a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, today announced that the New Mobility Bursary, created by subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. in partnership with supplier AROW Global Corp, is now open for applications. The $10,000 New Mobility Bursary, awarded through NFI’s Vehicle Innovation […]

GILLIG and RR.AI to partner on next generation automated vehicle technology

  GILLIG LLC, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses, and RR.AI, a global leader in autonomous mobility solutions, announced today that they have entered into a development agreement for next-generation advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicle (AV) technology for GILLIG transit buses in North America. This partnership will combine […]

Vicinity Motor Corp. receives $3.5 million order for eight Vicinity™ Classic buses to First Transit

Vicinity Motor Corp., a North American supplier of commercial electric vehicles, today announced the receipt of a new CAD $3.5 million purchase order from North American Private Transit Operator First Transit for eight Vicinity™ Classic buses. Per the terms of the supply agreement, First Transit has ordered eight of the Company’s 35-foot Clean-Diesel Vicinity™ Classic […]

Carrillo and Walsh join LTD

Lane Transit District (LTD) has named Alejandro Carrillo, MBA, as the district’s human resources director, and Patrick Walsh, MA, as its marketing and communications director. Carrillo brings nearly 20 years of human resources experience aligning business and people through the creation and implementation of HR programs and practices that improve individual and organizational performance. Previously, […]

Dan Leyendecker elected as CCRTA Board of Directors Chair

Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority’s (CCRTA) Board of Directors elected Dan Leyendecker as Board Chair. The election took place at the CCRTA Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, January 5th. Appointed by the Nueces County Commissioners Court, Dan Leyendecker is currently in his third term as a member of the CCRTA Board of Directors. He […]

DOT, Dept. Of Education announce temporary waiver to help increase the number of school bus drivers nationwide

To help states and municipalities that are experiencing a shortage of school bus drivers recruit new hires, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in coordination with the Department of Education, today announced it would give states the option of waiving the portion of the commercial driver’s license (CDL) skills test that requires school bus […]

ATRO welcomes Doug Amaya to the sales team

ATRO Engineered Systems would like to announce the hiring of Doug Amaya as Area Sales Manager. Amaya’s territory will include the states of California and Nevada. Doug comes to ATRO with 15 years of sales experience, including 5 years as a territory Sales Manager selling Heavy-Duty aftermarket parts. His problem-solving and interpersonal skills will fit […]