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COTA partners with Uber and Masabi to integrate transit trip options and ticket purchase in the Uber app

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) today announced a partnership with Uber Technologies, Inc. to expand its options to include real-time transit information, journey planning and ticket purchase, through integration with Masabi, within the Uber app. Uber has added COTA public transit information in-app so both COTA and Uber rideshare customers can compare more of […]

Trans-Bridge Lines holds Safety week 2023

Trans-Bridge Lines, the Lehigh Valley’s leading motorcoach company, recently conducted a Safety Week for its employees. Safety Week 2023 was a series of week-long sessions and activities held at the company’s Industrial Drive, Bethlehem location, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal’s meeting space. Safety Week continues with the tradition of focusing on safety in every […]

Low Carbon Transit Operations Program awards 1,000th project to StanRTA

The Stanislaus Regional Transit Authority (StanRTA) announced that it was awarded California’s Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) 1000th project to fund its Free Fare Project in 2023. The project includes free fares during Go Green Week in March, Earth Day in April, Dump the Pump Day in June, and Free Rides July. For several […]

TARTA names Rick Bailey as Customer Experience, Mobility Leader

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) has named Rick Bailey as its new Chief Customer Experience and Mobility Officer. Mr. Bailey will oversee TARTA’s customer experience efforts and employees, in addition to leading operations for TARTA’s paratransit service, TARPS. His 15 years of transportation agency experience includes a history of innovative efforts, including the […]

Data-driven decisions: using physical security system data to improve transit operations

  By Jermaine Santoya Security departments within transit organizations are sitting on a goldmine of data collected by surveillance cameras, video management systems (VMS), access control systems (ACS), automated license plate readers (ALPR), intrusion systems, and other connected physical security devices. With the rise of data analytics, physical security system data can be used as […]

Foothill Transit names LaShawn King Gillespie as next Deputy CEO

LaShawn King Gillespie will serve as Foothill Transit’s next Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Current Deputy Chief Executive Officer Kevin Parks McDonald, who is retiring after a 23- year career at Foothill Transit, will “pass the baton” to Gillespie on April 28, 2023. Gillespie has been part of the Foothill Transit team for 17 years and […]

RTC receives $2 million in federal funding to promote transportation efficiency and safety through a smart traffic signal program

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) will receive $2 million in federal funding as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s inaugural Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) grant program to advance transportation safety and efficiency. The funding will support an RTC project that will prototype a cloud-based system that optimizes traffic signal […]

Blue Bird appoints Simon Newman to Board of Directors 

Veteran precision manufacturing executive brings decades of industrial, strategy and commercial experience. Blue Bird Corporation, the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, today announced the appointment of Simon J. Newman to its Board of Directors, effective April 4, 2023. Newman has over 40 years of leadership experience in the fields of precision-engineered manufacturing, executive […]

Raiders Foundation teams up with RTC of Southern Nevada to purchase, distribute 10,000 transit passes to local nonprofits

  The Raiders Foundation, the nonprofit and philanthropic arm of the Las Vegas Raiders, purchased and distributed 10,000 24-hour transit passes from the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) to six local nonprofit organizations that serve at-risk individuals throughout the community. The Raiders Foundation purchased the discounted passes through a special program of the […]

IC Bus® announces 2022 Dealer of the Year and Pursuit of Excellence Award winners

IC Bus® recognized Cumberland CEO Terry Minor as the 2022 IC Bus Dealer of the Year. Every year, IC Bus awards one dealer for their top performance, leadership within the industry and support of their surrounding communities. “As we accelerate the impact of sustainable mobility, it becomes increasingly important that our dealers also embody that […]