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RTA’s Bus Rapid Transit East-West Bank Corridor project resolution approved by New Orleans City Council

Today, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced the approval of the resolution by the New Orleans City Council regarding RTA’s Bus Rapid Transit East-West Bank Corridor project from the New Orleans City Council. Bus Rapid Transit is a high-capacity and high-quality rapid transit system that uses buses to offer a service that operates […]

TAPTCO and MCSTCO Training Built Around a Safety Management System to Remove or Reduce Risk

For decades, the Transit & Paratransit Company (TAPTCO) and the Motorcoach Safety Training Company (MCSTCO) have been at the forefront of the public and private bus industries’ safety trends and regulations with its driver training programs. A Safety Management System (SMS) is a process where you identify the hazards in driving a bus, analyze these […]

UMA EXPO 2023 Round-Up

Here are some of the top stories coming out of the 2023 United Motorcoach Association’s (UMA) Motorcoach EXPO, held January 11 – 14 in Orlando, Florida: All-New Prevost H3-45 Takes Center Stage  All eyes were on Prevost on Thursday as the company introduced its all-new, next-generation H3-45 during the 2023 UMA EXPO in Orlando, Florida. […]

Hannibal Public School District #60 Awarded Funds for Clean Buses

Missouri district adds nine propane school buses   Hannibal Public School District #60 has utilized funding from incentive programs like the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus Program and the Missouri Propane Education & Research Council to double down on its commitment to substantially reduce its carbon footprint with propane school buses. Plans for a […]

New Vehicles Take the Spotlight at Busworld North America 2023

Busworld North America took place in Detroit from 4 February to 7 February: a three-day trade show (4-6 February) and a three-day conference (5-7 February).  It was organized in partnership with American Bus Association (ABA) and its annual Marketplace, an event for bus and tour operators. Below you can find a short summary of the […]

Durham School Services Donates Bus for Mobile Mental Health “Chill Room”

Durham School Services (DSS), a leader in student transportation, has donated a school bus to the West Jefferson Hills (WJH) School District in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania, to renovate into a mobile “Chill Room/Makerspace” for its students. The Chill Room will allow students to seek innovative ways to help manage stress, anxiety, and focus on mental […]

FlixBus and Greyhound accelerating their Service Integration, DePaul Study Shows

Surprising moves by intercity bus lines in 2022 have ushered in a period of accelerated disruption and technological innovation in this ground transportation sector.  “From the rollout of first-class services and reserved seating on Greyhound on to the integration of FlixBus and Greyhound, it is clear that the industry is amid a metamorphosis,” notes DePaul […]

DART’s first long range electric bus begins revenue service

  Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) first long range electric bus began regular revenue service on DART Bus Route 20. With a range of almost 300 miles, the 40’ Proterra ZX5 Max offers: Six lithium-ion battery packs (four mounted under the bus, two mounted on the roof). Each battery pack stores 112.5 kWh of charge […]

Utah Transit Authority launches mobile ticketing solution with Transit and Masabi

  The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has announced the launch of a new digital fare payment system with Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service (FPaaS) to public transit, and Transit, the all-in-one app for trip planning, real-time tracking, multimodal connections, and fare payment used by millions of transit riders across North America and the official […]

Hele-On partners with the Salvation Army to keep youth safe

The County of Hawaiʻi Mass Transit Agency (MTA), in partnership with National Safe Place Network (NSPN), is expanding the Safe Place to include The Salvation Army Family Intervention Services, increasing the number of Safe Place sites for youth in crisis on Hawaiʻi Island. As a newly designated Safe Place, Salvation Army Family Intervention Services will […]