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MCI unveils its first battery-electric zero-emission luxury coach in the North American market

  NFI Group Inc. (NFI), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, today announced that its subsidiary Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has unveiled the new zero-emission, battery-electric J4500 CHARGE™ coach. The J4500 CHARGE™ – a zero-emission version of the industry’s best-selling J series tour and charter luxury […]

Adjusting to a New World of Workers’ Comp and OSHA Reporting Changes

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series The American Bus Association’s Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) and Bus Maintenance Repair Council’s (BusMARC) 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series offered a sequence of educational webinars early this year, covering a variety of industry-related topics. As part of their ongoing […]

The Greater Dayton RTA launches mobile vaccination bus

  The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) located in Dayton, Ohio is working to improve access to free COVID-19 vaccinations by partnering with Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County to provide mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The clinics will use a special retrofitted RTA bus to provide space for the vaccinations. By using a […]

Charlotte Area Transit System, eTransEnergy announce electric bus partnership

Charlotte City Council has voted to approve a pilot program and public-private partnership between the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and eTransEnergy, a subsidiary/affiliate of Duke Energy, to test the performance of battery electric bus (BEB) vehicles across the greater metropolitan Charlotte area. This collaboration, which has been supported by the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities […]

DART Board of Directors announces Nadine Lee as President and Chief Executive Officer

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Nadine Lee as its new president & chief executive officer. Lee, an experienced transit industry leader and engineer who has worked in the transportation industry for nearly 30 years, will assume her new position on July 12. “The DART Board is […]

GILLIG’s electric bus telematics are now powered by ViriCiti

  ViriCiti, a leading telematics and charger management platform, announces it has partnered with GILLIG, one of the largest bus manufacturers in North America. The collaboration means GILLIG’s electric bus telematics are now powered by ViriCiti’s best-in-class fleet management platform. Just like the “Intel inside” a personal computer, ViriCiti’s platform will now be available in […]

FirstGroup enters agreement to sell First Student and First Transit

Today, FirstGroup announced it has entered into an agreement for the sale of First Student and First Transit to EQT Infrastructure. The proposed sale brings together North America’s market leaders in school and public transportation with one of the world’s largest infrastructure investors. First Student and First Transit operations will continue as usual and uninterrupted […]

Valeo’s protective shield against Covid-19 named as top innovation by the VDA

The Valeo UV Purifier, a system that uses UV rays to purify the air in buses and coaches, has been named as the year’s top innovation by the VDA*. The award was announced yesterday, on World Creativity and Innovation Day 2021. This Valeo technology is currently the world’s most powerful air sterilization system for bus […]

Center for Urban Transportation Research ITS REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) / Advanced Public Transportation Procurement Services (APTS) Program Request for Proposals for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)/Technology Solutions for Public Transit Notice is hereby given that the University of South Florida, Center for Urban Transportation Research, representing the Florida Department of Transportation, will receive sealed proposals for advanced technology systems to […]

City of Porterville Expands on Successful Zero-Emission Micro-Transit Program

In the spirit of sustainable community transit, the City of Porterville, California, added 12 all-electric micro-transit vans to its fleet in January.  The decision to embrace sustainable micro-transit resulted from an internal analysis at the Porterville Transit System. First, the agency wanted to replace low-performing fixed routes with routes focused on improved mobility and a […]