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SORTA Board welcomes two new trustees

  The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board of Trustees welcomed two new members during its Tuesday evening meeting. Mr. Trenton Emeneker will represent Butler County on the board, and Ms. Krista Lewis will represent Warren County. Mr. Emeneker is a project management and operations consultant living in West Chester Township and a member […]

MCTS will continue to tequire masks on buses effective immediately

In partnership with the Milwaukee County Executive, the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will continue to require riders to wear masks on County buses. The decision comes out of an abundance of caution as COVID-19 cases have increased locally over the past three weeks. Riders should continue to practice safe riding habits and respect fellow […]

Proterra announces appointment of Julian Soell as President of Proterra Transit

Proterra Inc, a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, today announced the appointment of Julian Soell as president of its Proterra Transit business unit effective May 2, 2022. As president of Proterra Transit, Julian will oversee Proterra’s growing business as the leading manufacturer of electric transit buses in North America. In his role, Julian […]

Toronto’s TTC awards contracts for up to 565 buses to NFI

NFI Group Inc., a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, today announced that its subsidiary New Flyer Industries Canada ULC has received new firm orders from the Toronto Transit Commission (“TTC”) for 134 Xcelsior® forty-foot hybrid-electric heavy-duty transit buses, and 68 Xcelsior sixty-foot hybridelectric buses (136 equivalent […]

Proterra introduces ZX5 electric bus with 738 kilowatt hours of energy

Proterra Inc, a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, today announced that it is increasing the amount of energy onboard its purpose-built ZX5 electric transit bus – delivering more battery storage to help transit agencies scale zero-emission bus fleets with electric vehicle technology. Starting in 2023, the 40-foot Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit bus […]

Vontas celebrates one year of growth and reimagining intelligent transit technology

Vontas, a leading provider in delivering Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its inception. Since its launch, Vontas has maintained their focus on ITS, and invested in its products and people. Vontas was created in April 2021 as a new business division of Trapeze Group, to focus on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for […]

BUSRide Remembers Bill Luke

  Historian, author, and founder of BUSRide Magazine, William A. Luke – known around the industry as Bill Luke – is being remembered for his memorable life and awesome contributions to the world of transportation. Bill passed on Jan. 23 at age 97 in Spokane, Washington. In addition to his roles as BUSRide founder and […]

What You Use in Your Facilities Might Not be the Best for Your Buses

By Toby Drysdale Yes, we are all sick of COVID Conversations – but this pandemic showed us that we were grossly unprepared and uneducated when it came to routine disinfecting of our bus fleets. To ensure we are better prepared for the future, we must look at these basic questions: What were we doing prior […]

Antimicrobial Copper is a Game-Changer Against Bacteria

    While many onboard sanitization and disinfection solutions focus on airborne bacteria or surface cleaning, a new, but time-tested technology is making its way into public transit.  Aereus Technologies, via a partnership with Olin Brass, is producing and distributing the CuVerro Shield™ alloy technology, a solid functional surface layer of antimicrobial copper alloy which […]

Let’s Get Excited About the Humble Bus

Transit advocate Gil Penelosa is famous for his quip that “An advanced city is not a place where the poor move about in cars, rather it’s where even the rich use public transportation.” Yet, many communities hold the perception that the humble bus is a last resort only for people who cannot afford a car. […]