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Bus Operation 101: Shop Orientation

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series This January, the American Bus Association hosted a new edition of their ongoing educational webinar series, Bus Operation 101: Shop Orientation. The panel was moderated by Mike McDonal, BusMARC Chair and Director of Regulatory Compliance and Industry Relations at Saucon Technologies, […]

Getting Back to Work: Reviewing Driver Training Resources & Evaluations

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series As part of their ongoing education series, the American Bus Association hosted this virtual meeting with presenter Matthew Daecher, transportation safety specialist and president of Daecher Consulting Group. Daecher is a transportation safety specialist with over 19 years of experience in […]

Access, Tips and Tricks for Bus Operators with the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series The American Bus Association’s (ABA) 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. The opening session served […]

Increased Seat Cleanliness Through Antimicrobial Coating

The COVID-19 pandemic brought public transit ridership levels down to historic lows. Transit agencies continue to look for ways to protect riders and regain their confidence in coming back to ride public transit at pre-pandemic levels. One necessary approach to protecting riders is routine cleaning and disinfecting of the surfaces that riders may come in […]

SORTA is now accepting applications for transit infrastructure fund grants

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) is now accepting applications for grants to be awarded through a new Transit Infrastructure Fund. Thanks to the passage of Issue 7 by Hamilton County voters last year, 25 percent of the 0.8 percent Hamilton County sales tax revenue SORTA now receives—projected to be approximately $30 million annually—is […]

Esri and Trapeze Group join forces to transform the customer experience

Esri, the world’s leading Geographical Information System (GIS) software provider, and Trapeze Group, the global leader in the transit technology industry, are announcing a strategic collaboration to offer transit agencies integrated solutions that elevate collaboration and productivity among transit agencies, ultimately improving the quality-of-service agencies provide to their communities. Today, when transit agencies want to leverage their data to make key business decisions, they need to utilize multiple systems […]

ARBOC Goes All-Electric with Equess CHARGE

With the launches of a new all-electric product innovation and a fresh look for the brand, ARBOC Specialty Vehicles is prepared to propel its vehicle lineup into the next generation of sustainability and energy-savings. ARBOC’s Equess CHARGE is an all-electric vehicle developed in conjunction with New Flyer’s Vehicle Innovation Center in Anniston, Alabama. The Equess […]

Cincinnati Metro names Steve Anderson director of transit development and innovation

Cincinnati Metro has named Steve Anderson its Director of Transit Development and Innovation. In this role, he will lead several initiatives for the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), including taking a primary role in bringing the Reinventing Metro plan to fruition. Anderson is responsible for the development of Reinventing Metro, including planning and scheduling, […]

Rally and OurBus unite in acquisition to accelerate new era of mass mobility

  Rally and OurBus announced today that they have entered into a combination merger through an acquisition transaction creating the leading technology company for mass mobility in the United States. Until now, each has disrupted a segment of the private bus industry, with Rally focusing on arranging event charters and OurBus on scheduled intercity travel. […]

Lion Electric secures its largest truck order to date with 100 zero-emission trucks from Pride Group Enterprises

  Lion Electric (Lion), a manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced that the company has received a purchase order from Pride Group Enterprises (Pride) for the acquisition of 100 all-electric Lion6 and Lion8 trucks. The order represents Lion’s largest single order of zero-emission trucks to date. Pride will be integrating the […]