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Spokane Transit Authority partners with INIT for contactless fare management system

Spokane Transit Authority (STA) has selected INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc. to implement an account-based and contactless fare system for the seven-city region the agency services. The contract calls for a back-office revenue management system, contactless fare validators, and a mobile app from Hansecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of the INIT Group. INIT will equip […]

BISC/BusMARC Webinar Series: Updating Your Security Capabilities, Policies and Protocols to Handle Teleworking Employees

Tuesday Jan. 12, the American Bus Association hosted the latest webinar in their ongoing educational virtual safety and maintenance series, titled Updating Your Security Capabilities, Policies and Protocols to Handle Teleworking Employees.  Presenters included Lee Allen, a Surface Division Cybersecurity Lead with the TSA’s Office of Security Policy & Industry Engagement/Surface Division, and Benjamin Gilbert, […]

York County Charter Bus Company experiences nationwide growth of disinfectant products and services

  Bailey Coach is pleased to announce the launch of its new brand, “The Bailey Family of Companies.” For over 88 years, the Bailey Family has concentrated on travel and transportation services, but due to the detrimental effects COVID-19 had on the transportation business, father and daughter duo, Courtney and John Bailey, diversified the business […]

New Flyer and Li-Cycle complete heavy-duty lithium-ion battery recycling pilot

New Flyer Industries Canada ULC and New Flyer of America Inc. (together New Flyer), subsidiaries of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced the successful completion of a battery recycling pilot with North America’s largest lithium-ion battery recycler, Li-Cycle Corporation (Li-Cycle). Li-Cycle offers a proprietary, closed loop […]

MARTA orders 6 Xcelsior CHARGE™ electric buses from New Flyer

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has awarded New Flyer with a new order for six Xcelsior CHARGE™ zero-emission, battery-electric forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses. MARTA is among the […]

Labor and community groups sign community benefits agreement with Proterra

Jobs to Move America’s community-labor coalition in California along with Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy duty electric transportation, and the United Steelworkers Local 675 (USW 675) today announced the groups have entered into a historic community benefits agreement (CBA) in Los Angeles County. The CBA will lead to transformative investments in Los Angeles communities […]

BYD Wins the largest pure-electric bus order in the Americas

BYD is proud to announce that it has exclusively won cumulative orders to supply 1,002-unit pure-electric buses to the capital of Colombia, Bogotá. This tender was open to all bus technologies, yet BYD won the trust and cooperation of its partners in the fiercely competitive bidding process thanks to its cutting-edge technologies, products and services. […]

XL Fleet and Pivotal Investment Corporation II finalize merger

XL Fleet (the “Company”), a leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, today announced that it has completed its previously announced merger with Pivotal Investment Corporation II (NYSE: PIC) (“Pivotal”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. The transaction, which was approved by Pivotal’s stockholders at its annual meeting held on December […]

Lion Electric appoints new Vice President of Investor Relations

The Lion Electric Company (Lion), a leading manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, announced today that Isabelle Adjahi has been appointed to the newly created role of Vice President, Investor Relations and Sustainable Development, effective January 11, 2021. In this new role, Ms. Adjahi will be responsible for developing and implementing an investor […]

BISC/BusMARC Webinar Series: Bus Operation 101: Shop Orientation

Thursday Jan. 7, the American Bus Association hosted a new edition of their ongoing educational web series, Bus Operation 101: Shop Orientation.  Moderated by BusMARC Chair and Director of Regulatory Compliance and Industry Relations at Saucon Technologies, Mike McDonal, with panel members Derek Brown (TEMSA), Dany Landry (ABC Companies), Robert Hitt (Prevost), Ben Kopp (Coach […]