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Metro and TANK riders can now use cash to purchase mobile tickets

Bus riders can now use cash to purchase mobile tickets for trips on Cincinnati Metro and the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) thanks to the launch of a new stored value option across the EZfare payment system used by Metro, TANK and 12 other agencies across Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan. With more transit agencies […]

ETA Transit announces the award of Valley Regional Transit intelligent transit system contract

  ETA Transit is pleased to announce the addition of Valley Regional Transit (VRT) in Meridian, Idaho, to its growing fleet of intelligent transit system (ITS) customers. The 67-vehicle fleet will enjoy a full featured CAD/AVL system, automatic voice announcements, traffic signal prioritization, digital pre-trip inspections, GTFS-RT data feeds, and automatic passenger counters. This deployment […]

VitriCiti to power ABC Connect Telematics for electric Van Hool motorcoaches in North America

  ViriCiti, the leading telematics provider for electric buses, will bring its world-class fleet management expertise to electric motorcoaches via its latest partnership with ABC Companies, exclusive distributor and reseller of Van Hool motorcoaches in North America. The two companies announced that ABC Connect Telematics, which is used to manage all Van Hool CX45E electric […]

City of Wilmer joins Southern Dallas County Inland Port Transportation Management Association

The City of Wilmer has officially joined the Southern Dallas County Inland Port Transportation Management Association (IPTMA), highlighting the city’s dedication to developing and expanding transportation opportunities for Wilmer residents. Located 15-minutes south of downtown Dallas, Wilmer has become a global distribution hub for companies like Amazon, Unilever, Sprouts, Proctor & Gamble, Whirlpool, Ace Hardware, […]

EZfare customers can now use cash to purchase mobile tickets

Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service to public transport, and NEORide, a council of governments comprised of 17 transit systems dedicated to the development and promotion of regional public transportation services, have announced the launch of cash payments for mobile tickets across the EZfare fare payment system, which is used by 13 agencies across Ohio, […]

Eugene Chamber honors Lane Transit District as Essential First Citizens

  Lane Transit District (LTD) bus operators and staff members shared in the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual First Citizen Award with medical personnel, educators, first responders, farmers, and banking professionals as essential workers who kept Eugene healthy and its economy moving forward during the 2020-2021 COVID-19 Pandemic. Accepting the award on behalf of […]

InterClean Equipment announces BuyBoard vendor contract

InterClean Equipment, one of the leading and sustainable, innovative commercial vehicle wash systems and water recycling pioneers in the world, today announced it has been awarded a contract with the BuyBoard, a purchasing cooperative, to increase the buying power of school districts and other public agencies for capital equipment. As a member company, InterClean will […]

Expertise Makes a Difference in Repair or Remanufacturing

The largest municipalities in the country frequently call on NEBR to outsource their collision repair, remanufacturing or refurbishment needs when the extent of the damage or work scope exceeds the capabilities of their facility. Operators need to be mindful and avoid undertaking a repair that might exceed their area of expertise and not attempt to […]

Remanufacturing Means Longer Life and Less Maintenance for Buses

When it comes to evaluating the potential advantages and disadvantages of transit vehicle refurbishment versus new vehicle acquisition, there are many cost-benefit analyses to consider.  Often, larger agencies are involved in a combination of both the purchase of new vehicles and the remanufacturing of their legacy fleets. One of the benefits of introducing new vehicles […]

Repair vs. Replace?

There are many pitfalls when it comes to repairing or replacing damaged vehicles – as well as considerations for alternative propulsion and midlife rehabs Operators who attempt to conduct in-house repairs must consider the risks involved. In-house repairs drive up costs as staff are pulled away from their standard maintenance work. Extensive work requires highly-experienced […]