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DOT Proposes Permanent Crash Preventability Determination Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today proposed a permanent crash preventability determination program to gain additional data to recognize possible safety risks on our nation’s roads. This crash preventability program examines the feasibility, costs, and benefits of determining and displaying the preventability of certain crash types. Starting in August […]

Grande West Launches New Medium Duty Multi-Purpose Transit Vehicle

Grande West Transportation Group Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of mid-sized multi-purpose transit vehicles for sale in Canada and the United States, recently announced the launch of the medium-duty Vicinity LT: a medium-duty bus, designed alongside customers, set to revolutionize the cutaway bus market. Grande West will begin marketing the Vicinity LT immediately for delivery in […]

Canada’s Parsons & Sons Take Delivery of 2019 MCI J4500

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., has delivered a new 2019 J4500 coach to Parsons & Sons Transportation Ltd., serving scenic Newfoundland and Labrador. Based in Conception Bay South, NL, Parsons & Sons serves the most easterly province of Canada where tourists enjoy the region’s glacial fjords, waterfalls, cliffs, national […]

Electric and Hybrid Bus Sales to Increase 8.8 percent Annually Through 2023, Study Finds

Global electric and hybrid bus demand is forecast to increase 8.8 percent per annum to 114,200 units in 2023, registering faster growth than all other bus types. The popularity of electric and hybrid models will continue to grow due to their: limited impact on the environment greater fuel efficiency than conventional buses lower fuel and maintenance […]

DOT Announces $85 Million in Grants to Expand Advanced Bus Technologies

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced $84.9 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced propulsion technologies. Thirty-eight projects in 38 states will each receive funding through the program. “These grants will help communities nationwide bring […]

Great Canadian Coaches Purchases Three 2019 H3-45 Buses

Group tour veterans Larry and Lorna Hundt launched their first coach operation, Travel Ventures, in 1984. Based in Kitchener, Ontario, Travel Ventures is known today as Great Canadian Coaches, a member of the Trailways Transportation System. Great Canadian Coaches recently added three 2019 Prevost H3-45 models to its fleet bringing their coach count to sixty […]

New H3-45s for All Aboard America!

Headquartered in Mesa, Arizona with operations in Texas and New Mexico, All Aboard America! offers coach charters, scheduled daily route and express service in rural communities, as well as contracted coach services for park and ride facilities, casino runs, employee shuttles and custom contracts. All Aboard America! has enjoyed an enduring relationship with Prevost since […]

‘MCTS Excellence’ Video Series Honored with Prestigious National Award

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has awarded the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) with its 2019 APTA Innovation Award for the world–renowned ‘MCTS Excellence’ program. MCTS Excellence began in late 2016 as a video series posted on the company’s website and official social media accounts. Each video, which is produced in-house by the MCTS Marketing […]

Stertil-Koni Names Tim Kerr New Product Manager

Stertil-Koni, the leader in heavy duty vehicle lifts — notably bus lifts and truck lifts — has announced that Tim Kerr has joined the company as Product Manager. Kerr will be responsible for spearheading a range of initiatives including Stertil-Koni’s new product concepts, advancing customer satisfaction and the training of Stertil-Koni’s North American distributor network. “Tim brings a unique […]

DART Board Member Michele Wong Krause Appointed to APTA Executive Committee

Michele Wong Krause, a member of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board of Directors, was appointed to the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Executive Committee at APTA’s 2019 Rail Conference held in Toronto, Canada. Appointed to the DART Board in 2014, where she currently serves as secretary, Wong Krause has been Chair, Capital Construction […]