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New Report Shows How Digital Technologies Will Shape the Charter Bus Industry

ABA recently endorsed the Busie Digital Trends Report, which underlines the importance of digital technologies to the charter bus industry. Busie — a company that provides an online platform to charter bus operators to help them simplify the quoting and booking processes for both their charter sales teams and their customers — released the report to […]

Daimler Sells Less Vehicles but More Buses

Daimler BusesDaimler AG reported its preliminary results for the fiscal year 2019 ended December 31, 2019. The company sold less vehicles – 3.34 million passenger cars and commercial vehicles to 3.35 million in 2018 – but made 5 billion euros more revenue compared to 2018. Daimler Buses’ sales grew by 6% to 32,600 units in […]

Bus crashes decreased in 2018; fatalities unchanged

Total motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. increased 4.4% in 2018, totaling 6.7 million, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s annual Summary of Statistical Findings released in December. There were 65,000 crashes involving buses in 2018: 15,000 causing injuries and 50,000 causing property damage only. The bus crash total was reduced from 67,000 […]

Proterra workers unionize

The United Steelworkers Union announced its representation of more than 60 employees at the Proterra electric bus assembly plant in City of Industry, California. “After an overwhelming majority of workers requested representation, Proterra management voluntarily recognized the union on November 12,” said union International President Thomas M. Conway. Proterra Chief Executive Officer Ryan Popple added, […]

EPA offers $44 million for diesel emission reductions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in December that it will award $44 million in grants for projects aimed at reducing emissions from older diesel engines under its Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA). Eligible recipients are “regional, state, local or tribal agencies, or port authorities with jurisdiction over transportation or air quality. Nonprofit organizations […]

DOT Announces Over $454 Million in Funding Availability for Buses Nationwide

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for approximately $454.6 million in Fiscal Year 2020 competitive grant funding for transit bus projects. The Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program is authorized to improve the condition of bus infrastructure by funding the replacement and rehabilitation of buses […]

FTA Announces $9.3 Million for Projects to Improve Rail Transit and Bus Operator Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced the availability of $9.3 million in research funding for innovative projects that will improve rail transit and bus operator safety. This includes $7.3 million for projects that demonstrate and evaluate new technologies, safer designs and practices to improve rail transit safety; and $2 million […]

DOT Announces Availability of $1 Billion to Upgrade American Infrastructure

This week the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1 billion in Fiscal Year 2020 discretionary grant funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program. “BUILD grants will upgrade infrastructure across America, making our transportation systems safer and more efficient,” […]

PRO-VISION® Approved as School Bus Safety Solution Vendor for Florida

PRO-VISION® Video Systems, an industry leader in mobile video technology, recently announced it is now an approved vendor for school bus safety solutions in the state of Florida. Schools in Florida now have another option for outfitting their fleets with PRO-VISION® safety solutions after PRO-VISION® was approved for inclusion on Florida Department of Education Contract ITB 2020-16. Through […]

NTI Accepting Applications for May 2020 Transit Maintenance Leadership Workshop

The National Transit Institute (NTI) recently announced the next Transit Maintenance Leadership Workshop, which will be held May 4-8, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Targeting senior-level transit maintenance professionals, the workshop curriculum will support the development of leadership skills, explore strategic maintenance planning, facilitate the sharing of best practices, and build a network of transit maintenance professionals. […]