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RTA hosts COVID-19 vaccination forum with public health experts

Wednesday Jan. 13, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) hosted a COVID-19 town hall for all frontline, maintenance, and administrative staff. The forum discussed the COVID-19 vaccines and the importance of vaccination for staff. Medical Correspondent, Dr. Corey Hebert, answered a myriad of questions regarding vaccinations, COVID-19 safety measures, and additional ways to keep safe during these […]

MTS hires New York MTA Chief as Director of Transit Security & Passenger Safety

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has named Al Stiehler as the organization’s new director of transit security & passenger safety. Stiehler most recently served as chief of field operations for New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority – the largest transit system in the United States. Stiehler begins his role January 18, 2021. “As a […]

DART is asking North Texas young artists to share their heroes

The annual Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Student Art Contest has begun accepting individual entries from all North Texas students through Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The theme of this year’s contest is “Everyday Heroes Ride DART.”   Heroes come in many forms and this year’s art contest gives young artists the chance to salute the […]

BISC/BusMARC Webinar Series: Managing Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue Risks

As part of their ongoing Virtual Safety & Maintenance series, the American Bus Association hosted an educational webinar on Jan. 12, titled Managing Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue Risks. The webinar was presented by senior highway crash investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Mike Fox. The NTSB is responsible for launching post-accident investigations […]

Honolulu selects Stantec to lead transit operations analysis

The City and County of Honolulu has selected global design firm Stantec to lead a comprehensive operations analysis for Oahu Transit Services in Honolulu, Hawaii. The 7-year, US$10 million project will study passenger movement to design a bus service that encourages ridership growth and better meets the needs of the growing region. The analysis will […]

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 […]