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CCW awarded contract to supply rehabbed buses to Capital Area Transit

  Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced today it was recently awarded a contract from Capital Area Transit (CAT) to supply two rehabbed 60′ articulated New Flyer buses. In the post COVID-19 world, agencies such as CAT seek ways to mitigate the risk to its passengers and drivers. In doing so, CAT has partnered with CCW […]

Public and private sector leaders call congress to act on COVID relief

COVID RELIEF NOW, a new coalition of nearly 200 major public and private sector groups across the U.S., today called for “No Recess without Relief” imploring Congress to not leave town for the 2020 elections without passing additional COVID economic relief – stating millions of jobs and survival of small businesses as well as vital […]

Metro Transit selects New Flyer with an award of zero-emission buses and charging infrastructure

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, has delivered two pilot buses to Metro Transit as part of a contract awarded to New Flyer for 14 Xcelsior CHARGE™ battery-electric, sixty-foot heavy-duty transit buses (28 equivalent units or “EUs”). To […]

Motorcoach businesses stunned that House Bill ignores the industry

In a statement regarding the House’s HEROES Act 2.0 version released last night, Peter Pantuso, president and CEO of the American Bus Association said: “It is absolutely stunning that the motorcoach industry was again ignored by leaving this industry out of the second Heroes Act attempt when more than 200 representatives have co-sponsored the Coronavirus […]

APTA President and CEO Lauds new COVID-19 Bill

In a press release issued Monday, president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association, Paul P. Skoutelas, delivered the following statement. “The newly proposed COVID-19 emergency legislation, The Heroes Act, includes $32 billion of emergency transit funding and is a lifeline for our industry. Without additional emergency funding, many public transit agencies will soon be […]

Icomera acquires GoMedia

Icomera, a subsidiary of ENGIE Solutions, announces that it has completed the acquisition of GoMedia Services Limited through its wholly-owned subsidiary Icomera UK. Founded in 2015, GoMedia has quickly become the world’s leading provider of onboard infotainment for public transport. Based in London, UK, GoMedia has developed a range of customer facing digital solutions for […]

TARTA launches new effort to collect and measure customer satisfaction

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) has a new effort underway to measure customer satisfaction through online and phone surveys. TARTA hired TransPro Consulting to conduct the surveys, analyze the results, and develop a process to track improvements in customer satisfaction over time. Customers who complete a survey will be entered into a weekly […]

Southern Maine transit agencies introduce contactless electronic fare system

On Thursday, October 1, Greater Portland METRO, Biddeford Saco Old Orchard Beach Transit (BSOOB Transit), and South Portland Bus Service will begin requiring fares as the three transit systems introduce DiriGo TouchPass, their new contactless fare system that uses a mobile app and smartcards for fare payment. On that date, all three systems will resume […]

New Flyer of America launches its Anniston Workforce Development Program

Landmark commitment builds pathways to employment, enhances diversity and inclusion efforts, and provides opportunities for upskilling as electrification of mobility continues. 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 the launch of its Anniston Workforce Development Program (AWDP), […]

NCTD joins APTA’s “Health and Safety Commitments Program” 

With transit ridership down throughout the San Diego region and across the nation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the North County Transit District (NCTD) has joined the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) “Health and Safety Commitments Program,” reaffirming their commitment to protecting transit rider health and safety along with more than 100 other public transportation agencies. “Joining APTA’s Health and Safety Commitments Program was […]