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U.S. Transportation Secretary announces $187 million in federal funding for bus rapid transit projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a total of $187 million in federal funding will be allocated to four Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) infrastructure projects in California, Utah, and Washington State. Funding is provided through FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Small Starts Program. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said, “Millions […]

SORTA is now accepting applications for transit infrastructure fund grants

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) is now accepting applications for grants to be awarded through a new Transit Infrastructure Fund. Thanks to the passage of Issue 7 by Hamilton County voters last year, 25 percent of the 0.8 percent Hamilton County sales tax revenue SORTA now receives—projected to be approximately $30 million annually—is […]

Esri and Trapeze Group join forces to transform the customer experience

Esri, the world’s leading Geographical Information System (GIS) software provider, and Trapeze Group, the global leader in the transit technology industry, are announcing a strategic collaboration to offer transit agencies integrated solutions that elevate collaboration and productivity among transit agencies, ultimately improving the quality-of-service agencies provide to their communities. Today, when transit agencies want to leverage their data to make key business decisions, they need to utilize multiple systems […]

Cincinnati Metro names Steve Anderson director of transit development and innovation

Cincinnati Metro has named Steve Anderson its Director of Transit Development and Innovation. In this role, he will lead several initiatives for the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), including taking a primary role in bringing the Reinventing Metro plan to fruition. Anderson is responsible for the development of Reinventing Metro, including planning and scheduling, […]

Rally and OurBus unite in acquisition to accelerate new era of mass mobility

  Rally and OurBus announced today that they have entered into a combination merger through an acquisition transaction creating the leading technology company for mass mobility in the United States. Until now, each has disrupted a segment of the private bus industry, with Rally focusing on arranging event charters and OurBus on scheduled intercity travel. […]

Lion Electric secures its largest truck order to date with 100 zero-emission trucks from Pride Group Enterprises

  Lion Electric (Lion), a manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, today announced that the company has received a purchase order from Pride Group Enterprises (Pride) for the acquisition of 100 all-electric Lion6 and Lion8 trucks. The order represents Lion’s largest single order of zero-emission trucks to date. Pride will be integrating the […]

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority announces vaccine ride program

  The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) is announcing a new free Vaccine Ride Program with services available in Maumee, Ottawa Hills, Rossford, Sylvania, Sylvania Township, Toledo and Waterville. The Vaccine Ride Program offers several options to residents needing transportation to a vaccination site: • Vaccine Xpress – A direct TARTA route from the […]

Cincinnati Metro celebrates operators on Transit Driver Appreciation Day

  In honor of Transit Driver Appreciation Day on March 18, Cincinnati Metro joined transit agencies across the country in celebrating the incredible work of its nearly 600 Metro and Access operators. Metro board members, staff and friends gathered on Cincinnati’s Government Square, the transit agency’s busiest transfer location, to hold signs showing their appreciation […]

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority hosts virtual Women’s History Month forum

  Wednesday, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) hosted a virtual Women’s History Month forum celebrating iconic women in transit. This forum featured Lona Hankins, Deputy CEO of Planning and Infrastructure at the RTA, Carolyn Flowers, Managing Principal and Partner at InfraStrategies, and Grace Crunican, Consultant, Crunican LLC., and Retired General Manager, Bay Area […]

Proterra battery technology to power Lightning eMotors Electric Transit commercial van

  Proterra, an innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, and Lightning eMotors today announced a new collaboration to power the Generation 4 Lightning Electric Transit commercial van using Proterra’s industry-leading battery technology. The Lightning Electric Transit commercial van is a purpose-built Class 3 commercial electric vehicle, that is available in several popular configurations like last-mile […]