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Washington’s King County Metro acquires 20 New Flyer battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE™ buses

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 King County Metro (Metro) has awarded New Flyer 20 additional sixty-foot zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE™ heavy-duty transit buses (40 equivalent units or EUs). Metro is one of the ten […]

Westchester County awards New Flyer a contract for up to 128 hybrid-electric Xcelsior Transit Buses

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 Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation (operating as the ”Bee-Line”) has awarded New Flyer a new order for 66 Xcelsior® forty-foot hybrid electric buses. The order […]

The COMET launches “Don’t Miss Your Shot” campaign

The COMET will launch a comprehensive campaign to inform and transport Midlands residents to major vaccination sites in Richland and Lexington Counties. “Don’t Miss Your Shot” seeks to connect people who need and desire the COVID vaccine to a transportation service offered by The COMET that best fits the individual’s situation. Transportation is free of […]

CERTS Act Coalition asks for $40 billion in new COVID-19 relief package

The Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services Coalition, made up of the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, Passenger Vessel Association and National School Transportation Association, today sent a letter to Congressional Leadership asking them to remember these transportation sectors as they work on the latest COVID relief package. The letter reads as follows: “Dear […]

APTA expresses support for new CDC mask mandate

According to a statement from APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas, “The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) strongly supports the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance requiring mask-wearing on public transportation. The CDC mask order will go into effect at 11:59 p.m. on February 1. Mask-wearing is one of several proven, […]

RTA, Masabi and Transit app launch Account-Based Ticketing for Tapp Pay

Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service to public transit, the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA), and Transit, the official mobility app of innovative agencies including RTA, have announced the addition of Account-Based Ticketing (ABT) to the RTA’s Tapp Pay contactless fare payment solution. The new system, which is powered by Masabi’s Justride platform, means […]

Suffolk County navigates crisis through safety and service

As home to one of the largest school bus fleets in the industry with a public transit division (Suffolk Bus Corp.) offering service to upwards of 1.5 million county residents, Suffolk Transportation Service, Inc. is committed to providing safe and reliable transportation throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.  In the past 50 years, Suffolk Transportation […]

BISC/BUSMARC WEBINAR SERIES: Monitoring Driver Performance, Hours of Service and Remedial Driver Training

As part of their ongoing educational webinar series, the American Bus Association hosted their latest virtual meeting in their BISC & BUSMARC 2021 VIRTUAL SAFETY & MAINTENANCE SERIES.  The session was hosted by Bus Industry Safety Council Mentors Mike McDonal, BusMARC Chair and Director of Regulatory Compliance and Industry Relations at Saucon Technologies, and Jeff […]

Active Air Purification is a Transit Weapon Against COVID

By John-Paul McGovern, PhD. As transit agencies return to full service in many cities and municipalities, the industry is turning to new, breakthrough technology to prevent COVID-19 transmission and restore faith in public transportation. When the pandemic started, we saw a massive impact on the nation’s public transportation sector. We felt the need to focus […]

MCI Re-Aligns to Push the Industry Forward

After five years as part of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), in 2020 MCI’s business was combined with that of New Flyer as part of the “NFI Forward” initiative. The combined entity continues to offer all models of both New Flyer transit buses and MCI motorcoaches, making it the industry’s widest range of models and propulsion […]