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Susan Gettum named TARTA Chief of Staff

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) is excited to announce that Susan Gettum has been promoted to Chief of Staff. In her new role, she will work closely with the TARTA management team in critical areas of project management; monitoring and reporting on implementation of the Authority’s strategic plan; employee engagement; and supporting the […]

Cincinnati Metro celebrates more than 100 operators, mechanics for safety excellence at Annual Awards Luncheon

  Metro employees came together Tuesday afternoon to recognize 110 operators and maintenance employees who achieved performance and safety milestones in 2021, at the transit agency’s 49th Annual Safety Awards luncheon. Among those recognized were two operators who were inducted into the prestigious, national “Two-Million-Mile Club.” “When you think about all the exciting work we’ve […]

Vicinity Motor Corp. Serves Up Mobility Alternatives for Public and Private Transit

Leveraging its success in Canadian public transit, Vicinity Motor Corp. (VMC) is accelerating its reach into the U.S. market. A leading provider of OEM transit buses to Canadian municipal transportation agencies and private operators, Vicinity Motor Corp. (VMC) in conjunction with its U.S. distributors including ABC Companies, is actively pursuing American public and private transit fleet […]

Hele-On awarded $270,000 for Pāhoa Transit Hub planning

Hele-on, in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT), received $270,000 from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) program late last month. As a result, the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation will receive funding to plan for a transit hub in downtown Pāhoa […]

RATP Dev USA selected to manage Greensboro Bus System

RATP Dev USA, the  North American subsidiary of the global transportation provider, began service today for the contract to manage and operate the Greensboro Transit Agency in North Carolina. The Greensboro City Council selected RATP Dev USA through a competitive process that awarded the contract on the basis of the best value. Contract services will […]

Rejuvenate Your Fleet — IT’S TIME!

Are your buses spending a lot of time in the shop? Do they keep breaking down in the middle of service? Or maybe you have noticed the exterior/interior body begin to deteriorate? If any of these scenarios sound familiar, then your fleet may be due for a mid-life rehab/overhaul. A process that strips down the […]

Assessing Needs and Factors in Collision Repair and Refurbishment

By Ed Harmon Owners should begin assessing whether to take on a collision repair by asking a few simple questions up front like: Do we have the necessary resources or expertise to purchase the right replacement parts the first time? Have we performed major body repairs before? What is the estimated time for repairs and […]

County of Hawai‘i MTA Goes with Hydrogen Fuel Cells as Part of Master Plan

As part of its 2017 commitment to transition to zero emission fleets, The County of Hawaiʻi Mass Transit Agency (MTA), in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) and U.S. Hybrid, has taken delivery of its first hydrogen fuel-cell-powered bus. Slated for operation later this spring, the 21-passenger 2014 El Dorado Aero Elite was […]

3 Ways to Know You’ve Chosen the Right Fleet Management Platform Provider

Leveraging the power of connected data, a smart fleet management platform can truly transform how your fleet makes critical business decisions by uncovering hidden costs and efficiencies, tracking and securing assets (and children in transit), and monitoring driver performance and safety. However, implementing a fleet management solution across your entire fleet is a major investment. […]

LAUSD selects Zum to make student transportation greener, safer and more equitable

  The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has awarded a transportation contract valued at over $400 million to Zūm, the leader in modern student transportation. The decision, approved by the LAUSD board of directors, signals the district’s commitment to replacing an archaic, legacy transportation system with a cleaner, safer and more equitable solution for the students and families of Los […]