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ARBOC plays a vital role in the Spirit of Alexandria Foundation

Leah and Craig Bennett established the Spirit of Alexandria Foundation to remember their daughter Alexandria Bennett, the late granddaughter of ARBOC Mobility president, Jim Bartel. The foundation builds on the passion Alexandria held for nature in her young age. In cooperation with partners close to home and across the country, the foundation helps other children experience nature in the places Alexandria loved.

Franklin County hosts motorcoach tour operators

Franklin County, PA, gave a positive nod to the motorcoach industry in late February when commissioners set aside $11,550 from the county’s motel tax to entertain tour bus operators. Thirty-three tour bus operators from neighboring states, the Midwest and Canadian provinces participated as guests on a four-day familiarization tour of the Lancaster-Gettysburg region, sponsored to boost tourism.

ABC Companies to refurbish Greyhound coaches

Greyhound Lines, Inc, Dallas, TX, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, and ABC Companies, Faribault, MN, have partnered to refurbish 250 Greyhound motorcoaches.

FMCSA fines owner of illegal Tierra Santa

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced it has issued a notice of claim charging Mr. Cayetano Martinez, owner of Tierra Santa, Inc.

SunLine Transit receives EPA Clean Air Excellence Award

Recognized for The Road to Hydrogen The United State Environmental Protection Agency recognized SunLine Transit Agency, Thousand Palms, CA, with its Clean Air Technology Award. SunLine was one of only 14 organization recipients out of 124 applicants. General Manager, C. Mikel Oglesby accepted the award on behalf of his Agency for its outstanding visionary efforts […]

Transit manager held in theft of bus fares

Boston.com reports the general manager of the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority, Haverhill, MA, has been arrested in the theft of bus fares from a deposit vault, according to the office of Attorney General Martha Coakley. John Whittaker, 47, of Methuen was arrested yesterday at his Haverhill office and charged with one count of larceny […]

NTSB to publicly review Arizona bus crash of January 2009

To recap: On Friday, January 30, 2009, at 4:06 p.m. MST, a 2007 Chevrolet/Starcraft 29-passenger bus, operated by DW Tour and Charter and carrying 16 passengers and the driver, crashed on U.S. Highway 93 on a return trip from Grand Canyon West to Las Vegas. The bus came to rest on the southbound side of […]

5Star Speciality Products 2010 Safe Driver Hall of Fame

The call is out to nominate drivers for the BUSRide 2010 Safe Driver Hall of Fame. Presenting sponsor 5Star Specialty Products, Melbourne, FL, says safe driving over the course of a career that may span three million miles requires the highest standards in every facet of the job, from driver behavior and passenger awareness to exacting vehicle maintenance.

UMA declares victory in Murray Amendment ruling

Ruled unconstitutional by federal judge in Washington, DC The United Motorcoach Association (UMA), Alexandria, VA, responded with its release following the decision yesterday against the Murray Amendent, announcing victory in its case against the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to have the Murray Amendment ruled unconstitutional. The amendment placed by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) in last […]