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Tornado Bus Company fined for ADA violations

Dallas, TX-based Tornado Bus Company Inc. has been fined $55,000 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for violating passenger carrier accessibility requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Mountain Line Transit honors Stump, Pancoast

Morgantown, WV-based Mountain Line Transit Authority has named Dave Stump and John Pancoast as its co-Drivers of the Month for August.

ABA unveils 2011 Top 100 events in North America

The American Bus Association (ABA), Washington D.C. today released the list of its Top 100 Events in North America for 2011, naming the July 21-24 commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the First Battle of Manassas during the U.S. Civil War the Top U.S. Event, and the Montréal Botanical Garden’s “The Magic of Lanterns” Sept. 9-Oct. 30 the Top Canadian Event.

APTA urges lawmakers to increase transit investment

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is urging Congress today to pass a new, six-year transportation bill that will expand public transit nationwide.

Garcia Crews named SORTA CEO

On November 1, Terry Garcia Crews will take over as the new CEO and general manager of Cincinnati-based Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority.

Tauck Tours wins Innovative Prize honor

Norwalk, CT-based Tauck Tours has received the 2010 Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnerships Innovative Prize.

LaHood: Distracted driving remains ‘a deadly epidemic’

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, last year 5,474 people were killed on U.S. roadways in distracted driving-related accidents.

Pinnellas Suncoast Transit Authority rolls out 14 Gillig hybrid buses

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, St. Petersburg, FL, rolls out 14 state-of-the-art, diesel-electric hybrid buses that begin service today.

KPS Capital completes controlling investment in MCI International

KPS Capital Partners, LP (KPS), New York, NY, completed a controlling investment through an affiliate, in MCII Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Motor Coach Industries International, Inc.

National School Bus Safety Week proposed

Indiana Democratic Representative Baron Hill is preparing a proposal for a presidential proclamation recognizing school bus drivers and their daily efforts to transport children safely to school.