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New independent economic analysis shows public transportation industry faces $39.3 billion shortfall

An independent, economic analysis conducted by EBP US Inc. for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) found that public transit agencies still face a projected shortfall of $39.3 billion through 2023. While the much-needed initial rounds of emergency funding through the CARES Act and CRRSAA provided transit agencies across the nation with relief, transit funding […]

Together with its optimistic exhibitors Busworld Europe will rock in October

While in Europe we are reaching the final valley before taking the highway uphill, in some parts of the world the virus has been contained. The only way is the way forward. The Busworld team takes this very literally, its normal preparations are going full speed ahead. The media campaigns are being booked and will […]

Greyhound unlocks critical customer insights during COVID-19 with Sprinklr

 Sprinklr, the Customer Experience Management (CXM) platform for modern enterprises, today announced that Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in North America, is using Sprinklr Modern Marketing, Sprinklr Modern Research, and Sprinklr Modern Engagement to find and analyze valuable conversations about its brand across social media, blogs, and news sites. These insights are shared across Greyhound’s customer-facing teams […]

Porterville deploys 12 all-electric micro-transit vans from Lightning eMotors

With a focus on its mission of sustainability for its residents, the City of Porterville, California is putting 12 zero-emission micro-transit vans into service. The city’s new all-electric passenger vans will be used for transporting residents around the community, such as from home to work and for shopping and other services. The electric vans will […]

ABA elects new board members during annual meeting

The American Bus Association (ABA) elected new members to join its Board of Directors during its Annual Meeting, held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Also, during the Annual Meeting Eugene Berardi, Jr., from Adirondack Trailways in Hurley, N.Y. was named Chairman of the Board and Chris Shepler from Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry in […]

New Flyer introduces scholarship and educational incentive program, Accelerate Anniston

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 the launch of Accelerate Anniston™, a scholarship and educational incentive program providing financial support to deserving recipients in the Anniston, Alabama region to continue educational studies. A total of $25,000 […]

Transdev and Foothill Transit announce passing of Bill Jackson

With deep sadness, Transdev U.S. announces the passing over this past weekend of its longtime Foothill Transit General Manager, Bill Jackson. Bill became General Manager of Transdev’s Foothill Transit operations and maintenance contract (in greater Los Angeles) in 2014. “The positive impact he had on the culture and values at Foothill’s Arcadia Yard will be part of […]

BISC/BusMARC Webinar Series: Saving Pennies at the Pump: Fuel Maintenance, Controlling Contamination, Filter Monitoring, Questions on Additives

Tuesday Jan. 26, the American Bus Association hosted the latest presentation in their ongoing series of educational webinars, BISC & BUSMARC 2021 VIRTUAL SAFETY & MAINTENANCE SERIES. This session’s discussion was led by BusMARC Chair Mike McDonal, Director of Regulatory Compliance and Industry Relations at Saucon Technologies. Additional panel members included Robert Hitt (Prevost), David […]

MBTA exercises option for 45 additional 60 foot Xcelsior low-emission hybrid transit buses from BAE Systems

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 Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has exercised an option with New Flyer to purchase 45 additional Xcelsior® sixty-foot hybrid electric buses (90 equivalent units or EUs). MBTA is […]

First Student, First Transit and NextEra Energy Resources agree to jointly pursue electrification

First Student, Inc., First Transit, Inc., and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC today announced they have entered into a framework agreement and are working toward a joint venture to pursue the electrification of tens of thousands of school and public transportation vehicles across the U.S. and Canada. The collaboration brings together North America’s market leaders in […]