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No Memphis blues for APTA International Roadeo winners

Seattle-based King County Metro won the Grand Champion Award at the 36th International Bus Roadeo, held May 22 at the American Public Transit Administration’s Bus and Paratransit Conference in Memphis, TN.

Japanese tour bus driver pleads guilty

Yasushi Mikuni fought back tears Tuesday after pleading guilty as part of a plea deal in the deaths of three of his bus passengers in a crash on Interstate 15 north of Cedar City, Utah last August.

LA orders up 84 MCI Commuter Coaches

The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation has signed a contract for 84 MCI Commuter Coaches, powered by CNG.

Problematic brake treadle valve could spark emergency inspection order

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is considering issuing an emergency inspection bulletin throughout North America for all motorcoach operators targeting a problematic brake treadle valve that could be causing an unknown number of bus fires and catastrophic brake failures nationwide.

APTA announces Bus Safety & Security Excellence Awards

The American Public Transportation Association has recognized public transit systems with top safety and security programs.

LaHood: Pre-employment screening program a success

There were more than 380,000 pre-employment driver safety record searches made during the first year of a new, secure online program available for commercial carriers.

AC Transit facing possible fiscal emergency

Dwindling financial resources and rising costs has forced AC Transit’s board of directors to call for a public hearing on May 25 in what could be a precursor to possibly declaring a “financial emergency.”

TRANSPO turns to RNL for sustainable maintenance and operations facility

In 2007, TRANSPO (South Bend Public Transportation Corporation of Indiana (TRANSPO) turned to RNL, Maintenance Design Group, and Forum Architects, Denver, CO, to design and build

2011 APTA conference, bus roadeo set for this weekend

Memphis will be the site Sunday for the American Public Transportation Association’s annual Bus & Paratransit Conference and International Bus Roadeo.

New safety seating available for Thomas Built buses

Westfield, Indiana-based IMMI now has a new brand of SafeGuard XChange seating for Thomas Built school buses.