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FTA considering new transit rules for overweight riders

The Federal Transit Authority is proposing to rewrite bus safety rules due to more overweight riders using bus transit.

Zero-Waste-to-Landfill achieved by Thomas Built Buses

High Point, NC-based Thomas Built Buses has become the first school manufacturer to reach a Zero-Waste-to-Landfill operation.

Survey: MD drivers not stopping for school buses

A new survey shows motorists in Maryland are not stopping for school buses.

Motorcoach operators feeling pinch at the pumps

Sandwiched between the volatile oil markets are motorcoach owners and operators who are having to make decisions on gas surcharges.

Carrier selling North America bus A/C business

York, PA-based Carrier is selling its bus air-conditioning business in North America to Mobile Climate Control.

Another tour bus crash injures 25

A tour crash in New Hampshire Monday night left 25 people injured, the third such crash the Northeast area this month.

Reaction to crashes misses the mark

Early morning Saturday, March 12, in New York City, a Wide World Tours coach returning from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut to Chinatown overturned along Interstate 95 in the Bronx and slid into a highway sign, killing 15 people and injuring 20. Monday evening, a Super Luxury Tours motorcoach careened off the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick and struck a concrete overpass support near the Route 18 interchange, lurched across all three lanes and came to rest on the side of the road. One passenger died in the crash. The driver died after being ejected 15 feet through the windshield. These two fatal accidents evoked the public outcry over the overall safety of passengers riding on motorcoaches that has now become predictable. In the aftermath, New York Senator Charles Schumer and Representative Nydia Velasquez complained to the National Transportation Safety Board, citing the first crash “as just another example of an industry that in many cases is operating outside the bounds of city, state and federal transportation safety guidelines,” according to the Associated Press.

Jersey tour bus crash claims driver, passenger

New Jersey officials are investigation a tour bus accident that killed the 50-year-old driver, a 20-year-old passenger and left 40 others injured.

APTA: Transit seeing upsurge in ridership due to fuel costs

Rising fuel prices are pushing more people to use public transit.

Driver in NY crash has criminal record

The driver of the World Wide Tours bus that crashed early Saturday morning leaving 15 dead and others with injuries has four prior arrests.