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High-tech in the land of the Sleeping Dragon

China is on the fast track to possibly overtake Japan next year to become the country with the second-most vehicles on the road. Vehicle ownership in China is expected to top 75 million in 2011, according to Xu Changming, a research director at the State Information Center.

Coach Canada rolls on with renewed vision

Drawing on its history of providing reliable transportation for more 50 years, Coach Canada Peterborough, ON, Canada, is pushing into 2011 with a new leader who is fully focused on Megabus.

Grede Holdings receives Silver Award

Novi, MI-based Grede Holdings LLC has received the Silver Award for Outstanding Performance from Thomas Built Buses.

APTA calls for papers for 2011 ‘Bus Roadeo’ event

The American Public Transportation Association is inviting its members to submit abstracts for participation in APTA’s Bus and Paratransit Conference & International Bus Roadeo.

Kolodziej: EPA, DOT missing NG incentives in proposal

The president of Natural Gas Vehicle America is disappointed that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation have not included incentives for natural gas in its recently released proposal to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency.

The party rocks while the All Conference Coach rolls

Last fall before the annual Iowa-Iowa State football game, long-time Hawkeye supporter Bill Rieckhoff came up with an idea for a better tailgate party. He envisioned two large specialty motorcoaches each with extravagant amenities and painted in the school colors of the rival teams. He would park them side by side outside the Iowa University’s Kennick Stadium and entertain partying football fans.

EPA, DOT set new bus, truck emission standards

The nation’s first standards in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and improving fuel efficiency in buses and heavy-duty trucks has been handed down by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation.

MCI to host two November webinars

Operators considering adding new coaches to their fleets before the end of the year and wanting to save the environment will find two upcoming webinars of interest.

ABA teams with SSS for members-only program

The American Bus Association is partnering with Strategic Safety Solutions (SSS) to offer membership-only discounts to its members.

Motorcoach Council planning UMA Expo Silent Auction

The Motorcoach Council will conduct its first Get Motorcoachified Silent Auction at the UMA Expo in Tampa, FL on January 20 -22.