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FMCSA Strike Force removes 289 unsafe buses or drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and its state and local law enforcement partners conducted more than 2,700 surprise Strike Force passenger carrier safety inspections over a nine-day period from March 28 to April 6.

Men claim MBTA driver was aggressor in alleged attack

men accused of attacking a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus driver on Wednesday claim the bus driver was the aggressor and deliberately drove the bus into a building, injuring several people.

MTA Bus Divisions taps Irick

MTA New York City Transit has named Darryl Irick to be its new Senior Vice President of Buses, President of MTA Bus Company and President MTA Long Island Bus.

UMA’s Parra: Show them your safety record

Victor Parra has advice for operators who may be fending off questions of bus safety, as news headlines report on recent bus accidents and legislation is pending in Congress: Show them your safety records.

Motorcoach safety comes packaged

In the wake of a series of accidents and proposed legislation, operators facing questions on safety have a strong argument in existing engineering and motorcoach construction.

Lawmaker’s BUSES law proposal finds ally in Greyhound

Congressman Bill Shuster’s introduction of the Bus Uniform Standards and Enhanced Safety (BUSES) Act of 2011 has found an ally in Greyhound.

Alexander Dennis eyes more opportunities in North America

Alexander Dennis (ADL), the largest bus builder in the United Kingdom, now has its eyes set on creating new sectors in markets with product gaps and opportunities, and need for shorter, genuine buses that offer reliability, durability and longevity. Chief Executive Colin Robertson believes North America could be such a target.

DPF failures stem from false assumption

With a little more time to spend on the R&D side and work out the physics, the various OEMs may have been able to offer earlier clues for more effective and less disastrous approach to cleaning and maintaining a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).

Pegasus’ Pereira garners small business award

The Small Business Development Center at the University of Central Florida has named Pegasus Transportation President Fernando Pereira as the Small Business Person of the Year for North Florida.

Lawmakers introduce sweeping bus, motorcoach safety bill

Pennsylvania lawmakers Bill Shuster and Tim Holden, along with Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, introduced a bill in Congress Wednesday to improve passenger safety on U.S. buses and motorcoaches.