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New York commuters brace for more transit cutbacks

New York commuters brace for more transit cutbacks.

NYC coach crashes enroute to Atlantic City, NJ

A bus owned by Sun Lee Bus Co. New York, NY, carrying 50 people to Atlantic City, NJ, rear-ended a car and skidded 80 feet before stopping.

The envelopes please… Here are the winners of the 2009 BUSRide / Oracal USA MotorVision Competition

For the second year, BUSRide magazine and Oracal USA put the call out for the most attractive, compelling bus wraps from every niche in the bus and motorcoach industry. Again owners, operators, transit agencies and readers gave their overwhelming response to this presentation of artistic, original, complex and technical wherewithal to wrap a bus for greater excitement and awareness.

And the winners are ……

FMCSA takes action against illegal operator

For years, the American Bus Association has been urging the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to crack down on illegal “rogue” operators imperiling public safety. This month, FMCSA took decisive action against one of these illegal bus operators.

Five tips for the new motorcoach driver

I’ve been driving motorcoaches for almost eight years. But I still remember when I was the “new guy.” Here are a few tips that might help all you new bus and motorcoach drivers as you ease into your wonderful new career — some that were shared with me and some I wish had been shared with me.

ARBOC plays a vital role in the Spirit of Alexandria Foundation

Leah and Craig Bennett established the Spirit of Alexandria Foundation to remember their daughter Alexandria Bennett, the late granddaughter of ARBOC Mobility president, Jim Bartel. The foundation builds on the passion Alexandria held for nature in her young age. In cooperation with partners close to home and across the country, the foundation helps other children experience nature in the places Alexandria loved.

Franklin County hosts motorcoach tour operators

Franklin County, PA, gave a positive nod to the motorcoach industry in late February when commissioners set aside $11,550 from the county’s motel tax to entertain tour bus operators. Thirty-three tour bus operators from neighboring states, the Midwest and Canadian provinces participated as guests on a four-day familiarization tour of the Lancaster-Gettysburg region, sponsored to boost tourism.

ABC Companies to refurbish Greyhound coaches

Greyhound Lines, Inc, Dallas, TX, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, and ABC Companies, Faribault, MN, have partnered to refurbish 250 Greyhound motorcoaches.

FMCSA fines owner of illegal Tierra Santa

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced it has issued a notice of claim charging Mr. Cayetano Martinez, owner of Tierra Santa, Inc.

SunLine Transit receives EPA Clean Air Excellence Award

Recognized for The Road to Hydrogen The United State Environmental Protection Agency recognized SunLine Transit Agency, Thousand Palms, CA, with its Clean Air Technology Award. SunLine was one of only 14 organization recipients out of 124 applicants. General Manager, C. Mikel Oglesby accepted the award on behalf of his Agency for its outstanding visionary efforts […]