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KPS purchase gives MCI new life

KPS Capital Partners, New York, NY, announced in September it had taken controlling investment in MCII holdings, the parent company of Motor Coach Industries International (MCI), Schaumburg, IL. KPS has history investing in the transit industry. In 2002, KPS rescued Canada-based New Flyer, selling it in February 2004 with a 750-percent return on investment.

A New Year’s resolution to consider

2010 did not disappoint as an eventful year in the passenger transportation industry. The inevitable seat belt regulations were announced, and in December the long-anticipated Safety Measurement System, better known as CSA 2010, became reality for all operators. The sluggish economy continued though glimmers of hope and positive thinking about a rebound were prevalent throughout all industry segments.

Prevost to unveil 15,000th vehicle

Prevost will showcase the 15,000th vehicle the company has produced.

SCR aces the test

Prevost believes the SCR approach combines the best aspects of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and selective catalytic reduction to provide the best possible solution

Turn about is fair trade for NABI

North American Bus Industries (NABI), Anniston, AL, recently unveiled the Sirius, a new NABI transit bus specially designed for the Hungarian bus market. While NABI is a major supplier of transit buses in the USA, in recent years its Hungarian operations have been limited to partially finished buses exported to the U.S. for final assembly. Hungarian dignitaries and NABI officials staged ceremonies in Kaposvár, Hungary, in September to commemorate the launch.

Setra makes a new move

Daimler Buses North America unveils the ComfortClass S 407 at UMA Expo 2011 By David Hubbard Setra motorcoaches have served North American operators for more than 25 years. First exhibited in the 200 Series, the Setra bus and coach brand has grown to stand for quality, comfort and luxury. Setra further refined the highend concept […]

The good times still roll in The Big Easy

The battering winds of Hurricane Katrina that thrashed New Orleans in 2005 and the flood waters that ravaged the city in her aftermath came dangerously close to destroying a 176-year-old American transportation icon: the New Orleans streetcars.

Greyhound takes on Megabus.com in Midwest

Greyhound has received a very positive response to the Dec. 1 launch of its new express service in several Midwest cities.

CTTransit workers threatening strike

More than 750 mechanics and other workers for Connecticut Transit in Stamford, New Haven and Hartford are threatening to strike in January if a new contract is now approved this week.

Bus ad controversy continues in Seattle

Days after a controversial bus ad alleging “Israeli war crimes” was rejected by Metro Transit in Seattle, ad supporters openly protested on Christmas Eve.