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Ferro to speak at UMA Expo

Anne Ferro, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will be a keynote speaker at the United Motorcoach Association’s Motorcoach Expo next month in Tampa, FL.

DOT proposes hand-held phone ban

Commercial bus drivers and truck drivers could soon face a ban on using hand-held cell phones.

Report: Intercity bus usage on the rise

A recently release report by DePaul University shows intercity bus use increasing.

Indian Tribes awarded $15.1M for transit needs

The Federal Transit Administration has approved $15.1 million to improve public transportation for American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments across the U.S.

Judge OKs auction for MTR Western

In its continuing coverage of the tribulations of Frederick Darren Berg and MTR Western, Seattle Times staff writers report that a bankruptcy auction for MTR Western, the luxury motor-coach company, has been scheduled for January 12.

Bus driver who plowed into snowman resigns

An Illinois bus driver who plowed into a snowman sitting in the middle of a street has resigned after a YouTube video showed the so-called hit and run.

FMCSA launches CSA Program

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) Program kicked off on Monday. The centerpiece of the program, the Safety Measurement System (SMS), is geared toward improving commercial bus and truck safety and will analyze all safety-based violations from inspections and crash data to determine a motor carrier’s on-road performance. U.S. Transportation Secretary […]

Pittsburgh’s Port Authority approved for $45M

On Monday, Pittsburgh’s Port Authority of Allegheny County was bailed out by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, albeit narrowly.

Setra hosts ‘Young Bus Operators’ forum

Setra Bus & Motorcoach recently hosted 40 young bus operators from nine countries for an informational forum in Prague in support of up-and-coming industry professionals.

‘Pokey’ award goes to Manhattan’s M42 bus

Manhattan’s M42 cross-town bus has repeated its dubious distinction of being the slowest bus in New York City.