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What the European bus industry learned in 2009

Every two years I carry out much of the research and write a large part of a report which has become an industry standard; the latest edition of “The World Bus & Coach Manufacturing Industry” report is due to be published in June.

Report from BRT World Conference 2010

We just recently attended the Bus Rapid Transit World 2010 Conference in Boston. From the presentations we saw, there’s no denying that the developing world is still far ahead of the U.S. when it comes to high-end BRT. We still have a lot to learn here, but we also have much to share. These are exciting times for BRT. Even CNN has taken notice in a recent video of the Las Vegas ACE.

FMCSA announces new advisory committee members

The MCSAC is charged with providing information, advice and recommendations to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on motor carrier safety programs and regulations.

Prevost customers sign up in numbers to support Motorcoach Council

Prevost, Ste. Claire, QB, Canada, a leading participant in the opt-in parts program introduced by the Motorcoach Council reports the initiative is receiving enthusiastic support from its council partner customers.

Secretary LaHood and WTS encourage women to pursue math and science

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today, May 20, 2010, signed an agreement with the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) International to encourage women to complete undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and math – while pursuing careers in transportation.

Metrolinx sets to work on five- in- ten plan

Metrolinx, a Crown agency of the Province of Ontario, Canada, announced May 19, 2010, its board of directors has approved a revised plan that will see all of the Big 5 transit projects completed over a 10-year period.

Maryland gubernatorial race pits BRT against light rail

Incumbent pushes for light rail; contender BRT is more practical The $1.5 billion project as O’Malley envisions would use light rail to move commuters between New Carrollton and downtown Bethesda, with stops in between including Silver Spring, Takoma Park and the University of Maryland at College Park. Ehrlich says during his administration he could see […]

Best Terminals & Depots in North America

Before passengers board and the buses roll, the experience begins at the terminals and depots. The 2011 BUSRide Best Terminals & Depots in North America Competition puts this sector of the industry front and center. BUSRide.com wants you to submit your photographs and conceptual renderings and vote for your favorite points of departure. This competition will showcase the grander vision for public transportation. From curbside shelters and kiosks to towering edifices, current bus terminal and depot architecture and design marries aesthetics with urban needs. Nominate your favorite and vote often!

Go Places, Go SamTrans showcases Art Takes a Bus Ride winners

Anita Lam captures grand prize with balloon words creation Anita Lam drew word balloons to capture the grand prize in the SamTrans annual county-wide student art competition, Art Takes a Bus Ride.  Lam, a fifth grader at Foster City Elementary, Foster City, CA, best illustrated the theme, Go Places, Go SamTrans, showing each passengers destination. […]