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Transportation & Infrastructure Summit set for August 10 – 13

The 13th Annual Transportation and Infrastructure Summit will be held August 10 – 13 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel – Las Colinas in Irving, TX.

Bus Rapid Transit impacts property values

With any public investment people want to know what benefits they will get for the cost, that is their tax dollars, and rightly so. One could certainly argue the benefits from investments in Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to a community as being reduced congestion, less stressful and less expensive commute options, improved air quality and better access to education and employment.

Rand McNally releases 30th edition of Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas

Rand McNally has released its 2011 edition of the Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas.

Third-annual Try Transit Week set for September

Virginia residents can now sign up to pledge to a new form or transit during the third-annual Try Transit Week, which will be held throughout the state from September 20-24.

Oh for the love of a road trip

Oh for the love of a road trip, that American tradition following WWII when the family would pile into the automobile and hit the road just to see what they could see. Of course the art of sightseeing really kicked into gear once motorcoaches took the two-lane roads through America’s small towns and diverse topography.

Front tire failures— the rest of the story

A front tire failure can cause the motorcoach to be either extremely difficult to control or uncontrollable entirely. There is always the possibility of a catastrophic accident. A careful examination of the variables and practices that affect the control of a motorcoach can reduce the incidence of front tire failures.

Buses show fashionably at Transports Publics Paris

Every two years a public transport exhibition takes place in Paris. In previous years complete trams have been on display, but this year exhibitors keeping an eye on costs occupied only about half the previous floor space. Even so there were many interesting vehicles.

Go for the Wow! Factor

When she set out to establish her own motorcoach operations in 2003, Paulina Salen, president and CEO, Celebrity Coaches of America, Las Vegas, NV, was not about to settle for anything less than the Wow! Factor.

SunLine forges ahead on the road to hydrogen

February 19, 2010, as the sun was rising in the Coachella Valley, the SunLine Transit Agency staff, board members and members of the community were preparing to celebrate another milestone in the use of cutting edge alternative fueled vehicles

UTC Power fuel cell system sets record at AC Transit

UTC Power, South Windsor, CT, has set durability records for its latest generation transit bus fuel cell system. According to the company its PureMotion® Model 120 fuel cell powerplant aboard an Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) bus operating in the greater Oakland, CA, area has surpassed 7,000 hours in service with the original cell stacks and no cell replacements, and another has exceeded 6,000 hours.