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Complete Coach Works Receives Contract to Conduct Mid-Life Rehabilitation Work on Long Beach Transit Buses

Complete Coach Works (CCW) recently announced its contract award to perform mid-life rehabilitation on 72 Gillig buses for Long Beach Transit (LBT), the second largest public transit agency in Los Angeles County with 26 million annual boardings. This rehabilitation project is part of LBT’s State of Good Repair Program. All buses will be given a […]

FTA to Host Webinars on Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Transit Safety Funding Opportunities

The Federal Transit Administration will host two informational webinars on April 8 and April 16 at 2 p.m. ET to discuss two Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) totaling $4 million to prevent human trafficking and other crimes that may occur on buses, trains and other forms of public transportation. Each NOFO offers $2 million in competitive funding and the […]

University of Georgia Purchases 20 40-Foot Catalyst® E2 Buses from Proterra

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, recently announced that the University of Georgia has placed an order for 20 40-foot Catalyst® E2 buses with DuoPower drivetrain technology and 14 125 kW Proterra PCS chargers. With the deployment of 20 Catalyst buses, the University of Georgia will have one of the largest fleets of […]

Peter Pan Bus Lines Looking to Hire 50 Bus Drivers

Peter Pan Bus Lines is growing and the company recently announced that it is adding 50 new bus drivers to its team of professional men and women who are already behind the wheel. There are several driving positions available now in Boston, Cape Cod and Providence, Rhode Island. Peter Pan bus drivers can expect: Paid […]

Stantec welcomes senior industrial architect

Jared Weismantel has joined global design and engineering firm Stantec as a senior industrial architect to support the growth of the Transit Buildings practice in North America. A strategic addition to the team, Weismantel brings extensive experience with a longstanding specialty in the transit sector. “Jared brings exceptional knowledge and expertise, coupled with an innate understanding […]

FTA Seeks to Put Brakes on Human Trafficking, Offers $4 Million in Funding Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently launched a new Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative. The initiative includes two Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) totaling $4 million to prevent human trafficking and other crimes that may occur on buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation. “Under Secretary Chao’s leadership, […]

Complete Coach Works Develops its Largest Electric Bus Battery Capacity

Complete Coach Works (CCW), a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced March 28 that they now offer an optional 466 kWh onboard energy storage system. CCW increased its Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) battery pack in order to increase power and range. Currently, there are more than 50 ZEPS buses deployed in service across […]

BUS4NYC: New Coalition Committed to Curbing Congestion Launches in New York City

Major tristate area private bus companies form new alliance to educate and advocate on the industry’s behalf in New York City On March 26, a new coalition comprised of private providers of public transportation and related businesses and associations, announced the launch of BUS4NYC. The alliance, representing millions of annual passenger trips to and from New […]

Report Predicts $38 Billion in Economic Consequences, Given a Hudson River Tunnel Shutdown Scenario

Amtrak has predicted that a critical stretch of the nation’s busiest rail line is in danger of failing within the next 10 to 15 years. The Hudson River Tunnel transports 200,000 passengers daily but it is more than 100 years old and in accelerated disrepair from damages incurred during Superstorm Sandy. With uncertain federal support […]

Peter Pan’s finest bus drivers honored with safety awards

Peter Pan Bus Lines carried more than three million passengers and traveled more than 14 million miles in 2018. It couldn’t have been possible without Peter Pan’s team of dedicated, professional drivers. The National Safety Council (NSC) has recognized Peter Pan Bus Lines for safe driving achievements, and the honors go to the drivers. On […]