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Big Blue Bus launches contactless payment pilot on July 12

  Big Blue Bus (BBB) will transition to contactless only fare payments starting on Monday, July 12 as part of a systemwide pilot program. During the pilot period, cash and tokens will no longer be accepted on board. Instead, customers will be asked to pay for their trip using a TAP card or mobile ticket. […]

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority receives $5.15M in federal funding for bus fleet electrification

Friday, June 25, the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) announced the award of $5,150,000 from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. The agency will utilize the funding to install the battery charging infrastructure in its facilities and diagnostic and required maintenance equipment to fully integrate No-Emissions vehicles in the […]

The SJCOG’s contactless transit fare payment service wins national award

  The San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) last week received a prestigious National Association of Regional Councils Achievement Award for its EZHub, a cashless mobile ticketing and fare payment system in the Vamos Mobility trip planning app. It’s an EZ way to plan, pay, and ride transit in San Joaquin County. EZHub, created in […]

New ETA Transit and ViriCiti partnership elevates vehicle monitoring capabilities for diesel and electric fleets

ETA Transit, a veritable leader in the intelligent transit technology market, is proud to announce its partnership with ViriCiti, the leader in telematics for electric vehicles Available as an option to its revolutionary cloud-based ITS system SPOT™, the ViriCiti AVM platform seamlessly integrates ETA’s administration software. The ViriCiti solution extends the availability of real-time situational […]

Saskatoon Transit, Masabi and Transit app launch new fare payment system 

Saskatoon Transit today announced the launch of the first phase of its new fare payment system, in partnership with Masabi, the company bringing Fare Payments-as-a-Service (FPaaS) to public transit and the Transit app. Starting today, riders are able to purchase mobile fares anytime, anywhere, using either the new TGo app or Transit. With Transit, Saskatoon […]

Croswell Bus Lines, Inc. marks its 100th anniversary

  Croswell Bus Lines, Inc. a leading tour, charter and ground transportation provider based in Williamsburg, OH celebrates 100 years of providing transportation services across the United States. The company was founded in 1921 by R.S. Croswell and his wife Jesse and provided line run service to workers and military personnel between Portsmouth and Cincinnati, […]

Alexander Dennis unveils its first zero-emission, three-axle double deck bus, the Enviro500EV CHARGE

  Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today unveiled its first zero-emission, three-axle double deck bus through a Vehicle Innovation Center (VIC) virtual event. The Enviro500EV CHARGE is the North American all-electric version of the world’s best-selling double decker. The Enviro500EV […]

Lightning eMotors names McNeil lead of Lightning Energy Division, Barron head of manufacturing

Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of commercial zero-emission vehicles for fleets, has named a new head of its Lightning Energy division and a new vice president of global manufacturing. Brandon McNeil has been appointed vice president of Lightning Energy, reporting to Kash Sethi, chief revenue officer. In this newly created role, McNeil will lead the company’s Lightning […]

Van Hool CX45E electric motorcoach from ABC Companies now HVIP-eligible in California

  ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, today announced that the new Van Hool CX45E zero-emission, electric motorcoach has been approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). Both the 2020 […]

SARTA’s ‘Borrow a Bus Zero-Emissions Tour’swings through California

  After being sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority’s (SARTA) award-winning Borrow a Bus (BaB) Zero-Emissions Tour resumes on Friday, June 4, 2021, when one of the transit authority’s state-of-the-art hydrogen fuel cell-powered (HFC) buses begins a week-long eight-stop swing through the state of California. The Borrow a Bus program […]