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Restructuring of the North American Daimler Buses business

Daimler Buses restructures its touring coach business in the USA and Canada. In line with this, Daimler and the REV Group have agreed to move the sales business into an independent business unit within the Daimler Group. Up to now, the REV Group has been the majority shareholder of REV Coach LLC which is responsible […]

Vision Systems Presents Its Camera Monitoring System

Following the successful launch of its Camera Monitoring System, Smart-Vision, in Europe, Vision Systems is proud to exhibit its innovative mirrorless solution dedicated to the coach market at UMA Motorcoach Expo 2020. The lightweight and compact Smart-Vision solution replaces rearview mirrors with high-definition cameras and interior displays to offer optimized visibility and enhanced ergonomics. Compared […]

Four Livery Edition MCI J4500 coaches builds A Step Above’s leadership in Charlotte and Atlanta markets

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers, helps to launch the charter coach division of A Step Above Limousine, Charlotte, North Carolina and sister company Ambassador Global in Atlanta with the delivery of four luxury MCI J4500 coaches. With the delivery of […]

ABC Companies Jersey City Facility Expansion to be Completed Ahead of Schedule

ABC Companies recently announced that improvements to its strategically located Jersey City, New Jersey facility are ahead of schedule. Originally slated for completion in late spring of 2020, site upgrades are now projected to be finalized by mid-winter 2020 in order to accommodate a diverse range of customer needs throughout the New York Metro area […]

Cold Weather Effects on Electric Bus Range

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) with the Midwest Hydrogen Center of Excellence (MHCoE), Cleveland State University (CSU), and the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) have released a study evaluating the relationship between ambient temperature and fuel economy for zero-emission buses. This study builds upon previous efforts by incorporating daily-level data into […]

Microtransit Operator Freebee Deploys Lightning Systems Passenger Vehicles

Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains, delivered the first two units on an initial order of six Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD wheel-chair accessible passenger vans to Freebee, an operator of on-demand public transportation in the South Florida region. Freebee serves local communities through municipal transportation contracts, using a micro-transit model which provides […]

BYD Produces 400th Bus in Lancaster

Build Your Dreams (BYD) recently announced it produced its 400th bus at its Lancaster, California manufacturing plant. The 400th bus is a 60-foot articulated K11M model transit bus built for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), part of a 20-bus order. The buses will be used to provide transportation for guests traveling between terminals and gates […]

MCTS Surprises Riders with Holiday Gift Giveaways, Pop-Up Caroling at Bus Stops

The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is celebrating the holiday season by surprising riders with gifts and ‘pop-up’ caroling at bus stops. On Tuesday, December 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., members of the Milwaukee Choristers will sing holiday carols at the bus stop on the southwest corner of Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue, […]

Walter Frankiewicz of Haldex made new board director of HDMA

Haldex EVP Walter Frankiewicz, was recently nominated and ratified as a member of the Board of Directors for the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA). The HDMA is a division of the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and represents the commercial vehicle suppliers’ division of MEMA. Frankiewicz will simultaneously step in as the Vice Chairman of […]

Brampton extends sustainable BRT with low-emission, high-capacity buses from New Flyer

New Flyer Industries Canada ULC today announced that the City of Brampton, the governing body of Brampton Transit, has issued a new order for ten heavy-duty, sixty-foot Xcelsior® diesel-electric hybrid transit buses (20 equivalent units or EUs). The new hybrid buses will expand the Züm bus rapid transit (BRT) fleet to meet the area’s growing […]