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Stertil-Koni Achieves Major Milestone with 1000th ECOLIFT

Heavy-duty bus lift and truck lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced that it has recently produced and sold its 1,000th inground scissor-style ECOLIFT — made at the company’s U.S. manufacturing facility, Stertil ALM, located in Streator, Illinois. First introduced in 2005, the ECOLIFT has set new standards in heavy-duty vehicle lifting by virtue of its unique […]

IBTTA Foundation Announces the 2020 Scholarship Program and Tolling Immersion Program for Undergraduates Seeking Careers in Transportation

Johnson, President of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), the worldwide association for the owners and operators of toll facilities and the businesses that serve them, announced the IBTTA Foundation is now accepting applications for five $5000 scholarships. The scholarships are awarded each year to undergraduate students pursuing degrees in various fields of study, […]

DOT Announces $8.5 Million Funding Opportunity to Help Communities Prosper through Transit

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $8.5 million in Fiscal Year 2020 competitive grant funding for projects that help lift communities out of poverty and support recovery from substance abuse. The new Helping Obtain Prosperity for Everyone (HOPE) program supports planning, engineering and […]

Hendrickson Launches New Mobile App

This week Hendrickson launched a new application in Apple and Android stores. The new application centralizes a collection of Hendrickson product and training videos, Parts Plus lookup system, technician help, and Field Service Request system for ease of access and reference. “Hendrickson is not only committed to creating innovative ride solutions, but innovative tools as […]

Oahu Transit revitalizes Hawaii’s high-capacity mobility with buses from New Flyer

New Flyer of America Inc. recently announced that the City and County of Honolulu (operating transit as “TheBus”) has awarded New Flyer an order for eight clean-diesel, 60-foot Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses. The buses will replace existing TheBus vehicles that have reached end of useful life, and help provide cleaner mobility and high capacity transit […]

CALSTART’s Drive to Zero program launches online tool highlighting zero-emission commercial vehicle offerings

CALSTART’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero program (Drive to Zero) recently launched an online publicly available tool aimed at cataloging models of current and upcoming zero-emission commercial trucks, buses and off-road equipment. A first-of-its-kind platform, the Zero-Emission Technology Inventory (ZETI) tool creates a foundation for better understanding this developing technology segment. Drive to Zero plans to expand […]

FMCSA: Hours-of-Service has been sent to OMB

At the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Conference in Orlando this morning, FMCSA Acting Administrator Jim Mullen made the following announcement regarding the hours of service rulemaking: “After carefully reviewing these comments, I am pleased to announce today that FMCSA is moving forward with a final rule on hours-of-service and that the Agency has sent a […]

The Annual Fleet Finance Summit

Presented by BUSRide BUSRide convened a discussion moderated by Craig Lentzsch, former CEO of Greyhound Lines; former president / CEO of Coach America; and past executive director of All Aboard America! Holdings. He and a panel of industry experts explored the latest trends in fleet financing; the new and pre-owned coach markets; different lease types for […]

Designed for paratransit, Suffolk County Transit makes notable difference in peak-hour dispatching

The fundamental job of fixed-route and paratransit services are the same: get passengers from point A to B in the shortest amount of time. There are other similarities but, right now, it’s the differences that matter. Paratransit already uses different scheduling software because they don’t travel along a fixed route; they are often door-to-door. So, […]

MobilityTRANS debuts EZSafe for ADA vehicles

The Safe-T-Bus and EZSafe system are generating interest for unique, accessible design With the introduction of the EZSafe floor system in its Safe-T-Bus buses and shuttles, MobilityTRANS is ushering in a new wave of high-tech safety features to its product line. MobilityTRANS President Dave Brown founded the Michigan-based company after working for nearly a decade […]