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BraunAbility and Q’STRAINT announce transformative mobility venture

For nearly 50 years, BraunAbility has been a leading manufacturer of wheelchair-accessible vehicles and wheelchair lifts. For more than 35 years, Q’STRAINT has focused on wheelchair passenger safety inside the vehicle as a leading provider of wheelchair and occupant securement solutions. Today, the two companies announce a new venture to accelerate innovation for their customers […]

APTA responds to the Republican Roadmap’s proposed cuts to public transit investment

Thursday, May 27, American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President and CEO, Paul P. Skoutelas, made the following statement in response to the Republican Roadmap’s proposal to cut public transit investment by more than $15 billion. “Although the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) appreciates continued efforts to reach bipartisan compromise on infrastructure legislation, we are deeply […]

ABA applauds the introduction of the bipartisan Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act

The American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism – applauds the introduction of the bipartisan Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act (STRA) of 2021 by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.), Ranking Member Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Ben Cardin […]

Latest testing shows rapid effectiveness of Knorr Brake Company’s 3-Stage Air Filtration & Purification System

  As riders begin to return to public transportation, a new round of efficacy tests – focused on reduced contact times – conducted by Knorr Brake Company on its 3-Stage Air Filtration & Purification System for rail vehicles shows the antimicrobial system is 99.9% effective in removing even the most difficult-to-eradicate contagions after just 1 […]

APTA urges Congress and Administration to establish Passenger Rail Trust Fund in submitted testimony to House T&I Committee

Thursday, May 20, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) submitted for the record testimony for the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing, “When Unlimited Potential Meets Limited Resources: The Benefits and Challenges of High-Speed Rail and Emerging Rail Technologies”, held on May 6, 2021. Highlights from APTA President & CEO Paul P. Skoutelas’ submitted testimony […]

Lyft and COTA partner to add trip options in-app for Columbus customers

Lyft Inc., whose mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation, has partnered with the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) to add local public transit information in-app so both CoGo Bike Share and rideshare customers can compare more of their transportation options within the Columbus area in one seamless experience. This new […]

TARTA announces the appointment of Laura Koprowski as Deputy Chief Executive Officer

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) announces that Laura Koprowski has been appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer. She most recently served as Chief Communications and Customer Service Officer since her arrival in April 2020. Since that time, she has spearheaded numerous interdepartmental initiatives that have vastly improved customer experience and service delivery at TARTA. […]

MCI unveils zero-emission commuter coach, the D45 CRT LE CHARGE

  NFI Group Inc., an independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, today announced that subsidiary Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has unveiled its new zero-emission commuter coach, the D45 CRT LE CHARGE™, and also launched its new D series of coaches. Leveraging high-torque electric drive systems for operation at […]

Proterra announces election of Joan Robinson-Berry to board of directors

  Proterra Inc, an innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, today announced the election of Joan Robinson-Berry to the company’s board of directors. A distinguished leader with extensive experience in the technology and engineering fields, Ms. Robinson-Berry recently retired from a 35-year career with The Boeing Company. During her career with The Boeing Company, Ms. […]

Thomas Built Buses delivers 50th Proterra powered electric school bus

  Thomas Built Buses (TBB), a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America, its exclusive Virginia dealer, Sonny Merryman Inc., and Proterra Inc (“Proterra”), a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, this week celebrated the delivery of the 50th Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley battery-electric school bus. The milestone delivery went to Loudon County Public […]