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APTA supports $30.5 billion of emergency public transit funding in American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

In a statement from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas expresses support of the $30.5 billion of emergency public transit funding in American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. According to the statement, “The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), on behalf of the entire public transportation industry, strongly supports H.R. […]

ABC Companies enters into strategic U.S. distribution partnership with Grande West

ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, announced that it has entered into a strategic U.S. distribution agreement with Grande West, a leading supplier of electric, CNG, gas and clean diesel buses. The ABC distributorship supports Grande West’s focus on U.S. expansion as it […]

Daimler Trucks NA names new CEO

The Board of Management of Daimler Truck AG has appointed John O’Leary (60) as the next President and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) with its brands Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and Detroit Diesel Corporation. Effective April 1, 2021 O’Leary follows Roger Nielsen (60), who retires […]

Lumin-Air introduces MERV-13 filters for school buses and mass transit

Lumin-Air, an innovative leader in air disinfection for school buses and mass transit, announced it is providing MERV-13 filters to improve the air quality in school buses and mass transit vehicles. High efficiency MERV-13 air filters by Lumin-Air. In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s February 9, 2021 update on Ventilation in Buildings, they state, “CDC recommends […]

NJ Governor announces $100 million investment in clean transportation

Governor Phil Murphy announced an investment of more than $100 million in clean, equitable transportation projects that will improve air quality and reduce the effects of climate change while moving New Jersey towards 100 percent clean energy by 2050. Leveraging proceeds from New Jersey’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the Volkswagen […]

WANTED: DIESEL TECHNICIANS IN BALLSTON SPA, AVON, LIVERPOOL & POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

  WANTED: DIESEL TECHNICIANS IN BALLSTON SPA, AVON, LIVERPOOL & POUGHKEEPSIE, NY Matthews Buses, Inc. has an opening for Diesel Technicians. We are seeking motivated individuals with the following experience, who can work independently: Valid New York State Driver’s License/CDL a plus Strong knowledge of electrical trouble shooting and multi-plex diagnosis Experience with Cummins, Detroit […]

Kreg Keesee re-elected SORTA Chair; Robert Harris as Vice Chair

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) has re-elected Kreg Keesee as chair of the SORTA Board for 2021. Robert Harris was elected vice chair. Kreg Keesee is the Chief Operating Officer for Michelman, Inc. Prior to Michelman he spent 18 years at Sun Chemical where he held leadership positions in supply chain, information technology […]

Survey: Corporate PACs took action by suspending political contributions following Capitol riot

Following the Capitol riot on January 6th, some corporations swiftly announced that their political action committees (PACs) ceased donating to federal lawmakers who objected to certification of the presidential election. But the results of a new survey reveal that those announcements represent just part of the story. While corporate PACs are sponsored and administered by […]

ABA thanks Rep. Rose for championing motorcoaches in Financial Services Committee Hearing today 

The American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism – thanks Congressman John Rose (R-Tenn.) for his support of the motorcoach industry and for offering an amendment aimed at getting additional targeted aid to the motorcoach industry.  During the Financial Services Committee markup, Rep. Rose offered an amendment to create a $1 billion […]

U.S. Department of Transportation announces $180 Million funding opportunity for low emission transit vehicles & facilities

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of up to $180 million in competitive grant funds through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Grant Program. The Low-No Program helps eligible project sponsors purchase or lease low- or no-emission vehicles and supports facilities that use advanced […]