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ABA commends Trump administration for recognizing intercity bus services in proposed 2020 budget

The American Bus Association (ABA) released the following statement Friday, commending the Trump Administration for recognizing the importance of the private bus industry as part of the national transportation network in the administration’s recently released proposed FY 2020 budget. The administration’s Amtrak restructuring proposal outlined in the budget, which proposes rural Amtrak service be replaced […]

Second Metro Transit Bus Achieves Million-Mile Mark on Original Engine

Industry-leading maintenance program yields significant taxpayer savings Imagine putting a million miles on your car. How about on a public transit bus? In the St. Louis, Missouri metropolitan region, Metro Transit has turned what may sound impossible into possible by logging one million miles on a bus — on the original engine without a major […]

FTA Ready to Transfer WMATA Metrorail Safety Oversight to Washington Metrorail Safety Commission, Millions in Withheld Transit Funds Now Available

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on March 18 certified the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission’s (WMSC) State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program. With this certification, responsibility for direct safety oversight of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metrorail system will transfer from the FTA to the WMSC at the close of Metrorail’s regular service hours […]

FTA Successfully Partners with States to Strengthen and Certify All Rail Transit State Safety Oversight Programs Before Deadline

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced March 18 that it has successfully partnered with 30 states — and the District of Columbia — with rail transit systems to strengthen and certify 31 State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs in advance of an important April 15, 2019, safety deadline. “Safety is the department’s top priority, and we […]

MCI Promotes Brian Lichter to Director of Pre-Owned Coach Sales

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) elevated a longtime expert in motorcoach sales and financing to expand the industry’s leading pre-owned sales operation. Brian Lichter, who has represented MCI in both pre-owned and new coach sales, has been named director of pre-owned coach sales, a new position. Lichter will be responsible for leading MCI’s pre-owned sales team […]

RATP Dev USA Welcomes Jon Stevens as Chief Financial Officer

RATP Dev USA, the North American subsidiary of the global transportation provider, recently announced the appointment of Jon Stevens, former vice president and controller at BNSF Railway Company, as the chief financial officer of RATP Dev USA. “I am pleased to welcome Jon to the RATP Dev family. His wealth of experience in the railroad […]

Q’STRAINT & Sure-Lok Continued Sponsorship of the NAPT Special Needs Transportation Award

Q’STRAINT/Sure-Lok is proud to announce its continuing support of the annual National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Special Needs Transportation Award. This award was established to give special recognition to an outstanding individual specifically involved in the direct delivery of service in the area of special needs transportation. NAPT’s Annual Awards Program is designed to honor […]

FMCSA Offers Resources for the Upcoming Implementation of the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released additional online resources for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders, employers, state driver licensing agencies, medical review officers, and substance abuse professionals regarding the upcoming implementation of its CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse in January 2020. The new clearinghouse resource webpage provides commercial […]

FTA Posts FY2019 Apportionment Tables Online

On March 13, the FTA posted Apportionment Tables for Fiscal Year 2019 on the FTA website. The apportionments, referenced in 18 tables, reflect approximately $10.2 billion in funds appropriated by Congress for public transportation formula programs pursuant to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019. These online tables are meant for informational purposes to assist grantees as they develop […]

Redesigned Propane.com Provides Fleet Owners with More Resources, Better Experience

Propane Council website has been redesigned with information about all the things propane can do for vehicle fleets The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) recently launched a new, redesigned version of propane.com to better showcase all the things propane can do, including benefits for propane autogas fleet vehicles. “With the launch of the new […]