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National Safe Place Network welcomes The COMET’s CEO to its advisory board

National Safe Place Network (NSPN) and The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (The COMET) have expanded their partnership by welcoming John C. Andoh to its national advisory board. Andoh, The COMET’s executive director / chief executive officer, serves as one of twenty representatives to the board and will share his expertise regarding social service and […]

Barbara Cline and Prairie Hills Transit serve as inspirations for community transit

Barbara Cline founded Prairie Hills Transit in 1989 while working as the director of a nutrition program for senior citizens in Spearfish, South Dakota. While delivering meals, Cline often heard from seniors who expressed interest in travelling to a central dining location but lacked a reliable mode of transportation. “I would ask if they had […]

IMG releases digital 2021 Travel Resource Guide

The International Motorcoach Group (IMG), a network of 54 motorcoach operators throughout North America releases their updated digital 2021 Travel Resource Guide. “This has been a go to publication for transportation contractors and planners for many years. Being a digital publication, the Guide can be saved to a desktop and easily accessed” said IMG President, […]

New Flyer announces Employee Engagement Committee under Anniston Workforce Development Program

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), today announced the launch of an Employee Engagement Committee (EEC) – a local initiative spurred by New Flyer’s Community Benefits Framework (CBF) – as a direct outcome of commitments made under its Anniston Workforce Development Program. The EEC aims to bolster […]

Polser USA says its Antimicrobial Technology is 99-percent effective against COVID-19 on surfaces

Polser Composite Materials Corporation along with its Polser USA (Elkhart, Indiana) operation announced that its Antimicrobial (AMB) Technology has been tested against COVID-19 and has been found to be 99 percent effective in killing the deadly pathogen on surfaces. Polser Composite Materials Corporation in Izmir, Turkey is a global leader in the development and manufacturer […]

ABA expresses disappointment that Congress ignores motorcoach industry in latest relief draft

The American Bus Association (ABA) today made the following statement after the release of the latest Congressional COVID relief package: “Once again Congress has left out transportation sectors integral to multimodal America – and a sector clearly in need of help for survival,” said Peter Pantuso, president & CEO of ABA. “This draft goes against […]

APTA releases statement applauding House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Budget Reconciliation Title providing $30 billion of COVID-19 emergency funding for public transit

In a statement from American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas, APTA applauds House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Budget Reconciliation Title providing $30 billion of COVID-19 emergency funding for public transit. According to the statement, “The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), on behalf of the entire public transportation industry, applauds the House Committee […]

National Transit Database: Las Vegas RTC most cost-efficient bus-only transit system among top 50 transit agencies in the country

According to newly released data from the National transit Database (NTD), The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) is among the top 50 transit systems by number of transit rides in the United States, and ranks number one as the most cost efficient bus-only system in the country. The NTD publishes annual transit system statistics which include […]

BISC/BUSMARC WEBINAR SERIES: Back to Basics: Handling Open Campaigns and Vehicle Recalls

Thursday Feb. 4, as part of their ongoing educational webinar series, the American Bus Association hosted the latest presentation, Handling Open Campaigns and Vehicle Recalls. This session’s discussion was led by BusMARC Chair Mike McDonal, Director of Regulatory Compliance and Industry Relations at Saucon Technologies. Additional panel members included Robert Hitt (Prevost), David Mailhot (MCI), […]

Dallas Area Rapid Transit to provide transportation for Methodist vaccine event

  Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will provide transportation for the Methodist Hospital COVID-19 vaccination event in Dallas on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 4 and 5, 2021. Over the course of the 2-day COVID-19 vaccination event at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, a joint effort between the City of Dallas and Methodist Health System, 3,000 doses […]