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What to look for in a paint booth

By Guido Pippa Painting large buses and rail cars is quite different than the automobile painting found at normal collision repair centers. There is no one-size-fits-all method for painting large equipment Here are some key details to look for when spec’ing a paint system for your application. System and project quality The overall quality of […]

Protecting Paratransit Passengers and Drivers

The value of continuous on-board recording for Ride-On Transportation By Alicia Delgado The number of available transportation services for disabled persons is limited, and with that, the number of services offering high-quality care and treatment is in need of attention. Day-by-day there are an increasing number of complaints surrounding the mishandled treatment of riders and […]

Richland and Lexington Counties Voters Ride The COMET Free for Election Day

The COMET is helping to get people to the polls for Saturday’s Democratic Primary by offering free bus service on all fixed routes. The fare free services will be in effect all day on Saturday, February 29. WHEN: Saturday, February 29, 2020, all day WHERE: Richland and Lexington Counties WHY: Recent studies have shown that […]

MCI Introduces New MCI Academy Motorcoach Operator Certificate Training Program

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., (NFI), one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers, is introducing a driver training program to help answer the industry’s shortage of qualified drivers. Part of the ASE-accredited MCI Academy, the Motorcoach Operator Certificate Program is a graduated sequence of online training courses […]

Texas Voters Ride DART Free on Election Day

A valid voter registration card is a free ticket to ride Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, March 3. This is a long-standing tradition by DART to help make it easier for people to get to the polls. On election day riders can ride DART bus, […]

ABA Foundation 4th Quarter Motorcoach Sales Report Shows Smaller Buses in Demand

The American Bus Association Foundation (ABAF) recently released the fourth quarter/full year 2019 Motorcoach Builder Survey. Based on surveys of the major motorcoach manufacturers that sell vehicles in the United States and Canada, motorcoach sales from the participating manufacturers saw a modest 0.1 percent increase over the same quarter in 2018. In the fourth quarter of […]

Bendix Achieves 2019 Sustainability Goals

Bendix helped raise the bar for corporate sustainability efforts in 2019 by reducing its energy consumption more than 10 million kilowatt hours over the last five years and diverting 97% of its waste from landfill. The company has set its sights even higher for 2020 with a commitment to realizing absolute reductions of energy consumption […]

Omnitrans orders four new Xcelsior CHARGE™ buses from New Flyer

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that Omnitrans of San Bernardino Valley, California has placed a new order for four 40-foot, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE™ heavy-duty transit buses. Omnitrans is a leader in California’s plan to address challenging mandates for […]

MTD expands zero-emission mobility in Illinois with New Flyer Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ buses

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) has awarded New Flyer a contract for two zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell-electric 60-foot Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ heavy-duty transit buses (for a total of four equivalent units). […]

Stertil-Koni Names Carl Boyer Shop Equipment Specialist

Heavy-duty bus lift and truck lift leader, Stertil-Koni, today announced that Carl Boyer has been named Shop Equipment Specialist, focused on partnering with the company’s network of exclusive distributors to provide high quality shop equipment to heavy-duty repair facilities, fleets and U.S. Military customers across North America. “This position is key to our customers — […]