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NJ TRANSIT renovation of historic Perth Amboy station advances

The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today advanced the renovation of the Perth Amboy train station by awarding a contract for construction management services to KS Engineers, P.C. of Newark to oversee the project.  The improvements include making the station fully accessible with elevators, ramps and high-level platforms in addition to other upgrades throughout the […]

GILLIG wins $44.2 million contract for battery electric buses

The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) and Park City Transit have awarded GILLIG a $44.2 million contract for 44 battery electric buses, with an option of 95 additional buses over five years. The contract includes 16 plug-in charging systems and four high-power on-route chargers. “We’re honored that UTA and Park City have chosen us to help […]

Lion Electricselected to participate in the Heritage-Romeo Power Fleet Electrification Program

  The Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, announced today it has been selected to participate in the Heritage-Romeo Power Fleet Electrification Program. The Heritage-Romeo Power Fleet Electrification Program is a collaboration between Heritage, a leader in environmental, sustainability and recycling services, and Romeo Power, an energy technology leader […]

Monterey-Salinas Transit becomes first in California to offer riders Tap to Pay with Visa

  Tuesday, May 11, in collaboration with Visa, Caltrans, Cybersource, Littlepay, and SC Soft, Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) became the first transit agency in California to offer bus riders a contactless payment option. As cities begin to reopen, public transportation will play a critical role in recovery, and contactless payments can help provide a safe and […]

U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock tours Blue Bird school bus plant

Georgia U. S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock, witnessed Blue Bird Corporation’s industry leading zero-emission school bus technology firsthand during a ride-and-drive of an electric-powered Blue Bird school bus. In addition, the Senator toured its manufacturing facility in Fort Valley. “I grew up riding in Blue Bird school buses, and am a product of the public […]

Turbo Images hires Patrick Scully to lead U.S. transit market expansion

Turbo Images, Inc., North America’s premier vehicle graphics provider, today announced the addition of Patrick Scully to its executive management team to drive its growth plans in the North American public transit market and to assist in its already successful motor coach market business. Mr. Scully stepped into the role of Executive Vice President – […]

MCI unveils its first battery-electric zero-emission luxury coach in the North American market

  NFI Group Inc. (NFI), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, today announced that its subsidiary Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has unveiled the new zero-emission, battery-electric J4500 CHARGE™ coach. The J4500 CHARGE™ – a zero-emission version of the industry’s best-selling J series tour and charter luxury […]

Adjusting to a New World of Workers’ Comp and OSHA Reporting Changes

Presented as part of ABA’s BISC & BusMARC 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series The American Bus Association’s Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) and Bus Maintenance Repair Council’s (BusMARC) 2021 Virtual Safety & Maintenance Series offered a sequence of educational webinars early this year, covering a variety of industry-related topics. As part of their ongoing […]

The Greater Dayton RTA launches mobile vaccination bus

  The Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) located in Dayton, Ohio is working to improve access to free COVID-19 vaccinations by partnering with Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County to provide mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The clinics will use a special retrofitted RTA bus to provide space for the vaccinations. By using a […]

Charlotte Area Transit System, eTransEnergy announce electric bus partnership

Charlotte City Council has voted to approve a pilot program and public-private partnership between the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and eTransEnergy, a subsidiary/affiliate of Duke Energy, to test the performance of battery electric bus (BEB) vehicles across the greater metropolitan Charlotte area. This collaboration, which has been supported by the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities […]