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DART Officer Brent Thompson Awarded Medal of Valor

On Wednesday, May 22, President Donald Trump presented the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor posthumously to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Police Officer Brent Thompson. Police Officer Thompson, 43, became the first DART police officer killed in the line of duty when he gave his life while engaging a mass shooter and saving the […]

ABC Companies Announces Closure of Camden, NJ Service Facility by March 2020

Expanding Operations in Jersey City to support future growth in New York Metro Area and Northeast Corridor ABC Companies, the exclusive distributor of Van Hool vehicles in North America and leader in motorcoach sales, service and technical support announced that it will consolidate its service operations and close the Camden, New Jersey facility in March […]

DOT Announces $9.6 Million to Improve Transportation Access to Health Care

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced project selections totaling approximately $9.6 million to 37 projects led by transit agencies, governmental authorities, and nonprofit organizations to support innovative transportation solutions to expand access to health care. FTA’s Access and Mobility Partnership Grants focus on transportation and technology solutions to reach medical […]

Transit Signal Priority Project Approved by DART

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board approved Tuesday interlocal agreements with several cities for the operation of a 5-year Transit Signal Priority (TSP) pilot program for buses. The $2.9 million program for the cities of Dallas, Garland, Farmers Branch, Addison, Carrollton, Richardson and Plano will reduce or eliminate unnecessary stops at signalized intersections starting […]

Roam launches first of its kind accessible buses

Roam Public Transit has introduced four new innovative, accessible commuter coaches for travel between Lake Louise and Banff. The new buses began use on the Lake Louise Express route (Route 8X) on May 17, 2019. “The Bow Valley Regional Transit Services Commission (BVRTSC) is proud to introduce our most accessible buses yet. The new MCI […]

DOT Announces More Than $423 Million in Funding Availability for Buses Nationwide

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $423.3 million in Fiscal Year 2019 competitive grant funding for transit bus projects. The Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program is authorized to improve the condition of bus infrastructure by funding the replacement and rehabilitation of buses […]

New Flyer announces Robotic Research partnership

New Flyer of America Inc. a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., recently announced an exclusive partnership with Robotic Research, LLC to advance autonomous bus technology through developing and deploying advanced driver- assistance systems (ADAS) in heavy-duty transit bus applications. New Flyer, one of North America’s industry leaders in zero-emission electric bus deployments, invested over two […]

New Flyer announces Robotic Research partnership to revolutionize public transit using autonomous bus technology

New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest bus manufacturer in North America, today announced an exclusive partnership with Robotic Research, LLC (“Robotic Research”) to advance autonomous bus technology through developing and deploying advanced driver-assistance systems (“ADAS”) in heavy-duty transit bus applications. New Flyer, North America’s industry […]

FMCSA Seeks Public Comment on Pilot Program to Allow Drivers Ages 18-20 to Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles in Interstate Commerce

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that it is seeking public comment on a potential pilot program that would allow drivers ages 18-20 to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. “Commercial trucks and buses are essential to a thriving national economy, and the Department wants […]

Cubic Awarded $68.2 Million Extension Contract to Modernize Los Angeles Metro’s Transit Fare Payment System

Cubic Transportation System to continue maintenance and technical support for Metro’s TAP regional fare payment system Cubic Corporation recently announced that its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division was awarded and has executed a 5-year, $68.2 million extension contract award by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to provide field maintenance and technical […]