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Nashville’s WeGo Public Transit adds 10 high capacity MCI coaches to its fleet

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, today announced that it has received a new contract from WeGo Public Transit for ten clean diesel MCI D4500 coaches. The coaches will deliver in the fourth quarter of […]

100 percent of applicable transit agencies and states now have Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans

More than 700 transit agencies around the United States have certified that they now have safety plans to help keep riders and employees safe on their transit systems. The safety plans were required to be completed by July 20th, following a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) rule issued in 2018. Transit safety, and safety across all modes of transportation, is a critical priority for […]

ECS Transportation Group expands large-group transport services with new Van Hool coaches from ABC Companies

  ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, has delivered two model year 2021 Van Hool CX45’s to ECS Transportation Group in Dallas, TX. The vehicles will be used to support the operator’s growing luxury transportation service, and as such, offer fit and finish […]

U.S. Department of Transportation announces $38 million funding opportunity for passenger ferries and facilities

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of up to $38 million in competitive grant funds through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FTA’s Passenger Ferry Grant Program. The Passenger Ferry Grant Program funds capital projects that help eligible project sponsors support existing passenger ferry service, establish new ferry service, and […]

Space Coast Area Transit launches its new SPOT™ intelligent transit system

ETA Transit is pleased to announce that its SPOT™ intelligent transit system (ITS) has moved into revenue service at Space Coast Area Transit in Cocoa, FL. The SPOT™ ITS will provide the Space Coast fleet with a suite of powerful transit management capabilities, including the ability to configure routes, head sign codes, onboard announcements, blocks […]

Via and Winnipeg Transit launching On-Request transit service pilot project

  Winnipeg Transit is launching an On-Request transit service pilot project on August 12, 2021 which aims to modernize transit service in Winnipeg, by allowing passengers to book rides with the easy-to-use Winnipeg Transit On-Request mobile app. On-Request transit service uses innovative trip planning software and GPS technology to plan bus routes in real-time and […]

Lightning eMotors and Forest River Inc. reach multiyear agreement for up to $850M in zero-emission bus technology

  Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of specialty commercial electric vehicles for fleets, and Forest River, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership agreement to deploy up to 7,500 zero-emission shuttle buses. The agreement, with a potential estimated value of up to $850 million, calls for Lightning eMotors […]

TARTA welcomes Richard Cowart and John Jones

The Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) is pleased to welcome Richard Cowart as Director of Operations and John Jones as Director of Maintenance. Cowart comes to TARTA after serving as General Manager of First Transit in Fort Bend County, Texas. He also oversaw the Bus Safety Department for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris […]

Indiana Automotive Equipment fully transitions to new ownership

Indiana Automotive Equipment (IAE), a full-line sales and service company for the light and heavy-duty automotive industry, announced today it has fully transitioned leadership from Shane and Amber Tatom to Christopher Susott, a corporate finance executive who will lead strategic and day-to-day operations. Shane and Amber Tatom purchased the Hancock County company from Robert and […]

APTA releases statement in support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

In a statement released Monday, August 2, President and CEO of The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Paul P. Skoutelas, expressed the organization’s support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The statement read as follows: “The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), on behalf of the public transportation industry, commends the U.S. Senate for its […]