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NCTD joins APTA’s “Health and Safety Commitments Program” 

With transit ridership down throughout the San Diego region and across the nation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the North County Transit District (NCTD) has joined the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) “Health and Safety Commitments Program,” reaffirming their commitment to protecting transit rider health and safety along with more than 100 other public transportation agencies. “Joining APTA’s Health and Safety Commitments Program was […]

Lightning Systems’ All-electric zero emission buses now offered on CALACT purchasing contract

Communities throughout California can now purchase zero-emission, all-electric (ZEB) shuttle buses and ADA-equipped vans from Lightning Systems on a new California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CALACT) cooperative purchasing contract. City and county governments, transportation agencies, as well as nonprofits, can order all-electric Class 3 to 5 passenger buses under the program. Vehicles eligible include the […]

ABA moves Marketplace in Baltimore to June 2021

The American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism – announced that it was moving its annual ABA’s Marketplace for 2021 from January to June 18-22 in Baltimore. In a letter to the membership ABA President & CEO Peter Pantuso said: This week, the ABA Board of Directors […]

Brad Thomas Named as Chair for the North American Transit Alliance

Brad Thomas, president of First Transit, has been named the chair of the North American Transit Alliance (NATA) by the board of directors. Thomas previously held the position of vice chair. First Transit joined the North American Transit Alliance to help cities across North America promote innovative transportation solutions that ensure transit continues to deliver […]

NFI Parts, MCI debut patented proactive air and surface purification system

Earlier this week, Motor Coach Industries (MCI) hosted a webinar highlighting the company’s most recent product developments, including a detailed look at their brand new patented proactive air and surface purification system. The system is the result of NFI Parts’ deal with Eagle Disinfection Group to be the exclusive distributor of the Puradigm FLOW 100 […]

Continental ‘TPMS – 2020 Vision’ Named Best Automotive Aftermarket Training Program

Continental, a leading manufacturer and supplier of OE and aftermarket tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) and developer of VDO REDI-Sensor Multi-Application TPMS Sensors, has received top honors for its comprehensive TPMS training program in the U.S. aftermarket. The program was named a Top 20 Tools award winner for 2020 by Motor magazine. Presented annually, the […]

Proterra Unveils Proterra ZX5 Next-Generation Battery-Electric Transit Vehicle

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, today introduced its newest battery-electric transit vehicle, the Proterra ZX5™ electric bus. The ZX5 bus, Proterra’s fifth generation battery-electric transit vehicle, features a new streamlined vehicle design and maximizes the amount of energy that can be stored onboard the vehicle to increase power and range. The 40-foot […]

Cincinnati Metro introduces 19 new buses into service

Cincinnati Metro riders will get their first look at the agency’s new buses this week as 19 new 2000 series buses roll into service. Each bus features rider-requested amenities like Wi-Fi, convenient on-board charging ports for electronic devices and new vinyl seats offering a more secure seating position for passengers. The buses also provide more […]

Doug Jack: Global bus and coach industry loses an ‘icon’

Doug Jack, the widely respected bus and coach industry consultant, has died aged 78. He passed away peacefully in the early hours of Wednesday, September 2 after a short illness. Doug’s passion for the bus and coach industry began at an early age and remained with him throughout his life. He was a familiar face […]

ABA Foundation announces 2020-2021 scholarship winners

The American Bus Association Foundation – the largest non-profit organization in the group travel industry, with an emphasis on research and scholarships – congratulates the 2020 class of the ABA Foundation scholarship program. Each year the ABA Foundation gives $100,000 to 20 college students who are employees or dependents of employees at an ABA member […]