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City of Calgary Selects Stertil-Koni Lifts and Westvac Industrial Ltd. for New Maintenance Facility

Heavy-duty bus lift and truck lift leader Stertil-Koni recently announced that the City of Calgary, located in the province of Alberta, Canada, has selected the company’s award-winning vehicle lifting systems for its new Stoney Transit Facility bus storage and maintenance structure. At 476,841 square feet, the building is said to be the largest indoor compressed […]

MCI, Coach USA stand behind FMCSA’s new road safety campaign

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) and longtime operator Coach USA joined in a March 6 meeting at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the nation’s top commercial motor vehicle (CMV) regulator, in support of promoting road safety and safe motorcoach travel nationwide. In attendance were Dominic Manuele, vice president of fleet maintenance and engineering for […]

DOT Announces $5 Million in FY2019 Funding Opportunity for Tribal Transit Projects Nationwide

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the availability of $5 million in Fiscal Year 2019 competitive grant funding to support transit services for Native American tribes and Alaska Native villagers in rural areas. FTA’s Tribal Transit Program is authorized by Congress to support public transportation for Native American tribes to provide access […]

Tri-State Travel adds the MCI J3500 to its all-MCI fleet

Andrew Hillard, president of Galena, Illinois-based Tri-State Travel, had a plan for the new MCI J3500 the moment he test drove the all-new 35-foot model on MCI’s Reliability Rally event last year. “We wanted one of the first models, and we got one.” Hillard said. The all-MCI operator has now put its first J3500 into […]

RATP Dev USA Renews Contract with City of Tucson

RATP Dev USA, a national leader in public transit, announced it has renewed its contract with the City of Tucson to continue providing transit management services for the Sun Tran Fixed Route Bus, Sun Van ADA Paratransit, and Sun Link Streetcar systems. RATP Dev USA has been the provider of transit management services for the […]

The MCI J3500 expands opportunities for Mobile’s Gulf Coast Tours

The Chamblee family sees attractive school and tour niche for the new MCI J3500 coach market Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., has delivered a new 35-foot MCI J3500 to Gulf Coast Tours. The way Nick Chamblee sees it, not every tour, corporate or group client needs a full-size luxury […]

Complete Coach Works to Offer Retrofits for Wheelchair Charging Stations

Complete Coach Works (CCW), a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, recently announced that it will offer retrofits to allow passengers to charge their wheelchairs at each tie down location in the bus. CCW is committed to serving the transportation industry with innovative advanced technologies. From the introduction of the Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) […]

ADL’s Enviro500 In North America With Allison Abe E-Powertrain

Allison Transmission and Alexander Dennis are working together to develop efficient, powerful electric buses. A first step in this strategic alliance is Allison’s new ABE Series electric powertrain systems for low-floor bus applications, which will premiere with the Foothill Transit launch order for Alexander Dennis’ interurban and commuter Enviro500 3-axle double decker buses in North […]

Allison Unveils Electric Propulsion for Low-Floor Buses

Allison Transmission presented for the North-American market the new ABE Series, an e-axle powertrain system for ultra-low floor electric bus. Allison unveiled the new e-axle at the Advanced Clean Technology Expo in Long Beach, California. The ABE Series integrates dual electric motors, a single- or multi-speed gearbox (depending on e-axle model), oil coolers, pumps and […]

TBARTA Launches Next Step in 10-Year Transit Plan: Envision 2030

Continuing development of a regional transit plan that will connect people and places across five counties, the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) today launched “Envision 2030, The Future of Transit in Tampa Bay.” The program is the next step in TBARTA’s state-mandated mission to improve transit regionwide. “Tampa Bay continues to be one […]