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Alexander Dennis unveils its first zero-emission, three-axle double deck bus, the Enviro500EV CHARGE

  Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today unveiled its first zero-emission, three-axle double deck bus through a Vehicle Innovation Center (VIC) virtual event. The Enviro500EV CHARGE is the North American all-electric version of the world’s best-selling double decker. The Enviro500EV […]

Lightning eMotors names McNeil lead of Lightning Energy Division, Barron head of manufacturing

Lightning eMotors, a leading provider of commercial zero-emission vehicles for fleets, has named a new head of its Lightning Energy division and a new vice president of global manufacturing. Brandon McNeil has been appointed vice president of Lightning Energy, reporting to Kash Sethi, chief revenue officer. In this newly created role, McNeil will lead the company’s Lightning […]

Van Hool CX45E electric motorcoach from ABC Companies now HVIP-eligible in California

  ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment in the USA and Canada, today announced that the new Van Hool CX45E zero-emission, electric motorcoach has been approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). Both the 2020 […]

SARTA’s ‘Borrow a Bus Zero-Emissions Tour’swings through California

  After being sidelined by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority’s (SARTA) award-winning Borrow a Bus (BaB) Zero-Emissions Tour resumes on Friday, June 4, 2021, when one of the transit authority’s state-of-the-art hydrogen fuel cell-powered (HFC) buses begins a week-long eight-stop swing through the state of California. The Borrow a Bus program […]

BraunAbility and Q’STRAINT announce transformative mobility venture

For nearly 50 years, BraunAbility has been a leading manufacturer of wheelchair-accessible vehicles and wheelchair lifts. For more than 35 years, Q’STRAINT has focused on wheelchair passenger safety inside the vehicle as a leading provider of wheelchair and occupant securement solutions. Today, the two companies announce a new venture to accelerate innovation for their customers […]

APTA responds to the Republican Roadmap’s proposed cuts to public transit investment

Thursday, May 27, American Public Transportation Association (APTA) President and CEO, Paul P. Skoutelas, made the following statement in response to the Republican Roadmap’s proposal to cut public transit investment by more than $15 billion. “Although the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) appreciates continued efforts to reach bipartisan compromise on infrastructure legislation, we are deeply […]

ABA applauds the introduction of the bipartisan Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act

The American Bus Association (ABA) – the industry leader advancing North American motorcoach travel and tourism – applauds the introduction of the bipartisan Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act (STRA) of 2021 by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Chairman Tom Carper (D-Del.), Ranking Member Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Ben Cardin […]

Latest testing shows rapid effectiveness of Knorr Brake Company’s 3-Stage Air Filtration & Purification System

  As riders begin to return to public transportation, a new round of efficacy tests – focused on reduced contact times – conducted by Knorr Brake Company on its 3-Stage Air Filtration & Purification System for rail vehicles shows the antimicrobial system is 99.9% effective in removing even the most difficult-to-eradicate contagions after just 1 […]

APTA urges Congress and Administration to establish Passenger Rail Trust Fund in submitted testimony to House T&I Committee

Thursday, May 20, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) submitted for the record testimony for the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing, “When Unlimited Potential Meets Limited Resources: The Benefits and Challenges of High-Speed Rail and Emerging Rail Technologies”, held on May 6, 2021. Highlights from APTA President & CEO Paul P. Skoutelas’ submitted testimony […]

Lyft and COTA partner to add trip options in-app for Columbus customers

Lyft Inc., whose mission is to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation, has partnered with the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) to add local public transit information in-app so both CoGo Bike Share and rideshare customers can compare more of their transportation options within the Columbus area in one seamless experience. This new […]