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Prince George Cougars Hockey Team Excited About New Prevost H3-45

Western Canadian hockey team, the Prince George Cougars, located in Prince George, British Columbia, have partnered with Pacific Western Group of Companies (PWT) to acquire a 2020 Prevost H3-45. The Cougars 10-year relationship with PWT made the decision to acquire the Prevost coach, which will transport the Prince George Cougars hockey team, an easy one. […]

Nashville’s Anchor Transportation Celebrates 30 Years, Adds Six New MCI J4500s

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has delivered six new MCI J4500 coaches to longtime customer Anchor Transportation. Based in the upcoming 2020 UMA Motorcoach Expo hometown of Nashville (January 19-23), Anchor recently inaugurated the J4500 model into its fleet, adding a total of 13 amenity-filled J4500s over the past two years, increasing its fleet size and […]

Commerce Bank offers value-loaded prepaid cards as solution for expense challenges

For bus operators, expenses and per diems can get very complicated. Companies try to manage these challenges with personal prepaid cards instead of business prepaid cards, which results in risks and inefficiencies. For example: Payroll cards: If an employer uses a payroll card for salaries, they’ll often load per diems and reimbursements on it as […]

Trailways of New York Vice President Jack Barker retires

Trailways of New York announced recently that Vice President & General Manager of the New York Trailways brand Jack Barker is retiring from the company in the coming weeks. “Jack Barker has served this company with pride and dedication for more than 25 years since he was named Vice President in 1994,” Trailways of New […]

Former Greyhound Chief Information Officer Joins Betterez Advisory Board

Betterez, a Toronto-based travel technology start-up re-inventing ticketing and reservations in the bus and coach industry, today announces the appointment of Chris Boult, Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of CEC Entertainment, to its Advisory Board. “I am excited to be joining the Betterez Advisory Board as I truly believe the company’s reservations platform […]

Irizar debuts zero-emission ie bus

The new generation of the Irizar ie bus, the zero-emission electric bus launched in July 2014, has now arrived on the market with the latest technological and design innovations. The new features include weight reduction, improved passenger capacity to meet the regulations of several countries, and new batteries providing greater range. Irizar e-mobility presented the […]

Los Angeles Department of Transportation places largest battery-electric bus order in U.S. history

BYD (Build Your Dreams) announced Wednesday at the California Transit Association’s Annual Fall Conference in Monterey that the Los Angeles Department of Transportation ordered 130 of its battery-electric K7M buses, the largest single order of battery-electric buses to date in the United States. The order is a major milestone for BYD as it continues its […]

UMA members fill open seats on board of directors

Elections for the UMA Board of Directors took place this fall and the results are in. Please welcome UMA’s two new directors, Elizabeth Kamalakis of Coachlight Tours in Region 2 and Dale McMichael of Executive Coach, who was unopposed in Region 3. Directors reelected to their seats are Dennis Streif in Region 1, who ran […]

The motorcoach industry mourns Jim Thrasher

From: Linda Morris, Alabama Motorcoach Association It is with great sadness that I report to you that Jim Thrasher passed away on Wednesday, November 6 with his family surrounding him. Jim has struggled with failing health for a time. I extend sincere sympathy to his family, especially Barbara Thrasher, Alyce Davidson, and Alan Thrasher. Jim […]

BYD, Toyota agree to establish joint company for battery-electric vehicle research and development

BYD Company Ltd. (BYD) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today that they have signed an agreement to establish a joint company to research and development for battery electric vehicles (BEVs). The new R&D company, which will work on designing and developing BEVs (including platform) and its related parts, is anticipated to be established in […]