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U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announces $513.6 million American Rescue Plan Grant Award to Metra in Illinois

Today, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced a $513.6 million award of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation (Metra). American Rescue Plan transit funds are intended to help transit agencies around the country maintain service and keep workers on the payroll as communities continue to recover […]

NJ Transit employee from Langhorne receives award

A NJ TRANSIT employee whose work was critical in the successful installation and certification of the new Positive Train Control (PTC) system for trains has been recognized by a leading railroad publication as a rising star.  Jonathan Kirby, the Chief Road Foreman for NJ TRANSIT’s PTC system, has been named to Railway Age’s “Fast Trackers” […]

Bill Luke, founder of BUSRide and industry icon, passes at age 97

BUSRide is saddened at the passing of Bill Luke, who founded this publication in 1965. Bill passed away January 23 at age 97 in Spokane, Washington. In addition to his roles as BUSRide founder and bus historian, Bill was an acclaimed author of multiple books on the bus and motorcoach industry. Please watch this space, […]

Now Hiring Drivers! $5000 Hiring Bonus! Starting wage $20.66/HR

Paid Training — Great Benefits APPLY NOW!   Walk-ins welcome at 6345 Colorado Blvd, Commerce City Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Come join the best team and work with an industry leader as a Bus Driver for First Transit. First Transit operates buses for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver, CO.  As a […]

Diesel Fleet Technician – Hiring Immediately!

Servicing 40 foot Gillig buses driven by First Transit for RTD Now Offering a $5,000 Hiring Bonus!* Have you considered being a Maintenance Technician with Regional Transportation District of Denver? Now’s your chance! Get PAID to do what you love! Each day our Maintenance Technicians maintain the equipment utilized for the Regional Transportation District of […]

RATP Dev USA welcomes Tina Lainhart as Executive VP of Business Development

RATP Dev USA, the North American subsidiary of the global transportation provider, today announced the appointment of Tina Lainhart, as Executive VP of Business Development. As part of her new role, Tina will lead RATP Dev USA’s business development efforts and implement comprehensive sales strategies to win new business opportunities throughout the United States. Her […]

USDOT announces $11 million in grant awards to help communities plan for transit-oriented development

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of approximately $11 million to 20 projects in 12 states to support comprehensive planning efforts to improve access to public transportation. Funding through FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning grants will help organizations plan for transportation projects that connect communities […]

Robin Hutcheson announced as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced that Robin Hutcheson will become the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. As Deputy Administrator, Ms. Hutcheson will serve as the Acting Administrator. Since January 2021, Ms. Hutcheson has served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Safety Policy for the U.S. Department of Transportation in […]

CARB certifies next-generation propane engine in Blue Bird school buses to lowest NOx in market

ROUSH CleanTech is the first original equipment manufacturer to receive California Air Resources Board’s 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour certification for 2022 model year vehicles. The optional ultra-low CARB certification is 90% cleaner than current emissions standards for nitrogen oxides. The new engine certification covers ROUSH CleanTech Gen 5 propane engines for Blue Bird school […]

NFI a founding member of newly formed Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Council

NFI Group Inc., a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, today announced that the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Council has formally launched, of which NFI is a founding member. The HFC Bus Council is a first-of-its-kind national coalition of public transit agencies, manufacturers, and suppliers working together […]