If the City of Boulder, CO can secure a $250,000 federal grant to put Wi-Fi in its 157 Regional Transportation District buses, local company employees could in the future “clock in” while being transported to work.
The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority has been given $950,000 of the $3.8 million set aside for transit service in the state’s capital, which will keep buses rolling through the end of September.
Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) came into existence in 2000, the agency has imposed myriad regulatory challenges and new requirements for commercial carriers in the trucking and motorcoach industries to navigate.
Victor Parra has advice for operators who may be fending off questions of bus safety, as news headlines report on recent bus accidents and legislation is pending in Congress: Show them your safety records.
Word from Tom McNally is the April Scenicruiser 2010 Hounds of the Mother Road reunion in Amarillo and Adrian, TX, was a total success with 85 people showing up in 10 Scenicruisers and three GMC model buses.