To reinforce its commitment to this market, Irizar created its own company last year Irizar ...
An agreement has been reached for the sale of Coach USA to an affiliate of Variant ...
Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), the largest transit bus ...
Prevost, a member of Volvo Group, has announced the opening of its new service center ...
by David Hubbard Photos courtesy of Prevost The 2019 Volvo 9700 on exhibit from Prevost during the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) Expo, January 6-10, 2019, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, will introduce several bold new features certain to change the game and open new doors. Together with the bright and airy interior design, the debut of adjustable […]
In 2018, Peter Pan Bus Lines celebrated its 85th Anniversary. We were reluctant to let this milestone pass without taking note. One of the better-known and better-respected bus operations in the United States, Peter Pan Bus Lines combines the attributes of an immigrant heritage, a history of scheduled service and continued ownership by the founding […]
2019 Prevost Motorhome Expo February 13 & 14 , 2019 West Palm Beach , Florida The Prevost Motorhome Expo will be held Wednesday & Thursday February 13th & 14th , 2019 at the South Florida Expo Center in West Palm Beach , Florida. As in the past – the Prevost Motorhome Expo will be Free […]
DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 19, 2018: (TSX:NFI) Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America announced SouthWest Transit, Eden Prairie, MN, is known for delivering a trailblazing standard of service to its passengers in the southwest Minneapolis […]
DECATUR, IL – (January 16, 2017) – T/CCI Manufacturing, a world leader in compressor technology including reciprocating, swash plate, wobble plate, and variable compressor designs, is introducing two new compressors for the bus market in the United States and Canada. The QPS 65 Swash Plate compressor provides the latest technology and design for buses, transport […]
Diecast Model Buses Impress in A Big Way! By: Lisa O’ Shields There’s something to be said for the feeling a bus company owner must feel when viewing a new acquisition to the fleet as it pulls into the company’s yard for the first time. Possibly sporting new graphics and costing hundreds of thousands […]
October 9-11, 2017 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta, Georgia, USA Held just once every three years, APTA EXPO is the world’s largest showcase of technology, products, and services related to the public transportation industry. With more than 800 exhibitors and 12,000+ attendees, APTA EXPO is the where innovation and technology converge to determine the future […]
by Larry Plachno On November 10, 2015, New Flyer Industries announced an agreement to acquire Motor Coach Industries. A little more than a month later, these two leading private coach and public transit brands completed their merger on December 18. Many in the industry saw this marriage favorably not only for the complimentary assets of […]
Double-deck buses have been around the United States for approximately a century. They have traditionally and repeatedly been used to transport larger groups of people. At the same time they have turned heads and created a great deal of interest. The model TD925 Van Hool double-deck coaches currently offered by ABC Companies are easily among […]
A record for an indoor commercial bus show Article and photo by Larry Plachno The annual BusCon event returned to Indianapolis from September 19-21, 2016 for its 21st edition. Sponsored by Bobit Business Media, BusCon is primarily geared to small and mid-size buses for all types of owners and operators including private, government and commercial. […]
by Larry Plachno The recent rash of new and proposed bus regulations has not gone unnoticed by many bus operators. Several have asked whether the feds are moving the interstate bus industry back towards regulation. The basic answer is “no.” Most of the new and proposed regulations are geared towards safety while the years of […]
Late 2016 marks five years since CH Bus Sales began selling Temsa coaches in North America. This is noteworthy for at least three different reasons. One reason is that they are the only company I can think of that entered the market by providing an integral coach with a length that none of the other […]
TRW Integration, Autonomous Driving and More By Larry Plachno Once again, ZF gave the press an early review of what will be shown in September of 2016 at the IAA show in Hannover, Germany. Officially the Internationale Automobil Ausstellung, this show takes place in even-numbered years in Hannover and concentrates on commercial vehicles. Approximately 85 […]
American Seating celebrates its 130th anniversary in 2016. Today, transportation seating is its most popular product line with entertainment and stadium seating in second place, but it was not always this way. The company actually started out with school furniture but got to where it is today by a combination of innovation, expansion and moving […]
This year of 2016 is special for the Sardo family because they will be celebrating 100 years in the upholstery industry. Their success comes from the Sardo family of professionals who believes that service and quality come first. Each phase of production is supported by teamwork and a commitment to excellence. The Sardo team plans […]
The July issue of National Bus Trader is traditionally dedicated to the conversion market. In looking for recent industry trends and developments to report on, it quickly became obvious that there were some exciting new directions with some of the latest conversions. Steve Zeigler, the director of business development at Prevost, said, “We are seeing […]
Back when MCI got its start eight decades ago in Winnipeg, Manitoba, much of North America was wilderness. Inventor and MCI founder Harry Zoltok understood that a motorized multiple passenger vehicle had to withstand harsh road conditions, along with minus 40 below zero temperatures common during a Winnipeg winter. Today is no different. In fact, […]
As the transportation historians have noted, for the second time in 125 years American transit is moving to electric power. This time the ZEPS battery electric bus from Complete Coach Works is leading the way by making the move economical for operations across America. In the 1880s, city transit in America was essentially limited to […]
We have received several requests from readers asking about Irizar and their new i6 coach on the American market. Irizar is actually quite well known and respected on the European market. They are a major exhibitor at the European bus shows we attend, particularly Busworld. Although based in Spain, Irizar has additional facilities at other […]
Will buckling up help us to buckle down on bus accident injuries and fatalities? In spite of all of the activity surrounding seat belts lately, the jury is still out on that decision for several reasons. In spite of the fact that seat belts have been mandated on new coaches starting late in 2016, the […]