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 ...
TEMSA coaches are now making increasing inroads in the Canadian coach market because of their high manufacturing standards and rustproofing that withstand Canada’s difficult weather conditions. Founded in 2018 by Raj Mahadeo, Damera Bus Sales is a division of the Mississauga Bus Group of Companies that is based in the Toronto area and specializes […]
Many people in the industry have noted that most of the trade shows have been postponed or cancelled. This has limited the ability of potential buyers to review existing product lines and check out anything new. A major reason for this has been concern for social distancing in the current COVID-19 crisis. While there may […]
The Irizar Group keeps accelerating its capacity for innovation with the goal of contributing to the reactivation of the public transport sector and promoting safe and sustainable collective mobility. It is not without need that they are providing solutions developed for buses and coaches to fulfil the safety and hygiene measures for preventing the spread […]
NFI Parts™, the parts subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent bus manufacturers, has received an order from Barons Bus for 51 UV Light Kits to be installed on their entire fleet of MCI J4500 motor coaches. NFI Parts’ UV Lighting system works to reduce bacteria, viruses and mold […]
On Monday, August 24, 2020, The Rapid celebrated the launch of the Laker Line, Michigan’s second bus rapid transit (BRT) system, with a ceremony at Pew Station. The Laker Line (https://www.ridetherapid.org/howtoride/laker-line) began service between Grand Valley State University Allendale and downtown Grand Rapids campuses on August 24, 2020. The launch of this new BRT […]
ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (“ARBOC”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, recently announced that it will be the first to include antimicrobial sidewall paneling from Polser USA for the interiors of its buses. With downtime for sanitation as a significant concern for transit bus organizations, […]
By Larry Plachno Anyone involved in the bus industry is aware of the movement to battery-electric buses in recent years. There are several advantages to electric buses. While they are more expensive to buy, they offer substantially reduced pollution in operation and also tend to be more economical to operate and to maintain. Electric buses […]
Complete Coach Works (CCW) has announced its contract to convert two, 2004 35-foot Gillig buses into Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) buses for Twin Transit in Centralia, Washington. CCW takes previously used, internal combustion engine buses and remanufactures them into like-new vehicles containing ZEPS all-electric drivetrain systems. ZEPS is an integrated technology tested for […]
Liberty Coach and Prevost team up on a new masterpiece of space and style It is often said a picture is worth a thousand words. For this particular picture, every one of those words might well be “awesome.” Anyway you look at it, Liberty Coach’s aptly named new “Super Suite” is like nothing the […]
By Larry Plachno On Sunday, May 10, 2020, Kirwan Elmers passed away in Columbus, Ohio at the age of 91. He was perhaps best known for being the co-founder, along with his father Miles, of Custom Coach Corporation in 1955. In 2020, Custom Coach Corporation celebrates its 65th anniversary. It would take a book […]
By Larry Plachno By this time it has become obvious that the biggest challenge facing the bus industry is getting people comfortable about getting back into buses. Here are some thoughts on this subject. Those who have done historical research in transportation can tell you about early days when the railroads, electric interurban lines […]
By Larry Plachno Among the more popular questions and inquiries we have heard lately are those involving the emerging and evolving MCI product line. If you have fallen behind with keeping up with all of the improvements, developments and evolution at MCI in 2019, you are not alone. This seems to be a common, current […]
Owosso, Mich. – Cyclists will now have an easier time of using public transit buses while getting around Westchester County, New York. Byk-Rak, based in Owosso, Mich. is retrofitting 247 Westchester County buses with its two-position bike racks so riders can easily stow their bikes while riding the bus to the next destination where they […]
Valley Regional Transit agrees to purchase eight Proterra Catalyst® vehicles and charging systems BURLINGAME, Calif. – October 24, 2019 – Today Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that Valley Regional Transit (VRT) agreed to purchase eight Proterra Catalyst® 35-foot E2 buses and eight 125 kW plug-in charging systems. VRT is Proterra’s first […]
Multiple dispensers paired with a single Power Control System offers cost-effective, flexible charging solution for transit agencies and electric school bus fleet operators BURLINGAME, Calif. – October 14, 2019 – Today Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, launched a multi-dispenser charging solution which enables Proterra® charging systems to have multiple low-profile charging dispensers […]
Seattle-area transit group changing to wide-tire racks on some buses Owosso, Mich. – Kitsap County Transit in Bremerton, Wash. is retrofitting 16 of its 76 public transit buses with Byk-Rak’s wide-tire racks, and they have committed to buy more. This means cyclists with wide-tire bicycles will now have an easier time of using public transit […]
NEWS PROVIDED BY Proterra Oct 07, 2019, 08:00 ET BURLINGAME, Calif., Oct. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that Miami-Dade has agreed to purchase 33, 40-foot Proterra Catalyst® E2 electric buses with DuoPower drivetrain technology and up to 75 plug-in Proterra chargers. With 33 electric buses and charging systems, Miami-Dade represents the largest […]
Larbert, Scotland, UK – October 4th, 2019: (TSX: NFI) Alexander Dennis Limited (“ADL”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that Hong Kong’s largest bus operator The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited (“KMB”) has placed a firm order for 180 Enviro500 three-axle double […]
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – October 3, 2019: (TSX: NFI) New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (“New Flyer”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that Jennifer McNeill, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, has been named an Honouree of Canada’s prestigious Clean50 list for 2020. […]
Proterra brings electric vehicle technology to the Motor City and marks more than 800 vehicles sold in North America NEWS PROVIDED BY Proterra Oct 03, 2019, 08:00 ET SHARE THIS ARTICLE BURLINGAME, Calif., Oct. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) […]