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Westchester County retrofitting buses with two-position bicycle racks

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 […]

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Proterra to Bring First Electric Buses to Idaho with Valley Regional Transit

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 […]

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Proterra Launches Multi-Dispenser Charging Solution for Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Fleets

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 […]

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Byk-Rak – Seattle-area transit group changing to wide-tire racks on some buses

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 […]

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Miami-Dade Purchases 33 Proterra Catalyst® E2 Electric Buses and Proterra Charging Systems Miami’s order of 33, 40-foot electric buses represents the largest EV bus order on the East Coast

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 […]

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Alexander Dennis awarded 180 Enviro500 double deck bus order from Hong Kong operator KMB

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 […]

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REI Launches New Service to Streamline Data and Asset Management

Omaha-based REI is excited to announce the release of its new ARMOR™ Cloud service to handle customers’ server management responsibilities. Intended for use by small- and large-fleet transportation customers, ARMOR Cloud augments the list of impressive features offered by REI’s ARMOR Software Suite; an all-in-one wireless solution for fleet management. “With ARMOR available in the […]

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New Flyer’s Jennifer McNeill named to Canada’s Clean50 sustainability leaders for 2020

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. […]

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SMART, DDOT Become Proterra’s 100th Customer with Purchase of Proterra® Battery-Electric Buses and Charging Systems

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) […]

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ALEXANDER DENNIS ENVIRO200 STARTS SIX-MONTH REVENUE TRIAL WITH MARTA IN ATLANTA

Published: 30 Sep 2019  Alexander Dennis Limited (“ADL”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that it has supplied an Enviro200 to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) for a six-month revenue trial. The 30ft midibus will run on MARTA’s circulator and connector […]

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Congestion Pricing May Affect Bus Operators

By: Melissa Stanek Photos: NBT Archives   On March 31, 2019, New York City approved its $175,000 2020 budget including a plan to implement congestion pricing below 60th Street in Manhattan. While details continue to be finalized, congestion pricing is expected to begin as early as 2021. This future rulemaking has sent private buses, truck […]

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Getting the Glow Take a look inside the “New Look” of Liberty

“We just decided to go for it,” Kim Konigseder says. The longtime Liberty Coach interior designer is standing with her husband, Liberty managing partner and spatial engineering maven Kurt Konigseder, aboard a just-completed 2019 Elegant Lady at Liberty Coach headquarters in the far north suburbs of Chicago. The “it” she is referring to is nothing […]

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Vicinity – A Mid-Size Bus Success Story

In less than 10 years a new mid-size bus from Vancouver, British Columbia not only became a major player in the Canadian bus market but also broke into the bus market in the United States. Designed from scratch to fill a specific need, the Vicinity transit bus from Grande West Transportation has become an obvious […]

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MCI’s New J3500 Small in Size, Big in Features

In recent months, MCI has introduced or announced several new models and product enhancements. Noteworthy is the revolutionary new D45 CRT LE Commuter Coach that offers a low entry for those using wheelchairs and mobility devices. The popular J4500 coach, already upgraded for 2018, is receiving several additional improvements for 2019. In addition, a battery-electric version […]

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ZF Components for Electric Buses Where the industry is going, ZF is already there.

In recent years, National Bus Trader has published several articles covering developments in alternative fuels for buses. On many occasions we have suggested that indications are that the bus industry is moving towards electric buses. The biggest thing holding us back is the state-of-the-art in battery capacity. However, various advances, including in-route charging systems, have […]

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Ten Things to Consider When Choosing a Luxury RV

The modern road trip provides a sense of adventure and ease from journey to destination, but choosing the right luxury RV is key. Whether you are purchasing your first or looking for your fifth, ensure you get exactly what you need to maximize your experience. Here are 10 things that Marathon Coach suggests you consider […]

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Featherlite Luxury Coaches

The combination of Featherlite Coaches, Amadas Coach and FAIC Seats provide the ultimate in luxury motorcoaches for the consumer marketplace, luxury seated coaches for the transport market and luxurious FAIC seating for new and preowned transport coaches. This unique combination of offerings backed by more than 50 years of manufacturing excellence ensure the highest levels […]

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Premier Transportation Takes Delivery of Six New 2018 Van Hool Coaches

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee with offices in Chattanooga and Greeneville, Premier Transportation recently took delivery of six new Van Hool coaches including three CX35 and two CX45 models and one TX model with in-seat audio.  Founded in 2003, the company began on the premise to supply eastern ­Tennessee with the highest level of motorcoach ­services. The company’s […]

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