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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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Emerald Luxury Coaches Unveils First H3-45 Conversions

Emerald Luxury Coaches, the Texas-based luxury motorcoach convertor that since 2015 has been building a unique industry niche around its highly distinctive Prevost X3-45 coaches, has added Prevost H3-45 conversions to the mix for the 2020 model year. It is a move that vaults Emerald to the forefront of the Prevost conversion field. The H3-45 […]

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National Bus Trader Digital Edition

National Bus Trader’s print magazine has been distributed throughout the world for 42 years, but now you can read the latest edition ahead of the print release date with our digital copy. This is our annual Conversion Issue with great editorial on things to consider when choosing a luxury RV. Features including Prevost Motorhome Expo […]

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Two 2019 Van Hool CX45 Coaches for Allstar Chauffeured Services

Two 2019 Van Hool CX45 Coaches for Allstar Chauffeured Services Based out of Troy, Michigan, Allstar Chauffeured Services has taken delivery of two new 2019 Van Hool CX45 coaches with many upgraded amenities that compliment their premium vehicle line. Each coach is powered by a Cummins engine with Allison transmission, and include many passenger conveniences […]

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MCI Launches Motorcoach Technician Apprenticeship Program

The MCI Academy – the first motorcoach training program to earn Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) accreditation in 2017 – is breaking more new ground with a new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) national registered Motorcoach Technician Apprenticeship Program. Intended to promote top maintenance of motorcoaches, the program allows participating operators to offer apprenticeships to recruit new entrants […]

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Temsa’s Increased Support For The American Market

Temsa North America Inc Temsa recently announced that they are moving to a company-owned distributor for the American market. This is a substantial show of confidence in the American market as well as the Temsa products. Creating a new distributor for national support is a major undertaking and somewhat unique. Those historians among our readers […]

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ABA 2020

More than a meeting, ABA’s Marketplace is a valuable investment that pays for itself many times over, and a can’t-miss annual reunion with colleagues and friends, old and new. Every January, ABA welcomes the travel and tourism community to the first conference of the year— the industry’s premier business event—ABA’s Marketplace. More than 3,500 tour […]

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ABC COMPANIES: PROVIDING INDUSTRY LEADING TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS THROUGH PRODUCT, SERVICE AND BEST-IN-CLASS SUPPORT

Coach Solutions ABC Companies is a leading provider to the transportation industry with diverse solutions including coach and bus products, parts, service and customer support.  As the exclusive distributor of the industry leading Van Hool motorcoach brand for over 30 years, ABC has been proud to deliver over 11,000 new coaches to the North American […]

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Pacific Bus Museum Restoring 1932 Twin Coach Model 15

The Pacific Bus Museum is seeking donations fo complete the restoration of the museum’s oldest bus, East Bay Transit Lines 308, a 1932 Twin Coach Model 15. 308 was acquired by the museum in 1995 and was stored along with a number of the museum’s non-running buses in Williams, California. In the later part of 2014 […]

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Busworld Europe Bigger Than Ever in Brussels

After 24 editions of Busworld Europe in the picturesque city of Kortrijk, Busworld is moving to Brussels, the capital of Belgium – and Europe. Easier to reach with an international airport and train station next door, more hotel rooms, a lively city with top of the bill food service and entertainment, the European Commission just […]

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Prevost Unveils New Features and New Possibility on the Volvo 9700 at UMA Expo

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 […]

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