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New Irizar Electric Buses for Barcelona

Nine Irizar zero-emission electric buses will start to operate shortly in the city of Barcelona on line H16 (Pg. Zona Franca – Forum Campus Besos). These units are in addition to the four Irizar buses that have been operating in the city since 2019. The presentation ceremony took place on June 9 on Avenida Reina […]

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ADL Delivers Double-Deckers for English Coastal Route

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, recently announced the delivery of two low carbon Enviro400 buses to independent West Norfolk operator Lynx. Lynx is a locally owned and totally independent bus operator in West Norfolk, an area north of London, which […]

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New MCI D45 CRT LE Charge™

NFI Group Inc. (NFI or the Company), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, on May 13 announced that subsidiary Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has unveiled its new zero-emission commuter coach, the D45 CRT LE CHARGE™, and also launched its new D series of coaches. Leveraging high-torque […]

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Virginia Motorcoach Association Names Vicki Bowman Executive Director

Virginia Motorcoach Association (VMA) has named Vicki Bowman its new executive director as the organization plans for the future and its in-person regional meeting in late summer. Bowman is a marketing professional with a 16-year career in the bus industry, and founder of VB Group, a marketing and events resource firm specializing in organizational management, […]

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TEMSA Introduces the New TS 30 at UMA Motorcoach Expo

TEMSA, one of the industry leading bus manufacturers, has been distributing coaches in the U.S. market since 2010, continues its success story today. Having participated in the UMA Motorcoach EXPO 2021, which is considered as one of the most prestigious organizations in the private motorcoach market, UMA Expo brings industry professionals from all corners of […]

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Prevost’s New Cloud One Seat Line

Prevost unveiled to the public for the first time its brand-new proprietary Cloud One seat line during the United Motorcoach Association EXPO April 21-24 in Orlando. The Cloud One series design focuses on comfort and ergonomics giving passengers an upgraded ride combined with uncompromised safety. “Prevost is extremely proud to share the Cloud One line […]

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MCI Unveils Battery-Electric J4500 CHARGE™

NFI Group Inc. (NFI or the Company), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, recently announced that its subsidiary Motor Coach Industries (MCI) has unveiled the new zero-emission, battery-electric J4500 CHARGE™ coach. The J4500 CHARGE – a zero-emission version of the industry’s best-selling J series tour and […]

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Irizar USA at UMA

Irizar USA was very glad to participate in the United Motorcoach Association Motorcoach Expo 2021 that took place in Orlando, Florida. After a challenging year for the entire industry, it is observed that activities are beginning to pick up bringing new hopes and energy. With hopes that the worst of the situation is behind us, it […]

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Spokane Transit Adds 12 Xcelsior CHARGE EVs

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, announced that the Spokane Transit Authority (STA) on March 19 unveiled its first 60-foot, five-door zero-emission Xcelsior CHARGE™ City Line bus, as part of a contract that New Flyer won in June […]

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The Origin of Eagle Coaches

What with the 85th anniversary of the Trailways organization being celebrated, it was not unusual to have industry people talking about Eagle coaches that were identified with Trailways for many years. We found it interesting that many younger members of the bus industry were unaware of the story behind the origin of Eagle coaches. Admittedly […]

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The Oldest Converted Bus

Dick Seybolt, who was then involved with Diamond Coach, acquired a 1917 Packard bus with a converted interior. Recently, he donated it to the Antique Automobile Club of America that had merged with the Museum of Bus Transportation. Based on available evidence, it appears to be the oldest converted bus we know of and may […]

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Bus Museum

Just over a year ago the Hershey, Pennsylvania-based Museum of Bus Transportation merged with the nationally-acclaimed Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum, where they had been renting exhibit space for nearly 20 years. The late Dick Maguire of Capitol Trailways, with the financial assistance over the years of bus industry stalwarts George Sage, Frank […]

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Trailways moving forward

When five independently-owned motorcoach companies became the founders of the National Trailways Bus System in Chicago on February 5, 1936, they were looking ahead at a changing transportation industry in which they could thrive through teamwork rather than struggling individually during a Great Depression.          With that same attitude of teamwork, fierce independence and focus […]

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the Unexpected Octopus

Cruising a tropical reef, our dive guide signaled that someone should check out a hole in the coral, so we could see what was hiding there. It may surprise you, but I am not that goofy (besides, the guide was not sticking his face in).          Trusting him, a young woman gave it a whirl, […]

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Brexit

Several readers are aware that your editor has been following the Brexit process for years. Hence, we have received several requests for a condensed report on Brexit as well as suggestions on how it will affect the bus industry. There already have been books written on Brexit so that trying to condense it into a […]

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TEMSA Coaches Now Running in Canada

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 […]

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New Coach Review

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 […]

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Irizar solutions to combat the virus on public transport

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 […]

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Barons Bus Invests in Motor Coach Air Purification system using UV Lights from NFI Parts™

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 […]

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