Bitimec’s ‘Must-Have’ Bus-Washers!

Peter Pan Bus Lines, a popular transportation company serving the northeastern United States, has recently adopted an innovative solution for their fleet washing needs: Bitimec’s Wash-Bots machines. With two machines at their disposal, a 101-ST in Hartford and a newly added 626-EZ model in Providence, Peter Pan Bus Lines now has the wash muscle of […]

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The Top 10 Technological Advances in Buses

Bill was ticked. He had just taken delivery of a new coach, and the factory had refused his request to set the governor at 77 m.p.h. Bill ran a single bus, offering luxury tours, and felt he needed the extra speed to get a “run” at the hills on one route. The bus he traded […]

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NFI and MCI Receive 173-Bus Order from New Jersey Transit

NFI Group Inc. (NFI or the company), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, on October 25 announced that the New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) has exercised options for 118 D4500 clean diesel commuter coaches, in its final year of an existing six-year contract (orig-nally announced […]

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FlixMobility Acquires Greyhound to Expand U.S. Intercity Bus Service

FlixMobility (the company), global mobility provider of the FlixBus and FlixTrain brands, announced on October 21 it has acquired Greyhound Lines, Inc. (Grey-hound), the largest provider of long-distance bus transportation in the United States, from FirstGroup plc. This acquisition marks another important step in FlixMobility’s vision to provide easy-to-use, affordable and environmentally-friendly travel for consumers […]

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DEF Maintenance on Idle Vehicles

Think about changing diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) in vehicles that have been idle for a prolonged period. You should also protect DEF from extreme cold to keep Diesel-powered vehicles running smoothly. With recent months being dominated by challenges caused by COVID-19, some diesel-powered vehicles have likely been out of service for a long period of […]

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Tire Care When Buses are Sitting

Since many buses have been sitting lately, this information may be of some interest. There was a recent situation at the bus museum annex in Hershey, Pennsylvania where a bus had been sitting in the same position for a substantial time. When the museum people went to move it, they discovered that a front tire […]

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Mercedes-Benz Tourrider Group

The All New Mercedes-Benz Tourrider

Be it in terms of design, comfort, technology, safety features, individuality or economics, the new Mercedes-Benz Tourrider represents a milestone moment for motor-coaches in North America. It was specifically tailored for the region with the unique inter-national know-how of Mercedes-Benz – the inventory of the bus. The new Tourrider is truly the Mercedes-Benz of motorcoaches. […]

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Best Tours and Travel

California’s Best Tours & Travel reopens strong after a tireless 2020 keeping customers, lawmakers and a changing traveling public close to its business Best Tours & Travel’s recent reopening saw sellout tours and a continuing recovery in their private charter operations thanks to nonstop outreach throughout 2020s shut-down months that continues today. With COVID-19, the […]

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Assessing Post-Pandemic Options for Your Transportation Company

Since the onset of the pandemic-related shutdowns in March 2020, the transportation industry has been decimated. This is especially true for the executive sedan and limousine companies that rely on corporate travel and related contracts with air-lines and hotels. By January 2021, ridership for the executive sedan (black cars) and limousine sectors were down by […]

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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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