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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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IrizarDist NBT March 2019

New Irizar Distributor

To reinforce its commitment to this market, Irizar created its own company last year  Irizar USA LLC – which is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company is already well positioned to carry forward the distribution and aftersales support of the Irizar i6 motorcoach by recruiting the well-qualified team members that have been a part of […]

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New coach USA NBT Feb 2019

New Ownership of Coach USA and Coach Canada

An agreement has been reached for the sale of Coach USA to an affiliate of Variant Equity Advisors, LLC (Variant Equity), subject to certain conditions, including the approval of the Surface Transportation Board. The sale is expected to be finalized by end of April 2019. Coach USA and Coach Canada combined are one of the largest transportation […]

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MCI delivers 182 NBT Feb 2019

MCI Delivers 182 Commuter Coaches to NJ Transit

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), the largest transit bus and motorcoach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, has begun to deliver Commuter Coaches to NJ Transit in year three of a six-year contract with one of the nation’s largest public transit agencies. The MCI Commuter Coaches are powered by […]

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Prevost Opens New Florida Service Center

Prevost, a member of Volvo Group, has announced the opening of its new service center in Orlando, Florida. With this addition, the company’s Parts and Service Network is growing again after the opening of four new service centersin North America last year. With now 15 service locations, Prevost strengthens its network, already unmatched in the […]

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Peter Pan Celebrates 85 years On The Road

In 2018, Peter Pan Bus Lines celebrated its 85th Anniversary. We were reluctant to let this milestone pass without taking note. One of the better-known and better-respected bus operations in the United States, Peter Pan Bus Lines combines the attributes of an immigrant heritage, a history of scheduled service and continued ownership by the founding […]

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2019 Prevost Motorhome Expo

2019 Prevost Motorhome Expo February 13 & 14 , 2019 West Palm Beach , Florida The Prevost Motorhome Expo will be held Wednesday & Thursday February 13th & 14th , 2019 at the South Florida Expo Center in West Palm Beach , Florida. As in the past – the Prevost Motorhome Expo will be Free […]

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SouthWest Transit's Wrapped D45 CRT LE tested at the State Fair

SouthWest Transit first to take a revolutionary step toward greater passenger accessibility with two new MCI D45 CRT LE commuter coaches

DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 19, 2018: (TSX:NFI) Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America announced SouthWest Transit, Eden Prairie, MN, is known for delivering a trailblazing standard of service to its passengers in the southwest Minneapolis […]

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T/CCI Manufacturing Introduces Latest Cooling Technology to Growing Bus Market in the U.S. and Canada

DECATUR, IL – (January 16, 2017) – T/CCI Manufacturing, a world leader in compressor technology including reciprocating, swash plate, wobble plate, and variable compressor designs, is introducing two new compressors for the bus market in the United States and Canada.  The QPS 65 Swash Plate compressor provides the latest technology and design for buses, transport […]

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Diecast Model Buses Impress in A Big Way!

Diecast Model Buses Impress in A Big Way! By: Lisa O’ Shields   There’s something to be said for the feeling a bus company owner must feel when viewing a new acquisition to the fleet as it pulls into the company’s yard for the first time. Possibly sporting new graphics and costing hundreds of thousands […]

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October 9-11, 2017 Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta, Georgia, USA Held just once every three years, APTA EXPO is the world’s largest showcase of technology, products, and services related to the public transportation industry. With more than 800 exhibitors and 12,000+ attendees, APTA EXPO is the where innovation and technology converge to determine the future […]

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MCI + New Flyer = A New Era for the Bus Industry

by Larry Plachno On November 10, 2015, New Flyer Industries announced an agreement to acquire Motor Coach Industries. A little more than a month later, these two leading private coach and public transit brands completed their merger on December 18. Many in the industry saw this marriage favorably not only for the complimentary assets of […]

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Double Your Pleasure at Attractive Prices

Double-deck buses have been around the United States for approximately a century. They have traditionally and repeatedly been used to transport larger groups of people. At the same time they have turned heads and created a great deal of interest. The model TD925 Van Hool double-deck coaches currently offered by ABC Companies are easily among […]

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BusCon 2016 in Indianapolis

A record for an indoor commercial bus show Article and photo by Larry Plachno The annual BusCon event returned to Indianapolis from September 19-21, 2016 for its 21st edition. Sponsored by Bobit Business Media, BusCon is primarily geared to small and mid-size buses for all types of owners and operators including private, government and commercial. […]

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The Years of Interstate Bus Regulation

by Larry Plachno The recent rash of new and proposed bus regulations has not gone unnoticed by many bus operators. Several have asked whether the feds are moving the interstate bus industry back towards regulation. The basic answer is “no.” Most of the new and proposed regulations are geared towards safety while the years of […]

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The ZF Global Press Event in Aachen

TRW Integration, Autonomous Driving and More By Larry Plachno Once again, ZF gave the press an early review of what will be shown in September of 2016 at the IAA show in Hannover, Germany. Officially the Internationale Automobil Ausstellung, this show takes place in even-numbered years in Hannover and concentrates on commercial vehicles. Approximately 85 […]

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Sardo Family Celebrates 100 Years in the Upholstery Industry

This year of 2016 is special for the Sardo family because they will be celebrating 100 years in the upholstery industry. Their success comes from the Sardo family of professionals who believes that service and quality come first. Each phase of production is supported by teamwork and a commitment to excellence. The Sardo team plans […]

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