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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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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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Proterra to Bring Battery-Electric Buses to New Mexico with Atomic City Transit

Atomic City Transit becomes first Proterra customer in New Mexico with agreement to purchase electric buses and chargers BURLINGAME, Calif. – November 21, 2019 – Today Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that Atomic City Transit in Los Alamos, New Mexico has agreed to purchase two Proterra Catalyst® 35-foot E2 buses and two […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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