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Cincinnati Metro To Celebrate ‘Ohio Loves Transit Week’

February 9, 2024

In celebration of “Ohio Loves Transit Week” from February 11-17, Cincinnati Metro will participate alongside the Ohio Public Transit Association (OPTA) and transit networks statewide to highlight the impact transit plays in the daily lives of their riders. “Ohio’s transit systems provide over 59 million trips each year — with Metro contributing 13.1 million rides to…

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ABC Companies Partners With TCI Mobility To Enhance Transportation Solutions With Ram ProMaster Vans

February 8, 2024

ABC Companies, a provider of transportation solutions, has announced a new collaboration with TCI Mobility, an upfitter of commercial vehicles. “This partnership is set to revolutionize transportation options with the introduction of the Ram ProMaster van, customized by TCI Mobility, designed to cater to diverse transportation needs with a maximum capacity of 15 passengers,” according…

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Transit Agencies Reserve A Front Seat On Buses To Honor Rosa Parks

February 2, 2024

Next week, Laketran and Geauga Transit (Lake/Geauga County, OH), in partnership with the NAACP of Lake County, are honoring the life and legacy of Rosa Parks, the civil rights icon whose pivotal act sparked the Montgomery (AL) bus boycott and reshaped the trajectory of human rights in America. “Rosa Parks, born on February 4, became a…

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Sean O’Leary Returns To Cincinnati Metro, Named Senior Director Of Transit Operations

February 2, 2024

Cincinnati Metro has added Sean O’Leary to its leadership team as Senior Director of Transit Operations. “O’Leary will manage the delivery of fixed-route services to the community to ensure operational excellence. He will oversee the Transit Operations’ function including all operators, service delivery and quality,” according to a press release. “He will also be instrumental in…

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Mercedes-Benz Tourrider Premium Takes Part In 2 Industry Events

February 1, 2024

Daimler Coaches North America has (and is) presented(ing) the Mercedes-Benz Tourrider at two U.S. trade fairs. The company first showcased a Mercedes-Benz Tourrider Premium at the American Bus Association (ABA) Marketplace, which took place Jan. 13-16, 2024, in Nashville, TN. It is the first vehicle of this motorcoach series that Cline Tours has added to…

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Blue Bird Appoints Mike Boggess As Vice President Of Product Development

January 31, 2024

Blue Bird Corporation, a manufacturer of electric and low-emission school buses, has announced the leadership appointment of Mike Boggess, a veteran engineering and operations leader, to further innovate the company’s clean student transportation product portfolio. “Boggess has rejoined the principal school bus manufacturer as vice president of product development after a nearly five-year stint as vice…

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Laketran Board Votes To Return $12 Million To Taxpayers

January 30, 2024

The Laketran (Lake County, OH) Board of Trustees has voted to temporarily pause the agency’s quarter of one percent sales tax, previously approved by Lake County voters in November 2019. This decision, fueled by a surplus in COVID relief dollars, is set to take effect for a duration of 12 months. “As a result, local…

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Forest River Acquires Collins Bus

January 30, 2024

Forest River Bus, LLC., a subsidiary of Forest River, Inc., and a shuttle bus and van manufacturer, has announced the acquisition of Collins Bus. “Collins Bus, with a rich history spanning over 50 years, was founded in 1967 in Kansas City, MO, and later moved to Hutchinson, KS,” according to a press release. “Renowned for…

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UMA Motorcoach EXPO Set For February 4-7 In Raleigh, NC

January 29, 2024

The United Motorcoach Association’s (UMA) 2024 Motorcoach EXPO is set for February 4-7, at the Raleigh (NC) Convention Center. The event annually brings together bus and motorcoach professionals for networking, educational sessions and to visit an exhibit hall featuring the latest in equipment, products, and services. Other events include an opening session, driver competition, maintenance interchange and competition, receptions, and…

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $64.2 Million Grant For New Bus Rapid Transit Line In Seattle

January 26, 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced a $64.2 million construction grant award to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). The funds will support a bus rapid transit line that will provide service between downtown Seattle, the University of Washington (UW), and other important destinations in the Emerald City. The grant…

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