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Elevating Sanitation Standards: Metro’s Approach To Fleet Cleanliness During Ridership Growth And Service Expansion

April 2, 2024

By Jeff Mundstock, Metro Director of Fleet and Facilities Over the past four years, service providers across various sectors have shared a common experience — the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly elevated the importance of sanitation standards. With the widespread use of social media and instant access to information, any service is now subject to heightened…

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Navigating The Road Ahead: Embracing Green Transformation In Motor Coach Transportation

April 2, 2024

By Jeremy Butzlaff, President of MTRWESTERN As the President of MTRWESTERN, a leading Pacific Northwest based motor coach company committed to innovation and sustainability, I am keenly aware of the pivotal role our industry plays in shaping the future of transportation. With the growing urgency to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change, the adoption…

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Step By Step, Pace Suburban Bus Works Toward Greener Future With Zero-Emissions Transition

April 2, 2024

By Melinda Metzger, Executive Director, Pace Suburban Bus On a blustery day this past January in the Chicago area, staff and Board members with Pace Suburban Bus gathered with elected officials from all levels to celebrate an important milestone in Pace’s history. From our Southwest Division garage, attendees cheered and threw confetti as Pace’s first-ever,…

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CALSTART Releases 2024 Zero-Emission Bus (ZEB) Inventory Report

February 28, 2024

CALSTART has announced the release of this year’s Zeroing in on ZEBs, an annual report funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The report provides an updated index of newly adopted transit ZEBs that have been funded, ordered, delivered, and/or deployed within the United States and Canada, according to data collected through September 2023 by local, state,…

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From SABIC Functional Forms: Clearly Stronger, Clearly Safer With LEXAN™ MR10 Glazing

February 12, 2024

Say goodbye to shattered glass and graffiti at bus shelters with clear, coated polycarbonate (PC) glazing from SABIC Functional Forms. “Compared to glass, SABIC’s LEXAN™ MARGARD™ MR10 Sheet is virtually unbreakable, 50% lighter, and resistant to graffiti, UV, abrasion, paint, and chemicals,” the company said. “Plus, it’s easier to fabricate, transport and install. Coated PC sheet…

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Volvo Completes Acquisition Of Battery Business From Proterra Inc., And Proterra Operating Company

February 2, 2024

The Volvo Group recently completed the previously announced transaction whereby the Group acquired the battery business from Proterra Inc., and Proterra Operating Company Inc. According to a press release, “The acquisition, which was made at a purchase price of USD 210M before adjustment for inventory level at closing, includes a development center for battery modules…

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HVAC Systems Buyers Guide 2024

January 26, 2024

BITZER U.S., Inc. 4080 Enterprise Way Flowery Branch, GA 30542 USA 770-718-2900 Website: www.bitzerus.com Products: BITZER provides bus/coach air conditioning compressors. BITZER’s product range covers all compressor technologies from reciprocating to scroll and screw compressors. BITZER bus air conditioning compressors are designed specifically to excel within the harsh environment of today’s engine compartments. BITZER’s bus air…

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Seating & Fabrics Buyers Guide 2024

January 26, 2024

Amaya-Astron Seating Pirules 16-E, Interior B. Complejo Ind. Cuamatla, Cuautitl.n Izcalli, 54730 MEXICO +52(55)5881-2007 Email: donovan@amaya-astron.com.mx Website: www.amaya-astronseating.com Company Officers: Donovan Albarran, Export Sales Vice President; Jeff Goldwasser, Sales Representative; and Bob Greene, Sales Representative Products: Amaya-Astron Seating specializes in the development and manufacture of cutting-edge and innovative products, offering customized solutions for the coach market. The…

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Bus Repair and Refurbishment Buyers Guide 2023

November 29, 2023

BRC Group 6061 90th Ave., SE Calgary, Alberta T2C 4Z6 Canada 888-848-8686 6857 Speedway Blvd., P101 Las Vegas, NV 89115 USA 888-645-8585 Email: info@brcgroup.ca Website: www.brcgroup.ca Products: BRC Group operates commercial vehicle collision repair and refurbishment centers in Canada and the United States. The company was founded under the name Big Rig Collision in 1979.…

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Flooring Buyers Guide 2023

November 29, 2023

AbiliTrax 26 Center St. Randolph, NY 14701 USA 716-484-7014 Website: www.abilitrax.com Products: AbiliTrax universal, flexible flooring systems, stationary and quick disconnect seating solutions (CAM Lock, CAM2, and StepNLock). Also available are state-of-the-art ShiftNStep dual access lift system and more. All products are FMVSS compliant. Altro 12648 Clark St. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 USA 800-382-0333…

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