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Cincinnati Metro Awarded $3.8 Million In Ohio EPA Grants

March 20, 2024

Cincinnati Metro has announced that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the transit agency nearly $3.8 million in funding dedicated to purchasing four diesel-electric hybrid transit buses. The new state-of-the-art buses will replace four diesel-powered buses that have been in service since 2013, marking another milestone in Metro’s commitment to reducing emissions and…

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GILLIG Awarded Contract To Supply King County Metro With Up To 395 Battery Electric Buses

March 19, 2024

GILLIG, a manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States, has announced what it calls “a substantial milestone” in its decades-long partnership with King County Metro. Under a new five-year contract, GILLIG will supply the agency with an initial order of 89 GILLIG Low Floor Battery Electric buses as well as the option to…

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MetroNow! To Expand Zones And Service Times

March 14, 2024

Starting March 17, Metro’s (Cincinnati, OH) on-demand service, MetroNow!, will expand its existing zones and service times in the Northgate/Mt. Healthy and Springdale/Sharonville areas. First launched in May 2023, MetroNow! has experienced consistent increases in both new ridership and overall usage each month, prompting the need for expanding services. The Northgate/Mt. Healthy zone will extend…

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Albuquerque’s Transit Agency Receives GILLIG CNG Buses

March 5, 2024

GILLIG, a heavy-duty transit bus manufacturer, has announced the delivery of the first 35 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to Albuquerque’s ABQ RIDE, with an additional 18 scheduled for mid-2024. “This inaugural purchase marks a major transition for the agency as they replace old diesel-hybrid buses with new, eco-friendly, and cost-effective GILLIG buses,” according to…

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Laketran Accepting Entries For 2024 ‘Design A Bus Wrap Student Art Contest’

February 29, 2024

The Laketran (OH) Design a Bus Wrap student art contest is now open for entry submittals. The theme for this year’s contest is Laketran’s 50th anniversary. Middle school and high school students from Lake County, OH, are eligible to enter by submitting original artwork. Participants are encouraged to create a design that either promotes public transit,…

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Nashville Soccer Club And WeGo Public Transit Expand Partnership

February 19, 2024

Nashville (TN) Soccer Club has announced an expansion to its partnership with WeGo Public Transit (Nashville) to improve the ridership experience to and from games. The partnership is part of WeGo’s Community Impact Partnership (CIP) program. On regular season home weekend games, passengers can ride for free all day on routes 52 Nolensville Pike and 77…

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Metro And SBA Partner To Bolster Regional Small & Diverse Businesses During Black History Month

February 17, 2024

Metro (Cincinnati, OH) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) formally entered into a strategic partnership — focusing on bolstering regional small businesses — during a recent event at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, in Cincinnati. The initiative is aimed at connecting local XBE businesses, minority-, women-, veteran-, and disability-owned small businesses with the many opportunities at…

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Free Rides Available For ADA Paratransit Riders On Pace’s Fixed Route Bus Service

February 16, 2024

Beginning Feb. 19, 2024, Pace (Arlington Heights, Il) passengers who are certified for ADA Paratransit service by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) can ride for free on any Pace fixed route. This fare change expands travel options and makes public transportation more convenient and affordable for many people with disabilities. Pace’s accessible fixed route buses and…

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Sound Transit Orders 33 Alexander Dennis Enviro500EV Electric Double Deckers

February 13, 2024

Alexander Dennis, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., has announced that Sound Transit (Seattle, WA) has placed a firm order for 33 zero-emission Enviro500EV buses. The double deckers are scheduled for delivery in 2026 by Alexander Dennis Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Alexander Dennis, and will be built in the United States by Alexander Dennis’…

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WeGo Public Transit Announces Retirement Of CFO Oliphant

February 10, 2024

Edward W. Oliphant is retiring as the Chief Financial Officer for WeGo Public Transit, effective June 1. He was appointed to the position in October 2002, serving as Nashville (TN) Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (Nashville MTA) first CFO. Since 2008, he has also served as CFO of the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (RTA) as part…

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