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Category: Transit News

2022’s Best & Worst States to Drive in – WalletHub Study

2022’s Best & Worst States to Drive in – WalletHub Study

| January 19, 2022

The data set ranges from average gas prices to rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality With traffic congestion costing U.S. drivers an average of 36 hours and $564 during 2021, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States to Drive in. To determine the most driver-friendly states in the […]

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1% in December

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Increased 1% in December

| January 19, 2022

Tonnage Rose 0.3% in 2021 over 2020 American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1% in December after rising 0.5% in November. In December, the index equaled 114.7 (2015=100) compared with 113.5 in November. “December’s gain was the fifth straight totaling 4.4%,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello. “In December, tonnage reached […]

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OOIDA remains concerned about the under-21 Apprenticeship Pilot Program (APP) that will allow younger drivers to operate in interstate commerce

OOIDA remains concerned about the under-21 Apprenticeship Pilot Program (APP) that will allow younger drivers to operate in interstate commerce

| January 18, 2022

OOIDA filed these comments to the FMCSA regarding the apprenticeship program The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is the largest trade associationrepresenting the views of small-business truckers and professional truck drivers. OOIDA has over150,000 members located in all fifty states that collectively own and operate more than 240,000individual heavy-duty trucks. OOIDA’s mission is to promote […]

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The Nation’s First 60-Foot Bus Rehabilitation to Battery Electric

The Nation’s First 60-Foot Bus Rehabilitation to Battery Electric

| January 18, 2022

Complete Coach Works installs proprietary battery-electric technology in an articulated bus for TriMet Complete Coach Works (CCW) breaks new ground in zero-emissions mass transit with the Nation’s first conversion of a 60-foot articulated diesel-powered bus to battery electric for TriMet. CCW, the leading North American bus remanufacturer, combined the Voith Electrical Drive System (VEDS) with […]

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DOT Historic Bridge Investment Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

DOT Historic Bridge Investment Under Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

| January 16, 2022

More than $27 billion to states and tribal transportation facilities to fix an estimated 15,000 bridges nationwide   The U.S. Department of Transportation launched the historic Bridge Replacement, Rehabilitation, Preservation, Protection, and Construction Program (Bridge Formula Program), made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The program, to be administered by the Federal Highway Administration, represents the single largest dedicated bridge investment since […]

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GreenPower Announces Plan to Manufacture Zero-Emission, All Electric School Buses in West Virginia

GreenPower Announces Plan to Manufacture Zero-Emission, All Electric School Buses in West Virginia

| January 16, 2022

The state of West Virginia has committed to purchase a minimum of $15 million of GreenPower vehicles produced at the facility GreenPower Motor Company Inc. manufacturer and distributor of zero-emission, electric-powered medium and heavy-duty vehicles, today joined Governor Jim Justice in announcing that it has entered into a lease/purchase agreement for a manufacturing facility in South Charleston, West Virginia, for the purpose of […]

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