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Tolling on Bay Area Express Lanes To Resume Next Week

Tolling on Bay Area Express Lanes To Resume Next Week

| May 28, 2020

Open-to-All Policy Ends Monday Morning In light of steadily rising traffic volumes on Bay Area freeways as shelter-in-place restrictions prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic begin to ease, the region’s three Express Lane operators — the Alameda County Transportation Commission, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission — will resume weekday tolling […]

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Motor Vehicle Fatality Rates Jump 14% Despite Quarantines

Motor Vehicle Fatality Rates Jump 14% Despite Quarantines

| May 26, 2020

Preliminary estimates and data show emptier but riskier roads during COVID-19 pandemic Says National Safety Council Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council show that as Americans began driving less and covering fewer miles, the emptier roads became more lethal. Early data indicate a year-over-year 14% jump in fatality rates per miles driven in March, in spite […]

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ABA Thanks House for Helping the Industry, But More Needs to be Done

ABA Thanks House for Helping the Industry, But More Needs to be Done

| May 13, 2020

$750 million grant funding available to a number of rural intercity bus service providers The American Bus Association (ABA) – the leading organization representing the motorcoach industry in North America, as well as the group travel industry – thanks Rep. Peter DeFazio, chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and House leadership for including $750 […]

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Nova Bus Offers New Products to Promote Safety Onboard Public Transit Vehicles

Nova Bus Offers New Products to Promote Safety Onboard Public Transit Vehicles

| May 12, 2020

Operations gradually resume during the COVID-19 pandemic Nova Bus, leading North American transit bus manufacturer, is offering a number of new products to its customers to enhance safety, cleanliness and security onboard its public transportation vehicles, as operations gradually resume across several of its sites. “As operations gradually restart in our North American facilities, our […]

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AMERICA’S MOTORCOACH INDUSTRY DESCENDS ON WASHINGTON, “ROLLING RALLY” AROUND NATIONAL MALL & U.S. CAPITOL

AMERICA’S MOTORCOACH INDUSTRY DESCENDS ON WASHINGTON, “ROLLING RALLY” AROUND NATIONAL MALL & U.S. CAPITOL

| May 8, 2020

The industry is requesting $15 billion in grants and loans and modifications to Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection Program to help save the industry from failing On May 13, 2020 hundreds of motorcoach companies from around the country will come together for a rolling rally around the U.S. Capitol to remind Members of […]

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Miami-Dade Transit Orders 140 Additional CNG Buses From New Flyer

Miami-Dade Transit Orders 140 Additional CNG Buses From New Flyer

| April 29, 2020

Move further expands low emission mobility for Florida’s southeast coastal communities New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, announced that Miami-Dade Transit (“MDT”), operated by Miami-Dade County Transportation and Public Works, has awarded a new contract to New Flyer […]

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