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Categories: Management

As part of “Five Ways Ed Pays,” the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center purchases advertisements on 50 Houston Independent School District buses. The...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/683035/texas-district-promotes-college-awareness-campaign
Categories: Operations

The driver profiles underscore that the most successful approach to ground transportation is SERVICE, something the limo industry masters.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/107939/top-rate-new-york-uber-drivers-emphasize-details-service

After your patience and all options have run out, protect yourself by documenting an employee termination.

https://www.lctmag.com/blogpost/107936/when-it-s-time-to-show-the-door-and-kick-to-the-curb
Categories: Accessibility, University, Bus, Government Issues, Management & Operations, Shuttle
FTA announces $423M in bus funding

Projects eligible for this funding opportunity include those that would replace, rehabilitate, lease, or purchase buses and related equipment.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/bus/news/734160/fta-announces-423m-in-bus-funding
Categories: Special Needs Transportation

Special-needs student allegedly commandeers school bus DETROIT — A spokesman for Detroit Public Schools said an 18-year-old special-needs...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/681726/special-needs-briefs-—-12108
Categories: Accessibility
Valley Metro mobility center wins innovation award

A full-size bus and bus shelter are part of the indoor landscape, as well as varied pavement and ground applications. Input on the development of the...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/accessibility/news/286529/valley-metro-mobility-center-wins-innovation-award
Categories: Accessibility, Bus, Government Issues, Management & Operations, Shuttle
[Video] The New Bus Campaigners

This Transit Center video shows how a new generation of bus campaigners are now canvassing buses, bus stops and transit hubs to hear from and organize...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/government-issues/video/725531/video-the-new-bus-campaigners

With historic Philadelphia on center stage and terrorist events in other cities looming in the background, the American Public Transportation Association...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/management-operations/article/210169/apta-focuses-on-terror-concerns
Categories: Rail, Sustainability, Bus

Development projects in San Diego that demonstrate a commitment to creating and enhancing sustainable, transit-oriented communities are eligible to receive...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/bus/news/287637/san-diego-alliance-endorses-smart-growth-projects
Categories: Operations
Ohio Operators Gear Up For The Quadrennial GOP Convention

LCT WEB-X-CLUSIVE: Limo companies are ready to turn Trump’s mantra on its head and “make luxury ground transportation for the RNC great...

https://www.lctmag.com/news/714037/ohio-operators-gear-up-for-the-quadrennial-gop-convention
Categories: Rail, Bus

Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia will also provide $150 million in matching local funds to help pay for the improvements.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/bus/news/285995/d-c-metro-receives-150m-to-address-ntsb-recs

Northeast corridor to see random baggage inspections, K-9 units.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/management-operations/news/282164/amtrak-begins-new-security-procedures
Categories: Motorcoach, Management & Operations
Arrow Stage Lines celebrates grand opening of Nevada facility

Participants were able to enjoy tours of the new facility and pristine equipment, as well as horderves and conversations with Arrow team members, while...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/motorcoach/news/710956/arrow-stage-lines-celebrates-grand-opening-of-nevada-facility
Categories: Safety

A 14-year old girl in New Jersey was seriously injured after being hit by a car while crossing a highway to board her bus. The bus was stopped with its...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/719382/student-struck-by-car-injured-while-trying-to-board-school-bus
Categories: Rail

Although federal rail officials show no signs of yielding, Gov. Scott Walker's administration may be gambling on the possibility that a Republican will be...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/rail/news/289059/wis-to-seek-ada-waiver-for-train-platform-redesign
Categories: Vehicles

A collection of five-star hotels around the world offer supreme luxury vehicles to guests as rentals or chauffeured escorts.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/410262/world-class-hotels-boast-complimentary-exotic-vehicle-fleets
Categories: Management
vMax Live

vMax Live provides access to real-time vehicle information through a Web-based system that fleet managers can access anywhere.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/product/630107/vmax-live
Categories: Vehicles
Six-Door Volvo Limo Spotted Cruising

It also appears all the seats, even those in the rear passenger compartment, are facing forward.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/735118/six-door-volvo-limo-spotted-cruising
Categories: Vehicles

The manufacturer revealed the plug-in model will be capable of going 75 mph on electric power alone, and do 0-60 mph in under six seconds.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/107809/cadillac-ct6-to-have-plug-in-hybrid-option
Categories: Technology

The “leap year bug” has caused some GPS devices to fail to identify their location.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/41201/tomtom-gps-devices-hit-by-computer-bug
Categories: Technology, Operations

On the three-hour tour, a 55-seat charter bus will take passengers to three Pokemon hotspots in the Phoenix area.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/714642/phoenix-charter-bus-company-testing-pokemon-go-tours
Categories: Technology, Rail, Bus, Management & Operations, Security and Safety
Toronto's Metrolinx has shared smart card user data with police

The agency said it has received 26 requests so far in 2017 from police forces for “tap history” from Presto cards and has granted 12 of the...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/security-and-safety/news/722757/toronto-s-metrolinx-has-shared-smart-card-user-data-with-police
Categories: Management
NAPT News & Views

Security is the focus of this latest edition of the NAPT News & Views. Discussed below are some of the exciting things that are happening in our...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/article/611134/napt-news-and-views
Categories: Technology, Vehicles
Volvo Tech Would Have Avoided Uber Death

The driver testing the autonomous vehicle was streaming a TV program at the time of the accident.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/730864/volvo-tech-could-have-prevented-death-in-uber-driverless-test
Categories: University

CampusLive.com offers information on nearby restaurants, social networks, weather and news for 88 college campuses across the country.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/university/news/283876/website-provides-students-with-on-off-campus-info
Categories: Special Needs Transportation

The driver tells police that the bus's brakes had failed after starting the bus from a stop, causing the bus to sideswipe another vehicle and...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/734013/special-needs-school-bus-crashes-into-lawn-no-one-injured
Categories: Vehicles
Continental Appeals To Luxury Buyers Of All Kinds

A big, brash, gauntlet of a car, the sedan is the flagship Lincoln needs.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/721295/continental-appeals-to-luxury-buyers-of-all-kinds
Categories: Maintenance, Management
2 Atlanta Fleet Leaders Earn ASE Master Certification

Oliver Baird and Brian Purtymun of Atlanta Public Schools attain the Master School Bus Technician designation.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/721230/2-atlanta-fleet-leaders-earn-ase-master-certification
Categories: Motorcoach, Bus, Management & Operations
Houston METRO awards MCI 3-year contract for up to 169 coaches

The contract has an approximate total value of $84 million. The 169 coaches from this order were included in New Flyer’s fourth quarter backlog and...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/bus/news/719730/houston-metro-awards-mci-3-year-contract-for-up-to-169-coaches
Categories: Management

Every now and then, you should splurge and buy a new car or remodel your kitchen or add a new suit to your wardrobe.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/article/611171/out-with-the-old--
Categories: Rail, Bus

Class action lawsuit for Katrina transit workers to proceed. L.A. mayor touts planned light rail car plant. More N.Y. subway lines to receive digital displays.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/bus/news/283899/metro-briefs
Categories: Management
Electronic Stability Control, Backup Cameras Now Standard on Some Blue Bird School Buses

The standard ESC feature is available for buses equipped with air brakes, and the backup camera systems apply to all new Blue Bird school buses built in...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/732758/electronic-stability-control-backup-cameras-now-standard-on-blue-bird-school-buses
Categories: Safety

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Education issued a rule allowing a permanent variance for the use of motorcoaches by schools and school distri...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/681408/oregon-reverses-ban-on-motorcoaches-for-school-activity-travel
Categories: Management

Hundreds of children across the country nominated their favorite school bus driver for the third annual Thomas Built Buses Children’s Choice School Bus...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/681718/thomas-built-buses-names-essay-contest-winner
Categories: Rail, Management & Operations
Construction on M-1 rail project to begin next month

Meanwhile, M-1 officials say they are down to two streetcar vendors and should be receiving proposals for “the best and final” offers in the next few weeks.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/management-operations/news/292172/construction-on-m-1-rail-project-to-begin-next-month
Categories: Rail, Accessibility, Motorcoach, Bus

Site features a new appearance, format and architecture, augmenting the company’s installation strategies and services.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/accessibility/news/283206/american-seating-unveils-web-redesign
Categories: Maintenance

Micro Bird Inc. adds Onspot of North America's automatic tire chains as a factory installed option at its school and commercial bus plant. Onspot's...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/683326/micro-bird-makes-onspot-chains-a-factory-installed-option

RTA’s 78 new Gillig buses will feature Alcoa Dura-Bright wheels with XBR Technology.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/management-operations/news/282560/alcoa-partners-with-cleveland-transit
Categories: Vehicles, Operations
Turning Over Vehicles in Tough Times

It’s hard to know whether to buy or replace vehicles in this economic climate, but operators are paying attention to their niches and making smart...

https://www.lctmag.com/article/20/turning-over-vehicles-in-tough-times
Categories: Management

1. Be empathetic. Don’t judge your students’ feelings. They are real, even if not based on reality. 2. Clarify messages. Listen to what is really b...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/article/610651/10-tips-for-crisis-intervention
Categories: Rail, Management & Operations
Metrolink annual ridership continues to drop

Officials of the six-county system mostly blame the downturn on the worst recession since World War II, which decimated the region's workforce.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/management-operations/news/292445/metrolink-annual-ridership-continues-to-drop
Categories: Safety

TORRANCE, Calif. — Is your maintenance program top-notch? If so, we'd like to share your success with the rest of our readers. It's time again ...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/681428/top-10-maintenance-programs-returns
Categories: Rail
Chicago's new railcars unveiled

Total cost of the railcars, built by Bombardier Transportation, is $1.137 billion, which is funded by two CTA bond issuances backed by sales tax receipts....

https://www.metro-magazine.com/rail/news/287463/chicago-s-new-railcars-unveiled
Categories: Technology, Accessibility, Sustainability, Bus, Management & Operations
TriMet to add 5 battery-electric, Md. to add 140 clean-diesel New Flyer buses

This is TriMet's first move in deploying a long-term test of battery-electric buses within their network, in consideration of transition to an...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/bus/news/725609/trimet-to-add-5-battery-electric-md-to-add-140-clean-diesel-new-flyer-buses
Categories: Technology, Rail, Management & Operations, Security and Safety , Mobility
Siemens introduces new software for ‘talking’ traffic intersections

In the field, a controller can transmit information about a large number of vehicles to a controller at the next traffic signal. This allows extra green...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/mobility/news/724499/siemens-introduces-new-software-for-talking-traffic-intersections
Categories: Operations
5 Reasons You Should Apply For A People’s Choice Award

Operators can reap benefits galore from entering the contest to win one of these industry good character accolades.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/724594/5-reasons-why-you-should-apply-for-a-people-s-choice-award
Categories: Maintenance
Navistar Makes Bendix Parts Standard on Buses, Trucks

The parent company of IC Bus makes a range of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems products standard on its entire lineup of International Class 5-8...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/news/715332/navistar-makes-bendix-parts-standard-on-buses-trucks
Categories: Operations
Virginia Limo And Bus Company Serves White House, Rolls-Royce

Company GM shares insight and analysis on serving high-profile passengers and events.

https://www.lctmag.com/news/41153/a-goff-limousine-bus-company-serve-white-house-and-rolls-royce
Categories: Management
As Another School Year Begins, Preparation Is Key

While many students used to return to class right after Labor Day, some now embark on a new school year as early as late July. That means getting...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/article/734874/as-another-school-year-begins-preparation-is-key
Categories: Rail, Security and Safety
Man runs red light, crashes into KC Streetcar

None of the 10 passengers on board the streetcar or the five in the vehicle were injured.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/rail/news/713565/man-runs-red-light-crashes-into-kc-streetcar


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