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Categories: Maintenance, Management
Catalytic Converter Theft Crisis: 6 Preventive Measures You Can Take

Cities across the country have reported triple, even quadruple the number of converter thefts in 2020 compared to 2019. Fortunately, there are a variety of...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10138660/catalytic-converter-theft-crisis-6-preventive-measures-you-can-take
Categories: Management
CDC Issues Mask Mandate for Public Transportation

The new requirement, which implements President Joe Biden’s Executive Order 13998, applies to all travelers on U.S. public transportation systems, including...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10135799/cdc-issues-mask-mandate-for-public-transportation
Categories: Management, Zero Emissions
Former Collins Bus Staff Member Joins Automotive Electric Tech Company

Chris Charlton, the former director of business development for Collins Bus, joins SEA Electric as a national account director for bus and fleet transportation.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10139425/former-collins-bus-executive-joins-automotive-tech-company
Categories: Fleet Management, Management, Operations
3 Tasks to Delegate for More Efficiency

A Utah fleet manager provides some examples of what he and his team have done to help get more done, faster.

https://www.government-fleet.com/10137671/3-tasks-to-delegate-for-more-efficiency
Categories: Management
VIDEO: School Bus Drivers Let Students Know They Miss Them

Lenina McCord, a bus driver and driver-attendant trainer for Stafford Township School District in Manahawkin, N.J., helped create this video of drivers...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10114780/video-school-bus-drivers-let-students-know-they-miss-them
Categories: Management

Designed to determine a candidate’s knowledge of technology that is increasingly being used in dispatching, the tool includes tests on familiarity...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10111941/assessment-tool-helps-hire-top-notch-dispatchers
Categories: Management

Drivers from more than 150 of the school bus company’s locations deliver meals and instructional materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some also...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10113047/first-student-delivers-over-1-million-meals-during-school-closures
Categories: Management
DART’s Thomas Announces Retirement

Gary Thomas has led the agency as president/executive director for nearly 20 years. He first joined DART in 1998 as the senior vice president of project...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10129401/darts-thomas-announces-retirement
Categories: Management
San Diego MTS CEO Jablonski passes suddenly

His career in transit spanned more than 40 years and the last 16 years at MTS.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10112774/san-diego-mts-ceo-jablonski-passes-suddenly
Categories: Bus, Management, New Mobility
APTA, industry leaders urge Congress to provide $23.8B for transit agencies

Funding would allow transit agencies across the country to continue to provide essential services and support the economic recovery of our communities and...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10112782/apta-industry-leaders-urge-congress-to-provide-23-8b-for-transit-agencies
Categories: Management
A Closer Look: Cultivating Marketing Campaigns for Transit Success

At the heart of the industry, marketing campaigns are what ultimately help build service awareness, promote safety, and boost accessibility, all while...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10135983/a-closer-look-cultivating-marketing-campaigns-for-transit-success
Categories: Management
CalAmp Honored for School Bus Contact Tracing Solution

The company’s Bus Guardian solution receives the 2020 IoT Excellence Award presented by Technology Marketing Corp. and Crossfire Media.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10136570/calamp-honored-for-school-bus-contact-tracing-solution
Categories: Management
IC Bus Honors Top Dealers for 2019, Launches Podcast

The school bus manufacturer names winners of its Dealer of the Year, Pursuit of Excellence, and Diamond Dealer awards. It also releases its “Next...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10113017/ic-bus-honors-top-dealers-for-2019-launches-podcast
Categories: Management
COTA Gets Recognition for Cleaning, Sanitization Efforts

The agency earns Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR accreditation for all seven of its facilities and its transit services, including fixed-route buses,...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10138581/cota-gets-recognition-for-cleaning-sanitization-efforts
Categories: Bus, Management, Security and Safety, Suppliers, Zero Emissions
New METRO webinar to look at how COVID-19 is impacting transit suppliers

Officials from Proterra, United Safety, and the Transit Marketing Group will give their insights on April 24 at 11 a.m. Pacific/2 p.m. Eastern.

https://www.chargedfleet.com/10112724/new-metro-webinar-to-look-at-how-covid-19-is-impacting-transit-suppliers
Categories: Bus, Fleet Management, Management, Operations, Paratransit, Rail
Pete Buttigieg to Get DOT Secretary Nomination

President-Elect Joe Biden is planning to nominate former presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg to head the transportation department, according to published...

https://www.government-fleet.com/10132584/pete-buttigieg-to-get-dot-secretary-nomination
Categories: Management

Leeds City Schools is turning its 20 buses into mobile hot spots to help students in need in case the COVID-19 pandemic makes remote learning necessary when...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10121478/ala-district-equips-buses-with-wi-fi-for-virtual-learning
Categories: Management
Transit, Partnerships Help Boost St. Louis Industrial Sector

With increased collaboration among the St. Louis Regional Freightway, Metro Transit, and Madison County Transit the region sees more ridership and economic...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10138137/transit-partnerships-help-boost-st-louis-industrial-sector
Categories: Management, Safety
NTSB to Hold Webinar on Investigation Into Fatal Ind. School Bus Crash

The webinar “Vehicle Collision with Student Pedestrians Crossing High-speed Roadway to Board School Bus — Rochester, Indiana,” will be...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10113025/ntsb-to-hold-webinar-on-investigation-into-fatal-ind-school-bus-crash
Categories: Bus, Management, Paratransit, Rail
SEPTA Approves Fare Restructuring Plan

The plan has remained focused on equity, affordability, and ease-of-travel for customers, even as the financial challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic mounted.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10119794/septa-approves-fare-restructuring-plan
Categories: Bus, Management, Rail, Security and Safety
APTA’s Skoutelas Issues Statement about New COVID Relief Bill

The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 provides $14 billion of COVID-19 emergency funding and annual appropriations of almost $13 billion for public transit.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10133332/aptas-skoutelas-issues-statement-about-new-covid-relief-bill
Categories: Management, Motorcoach
Busworld North America 2021 Moves Dates with ABA's Marketplace

Busworld is the largest international bus show in the world with events in six countries.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10128120/busworld-north-america-2021-moves-dates-with-abas-marketplace
Categories: Management
School Bus Songs: ‘I Drive a Bus’

James Peters, a school bus driver for Robertson County (Tenn.) Schools, wrote and produced this catchy tune about his day-to-day experiences driving the...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10128954/school-bus-songs-i-drive-a-bus
Categories: Bus, Management, Motorcoach
American Seating’s Clark Shifts to Chairman Role, Bush to Assume CEO Role

As chairman, Clark will continue to lead American Seating’s board of directors; as president and CEO, Bush will serve on the board, lead the company’s...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10121045/american-seatings-clark-shifts-to-chairman-role-bush-to-assume-ceo-role
Categories: Bus, Management, Motorcoach
Tassy Named VP, Sales and Marketing at Nova Bus

In this new role, she will lead the sales, marketing, bids and proposal, sales engineering, and product management teams.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10140822/tassy-named-vp-sales-and-marketing-at-nova-bus
Categories: Bus, Management, New Mobility, Security and Safety
Cleveland RTA's Caver Talks Mobility's Impact on Economics and More

With current CEO India Birdsong out on maternity leave, Dr. Floun’say Caver is serving as Acting CEO and tasked with continuing to move the agency forward...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10124346/cleveland-rtas-caver-talks-mobilitys-impact-on-economics-and-more
Categories: Management, Motorcoach
Transportation, Vessel Industries Keep Urging CERTS Act Passage

Leading industry associations call for Congress to include the legislation in a COVID-19 stimulus package as they struggle with furloughs and layoffs of...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10127214/transportation-motorcoach-vessel-industries-keep-urging-certs-act-passage
Categories: Management, Motorcoach, Technology
FMCSA Awards Nearly $80 Million to Improve Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety

The awards represent the highest ever funding level for these critical safety grants.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10124296/fmcsa-awards-nearly-80-million-to-improve-commercial-motor-vehicle-safety
Categories: Drivers, Management, Safety & Compliance
Relief Extended for License Delays due to COVID Disruptions

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended its COVID-19 emergency waiver of commercial drivers’ licenses, learners permits, and medical...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10132956/relief-extended-for-license-delays-due-to-covid-disruptions
Categories: Management
5 Tips for Delivering School Bus Wi-Fi During the Pandemic

As many school districts use buses as mobile hotspots in communities where a significant number of students are without reliable connectivity, suppliers and...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10135246/5-tips-for-delivering-school-bus-wi-fi-during-the-pandemic
Categories: Management, Rail
VRE Names Dalton as Its Permanent CEO

In hiring Dalton, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission affirmed the recommendation of the...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10125202/vre-names-dalton-as-its-permanent-ceo
Categories: Bus, Management
Cincinnati Metro Rolls Out 19 New Buses

New safety features include more visible rear center brake lights and new side cornering lights to alert pedestrians when a bus is turning.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10125671/cincinnati-metro-rolls-out-19-new-buses
Categories: Management, Technology
Bytemark, CapMetro Unveil New Features to Boost Accessibility

Bytemark’s Plan, Book & Pay platform powers a new fare-capping pilot program and opportunity to buy fares and load wallets at retail stores using cash.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10130566/bytemark-capital-metro-unveil-new-features-to-boost-equity-accessibility
Categories: Bus, Management, Motorcoach, Security and Safety
Making a Difference: The Bus Industry Combats Human Trafficking

Human trafficking — or modern-day slavery — is the exploitation of human beings through force, fraud, or coercion for the purposes of commercial sex or...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10134996/making-a-difference-the-bus-industry-combats-human-trafficking
Categories: Management
Betsy DeVos Resigns as Education Secretary

She says in a letter to President Trump that her departure is in response to his spurring violent protestors who breached the U.S. Capitol. Her resignation...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10134359/betsy-devos-resigns-as-education-secretary
Categories: Fleet Management, Management, Operations
Biden Infrastructure Plan Calls For $300B For EVs, Roads, Bridges

Of Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan, $174 billion would be for building electric vehicle charging infrastructure and $115 billion for repairing...

https://www.worktruckonline.com/10140450/biden-infrastructure-plan-allocates-300b-for-evs-roads-bridges
Categories: Bus, Management, Rail
What You Need to Know About Passenger Wi-FI

Internet connectivity is expected everywhere as people are increasingly becoming more and more used to being connected wherever they are. The latest figures...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/management/10110655/what-you-need-to-know-about-passenger-wi-fi
Categories: Management, Rail
BMBG's Williams Testifies on Behalf of DBEs

Williams, who delivered comments on behalf of COMTO, discussed the difficulty for DBEs to compete and attain contracts as a DBE and that if it wasn’t for...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10127029/bmbgs-williams-testifies-on-behalf-of-dbes
Categories: Management
NCST Postponed Again Due to Pandemic

The National Congress on School Transportation Steering Committee decides, based on travel restrictions and public health measures, to reschedule again to...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10137189/ncst-postponed-again-due-to-pandemic
Categories: Management
School Bus Lighting System Company Featured in National Museum

The tale of Gardian Angel is showcased in a digital time capsule at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10134537/school-bus-lighting-system-company-featured-in-national-museum
Categories: Bus, Management, Paratransit
GRTC Names New Chief Development Officer

Adrienne Torres will be responsible for short- and long-term implementation of GRTC service plans and projects.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10139061/grtc-names-new-chief-development-officer
Categories: Management, Rail
Stantec-Designed NYC Transit Improvements Open for Public Use

The East Side Access project, which extends the LIRR from Queens to Grand Central, is scheduled for completion in 2022 and is expected to bring up to...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10132222/stantec-designed-nyc-transit-improvements-open-for-public-use
Categories: Management, Operations, Safety & Compliance
5 Things Fleets Need to Know About the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse has been in effect for a little over a year – but there are still some...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10139506/the-drug-alcohol-clearinghouse-what-fleets-should-know
Categories: Bus, Legal/Legislative, Management, Rail, Security and Safety
Environmental Justice: A Holistic, Integrated Approach to Advance Equity in Transportation

Today, advancing new transportation infrastructure requires that everyone involved understand our collective history and work to avoid mistakes of the past.

https://www.chargedfleet.com/10129763/environmental-justice-a-holistic-integrated-approach-to-advance-equity-in-transp
Categories: Management, Security and Safety
MARTA's Chief Dunham announces her retirement

In May of 2006, she made history with her appointment to Chief of Police/Assistant GM at MARTA, the country’s ninth largest transit agency.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10112779/martas-chief-dunham-announces-her-retirement
Categories: Bus, Management, Rail
APTA Congratulates President-Elect Biden

Says it will continue to work with Congress during Lame Duck session to secure additional emergency funding for public transit.

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10129870/apta-congratulates-president-elect-biden
Categories: Bus, Management, Paratransit, Rail
DART Approves 'Hero Pay' for Frontline Workers

Over 2,900 DART employees are potentially eligible for the Hero Pay package, including those employees whose core functions pose a hazardous threat because...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10119792/dart-approves-hero-pay-for-frontline-workers
Categories: Bus, Management, Motorcoach
CBA Names Vicki Bowman Executive Director

She recently formed VB GROUP Marketing & Event Resources, an association, event, and media management firm focused on the bus industry.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10134916/cba-names-vicki-bowman-executive-director
Categories: Management
First Transit’s Thomas to Chair North American Transit Alliance

First Transit is one of six private transit operating firms to announce its involvement with NATA to help cities across North America promote innovative...

https://www.metro-magazine.com/10126261/first-transits-thomas-to-chair-north-american-transit-alliance
Categories: Maintenance, Management
Blue Bird Offers School Bus Disinfection Guide

Tips in the free downloadable guide include using gloves, eye protection, and other personal protective equipment to prevent direct contact with chemicals...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10113034/blue-bird-offers-school-bus-disinfection-guide


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