MCI to manufacture 184 Commuter Coaches for NJ TRANSIT

Through a competitive procurement process, the agency executed a contract with MCI in November 2015 to manufacture and deliver up to 1,219 commuter coaches.

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SunLine Transit adds first all-electric BYD bus

The buses are equipped with BYD-designed and built iron-phosphate batteries, delivering 324 kWh of power that come with a 12-year warranty, the industry’s longest electric-battery warranty available.

Kansas City Art Institute students to get RideKC UPass

The agreement gives students the ability to ride all of the transit systems in the area, including KCATA, Johnson County Transit, Unified Government Transit and Independence, Mo., by using their school ID.

DART’s Thomas honored by Texas Tech University

The Distinguished Engineer Award was created by former dean John R. Bradford in 1966 to honor former engineering students who have made significant contributions to society and whose accomplishments have brought great honor to the college.

2016 Bus Maintenance Survey: Shops Still Dealing with Electrical Learning Curve

With electric bus usage and the adaptation of electric cooling fans continuing to grow, maintenance departments around the nation are working hard to find ways to both address issues and provide specialized training for their staff.   

Publisher's Perspective: For electric buses, the future is here

Only a few years ago, these buses could only travel  a few hours without needing another charge. Today, some are claiming 160 miles, roughly one-half the specified range of diesel-powered transit buses.

Custom-Designed Bus Shelters Becoming Standard

Lower-priced materials are huge factor in this shift. Amenities being implemented include LED displays and solar lighting, to make riders feel welcome.

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