Topic : Len Engel

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Mobility, New Vehicles Highlight BusCon 2018

Bus| October 11, 2018

Held once again in Indianapolis, this year's event featured a look at AVs and electric vehicles, as well as new offerings from BYD, MCI, and Micro Bird Commercial.

Calif.'s AVTA taps new executive director/CEO

Management & Operations| May 24, 2018

Macy Neshati, whose tenure at AVTA will begin June 1, will be taking over for current CEO Len Engel, who is retiring.

Bus| September 20, 2017

[Photos] BusCon 2017 Session, Show Floor Highlights

How connected and autonomous technology will impact the transportation industry, the usage of alternative fuels and electric vehicles, and transit maintenance training and best practices were just some of the highlights of BusCon 2017, which was held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Sept. 11 to 13. BusCon 2018 returns to Indianapolis Oct. 1 to 3.

Bus| September 20, 2017

[Video] BusCon 2017 Recap

A look at BusCon 2017, which included more than 60 buses, top-notch educational sessions, the Transit Maintenance Forum, and more. BusCon 2018 returns to The Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Oct. 1 to 3.

Sustainability| June 19, 2017

AVTA installs WAVE wireless charging tech at bus hub

System uses a charging pad that lies flush with the pavement, is sturdy enough to be run over all day without damage, and wirelessly charges the bus during routine stops.

Sustainability| May 4, 2017

BYD, AVTA unveil first 60-ft. artic battery-electric bus

The bus, part of AVTA’s award-winning campaign to fully electrify its fleet by 2018, was also built with local labor in BYD’s factory in Lancaster, just miles from the AVTA office. It is the first delivery from AVTA’s order of 13 60-foot BYD buses.

Bus| September 27, 2016

BusCon '16 features more than 80 buses, debuts maintenance forum

This year's event definitely had something for everyone, including the most buses on one North American show floor, a closer look at issues set to impact transit maintenance professionals, an up-to-date look at electric buses and a the BusCon Connect hosted buyers program. 

Sustainability| May 2, 2016

AVTA's Fleet Plugs In to Meet Zero-Emissions Goal

With a theme to be “100% Green in 2018,” the California-based agency recently awarded BYD a contract to supply up to 85 electric buses over a five-year period, with the first 29 set to be delivered over the next year.

Management & Operations| August 13, 2015

Antelope Valley Transit names Len Engel as its new executive director

Engel has been actively overseeing the day-to-day operations at AVTA, and is looking forward to leading the organization as its new head. He is also scheduled to speak at BusCon’s "Feature Panel: Practical Experiences with Electric Buses" session in Indianapolis Sept. 28 to 30.

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