METRO Briefs

Posted on November 12, 2008

Vermont transit agencies may merge

MONTPELIER, Vt. — In order to streamline services and create a regional funding source, Green Mountain Transit Agency and Chittenden County Transportation Authority are looking into combining their businesses. For the full story, click here.

Bus driver achieved 3 million miles accident-free

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Everett Anderson, a driver for Peter Pan Bus Lines, was honored for driving 3 million miles without an accident, an accomplishment shared by only two other drivers in the Northeast. For the full story, click here.

Dallas debating natural gas, diesel choices

DALLAS — Dallas Area Rapid Transit board members are divided over how to spend more than $219 million on a new bus fleet that will use either compressed natural gas (CNG) or diesel fuel. For the full story, click here.

Mich. restaurant bus fueled by vegetable oil

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — BTB Burrito, a restaurant mini-chain, is providing rides home to bar-goers on a bus powered by a diesel engine that has been modified to run on used vegetable oil. For the full story, click here.


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Shuttle bus drivers for Silicon Valley firms win pay raises, benefits

The median income for a high-skilled worker in Silicon Valley is $119,000 a year, compared to $27,000 for low-skilled workers, according to a report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a regional think tank.

ABC delivers CX45s to Minn., Neb.

New coaches feature three-point seatbelts, backup camera, lane departure warning, antilock brakes and Smartwave Tire Pressure Monitoring.

ABA, travel and tourism groups urge members to be vigilant in wake of Paris attacks

The letter also includes tips from the Bus Industry and Safety Council, which stresses pre- and post-trip security checks such as inspections of luggage bays and overhead compartments. Operators are also urged to report suspicious packages and to encourage riders to do the same.

Motorcoach Marketing Council taps new executive director

Christian Riddell has been the spokesman for the council during the previous two years and has been instrumental in the development of the council's products, services and trainings.

S.F. Muni to restrict larger commuter shuttle buses, require greener fleet

The new regulations create an ongoing program that builds off an 18-month pilot set to expire at the end of January 2016. The fee charged to shuttle operators will increase to pay for stepped-up enforcement.

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