Motorcoach

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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Calif. Governor signs 2 motorcoach safety bills

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U.S., Canada motorcoach sales up, ABA survey finds

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Prevost delivers X3-45 Commuter coaches to Southeastern Stages

The wheelchair accessible Prevost vehicles are equipped with comfortable seating for 55 passengers and feature reclining seats, footrests, power outlets and wireless internet access among other amenities.

MCI delivers 5 J4500s, 8 D4505s To Village Tours & Travel, Anchor Transportation

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Bay Area 'tech' shuttle services growing, study says

During a three-year period (210-2014), the number of shuttle vehicles on Bay Area roadways jumped by more than 60 percent and ridership increased by 45 percent.

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