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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FMCSA awards grants to train military vets to drive buses, trucks

The current Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training Grant Program awards are projected to go toward training more than 250 people.

FMCSA proposes enhancements to Safety Measurement System's public website

While the Federal Register announcement responds to comments received following the June 29, 2015, notice, no changes will be implemented in the public SMS website display until after completion of the National Academies of Sciences Correlation Study as required by Section 5221 of the FAST Act.

ABA Foundation to double scholarship amounts in 2017

Also announced that all proceeds raised from ABA’s Annual Meeting & Marketplace Live and Silent Auctions will be allocated to the ABAF’s Fund a Future program to fund this scholarship initiative.

C&J Bus Lines installs Flyte Systems to keep real-time updates on airline schedules

C&J Bus Lines, a New England a transportation provider, installed FlyteBoard flight information displays at three of its terminals.

Calif. Governor signs 2 motorcoach safety bills

One bill requires buses designed to carry 39 or more passengers and made after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with emergency lighting that would be automatically activated in the event of a collision.

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