Alternative fuels, tech take center stage at BusCon 2012

New vehicles fueled by natural gas and propane or improved to meet customer demands were displayed throughout the show floor, while APTA President/CEO Michael Melaniphy delivered the Keynote Address touting the public transit industry’s growth in the U.S.

2013 Motorcoach Top 50 Expand Fleets, Training

Business was up in 2012 for the majority of respondents. While FirstGroup America and Coach USA still hold the top two spots, Horizon jumps up to number three.

2 Ore. coach crash survivors file lawsuit

The passengers, exchange students from South Korea, allege that the driver was tired, drove too fast on a road with patches of snow and ice, and ignored warnings from riders.

Fung Wah bus strikes 2 pedestrians

The victims are in stable condition, and the driver of the bus is not expected to be charged.

Prevost adds energy management system

PRIME will be an option on upcoming 2014 model H-Series seated coaches and X-Series seated coaches. It will be will be standard on 2014 model H3-45 VIP and X3-45 VIP conversion coaches.

Report: Fed crackdown, economy helping operators thrive

In 2012, the government cracked down on a number of low-fare bus companies that were shoddily run and did not follow safety regulations.

Shuster confirmed as T&I Chair in 113th Congress

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) was officially confirmed by the House of Representatives to chair the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He also announced the full Committee Republican membership.

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