ROUSH supplied propane facility opens in Calif.

Recently awarded a contract by the Ventura County Transportation Commission to provide VISTA intercity bus service, Roadrunner Shuttle and Limousine Service will use the new facility for that operation and for storage of their propane autogas vehicle fleet.

Volvo AB CEO: Must improve bus unit production

The bus unit’s operating income was 4.6% of sales in 2011, compared with trucks’ 9.1%, construction equipment’s 10.2% and boat engine maker Penta’s 8.8%. The bus unit continued to trail the other divisions in the quarter ended June, when it posted a 3.4% operating margin.

MCI delivers coach to Rye, N.Y. operator

The new D4505 seats 55 and comes equipped with electronic stability control, Smartwave tire pressure monitoring and a fire suppression system as standard safety features, along with an optional DriveCam and GPS tracking.

Feds: CATS can supply DNC buses

FTA granted the transit system a waiver so it could provide “limited charter service” during the Democratic National Convention. Decision comes after the ABA asked regulators not to grant the waiver to CATS to use its buses to transport people with disabilities and other accessibility issues.

N.Y.’s Monsey Tours expands Facebook, Twitter presence

Utilizes the new Facebook Timeline interface to share photos and ideas for places future charter bus passengers can explore on their travels. On Twitter, Monsey Tours interacts with over 470 followers by asking questions like, “What type of music do you like to listen to on long trips?” and sharing ideas for making road trips more fun.

FMCSA updates bus, truck safety enforcement program

The final Compliance Safety Accountability program changes will provide FMCSA with more precise information when assessing a company’s over-the-road safety performance.

Fla.’s Escot Bus named ‘Operator of the Year’ by IMG

Organization recognizes carriers for operational excellence, safety record, best practices, and community and industry involvement and engagement within the International Motor Coach Group.

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