Mass. considers taxes to support transit

Multiple options, including new taxes and fees, have been proposed to raise the $1 billion per year needed to maintain and update public transit as well as highways and bridges in Massachusetts.

ABA, NTSB hold crisis management seminar

This was the first time the NTSB’s training has ever been offered to the motorcoach industry. The seven-hour session was sponsored by National Interstate Insurance Co.

Stertil-Koni releases fleet, transit study

The three top elements cited as very important to fleet maintenance operations in the U.S. and Canada are safety, mentioned by 97% of respondents, followed by controlling costs (91%) and minimizing downtime (88%).

APTA's Melaniphy discusses state of the industry

A new nationwide survey conducted in November 2012, which assessed the voter mindset and motivation as the American people voted for a new Congress and President, showed overwhelming support for public transportation.

FTA releases $7M in transit workforce development funds

Seventeen organizations will receive grants to help public transit agencies, institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, and Native American tribes train a future generation of transit professionals, by promoting training opportunities in emerging technologies and encouraging young people to pursue careers in public transportation.

MCI delivers to Pa.

Wilkes-Barre, Pa.-based Martz Trailways, ordered 46 new 2013 MCI coach models. Bethlehem, Pa.-based Trans-Bridge Lines took delivery of seven MCI J4500 coaches, redesigned for 2013.

Md. tour co. ends wedding rides after gay marriage law

Discover Annapolis Tours owner is turning down $50,000 in annual revenue instead of compromising his Christian convictions now that same-sex marriages are legal in Maryland.

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