N.C.’s Young named METRO’s ‘Operator of the Year’

Magazine recently chose T. Ralph Young, owner of Asheville, N.C. based Young Transportation, to be its 2013 Motorcoach Operator of the Year to honor his outstanding achievements in the industry.

FMCSA declares operator an imminent hazard

On Feb. 3, 2013, a bus operated by Scapadas Magicas transporting passengers from locations including Tijuana, Mexico on a ski trip to the Southern California area, crashed on a mountain road striking two other vehicles east of San Bernardino.

ABA raises $150K for Foundation

Funds will help power the ABA Foundation for 2013 and enables the organization to focus on its core mission of providing critical research and scholarships to the motorcoach, tour and travel industry.

Calif. coach collision death toll rises to 8

The driver of a truck who had been struck by the tour bus died Wednesday at a California hospital, increasing the number of fatalities from seven to eight.

MCI honors green motorcoach operations

The Green Highway and Green Operator awards both have the support of the University of Vermont’s Certification for Sustainable Transportation program, led by David Kestenbaum, director, who is behind eRating, a certification program that recognizes sustainable forms of transportation.

Wis.’s GO Riteway greens fleet

A grant from the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program helped the coach operator convert its fleet from gasoline to propane autogas, add hybrid-electric vehicles, and build a propane refueling station.

UPDATE: 7 killed in Calif. coach collision, bus had repeated citations

The tour bus crash in Southern California left seven dead and dozens injured. The bus had a history of brake and other maintenance issues that drew scrutiny from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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