Feds hold hearing on motorcoach safety program

The Highways and Transit Subcommittee received testimony from the FMCSA, the trucking and bus industry, law enforcement officials, and safety advocates on the CSA program.

Transportation Mgmt Svcs. acquires Coach America operations

Took on operations in 15 markets, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Phoenix. The acquired businesses will operate under the Horizon Coach Lines brand name and will be based in Dallas.

NTSB to offer crisis training at ABA Marketplace

Will conduct a one-day crisis management training at the conclusion of the 2013 event in Charlotte, N.C. National Interstate Insurance is the exclusive sponsor.

Thermo King unveils new split system solution at BusCon

The BE-550 lightweight bulkhead evaporator is ideal for small- to mid-size bus users such as transit authorities, airport shuttle services and school bus fleets. Three-speed blowers provide optimal pull-down on the evaporator to maximize passenger comfort.

Motorcoach Census: Nearly 700M passenger trips in 2010

The 2010 census shows that the motorcoach industry continues to be a small business success story. More than 82% of industry operators own fewer than 10 vehicles.

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.

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