A Candies Coachworks purchases Fabulous Coach Lines

Through a short negotiation period, Land accepted an offer from A Candies Coachworks to acquire the motorcoach charter business in the North Florida market.

Fras-le expands brake lining production in Ala.

This is the first time Fras-le has produced heavy-duty brake lining in the U.S.

APTA: Transit users save $10,502 yearly

January Transit Savings Report shows savings based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle. Includes the January 17, 2013 average national gas price ($3.29 per gallon — reported by AAA) and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.

FMCSA declares Canadian drivers to be imminent hazard

The driver of the bus that crashed, Haeng Kyu (James) Hwang, was found to have been driving well beyond the 70-hour maximum hours of service within a seven-day period as permitted under federal regulations.

Nova Bus names new president

Jean-Pierre Baracat joined Nova Bus in 1994, taking on increasingly challenging management roles, the latest as VP, business development, since 2004. He succeeds Gilles Dion.

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.

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