Alexander Dennis, Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority, and May Mobility are the latest companies to be featured in METRO’s Biz Briefs.  -  Photo: METRO

Alexander Dennis, Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority, and May Mobility are the latest companies to be featured in METRO’s Biz Briefs.

Photo: METRO

Alexander Dennis, Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority, and May Mobility recently announced news from their respective companies.

AppalCART to Introduce Alexander Dennis Double-Deck Operation to NC

One Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double-decker will join the fleet of AppalCART, which provides fare-free transit in Boone, North Carolina on a fixed-route network focused on the Appalachian State University campus, from which it takes its name. 

AppalCART is a new customer to both Alexander Dennis and the NFI Group. The purchase follows the successful trial of a similar demonstrator in October 2021. 

The double-decker will be used on the Pop 105 route. Its high capacity of over 100 passengers, including 84 seated, will address overcrowding on journeys on this route linking key university institutions, Downtown Boone, and apartment complexes. 

AppalCART’s Enviro500 will be built in the United States as part of the recently announced partnership between Alexander Dennis and Big Rig Manufacturing and is expected to be delivered in 2025. It will be supported in operation by Alexander Dennis’s staff as well as through the wider NFI Parts organization. 

EZfare Extends to West Virginia with KRT

Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority (KRT) announced that it has become the 16th and latest agency to join EZfare as the regional ticketing system expands into a fourth state. 

Masabi has also installed electronic validators across KRT’s bus fleet, enabling riders to scan their ticket from their smartphone device when boarding.

Transit will become KRT’s official app for purchasing tickets and passes, while tickets will also be available in the EZfare app, allowing customers to purchase tickets anytime, anywhere, and travel to their destination with a few taps of their smartphone. 

May Mobility Partners with MOTER Technologies

MOTER Technologies announced a strategic partnership with May Mobility

This collaboration is set to advance the landscape of autonomous mobility and transportation through key initiatives, according to MOTER Technologies’ news release.

Together, MOTER and May Mobility will gather sensor data produced by May Mobility's vehicles to deepen the understanding and evaluation of autonomous vehicles, with a focus on insurance solutions. 

By integrating MOTER Technologies' data science platform into May Mobility's vehicles, the companies aim to process real-time vehicle data to enhance risk analysis and operational insights.

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