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BusCon recognizes mid-size bus fleets

Posted on September 11, 2013

(Left to right) Scott Reston, president MSBMA; Dean Shaklee, Denver RTD; T.J. Ross, Pace Suburban Bus; Larry Moore, King County DOT- Metro Transit Division; and Richard Paprcka, Delaware Transit Corp.
(Left to right) Scott Reston, president MSBMA; Dean Shaklee, Denver RTD; T.J. Ross, Pace Suburban Bus; Larry Moore, King County DOT- Metro Transit Division; and Richard Paprcka, Delaware Transit Corp.
The top transit authorities with the most buses 35 feet and under in their fleets were honored by the Mid-Size Bus Manufacturers Associaton (MSBMA) at BusCon in Chicago, September 11.

The event, sponsored by GM Fleet & Commercial Operations, featured MSBMA President Scott Reston, who presented the awards.

Chicago area-based Pace Suburban Bus was the top agency, with more than 1,400 vehicles. TJ Ross, executive director at Pace was on hand to accept the award.

Other winners included:

  • King County Department of Transportation - Metro Transit Division (Seattle)
  • Regional Transportation District (Denver)
  • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority
  • RTC Southern Nevada
  • Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (Detroit)
  • Valley Metro (Phoenix)
  • Delaware Transit Corp.
  • Suffolk County Transit

The morning event was capped off by a keynote speach from J. Barry Barker, executive director for Louisville, Ky.-based Transit Authority of River City and long-time industry veteran. He discussed the overall safety and reliability of the transit bus industry and how agencies can play a critical role in crisis situations, both large and small.

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