Texas’ Sun Metro adds 22 New Flyer buses to fleet

Features of the new vehicles include low floors, an electric air conditioning system and a rear facing wheelchair securement option.

AngelTrax expands operations to the Midwest

The supplier opens a new operations center in Jeffersonville, Ind. The expansion will enable AngelTrax to introduce new solutions in a larger, more central market, officials say.

Advocates hope Google will pick up Muni tab for seniors, disabled

Some transit officials support the proposed program to provide free services to low-income seniors and people with disabilities, which would reduce the agency’s revenue by $4 million to $6 million annually.

U.S. public transit ridership is highest in decades

In 2013, 10.7 billion trips were taken. It was the eighth year in a row that more than 10 billion trips were taken on public transportation systems nationwide, according to an APTA report.

BYD, Wash. transit to pilot electric bus service

Spokane Transit is participating in a statewide evaluation of one of the manufacturer’s all-electric buses. The zero-emissions bus debuted on Friday and will run on several routes throughout March.

Specialty vehicle buyers eyeing mini buses, limo buses, motorcoaches

A new survey found that one-third of respondents said the mini bus would be the most popular type of transportation for buyers in this segment in 2014, followed by the limo bus at 25% and motorcoach at 15%.

N.Y. transit plans nearly $1M rebranding campaign

Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority is hoping to increase ridership by making changes to its uniforms, the logo displayed on its buses and names for some bus lines. The agency also plans to redesign bus routes and open a new transit center.

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