Report: Natural gas bus, truck sales will reach 40K yearly by 2022

Driven by the lower cost of natural gas and the lower emissions from natural gas engines, compared to diesel fuel, operators of truck and bus fleets are increasingly shifting to natural gas vehicles. On average, the price of compressed natural gas is about 42% that of diesel.

Omnitrans, union reach 3-year contract agreement

Teamsters employees will see their first wage increase in six years next July, when a 2.5% raise will kick in, under the new agreement. The following year wages will increase 2.75%. Agency contributions to employee benefits will also rise.

MV to continue operation of Ohio transit services

Per the contract, MV will operate deviated fixed-route and paratransit service for the Ashtabula County Transportation System.

D.C. Metro chief says agency turning the corner

Richard Sarles spoke about a possible shutdown of the Red Line, digging pedestrian tunnels to connect Metro stations and how the new Silver Line will be a game-changer.

BMW electric car navigation offers transit options

The intermodal navigation feature of its My Remote app for its i3 electric car integrates public transportation options when planning how to get to a destination. The feature can also be used to avoid traffic congestion or problems finding available parking.

TransLoc unveils app that makes transit use easier

TransLoc Rider lets riders set alerts to notify them when their bus is arriving and automatically identifies nearby transit agencies as well as the closest stop and its routes and arrival times.

N.Y. MTA completes testing of BYD all-electric bus

The testing was carried out on different routes throughout Manhattan, covering a total distance during the trial of 1,481 miles. The BYD all-electric bus “performed excellent” covering more than 140 miles per full charge in heavy traffic, according to company officials.

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