FTA changes New Starts/Small Starts approach

The program, one of the largest competitive grant programs in the U.S. government, funds roughly one-half the cost of new and extended light rail, commuter rail, bus rapid transit and ferry systems built in the U.S.

2013 Innovative Operators: Pacific Coachways

Pacific Coachways - Garden Grove, Calif. Pacific Coachways received the California Highway Patrol’s STAR award in 2010 and 2012 for its outstanding safety record — the result of thorough driver training, according to the operator.

2013 Innovative Operators: B&W Charters

B&W Charters - Kalamazoo, Mich. Events such as holiday and light tours keep B&W Charters’ trolleys running in the winter. The vehicles are in high demand during wedding season in the spring and summer.

2013 Innovative Operator: A Candies Coachworks

A Candies Coachworks - Gainesville, Fla. After branching out from limo service into charter tours in 2006, A Candies Coachworks began providing service for University of Florida athletic teams.

Pub Perspective: Improving public perception of motorcoach industry is key

All of these changes, designed to improve the public’s perception of the industry, can only be good for operators around the country who provide top-notch services to millions of passengers each year.

The Road to Motorcoach Refurbishment

Buying a new motorcoach to replace an aging vehicle is not always financially possible, but refurbishment can be a viable alternative. Choosing the right company, considering financing options and making a detailed refurb plan are essential to getting the most out of your coach.

Alternative fuels, tech take center stage at BusCon 2012

New vehicles fueled by natural gas and propane or improved to meet customer demands were displayed throughout the show floor, while APTA President/CEO Michael Melaniphy delivered the Keynote Address touting the public transit industry’s growth in the U.S.

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