President signs appropriations bill that includes $13.5B for FTA programs

APTA President/CEO Paul Skoutelas said that in passing the bill, "Congress has preserved the strong federal partnership with states and communities that is required to improve the nation’s transportation infrastructure."

Paris Mayor wants to offer free public transit to reduce pollution

During an interview with a French paper, Anne Hidalgo said she has asked three of her assistants to conduct a large study on the subject, which would involve both French and foreign experts.

Publisher's Perspective: More agencies commit to zero-emission buses

A growing number of agencies are purchasing zero-emission buses, primarily involving batteries as the energy storage of choice. As with any procurement choice, the reasons for the growing trend vary by city, but the primary rationale has been a political commitment to the cleanest propulsion possible.

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles produces 3,000th bus

Under a Metrolinx contract procured by Creative Carriage in Ontario, Canada, the 3,000th bus is a low-floor, fully accessible Spirit of Freedom.

Grande West lands $1.6M order for Vicinity buses

The company’s current total firm orders for Q4 2017 through 2018 delivery of Vicinity buses are for over 300 buses valued at over $93 million.

Bestmile raises $11M in Series A funding

The investment will power the company’s global expansion; strengthen its mobility cloud platform technology; and extend its customer relationships with service providers, strategic OEMs, and technology partners.

COTA awards contract to New Flyer for up to 154 CNG buses

The contract includes 28 firm orders with options to purchase an additional 126 CNG 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses, which will replace end-of-life vehicles with more efficient CNG buses over the next five years.

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