AC Transit has put its new Gillig buses into service with Wi-Fi
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Omaha Metro will introduce new SPX Genfare Odyssey fareboxes Nov. 11.
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From left to right, Wayne South, Ed Gajecki and Jim Walton, of city of Calgary, Wes Woods, of Crestline Coach, Don Roberts, Robb Ledbetter, Del Herr, Ben Cupp, Chris Ward, of Arboc.
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DART has started its new D-Link bus service.
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Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, joined CDTA leaders in announcing the expansion of BusPlus service.
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Now donning her motto, MaryAnn’s shelter reads “One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had, nor what my clothes were like. But the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child.”
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MTD has displayed area artist's works.
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The Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee presented city of Franklin leaders with a framed transportation patch.
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Orange County Transportation Authority CEO Darrell Johnson greets a Marine Corps Color Guard at OCTA’s annual Veterans Day Appreciation Event on Nov. 12 at OCTA headquarters in Orange.
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The MTA introduced its new fully wrapped bus honoring veterans.
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Robert Kinsey is the 29 billionth rider on the Toronto Transit Commission system.
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From left to right, Palm Tran Operations Manager BJ Barrow, Bus Operator Thomas Romano and Assistant Operations Manager Harry Lander.
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AC Transit Gets new Buses
The transbay bus commute to San Francisco has now become smoother and more luxurious with the purchase of 54 state-of-the-art commuter-style coaches.
The dark green Gillig buses are the third in a series of locally-built coaches acquired as part of the agency’s “A Better Ride” campaign and its Buy American Goods policy. In March, 60 low-floor 40-foot Gillig buses were put into service. In June, 23 New Flyer 60-foot, articulated buses were added to the fleet. Now: the 16 commuter buses with 38 more due before spring.
The commuter bus’s low floor minimizes the potential for boarding missteps. Once aboard, passengers will enjoy high back upholstered seats, individual reading lamps, free Wi-Fi, luggage racks and great views of the Bay.
Omaha Metro Gets New Fareboxes
Metro Transit introduced new fare collection equipment on its bus and paratransit fleet.
The SPX Genfare Odyssey Fareboxes replace an outdated 23 year-old onboard system. The Odyssey provides Metro the ability to increase efficiency and on-time performance with improved boarding times, less maintenance and confirmation the correct fare was paid.
DART Starts D-Link Service
D-Link buses began circulating through downtown Dallas. The free shuttle – a partnership among DART, the city of Dallas and Downtown Dallas Inc. – connects major tourist attractions and employment centers in the city center.
D-Link is designed to complement current and future transit services.
Arboc Specialty Vehicles Produces 1,500th Bus
Arboc Specialty Vehicles produced the 1,500th bus at its Middlebury, Ind., facility in November.
As the 1,500th bus rolled out of the plant, Arboc’s dealer, Wes Woods of Crestline as well as representatives from the city of Calgary were on-site to accept the keys to their Spirit of Freedom Bus.
CDTA Announces BRT Expansion
The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) was joined by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to detail the development of its “40 miles of BRT” route network.
BusPlus is a premium, limited-stop service that combines a quicker ride with enhanced customer amenities, such as large stations, real-time information, transit signal priority and security features. BusPlus has increased ridership on Route 5 in Albany, N.Y., to more than 4 million boardings. The additional service is expected to continue the growth.
CAT Dedicates Bus Shelter to Local Activist
Capital Area Transit (CAT), along with Bismarck Early Childhood Education Program (BECEP), dedicated a bus shelter in honor of former Head Start teacher and director MaryAnn Anderson.
More than 40 family members, friends, BECEP employees, CAT employees and community members gathered at BECEP for the dedication. This is the first CAT bus shelter to be dedicated.
MTD Art Featured at Illinois Terminal
MTD’s Illinois Terminal has a new installation featuring “MTD ART.”
The program features artwork on all MTD buses. Over the last year, riders have been treated to 16 works of art from the area’s finest artists. The new installation on the first floor of Illinois Terminal features larger prints of the same works being showcased on buses each quarter.
IndyGo Adds Simme Seats to Stops
IndyGo installed 12 Simme Seats at Indianapolis area bus stops.
IndyGo also recently worked with People for Urban Progress (PUP) to nearly double the number of PUPstops, which use refurbished and repurposed Bush Stadium seats as benches at bus stops.
Palm Tran Recognized for safety record
Palm Tran received the first-place Unit Safety Award for transit systems operating more than 100 buses at the Florida Public Transportation Association’s (FPTA) annual conference.
This is the fourth consecutive year Palm Tran was recognized as having the safest transit system in the state.
TTC Welcomes 29 Billionth Rider
The Toronto Transit Commission welcomed its 29 billionth customer.
Chair Karen Stintz, CEO Andy Byford and Chief Customer Officer Chris Upfold presented the rider with a free Metropass.
MTA Unveils Veterans Bus
In honor and gratitude to the men and women of the armed forces, Flint’s Mass Transportation Authority unveiled a fully wrapped veterans bus.
The interior of the bus has placards showing the history of wars the United States has fought in from the Revolutionary war to the Afghanistan War.
The veterans bus will be on the road full year, on various routes throughout the community.
Franklin Transit Introduces Girl Scouts Transit Patch in Tennessee
Preston Elliott, chairman of the Franklin Transit Authority and Debbie Henry, executive director of the TMA Group, presented a framed Girl Scout Transportation Patch to the city of Franklin.
The Transportation Patch was developed by the Franklin Transit Authority’s board members and the Girl Scouts Middle Tennessee Council. This the first transportation patch available for Girl Scouts in the state of Tennessee.
The Transportation Patch teaches alternative methods of transportation.