01/19/2016

  REV Group names Walsh president REV Bus Division

REV Group names Walsh president REV Bus Division

From METRO:

REV Group Inc. (REV), a leading manufacturer of motor vehicles for commercial, fire & emergency and recreation markets, announced today that John Walsh has been named president of REV Bus Division (REV Bus).

REV Bus provides several of the industry’s leading brands including Champion Bus, Collins Bus, ElDorado National-California, ElDorado National-Kansas, Federal Coach, Goshen Coach and Krystal.

“I am thrilled that John is taking this leadership role within REV Bus,” said Marcus Berto, executive VP of REV. “John has done a tremendous job in a short period of time as the Division’s VP. John’s extensive background in the bus industry positions him well to lead the Division.”


Walsh recently served as VP of Sales for REV Bus. Prior to joining REV, John worked for Mobility Ventures LLC (MV-1) and for ARBOC Specialty Vehicles where he held the positions of VP of Sales and Marketing. Walsh earned his bachelor’s degree from Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C.

“I am extremely excited to accept this position,” said Walsh. “Having an association with the REV Bus brands for almost 30 years has given me the foundation to lead the Division. I'm looking forward to working together with our employees and dealers to continue to bring market leading products and services to our customers.”

 

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  NTSB's Most Wanted List focuses on technology

From METRO:

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) unveiled its 2016 Most Wanted List of transportation safety improvements, calling it a “road map from lessons learned to lives saved.” The list focuses on 10 broad safety improvements on which the NTSB has made recommendations that have not yet been implemented.

Several items on the list demonstrate the importance of technology in saving lives, preventing accidents and lessening the number and severity of injuries from accidents. For example, the list calls for promoting both the availability of collision avoidance technology in highway vehicles and the completion of rail safety initiatives to prevent accidents.

The list also calls for strengthening occupant protection in all modes of transportation, including laws mandating primary enforcement of seat belt use and age-appropriate child restraints.

The NTSB called for completion of rail safety initiatives, including the implementation of positive train control (PTC). A 2008 law mandated implementation of positive train control by the end of 2015. Congress changed the law and implementation deadline late last year to avoid a possible rail transportation shut down.

NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart cited the PTC implementation as an example of why a sense of urgency is needed in implementing Most Wanted List improvements. “Every PTC-preventable accident, death, and injury on tracks and trains affected by the law will be a direct result of the missed 2015 deadline and the delayed implementation of this life-saving technology,” Hart said.

The NTSB’s push to improve rail transit safety oversight was in part a result of the agency’s investigation of a deadly smoke event last January near Washington’s L’Enfant Plaza Metro station. The accident exposed many safety issues, some of which resulted from shortcomings in the safety oversight of WMATA. This year, the NTSB will continue to examine the way that the Federal Transit Administration is implementing such oversight  -  not only in Washington, but nationwide.   READ MORE >
 

 

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