07/05/2016

 

 
Make Year Model Unit # Location
MCI 2008 D4505 58487 - On Special! TX
MCI 2002 E4500 61768 TX
Prevost 2007 X3-45 28883 NJ
MCI 2000 102EL3 61122 NJ
MCI 2009 J4500 65410 FL
MCI 2003 J4500 62393 NJ
MCI 1999 102DL3 52003 - On Special! NJ
MCI 2006 J4500 63683 LA
Setra 2005 S417 00272 - On Special! FL
Setra 2005 S417 00215 LA
 
 
 

  Indian Trails adds 10 "Buy America" Compliant Prevost X3-45s

   From:  "Metro":

Owosso, Mich.’s Indian Trails recently took delivery of 10 “Buy America” compliant, Prevost X3-45® Commuter coaches.  The purchase took place in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation as part of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Non-Urbanized Area Formula Grant Program.

Section 5311 of the grant program allows the FTA, on behalf of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, to allocate apportioned funds to each state.

Prevost unveils Volvo 9700 to Canadian market

Funding is awarded for the purpose of supporting public transportation in non-urbanized areas to increase access to employment, health care, education and public services for rural residents. The program provides for the participation of private transportation providers such as Indian Trails.

A 106-year-old family business, Indian Trails is Michigan’s first and largest privately owned bus transportation operator, carrying 1.2 million passengers more than 4.8 million miles annually. Indian Trails’ daily runs connect directly with both the Amtrak and Greyhound national networks, which in turn connect with some 60 other bus transportation companies in the U.S. and Canada.

The company purchased its first Prevost X-Series® vehicle 15 years ago and in addition to the 10 commuter coaches, recently added five Prevost H3-45® models to their group charter and tour fleet. Like rolling billboards, the new X3-45 coaches are covered with giant photos of some of Michigan’s most popular vacation destinations and largest cities - and they carry the Pure Michigan logo.     READ MORE >

 
  Proterra Opens Electric Vehicle Fast-Charge Tech
 

Proterra Opens Electric Vehicle Fast-Charge Tech

From "Metro":

In a significant move intended to accelerate widespread EV technology adoption and infrastructure development, Proterra announced it would be opening its overhead on-route fast-charging technology to the transit industry on a royalty-free basis.

With the recent issuance of foundational patents covering this technology, Proterra is now clear to offer a complete technology package to the market.

The company will grant anyone royalty-free access to its patents covering its industry leading single-blade overhead charging design. This includes the bus-mounted, single-blade charging design and the overhead-charging coupler.

Consistent with this, Proterra is working with its suppliers to open up Proterra's single-blade overhead charging design for direct sale to third parties. Industry-wide availability of the company's single-blade overhead charging design will advance standardization efforts and will facilitate additional innovation.

"As more and more electric buses operate on U.S. roads, it will be critical for the transit industry to have access to open technology platforms in order to effectively scale this technology and enhance the transit industry," said Lee Gibson, Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, Nev. "With Proterra opening up its technology to other manufacturers, this will significantly benefit communities across the nation with this proven technology. Together they can move the industry forward."

Over the past five years, public transit agencies across the country have performed more than 250,000 charging events using the Proterra single-blade overhead fast-charge system, providing these agencies with the flexibility of keeping their buses...      READ MORE >

 
 

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