08/09/2016

 

 
 
 

  DATTCO adds 100th Van Hool to its fleet
 

New Britain, Conn:

DATTCO Inc. and ABC Companies recently celebrated DATTCO’s purchase of their 100th Van Hool motorcoach. The new TX45’s delivery was honored at the August International Motorcoach Group meeting in Norfolk, Va.

Established in 1924 and now with the second and third generations of the DeVivo family now involved in management, International Motorcoach Group (IMG) member DATTCO is one of the Northeast’s largest and most respected passenger transportation companies.   DATTCO serves three New England states with more than 2,200 employees out of 27 locations.

DATTCO adds 100th Van Hool to its fleet

Janos Bokor, ABC Companies, Colin Johnson, Dattco, Don DeVivo, Dattco, Dennis Lyons, Dattco, Mike Laffan, ABC Companies and Paul Mayer, Dattco.

They operate comprehensive nationwide motorcoach charters and tours, as well as serving the region with line run, transit, commuter and school bus service.The new TX45 is configured with two passenger doors, a style rarely seen in North America, and seating for only 52 passengers. This configuration, with the lavatory at the rear door, below passenger eye level, coupled with Van Hool’s unique rear window gives a panoramic view for all the riders. In addition, a second door speeds up loading and unloading the coach.

Like all of DATTCO’s luxury fleet, the new TX45 is heavy on creature comfort and safety options. The Grande Lux passenger seats have leather inserts and trim, and the coach is equipped with Wi-Fi, 110-volt and USB outlets, an REI Elite Entertainment system with cordless microphone and five video monitors, wood grain flooring and magazine nets.

The coach is also equipped with Van Hool safety features including three-point seatbelts, backup camera, lane departure warning, antilock brakes, Smartwave Tire Pressure Monitoring, Kidde Fire Suppression Systems, automatic stability control, daytime running lights, curbside lighting and adaptive...............  READ MORE >

 
  OH's COTA breaks ground on CMAX BRT line
 

OH's COTA breaks ground on CMAX BRT line

Columbus’ Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) hosted a groundbreaking celebration for their CMAX Cleveland Avenue bus rapid transit (BRT) line.

The celebration, held at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, included remarks from community leaders, and a ceremonial groundbreaking at the future location of a CMAX BRT station.

Columbus’ Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) hosted a groundbreaking celebration for their CMAX Cleveland Avenue bus rapid transit (BRT) line.

The celebration, held at Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, included remarks from community leaders, and a ceremonial groundbreaking at the future location of a CMAX BRT station.

“We’re pleased to celebrate construction of CMAX, central Ohio’s first bus rapid transit line,” said COTA President/CEO W. Curtis Stitt. “The high-frequency service with improved travel times and upgraded customer amenities will enhance access to jobs, education and training opportunities, healthcare and other services in our community. CMAX will not only improve transportation in central Ohio, it has the potential to change lives.”

Launching in 2018, COTA’s first BRT line, CMAX, will connect more than 211,000 residents and 170,000 workers along Cleveland Avenue to jobs, healthcare and educational resources and encourage economic development in the corridor. The 15.6-mile route will serve customers every 10 minutes between Downtown Columbus and SR-161 during rush hours, with service to Polaris Parkway/Africa Road every 30 minutes.

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