03/14/2017

 

 





  REV Bus Group to launch new Krystal, Federal models at LCT 2017
 

The REV Bus Group is revved up for another edition of the International LCT Show in Las Vegas March 13 to 15, where it will showcase new models of its luxury brands — Krystal and Federal.

The REV Bus Group is revved up for another edition of the International LCT Show in Las Vegas from March 13 to 15, where it will showcase new models of its luxury brands: Krystal and Federal.

The Krystal KLX40 will have its first limo-style luxury bus on the reliable Freightliner S2C chassis debuting at the show in Las Vegas. This model will spotlight some of Krystal’s most famous features, such as the full view plug entrance door, the full view front observation window, and glass escape hatch.

The new bus also brings enhanced features such as limo style seating, executive tables, bar, and enhanced sound system.

“We are proud to bring the KLX40 to LCT,” said Larry Mabery, Federal Coach and Krystal brand manager. “The new features are a direct response to the market’s needs. I’m excited to present it in Las Vegas and am sure our customers will love it.”

The Federal brand is also launching a new model during the show. The Spirit CS (Corporate Shuttle) on the Ford E350 chassis will feature dual rear wheels for stability and a 108-inch height that will allow the vehicle more accessibility into tighter areas that limits a larger vehicle...............    READ MORE >

 
 
  MBTA looking to outsource maintenance, save $26M annually
 

BOSTON (AP)  -  The MBTA is proposing to outsource bus maintenance operations at four Boston-area garages as part of a plan to save $26 million.

The fiscal control board overseeing the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is considering a request on Monday to solicit proposals from private companies to operate the facilities.

Under the plan, bus drivers would continue to be MBTA employees but a contractor would be responsible for upkeep of the vehicles, using union mechanics who would not work for the T.

BOSTON (AP)  -  The MBTA is proposing to outsource bus maintenance operations at four Boston-area garages as part of a plan to save $26 million.

The move is the latest effort by the transit system to reduce costs through outsourcing.   The T spent $132 million on bus maintenance in the last fiscal year. Officials say costs have been increasing about 7 percent per year recently despite the purchase of many new...........     READ MORE >

 

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