07/18/2017

 

 



 


 
  UTA takes delivery of Provo/Orem BRT bus
 

From Metro:

The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) took delivery of the first of more than two dozen buses designed to be used on the Provo/Orem bus rapid transit (BRT) route. UTA will eventually have 25 such buses, with 18 of them on the road and in use at one time.

Project partner agencies include the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), Mountainland Association of Governments (MAG); and Provo, Orem, and Utah counties.

BRT in Utah County is part of the Provo/Orem Transportation Improvement Project or TRIP, a road, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian improvement project designed to meet growing transportation needs in Orem and Provo.

The New Flyer Xcelsior 60-foot articulated bus is the first to be delivered and will now go through a thorough testing process. The bus is powered by a clean-air diesel-electric hybrid motor and can hold up to 80 passengers. It features ground level-boarding for ADA passengers and six-minute frequency at peak travel times.

 


The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) took delivery of the first of more than two dozen buses designed to be used on the Provo/Orem bus rapid transit (BRT) route. UTA will eventually have 25 such buses, with 18 of them on the road and in use at one time.

The New Flyer Xcelsior 60-foot articulated bus is the first to be delivered and will now go through a thorough testing process. Photo: UTA

The buses will operate at a six-minute frequency during peak travel times. Doorways on both sides of the bus will accommodate side and center stations and there will be bike racks and room for more bikes on interior of bus.

When finished, the 10.5-mile BRT line will run past 18 stops from the Orem FrontRunner Station and down University Parkway in Orem, past Utah Valley University (UVU) and BYU campuses, along University Avenue in Provo, to the Provo FrontRunner station, and to the East Bay Technology Park. Approximately 50% of the line is in exclusive bus-only lanes.

Construction on the project is approximately 30% finished and is expected to be complete by next fall. The BRT project is funded for $150 million, including a federal grant.    READ MORE >

 

  MCI set to open new San Francisco Service Center
 
 

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., will open an MCI Sales and Service facility at 4120 Point Eden Way, Hayward, Calif., in October, the second California center for MCI and its seventh in the U.S. and Canada.

The new MCI location is near the eastern end of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, easily accessible from the local interstates.

 

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., will open an MCI Sales and Service facility at 4120 Point Eden Way, Hayward, Calif., in October, the second California center for MCI and its seventh in the U.S. and Canada.

The two-story, 34,000-square-foot building covering 4.2 acres in Hayward features the latest coach diagnostic equipment and tooling with the capacity to provide comprehensive service from general maintenance work to complete coach refurbishing.

The service center will have 10 service bays including a paint booth - the rest of the facility will feature OEM parts pick-up, offices for administrative staff, and technician training facilities.

The technician training facilities to keep local operators’ maintenance team members at the top of their game on new coach systems.

“We are investing in the very latest diagnostic equipment and technologies with a layout in the shop to get coaches in and out fast, with accurate, reliable repairs to help operators maximize coach uptime,” said Jim Macdonald, VP, MCI’s quality and customer service group. “The goal is have the facility be an attractive destination for MCI and Setra coach operators and serve them with OEM parts. Yet, we will have the capacity to work on other motorcoach and bus brands as well.”     READ MORE>

 
  School Transportation News EXPO: Trade Show Photos
 
 

From School Transportation News:

STN EXPO: Trade Show Photos

The Trade Show was the focus for STN EXPO attendees on Tuesday. Over 100 vendors were in attendance, several new products were shown, and Blue Bird unveiled two new electric school buses. 

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STN EXPO: Trade Show Photos

 
 
 

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