10/31/2017

 

 
 
 
 
 



  NYC to add 180 new articulated buses to fleet

From Metro:

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board voted to purchase 180 articulated buses equipped with pedestrian safety technology and modern customer amenities to increase the capacity of New York City Transit's bus fleet as the agency works to improve bus service citywide and prepares for enhancing service during the Canarsie Tunnel repairs.

The MTA Board voted to award two contracts totaling $150 million to New Flyer and Nova Bus for the wheelchair-accessible, low-floor, 60-foot articulated buses.


The new MTA buses will feature amenities such as Wi-Fi, digital screens, and USB charging ports. Rendering courtesy of NY MTA.

The buses will feature visibility improvements for bus operators and safety technology such as pedestrian turn warning systems.  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board voted to purchase 180 articulated buses equipped with pedestrian safety technology and modern customer amenities to increase the capacity of New York City Transit's bus fleet as the agency works to improve bus service citywide and prepares for enhancing service during the Canarsie Tunnel repairs.

These buses will also be equipped with technology to allow NYC Transit's in-house crews to quickly install traffic signal priority (TSP) equipment once the buses are delivered, as part of NYC Transit's goal to equip the entire bus fleet with the speed-enhancing technology.

Customer amenities include digital information screens, Wi-Fi capability and USB charging ports, which are consistent with other new MTA buses. The buses are expected to be delivered from September 2018 to September 2019, replacing..............READ MORE >

 

  Daimler may split into three entities

From BusWorld:

In a press statement, Daimler says the project is set to strengthen the future viability of the business units and better utilise the potential for growth and earnings in the various markets. The decision is likely to be approved at a shareholders' meeting of Daimler AG in 2019.


As a first step, Daimler says it will invest more than 100 million Euro in the companies. Under the new structure, there would be three independent entities: Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans and Daimler Trucks & Buses as two new entities, as well as the existing legally independent Daimler Financial Services AG.

Aim is to secure Daimler's future from a position of............... READ MORE >

 
 
 
 
 
  Transportation Services Co. Adds 2 Sales Execs

From School Bus Fleet:

Fleet management firm Transportation Services Co. (TSC) has added two executives to its sales team.

Josh Ricker has been named vice president (VP) of sales, east region, and Jim Riley has been named VP of sales, west region.

TSC, a member of the TransPar Group of Companies, helps school districts and school bus contractors with fleet analysis and planning, maintenance programs, and risk management solutions.



Ricker has spent the past 25 years in senior leadership in the commercial fleet management industry. According to TSC, he was responsible for launching the first Canadian operation for his prior company, and helping hundreds of mid-size businesses gain efficiency and reduce costs by helping to improve their fleet performance.

Riley joins TSC after having spent the past 20 years developing sales teams throughout the country. His most recent role was overseeing all aspects of a $100 million sales organization for Enterprise Holdings, including managing the acquisition and disposal of more than 8,000 vehicles a year while consistently maintaining year-over-year growth in volume and net profits.

"Both of the VPs bring a wealth of fleet management experience and accomplishments to our organization," said Tod Eskra, president of TSC. "They are trusted advisers who will help show school officials how you can make smart budget and operational decisions based on identifiable data."

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