11/21/2017

 

 
 





  New Flyer to invest $28 million in Ky. facility

New Flyer of America Inc. announced that it is investing approximately $28 million for capital equipment and building preparations to establish a new part fabrication facility in Shepherdsville, Ky.

The 300,000-square-foot facility will fabricate parts for the manufacture of New Flyer transit buses, MCI motorcoaches, and spare parts for NFI Parts. Production is expected to commence during the second quarter of 2018 and, once fully operational by December 2019, the facility expects to employ up to 550 people.

The new facility, situated in Bullitt County, will be supported by tax incentives through the Kentucky Business Investment program. New Flyer will also receive resources from the Kentucky Skills Network.

The Shepherdsville facility will also provide additional U.S. content to assist in complying with the increased Buy America requirements under the 2015 FAST Act.

NFI Group currently employs 176 people at Parts Distribution Centers in Louisville and Hebron in Kentucky.         READ MORE >

 

  ABA urges Congress to fund intercity bus security grant program

From Metro:

American Bus Association (ABA) President Peter Pantuso sent letters to the chairmen of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging them to adequately fund the Intercity Bus Security Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2018.


In his letter, Pantuso said:

"I write to respectfully request that you fund the Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP) for FY2018. Terrorist related incidents involving large commercial vehicles, like the recent tragedy in New York City, continue to threaten our transportation network. A critical component to mitigating this threat for the passenger motorcoach industry is the IBSGP; however, the FY 2018 Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill has not yet been reported out of your Committee. There is still time to properly fund this critical program, and I urge you to act.

"Following the recent vehicle attack in New York City, your colleague, Sen. Cassidy (R-La.), acted by introducing the Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act. But this is not enough, and our industry calls on you, too, to do your part by supporting funding for the IBSGP. Please consider adequately funding the program for FY18 when negotiating the year-end spending bill with the House. The intercity bus industry must stay prepared in this ever-changing threat environment, and IBSGP funding is critical to meeting this need."    In the wake of.......    READ MORE >

 
 
 
 
 
  Student Calls 911, Saves School Bus Driver’s Life

From School Bus Fleet:

MOJAVE, Calif. - A student's quick actions may have saved her school bus driver's life after she showed signs of distress behind the wheel, ABC News reports.

Fourth-grade student and child pageant queen Addison Hutchinson, 9, noticed something was wrong with her school bus driver when they got to the last bus stop, which was Hutchinson's stop, according to the news source. Hutchinson told ABC News that she saw that her bus driver was hunched over the wheel and squeezing it, and was sweating.

Hutchinson went into her house, contacted her mother using FaceTime on her mother's iPad, and her mother instructed her to call 911. Hutchinson called 911 and calmly answered the dispatcher's questions, and provided the intersection where they were located.   READ MORE >

 

 


 


 

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