12/26/2017

 


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  Grand River Transit expands BRT fleet with an order from New Flyer

From Metro:

New Flyer Industries Canada ULC announced that Grand River Transit (GRT) has awarded New Flyer with a contract for 39 Xcelsior® clean diesel 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses, and nine Xcelsior® clean diesel 40-foot, bus rapid transit (BR) style heavy-duty transit buses. The order, which incorporated nine new BRT-style buses, converted 39 buses from the option backlog to the firm order backlog.

 

 

New Flyer Industries Canada ULC announced that Grand River Transit (GRT) has awarded New Flyer with a contract for 39 Xcelsior® clean diesel 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses, and nine Xcelsior® clean diesel 40-foot, bus rapid transit (BR) style heavy-duty transit buses. The order, which incorporated nine new BRT-style buses, converted 39 buses from the option backlog to the firm order backlog.

The purchase, supporting scheduled vehicle replacement, also supports the construction and expansion of GRT's rapid transit network consisting of ION (which means “going” in Greek) light rail and ION bus rapid transit. Public Transit Infrastructure Funds were used to support the purchase. The 39 buses have been delivered to GRT, with the remaining 9 BRT buses scheduled for delivery in 2018.

Formed in 2000, Grand River Transit provides transit service in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Elmira, St. Jacobs and New Hamburg, operating conventional buses, an express bus network, busPLUS service for community routes, and door-to-door transit service for riders with disabilities using specialized vehicles. It operates 70 routes covering more than 16 million kilometres and supporting a ridership of..........  READ MORE >

 

  Coach graphics can attract new business for operators

For motorcoach operators today, there are endless possibilities to choose from when deciding on graphics for branding and advertising purposes.

From Bus & Motorcoach News:

For motorcoach operators today, there are endless possibilities to choose from when deciding on graphics for branding and advertising purposes.

An owner can choose whole or half-wraps, leave room to lease advertising space, or even have a portion of the design in 3-D.  And they can be added quickly.

"We've invested $1 million in our new interface that allows our customers to see each vehicle in their fleet, and order parts 24/7," said Pier Veilleux, president of Turbo Images. "If they have a damaged portion of their bus, our customers don't even need to speak to one of our people. They can log in to the system with their password, order what they need and we'll print it and ship it within 72 hours.

"That quick turnaround time allows them to get their unit back on the road and making money again after an accident," Veilleux said. "They don't have to send that bus.........READ MORE >

 
 
 
 
 
  School Bus Fleet Top 5 Most-Viewed News Stories of 2017

From School Bus Fleet:

News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website this year covered a cash incentive based on attendance, Collins’ new low-floor bus, and student fatalities in the danger zone.

Here are the five most-viewed news items of the year, with links to the full stories.

1. District Cuts School Bus Driver Absenteeism With Attendance Bonuses - 4,961 views
Jefferson County (Ky.) Public Schools started a pilot that pays school bus drivers and assistants a $200 bonus for every pay period they come to work every day to address driver shortage and absenteeism.

2. 11 Students, School Bus Driver Hospitalized After Semi Hits Bus - 3,823 views
A semi tractor trailer in Indiana struck the driver’s side of the bus and pushed it off the road. Students and the bus driver were treated for injuries.

 

News that drew the most traffic on the School Bus Fleet website this year covered a cash incentive based on attendance, Collins’ new low-floor bus, and student fatalities in the danger zone.

3. Video Captures Car Passing School Bus on Right Side - 3,790 views
Greenville County (S.C.) Schools shared footage of a bus driver keeping students out of the path of a car as it sped along the shoulder on the right side of the bus.

4. Collins Launches New Low-Floor Bus - 3,754 views
The bus, built on the Ram ProMaster chassis, is designed to enhance accessibility with an integrated wheelchair ramp.

5. 4 Kids Killed in School Bus Danger Zone in 2015-16 - 3,248 views
Three of the children were fatally struck by school buses, while one student was killed by a passing vehicle.

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