3/13/2018

 





  ABA Foundation appoints 2018 leadership officers

The American Bus Association Foundation - the largest non-profit organization in the group travel industry, with an emphasis on research and scholarships - announced its 2018 leadership officers. Tom JeBran, president of Trans-Bridge Lines in Bethlehem, Pa., has been named Chairman of the foundation, and John Percy, president/CEO of N.Y.'s Destination Niagara USA, as vice chairman.

"We are excited to have both Tom and John leading the ABA Foundation this year," said ABA Foundation President/CEO Peter Pantuso. "Both individuals have been leaders on the ABA Board of Directors, as well as the ABA Foundation, and their dedication to the foundation’s mission of supporting the motorcoach travel and tour industry is impressive."


The American Bus Association Foundation - the largest non-profit organization in the group travel industry, with an emphasis on research and scholarships - announced its 2018 leadership officers. Tom JeBran, president of Trans-Bridge Lines in Bethlehem, Pa., has been named Chairman of the foundation, and John Percy, president/CEO of N.Y.'s Destination Niagara USA, as vice chairman.

The ABA Foundation supports the motorcoach travel and tourism industry through conducting research on the industry’s impact, as well as bestowing academic scholarships to....   READ MORE >

 

  Deadline Extended for BusCon 2018 Call for Papers

From Metro:

METRO Magazine extended the call for papers deadline for its 2018 BusCon event, which returns to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Oct. 1 to 3. The new deadline is Friday, March 16.

If you consider yourself to be an expert in a particular topic that addresses the spirit of the conference and would like to share your wisdom with this group by presenting at the event, Metro invites you to submit a proposal for consideration.


METRO Magazine extended the call for papers deadline for its 2018 BusCon event, which returns to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Oct. 1 to 3. The new deadline is Friday, March 16.

Topics can be related to delivering superior customer service, employee training & retention, solving operational challenges and ideas for cost-cutting, technology and data best practices, revenue generation, and.........   READ MORE >

 
 
 
 
 
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  IC Bus Ramps Up Gasoline School Bus Production, Demos Electric Model

From School Bus Fleet:

LISLE, Ill. - The newest IC Bus models will be hitting the road soon as the company ramps up production of its gasoline school bus and takes its concept electric bus on tour.

Officials from IC Bus discussed those new fuel options, as well as propane and diesel model updates, in a recent interview with SBF.

IC Bus initially unveiled its gasoline-powered CE school bus in 2016. The Type C bus runs on a Power Solutions International (PSI) 8.8L V8 gasoline engine paired with an Allison transmission. The gasoline bus uses much of the same technology and spark-ignited engine architecture as IC Bus’ propane CE model.

Trish Reed, vice president and general manager of IC Bus, said that the company has already gotten a strong showing of orders for the gasoline CE.  "Receipts have exceeded our expectations," Reed said.


LISLE, Ill. - The newest IC Bus models will be hitting the road soon as the company ramps up production of its gasoline school bus and takes its concept electric bus on tour.
 

IC Bus has released about 20 gasoline models in preproduction, with another 20 being built in mid-March and full production planned to begin next month at the company’s school bus manufacturing facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  "We’ll just do a steady ramp build into April," Reed said, adding that the official "job one" production is slated for mid-to-late April.

At the National Association for Pupil Transportation trade show in November, IC Bus introduced its concept electric school bus, dubbed the ChargE. The vehicle, expected to launch in 2019, was developed as part of the alliance between IC Bus parent company Navistar and Volkswagen Truck & Bus.  Now, IC Bus will take the ChargE on a demonstration tour on the West Coast starting later this month. That will include an appearance at the California Association of School Transportation Officials conference, which will be held March 24 to 26 in San Diego, and a ride-and-drive at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, scheduled for April 30 to May 3 in Long Beach, California.  READ MORE >

 


 

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