04/17/2018

 





  Ohio's Cardinal Transportation adds 2 Van Hool TX45s

From ABC:  Columbus, Ohio's Cardinal Transportation Ltd. took delivery of two 2018 Van Hool TX45 motorcoaches from ABC Companies, adding to the purchase of a CX45 earlier this year.

Roy Alonso founded Cardinal Transportation in 2000 and has since grown the company into one of the largest and most diversified transportation companies in Central Ohio. With its fleet of over 59 vehicles, including 23 full-size motorcoaches, shuttle buses, limousines, and towncars, Cardinal can provide transportation options for both large and small groups.

Columbus, Ohio’s Cardinal Transportation Ltd. took delivery of two 2018 Van Hool TX45 motorcoaches from ABC Companies, adding to the purchase of a CX45 earlier this year.

Their offerings include charter and tour airport transportation, chauffeured limousine services, and more.  Both new 56 passenger Van Hool TX45s are equipped with Detroit Diesel DD13, 450 HP engines and Allison B500 (Gen5) six-speed automatic transmissions, and feature Amaya A2TEN leather seats with fabric inserts and three-point seat belts. Optional features include passenger side window shades, woodgrain flooring, enclosed parcel racks, and cup holders.

The passenger entertainment experience is enhanced with on-board Wi-Fi, REI's multimedia interface and monitors, and 110-volt USB outlets, while Van Hool standard safety features include an anti-lock braking system, automatic traction control................  Visit ABC's site...

 
  FTA reminds states funding at risk if State Safety Oversight mandate not met

From Metro:

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is reminding states that only one year remains until the April 15, 2019, deadline to obtain FTA certification of their State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs to provide more effective oversight of rail transit systems in their jurisdictions.

"Safety is our top priority, and FTA is committed to working with states to help them fulfill their safety responsibilities," said FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams.


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is reminding states that only one year remains until the April 15, 2019, deadline to obtain FTA certification of their State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs to provide more effective oversight of rail transit systems in their jurisdictions.

 "These Safety Oversight Programs will make our rail transit systems safer for the millions of Americans relying on them each day."   FTA is prohibited by law from awarding new federal transit funds to any transit provider in a state that fails to meet the deadline, until certification is achieved. This includes all FTA formula and competitive grant programs, such as the Capital Investment Grant program. By law, the deadline cannot be........................READ MORE >

 
 
 
  Faced With Shortage, Texas District May Allow Teachers to Drive School Buses

From School Bus Fleet:

DALLAS  -  A school district here is looking into hiring teachers as one option to help contend with a bus driver shortage, since the school bus agency that served it is shutting down, NBC 5 reports.

As Dallas Independent School District plans to provide its own transportation service, it needs to hire more than 1,200 employees in six months, according to the news source. It has hired over 400 bus drivers with a commercial driver's license, but still needs to hire 400 more to meet its goal. The district told NBC 5 that many people have applied and are being interviewed, but noted that there is also a bus driver shortage to deal with.

Scott Layne, the district's deputy superintendent for operations, told the news source that teachers and others would be trained and certified, and that it would give them the opportunity to earn extra money. Athletic coaches have expressed interest in learning to drive a bus. The teacher's union in Dallas and one school board trustee told NBC 5 that teachers have driven buses in the past.

As previously reported, the process of dissolving Dallas County Schools began in November when Dallas County voters chose to shut down the struggling agency. Dallas County Schools was in significant debt and was close to bankruptcy as a result of deals to buy stop-arm cameras. Additionally, the agency's former superintendent pleaded guilty earlier  READ MORE >



As Dallas Independent School District plans to provide its own transportation service, it needs to hire more than 1,200 employees in six months, according to the news source. It has hired over 400 bus drivers with a commercial driver's license, but still needs to hire 400 more to meet its goal. The district told NBC 5 that many people have applied and are being interviewed, but noted that there is also a bus driver shortage to deal with.

 


 

LIMITED TIME OFFERS
available only on BUS WEEKLY

 

Bus Weekly created and distributed by BusyBrain, Inc. - Electronic Marketing Since 1999