06/12/2018

 




Master's Transportation

  Nova Bus lands largest North American bus order

From Metro:

Nova Bus was awarded the collective contract for Québec's transit authorities, coordinated by Association du transport urbain du Québec (ATUQ). The five-year contract, covering the period from 2020 to 2024, calls for the delivery of 497 40-foot hybrid buses LFS HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicles) and up to 1,028 vehicles on option to the transit authorities serving Québec's nine largest cities.

The order represents the largest order in Nova Bus history to date.


Nova Bus was awarded the collective contract for Quebec's transit authorities, coordinated by Association du transport urbain du Québec (ATUQ). The five-year contract, covering the period from 2020 to 2024, calls for the delivery of 497 40-foot hybrid buses LFS HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicles) and up to 1,028 vehicles on option to the transit authorities serving Quebec's nine largest cities.

Nova Bus will further strengthen its ties to ATUQ and Québec's transit authorities. The transit authorities will thus continue to rely on the training and support that help them reduce maintenance costs and provide a great rider experience to the populations they serve.

The contract helps consolidate jobs at the Saint-Eustache and Saint-François-du-Lac plants, which handle the final assembly and manufacturing of the vehicle chassis and other components, respectively. These activities help meet Canadian content.........   READ MORE >...

 
  BusCon 2018 set to return to Indianapolis in October


The full conference schedule is up and registration is now open for BusCon 2018, which returns to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Oct. 1 to 3.

In addition to all the latest vehicles and technology on the show floor, this year's educational sessions will touch on some of the hottest topics in transportation today, including a look at all-electric vehicle usage in differing applications and alternative fuels.

BusCon will also take a look at autonomous vehicles, including how they can impact paratransit users, as well as how autonomous shuttles are being used and what the future for the technology may look like down the road.

 

In addition to all the latest vehicles and technology on the show floor, this year's educational sessions will touch on some of the hottest topics in transportation today, including a look at all-electric vehicle usage in differing applications and alternative fuels.

New for this year, the National Transit Institute will host two training sessions - "Overview of Transit Procurement for Senior Leadership" and "Transit Asset Management Implementation for Tier II Providers and Sponsors" - that are available for the first 50 attendees.......... READ MORE >

 
 
 
  Thomas Built Delivers 100,000th Saf-T-Liner C2 School Bus

From School Bus Fleet:

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Thomas Built Buses celebrated a milestone last week with the delivery of its 100,000th Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus.

Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses, presented the keys to the landmark C2 to Mark Miear, superintendent of Montgomery County (Va.) Public Schools. The presentation took place outside Lane Stadium on the campus of Virginia Tech on June 5.

Attending the event were Montgomery County Public Schools administrators, school bus drivers, technicians, and school board members, along with representatives from Thomas Built Buses, local dealer Sonny Merryman, and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.

"This is a historic day for Thomas Built Buses," Edgerly said. "Montgomery County Public Schools is a valued Thomas Built customer. I am absolutely thrilled to be able to celebrate this milestone with them today."

Thomas Built launched the Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus in 2004. The OEM also created a new manufacturing facility specifically to produce the new Type C bus.


Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses, presented the keys to the landmark C2 to Mark Miear, superintendent of Montgomery County (Va.) Public Schools. The presentation took place outside Lane Stadium on the campus of Virginia Tech on June 5.

Since the C2's debut 14 years ago, Thomas Built has introduced new features for the bus, including the BusWise suite of technologies and telematics systems.  "These new smart buses can communicate directly with our technicians and staff," said Eddie Walters, director of transportation for Montgomery County Public Schools. "If the bus is out on a route and a check engine light..........   READ MORE > 

 



 

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