07/10/2018

 




Master's Transportation

  WMATA upgrades fleet with up to 694 new buses from New Flyer

From Bus Ride Magazine:

New Flyer of America Inc. ("New Flyer"), the U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. ("NFI Group"), the largest transit bus and motorcoach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, today announced that New Flyer will deliver up to 694 heavy-duty Xcelsior® transit buses (or 788 equivalent units) to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority ("WMATA") as part of a five-year contract award.


New Flyer of America Inc. ("New Flyer"), the U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. ("NFI Group"), the largest transit bus and motorcoach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, today announced that New Flyer will deliver up to 694 heavy-duty Xcelsior® transit buses (or 788 equivalent units) to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority ("WMATA") as part of a five-year contract award.

The contract will be comprised of forty-foot compressed natural gas ("CNG"), forty-foot clean diesel, sixty-foot CNG, and sixty-foot diesel heavy-duty transit buses to support WMATA's goal of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, and further deliver on high-capacity WMATA routes, with the sixty-foot buses offering 115-passenger capacity. Funding was supported by Federal Transit Administration ("FTA") grants.

"New Flyer is proud to support WMATA in its pursuit of reducing emissions and delivering efficient public transit solutions on high-capacity bus routes," said Wayne Joseph, President, New Flyer of America. "We are honored to further build our 15-year relationship with integrated, sustainable transportation to move Washingtonians across the nation's growing.........   READ MORE >...

 
  Ramblin Express adds Van Hool CX35 coaches to fleet

From Metro:

Denver-based Ramblin Express has taken delivery of two 2018 Van Hool CX35 motorcoaches from ABC Companies.

The operator's fleet of 50 buses includes a range of options, from 22-passenger minibus to 56-passenger full-size motorcoaches.

The CX35 offers all the comforts of a full-size motorcoach while catering to a smaller passenger count of 38. These two new coaches bring their fleet to total of eight Van Hools.

 

Denver-based Ramblin Express has taken delivery of two 2018 Van Hool CX35 motorcoaches from ABC Companies. The operator's fleet of 50 buses includes a range of options, from 22-passenger minibus to 56-passenger full-size motorcoaches.

All Van Hool coaches purchased to date have been equipped with wheelchair lifts, adding to Ramblin's handicap accessible fleet options. Additionally, both new CX35 coaches are powered by Cummins engines/Allison transmissions and are equipped with Saucon touch driver display, video box with security cameras, satellite XM radio, Wi-Fi and Rudd tire chains.

Todd Holland and his wife Kellie founded Ramblin Express in 1993, to address the need for a casino run operator accommodating casino customers and employees. Today, Ramblin runs a vigorous casino shuttle program, and a robust charter business.......... READ MORE >

 
 
 
  District Offers Financial Incentives to New, Veteran School Bus Drivers
   

From School Bus Fleet:

FORT WORTH, Texas - A school district here is offering more money to recruit school bus drivers and to award driver attendance.

The Fort Worth Independent School District will begin, effective immediately, to pay a $500 sign-on bonus to new bus driver hires who commit to one year of employment, according to the school district's website. New drivers will receive the bonus at the end of the 2018-19 school year.

Also, new and veteran drivers are eligible for additional pay when they have perfect or "almost perfect" attendance. Starting this fall, drivers who complete 100% of their scheduled routes during the school year will receive an extra $12 per day. Drivers who complete 95% of their routes (defined as no more than five allowable absences per semester) will receive an additional $9 a day.

All fully credentialed bus drivers will be eligible for the attendance incentive. The pay will be based on the number of instructional days (those in which students are in class) that bus drivers complete all their scheduled routes. Instructional days for the 2018-19 school year total 177, according to the district's website.    READ MORE >

The Fort Worth Independent School District will begin, effective immediately, to pay a $500 sign-on bonus to new bus driver hires who commit to one year of employment, according to the school district's website. New drivers will receive the bonus at the end of the 2018-19 school year.

 



 

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