08/21/2018

 


 
 
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  All-female family-owned motorcoach co. adds MCI J4500s

From Metro:

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) notes that over the past 25 years, Leisure Time Charters & Tours' all-female family team has built the Emerson, Ga.-based business from a single pre-owned coach to a fleet of 20 coaches serving schools, universities, athletic programs, and a host of other educational and group tour clients.

Leisure Time's latest purchase - three new 2018 MCI J4500 coaches featuring all-new interiors with best-in-class, 56-seat legroom - represents the company's first new coach order from MCI.


Leisure Time's latest purchase - three new 2018 MCI J4500 coaches featuring all-new interiors with best-in-class, 56-seat legroom - represents the company's first new coach order from MCI.

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) notes that over the past 25 years, Leisure Time Charters & Tours' all-female family team has built the Emerson, Ga.-based business from a single pre-owned coach to a fleet of 20 coaches serving schools, universities, athletic programs, and a host of other educational and group tour clients.

Leisure Time's latest purchase - three new 2018 MCI J4500 coaches featuring all-new interiors with best-in-class, 56-seat legroom - represents the company's first new coach order from MCI. The coaches also feature optional Amaya seats, a hostess microphone, power outlets at each passenger seat, and Detroit Diesel engines........   READ MORE >...

 
  AVM Unveils All-Electric Shuttle Bus with Fast-Charging Capability

From Bus & Motorcoach News:

This past spring, AVM (Advanced Vehicle Manufacturing) debuted its game-changing all-electric, mid-size 27-foot low-floor shuttle bus that can be fully charged in less than 10 minutes.

AVM, a portfolio company of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, powers its shuttles through an exclusive joint venture with China's Yinlong Energy, which manufactures the proprietary lithium-titanate battery (LTO) technology that has evolved over the years, explains AVM's CEO Larry Brennan.

AVM, a portfolio company of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, powers its shuttles through an exclusive joint venture with China's Yinlong Energy, which manufactures the proprietary lithium-titanate battery (LTO) technology that has evolved over the years, explains AVM's CEO Larry Brennan.

"In the past, LTO technology was more expensive and less energy dense than some of the other battery technologies that were being used to power vehicles," he explains. "Over the years, Yinlong perfected the technology to where it became more efficient and began selling more units, which brought the cost down, so in a relatively short amount of time they dealt with LTO's two biggest negatives effectively."

LTO cells can endure more than 20,000 cycles, meaning the batteries' lifecycle...... READ MORE >

 
  District Loans Books Aboard School Buses to Boost Love of Reading

Buses become ‘rolling libraries’ as Lexington public schools reopen

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A school district here is turning some of its buses into "rolling libraries," providing books on board to encourage a love of reading among its elementary school students.

Fayette County Public Schools kicked off the new initiative, "Books on Board," on Wednesday, the first day of classes for the 2018-19 school year, according to an article posted on the district's website. Dozens of volunteers rode with elementary school students and read to them.

One of those volunteers, Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers, welcomed students back to school and shared a story during the bus ride, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. (He asked the students whether they wanted him to read a book to them or to hear a story, he told the newspaper.)

The idea for the initiative came from Manny Caulk, the district's superintendent, according to the district. He remembered how, as a child, a bus driver set out a crate of books for students, and he read "Peter's Chair," a 1967 picture book by Ezra Jack Keats.

"It makes the bus not just a ride to school, but a learning environment," Caulk said in the article. "Falling in love with great books doesn't happen just in the classroom. The child's first learning environment is stepping on that bus."

The district bought 8,000 books for the program, which is being rolled out district-wide, through McGraw-Hill Education's Wonders curriculum resources. That will allow for about 30 books for each of the district's general-education buses and 12 on buses that....READ MORE >


Fayette County Public Schools kicked off the new initiative, "Books on Board," on Wednesday, the first day of classes for the 2018-19 school year, according to an article posted on the district's website. Dozens of volunteers rode with elementary school students and read to them.

 



 

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