10/16/2018

 


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  Dean Trailways Takes Delivery of Two New 2018 Van Hool CX45 Coaches


 

From ABC Companies:

Dean Trailways has worked with ABC Companies since the introduction of the Van Hool CX model in 2014. Today, the company operates eight CX45's as well as one CX35 and adds Van Hools to its fleet as replacement coaches, maintaining its late model fleet.

When asked what he liked most about the CX models, Patrick Dean, Vice President for Dean Trailways explained


"The CX models have come to offer some standard amenities that are a premium option on others. We take great pride in offering our riders the most amenities and best riding experience possible and these coaches offer exactly what we need".

"The CX models have come to offer some standard amenities that are a premium option on others. We take great pride in offering our riders the most amenities and best riding experience possible and these coaches offer exactly what we need".

Mr. Dean further explained his experience working with ABC Companies, the exclusive distributor of Van Hool coaches, as another reason for their fleet change. "We have been very happy with the reliability and support provided from everyone at ABC......... VISIT ABC COMPANIES >

 
  CA could lose $100B in transportation revenue if bill repealed

From Metro:

A new report by the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) at San Josè State University explores the consequences if California's Proposition 6 is passed in November. The proposition would repeal California's landmark Senate Bill 1 (SB1)  -  the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

The study projects that, between now and 2040, California will lose approximately $100 billion in transportation revenue if voters repeal SB1 (see Figure). As an example, in 2040, the mean projection is that the state will collect $8.6 billion with SB1 and $3.4 billion without, a $5.2 billion difference.

A new report by the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) at San Josè State University explores the consequences if California's Proposition 6 is passed in November. The proposition would repeal California's landmark Senate Bill 1 (SB1)  -  the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

This has significant consequences for the state's ability to maintain roads, bridges, and address other transportation improvements.

Martin Wachs, lead author for the report, stated "Californians have an important decision to make on November 6. A decades-long transportation funding crisis left California's roads badly in need of costly repair and replacement. Without SB1, where will those funds come from?"  ........... READ MORE >

 
 
 
  Rhode Island School Bus Driver Strike Ends
 

From School Bus Fleet News:

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  -  A school bus drivers' union here reached an agreement with contractor First Student on Friday after an 11-day strike, allowing school bus service to resume on Monday.

General Teamsters Local 251, the union that represents the Providence Public Schools bus drivers, and First Student came to an agreement that enhances benefits and provides wage increases, according to the union's Facebook page and website. The agreement also increases morning and afternoon pay guarantees, improves driver healthcare benefits, and establishes a new pension for drivers, according to the union.

"The drivers were committed to securing a fair agreement that rewards them for safely transporting our most precious cargo, our children, to and from school every day," said Nick Williams, a business agent for Local 251, in the Facebook post and website.

General Teamsters Local 251, the union that represents the Providence Public Schools bus drivers, and First Student came to an agreement that enhances benefits and provides wage increases, according to the union's Facebook page and website. The agreement also increases morning and afternoon pay guarantees, improves driver healthcare benefits, and establishes a new pension for drivers, according to the union.

"A secure retirement and more guaranteed hours further encourages long-term loyalty to the job and care for the children."

In a statement obtained by WPRI, Francis McMahon, a spokesman for First Student, said that the contractor agreed to contribute to the union's defined contribution plan on behalf of its employees, and that it "looks forward to welcoming our valued employees back to work on Monday morning."

The drivers' union and First Student had been struggling to come to an agreement on retirement benefits for months, WPRI reports, and a failure to reach an agreement prompted the union to begin the strike on Sept. 27. More than 9,000 students had to find other transportation to and from school during the strike, including 1,000 students with transportation included in their individualized education program....... READ MORE >

 



 

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