11/13/2018

 


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  Prevost Opens New Service Center in Florida


 

From Prevost:

Prevost, a member of Volvo Group, is very proud to announce the opening of its new service center in Orlando, Florida. With this addition, the company's Parts & Service Network is growing again after the opening of four new service centers in North America last year.


Prevost, a member of Volvo Group, is very proud to announce the opening of its new service center in Orlando, Florida. With this addition, the company's Parts & Service Network is growing again after the opening of four new service centers in North America last year.

With now 15 service locations, Prevost strengthens its network, already unmatched in the industry. In addition, the service network is supported by more than 190 bus certified Volvo Truck locations.

The Orlando service center, which opened for business at the end of August, supports local economy as it required investments of $ 6 million and plans to hire up to 50 employees. It is a full-service facility and staffed by technicians who are factory trained to work on Prevost, Nova Bus and Volvo motorcoaches, as well as other................  READ MORE >

 
  85% of transportation-related ballot measures successful

From Metro:

Ballot measures, which increased or secured investment in public transit, earned the approval of voters in states from California to Connecticut, New Mexico to Maine, and Virginia to Florida on Tuesday.

Overall in 2018, public transportation won 30 of 36 ballot measures in primary and general elections, a win percentage of 83%, according to APTA. On Tuesday, voters passed 17 of 20 transportation-related ballot measures - an approval rate of 85%.


Ballot measures, which increased or secured investment in public transit, earned the approval of voters in states from California to Connecticut, New Mexico to Maine, and Virginia to Florida on Tuesday.

Two measures remain undecided in San Mateo, Calif. and Flagstaff, Ariz. Over the past two decades, public transportation measures have won more than 70% of the time.

"The voters have spoken and put their vote, and hard-earned tax dollars, where they know it's needed, by investing in public transportation," said APTA President/CEO Paul P. Skoutelas. "From big cities to small municipalities, voters approved measures that will expand and improve public transit, spur economic development and job creation, and connect communities and the people who live in them. November 6 was a banner day for public transportation at the ballot box."

In California, the effort to roll back fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees that pay for transportation and infrastructure projects in California was...........  READ MORE >

 
 
 
  White House Petition Seeks to Toughen Penalties on Stop-Arm Running

From School Bus Fleet News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A petition submitted to the White House is seeking tougher penalties on motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses.

The petition, "Make bus stop safety a federal law," called for penalties such as jail time, a 90-day driver's license suspension, 12 penalty points on a driver's license, and a mandatory minimum fine of $5,000 for the first offense. The petition must receive a total of 100,000 signatures by Nov. 30 to receive a response from the White House within 60 days.

The petition was created on Oct. 31. It follows a number of recent illegal stop-arm running incidents, including the fatal Indiana crash on Oct. 30 that killed three students and injured another as they were crossing a road to board their school bus.


The petition, "Make bus stop safety a federal law," called for penalties such as jail time, a 90-day driver's license suspension, 12 penalty points on a driver's license, and a mandatory minimum fine of $5,000 for the first offense. The petition must receive a total of 100,000 signatures by Nov. 30 to receive a response from the White House within 60 days.

A one-day survey conducted earlier this year by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) found that more than 80,000 motorists ran school bus stop arms in a single day. The numbers, according to NASDPTS, pointed to more than 15 million violations across the U.S. throughout a 180-day school year, and have brought attention to the need for more safety measures against stop-arm running.

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