01/15/2019

 


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  Proterra Names John Walsh as Senior Vice President of Sales

From Mass Transit Mag:

Proterra has announced that John Walsh has joined the company as senior vice president of sales. With nearly three decades of experience in the mobility industry and particular expertise in the heavy-duty vehicle sector, Walsh brings a track record of helping grow companies disrupting the transportation industry. Walsh will lead Proterra's bus sales business, helping to continue the company's success in the North American market.

"As more transit agencies and cities make the transition to battery-electric bus fleets, we are thrilled to have a seasoned industry executive leading our sales team," said Proterra CCO Matt Horton. "John's extensive knowledge of the heavy-duty and specialty vehicle industries, and his experience with innovative transportation technologies will be an asset as the electric bus market enters full maturity."


Proterra has announced that John Walsh has joined the company as senior vice president of sales. With nearly three decades of experience in the mobility industry and particular expertise in the heavy-duty vehicle sector, Walsh brings a track record of helping grow companies disrupting the transportation industry. Walsh will lead Proterra's bus sales business, helping to continue the company's success in the North American market.

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  MARTA's GM/CEO calls for $100B investment in mobility, tech


 

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) GM/CEO Jeffrey Parker shared a bold vision for transit at the sixth Annual State of MARTA Breakfast before a sold-out crowd of community, business, and civic leaders.

During the event, which heralds the transit agency's four decades of combined bus and rail service, Parker declared the state of MARTA is healthy, financially stable, and ready for expansion. Recognizing that service drives ridership, he promised a renewed commitment to world-class customer service and expanding MARTA as a catalyst for economic growth, innovative approaches to mobility, and community revitalization.

In Parker's first State of MARTA address, he challenged the crowd to rally behind a $100 billion investment in transit and technology over the next 40 years, rivaling the long-term capital plans unfolding in peer cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.


Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) GM/CEO Jeffrey Parker shared a bold vision for transit at the sixth Annual State of MARTA Breakfast before a sold-out crowd of community, business, and civic leaders.

Parker said we need a "moonshot for transit," to ensure metro Atlanta's growth as a world-class region.  "The greater Atlanta region is projected to grow in population by 50 percent over the next 30 years. That's essentially adding Denver's current population to the metro region," said Parker. "We have to make bold decisions now that include a landmark investment in our transit network to fund innovative solutions for our traffic woes and renew............READ MORE >

 
  New York City Advances School Bus Service Oversight Bills

From School Bus Fleet:

NEW YORK CITY - The city council voted on Wednesday to advance several bills that aim to increase oversight of various aspects of school bus service, including how routing and complaints are handled and requiring GPS on all buses.

The Student Transportation Oversight Package (STOP) increases reporting requirements for the New York City Department of Education (DOE), such as mandating that it report on policies and goals related to providing school bus service, the duration of school bus routes, bus delay frequency, and complaints about routes, bus employees, and other school bus services, according to a news release from the New York City Council. The package also includes a bill that requires the DOE to create and distribute a school bus transportation guide.


The city council voted on Wednesday to advance several bills that aim to increase oversight of various aspects of school bus service, including how routing and complaints are handled and requiring GPS on all buses.

Another bill in the package requires the placement of two-way radio and GPS systems on school buses. Authorized parents and guardians would also be given access to the real-time location of their child's school bus whenever it is in use.

All of the city's 10,000 school buses will need to have the system installed by September, according to WABC, and 6,000 of those buses are currently equipped with the technology.

Additionally, the council advanced legislation that would require the Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) to list city agency reports on its website, and on legislation that would clarify, for the purposes of enforcing prohibitions against unauthorized commuter van services, that definitions of "for-hire vehicle" and "commuter van" do not include a bus service operating pursuant to a contract with any government.

"Many of our city's families rely on school buses to get their children to and from school in a safe and timely manner, and they deserve better than the dismal conditions and service they faced at the start of the school year and during Winter Storm Avery," said Council Member Mark Treyger, chair of the Committee on Education. "This legislation will provide access to comprehensive data about our city's school transit services, creating the layers of transparency and accountability we need to work towards a safer way of getting.................... READ MORE >

 



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