07/30/2019

 


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  Great Canadian Coaches Purchases Three Prevost 2019 H3-45s


Great Canadian Coaches recently added three 2019 Prevost H3-45 models to its fleet bringing their coach count to sixty - including the five H3-45 coaches delivered last year.


  From Prevost:

Group tour veterans Larry and Lorna Hundt launched their first coach operation, Travel Ventures, in 1984. Based in Kitchener, Ontario, Travel Ventures is known today as Great Canadian Coaches, a member of the Trailways Transportation System.

Great Canadian Coaches recently added three 2019 Prevost H3-45 models to its fleet bringing their coach count to sixty - including the five H3-45 coaches delivered last year.

"The purchase of the newest model coaches is in accordance with our company's goal to adjust and modernize the fleet to 50 units while maintaining a strict 10-year model range. This new operating structure will include 42 Prevost H3-45s," Great Canadian Coaches President Larry Hundt explained.  The Hundt's longstanding relationship with Prevost dates back to 1990 when they purchased their first H-Series coach to run in Southern Ontario. Hundt says he chose the Prevost flagship coach for its large and inviting panoramic windows. "I wanted my customers to have the best scenic views and Prevost was the obvious choice to provide that feature," said Hundt.

In addition to the Prevost Electric Fan Drive and standard safety systems, the new H3-45 models purchased by Great Canadian offer the surround-view camera system that provides the driver a full view of the areas immediately surrounding the coach.

The company plans to use the video feature to monitor driver performance regarding following distance and handling in tight spaces, in order to ultimately improve passenger comfort and safety.

The striking graphics that dress each Great Canadian coach denote the company's pride in promoting Canadian unity. Their patriotism and creativity earned the Hundts the prestigious Meritorious Medal presented by Canada's Governor General in 2018. The patriotic theme carries into the interior, where each custom-upholstered seat displays Canada's iconic red maple leaf stitched onto the deep rich blue seating fabric and red piping..............   READ MORE >

  FTA issues $85 million in Low-No grants to 38 bus projects
  
  From Metro:

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $84.9 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced propulsion technologies.

Thirty-eight projects in 38 states will each receive funding through the program.

Eligible projects include the purchase or lease of buses powered by modern, efficient technologies. These include hydrogen fuel cells, battery electric engines, and related infrastructure investments such as charging stations.

Some examples of selected 2019 Low-No projects include:


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $84.9 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced propulsion technologies.

* The Vermont Agency of Transportation will receive $3 million to purchase all-electric buses and charging equipment and upgrade its bus facility to support electric charging for Advance Transit. The agency, which serves six communities in Vermont and New Hampshire near White River Junction, including the region's largest employer, Dartmouth College, provides close to 900,000 trips per year.

* The Prince George's County, Maryland Department of Transportation will receive $2.2 million to purchase battery electric buses and charging stations to determine the effectiveness of incorporating electric vehicles into its 95-vehicle fleet. The buses will debut on routes serving the University of Maryland, the popular National Harbor, and communities within Opportunity Zones.

* The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority will receive $2.6 million to purchase battery electric buses and chargers that will replace diesel buses on two of its 108 routes. The new buses will be supported with a combination of..............   READ MORE >

  Louisiana District Upgrades Fleet with 22 New School Buses

  From School Bus Fleet:

LIVINGSTON, La.  -  A school district here recently received a total of 22 new school buses as part of an effort to upgrade its fleet and replace buses that were lost during a flood.

The new buses for Livingston Parish Public Schools are part of a district-wide upgrade plan established in 2015 that would allow the district to add 10 to 12 new buses to its fleet each year, according to a news release from the district. However, that plan had to be escalated after a flood in 2016 caused the district to lose more than 70 of its buses, according to Joshua Day, the transportation supervisor for Livingston Parish Public Schools.

The buses, which cost approximately $80,000 each, were purchased from Kent Mitchell Bus-RV Sales in Hammond, according to Day, and are equipped with the latest safety features and three-eye cameras that can record images at the front and back of the bus. Day added that two of the new................READ MORE >

 

The new buses for Livingston Parish Public Schools are part of a district-wide upgrade plan established in 2015 that would allow the district to add 10 to 12 new buses to its fleet each year, according to a news release from the district. However, that plan had to be escalated after a flood in 2016 caused the district to lose more than 70 of its buses, according to Joshua Day, the transportation supervisor for Livingston Parish Public Schools


 

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