08/20/2019

 


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  BusCon 2019 - Early Bird Discount Ends August 22


  From Metro :

BusCon 2019, with advanced transportation technology and education, will be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis Sept. 23 to 25 - with the Early Bird discount ending August 22.

BusCon offers the largest quantity and widest variety of vehicle and products on the show floor, giving attendees the chance to see scores of vehicles, from shuttles to motorcoaches, and from public transit buses to vans, including electric and propane vehicles.

The show floor will be open Tuesday, Sept. 24 from Noon to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with attendees able to use BusCon's mobile app, which is available via iTunes or Google Play, to get around the show.


BusCon 2019, with advanced transportation technology and education, will be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis Sept. 23 to 25 - with the Early Bird discount ending August 22.

In addition to some of BusCon's typical offerings, including the Transit Maintenance Forum and an educational program focusing on all of the latest trends, this year's show features:

* Expanded BusCon Connect operator/supplier meeting program
* Indiana Transportation Association's Annual Meeting
* Meeting for Midwest operators hosted by the Illinois Limo & Bus Manufacturers Assoc.
* Special talk on Rural and Tribal Networks from National RTAP
* Limited capacity training course from the National Transit Institute - Transit Asset Management Implementation for Tier II Providers & Sponsors.

Also recently announced is the Keynote Address, "The Changing Face of Mobility," which will be delivered by Head of Global Policy for Public Transportation at Uber Chris Pangilinan, who will take a look at how forging partnerships.............   READ MORE >

  Southeast operators on standby for hurricane season
   National forecasters are predicting a "near-normal Atlantic hurricane season" this year. When it comes to hurricanes, however, "normal" is not necessarily good news – that category could include four to eight hurricanes, including two to four major hurricanes packing winds of 111 mph or more,
From Bus & Motorcoach News:

National forecasters are predicting a "near-normal Atlantic hurricane season" this year. When it comes to hurricanes, however, "normal" is not necessarily good news – that category could include four to eight hurricanes, including two to four major hurricanes packing winds of 111 mph or more,

"They say it looks like there is a normal likelihood for a major hurricane making landfall along the U.S. coast. It only takes one to make for an active season," said James Kelton, chairman of the Southeastern Regional Emergency Evacuation Committee, also known as SEEVAC, that coordinates motorcoach responses with state emergency management agencies in the southeastern U.S.

SEEVAC can assist state agencies in deploying 3,300 to 3,500 motorcoaches, said Kelton, who is also president of Kelton Tours in Gadsden, Alabama. "We primarily assist in moving people from low-lying areas."

For the 2019 southeastern hurricane season, which runs through November 30, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) "forecasts a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, a 30 percent chance of an above-normal season and a 30 percent chance of a below-normal season. NOAA predicts a likely range of 9 to 15 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 4 to 8 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher)."

SEEVAC assisted in two major hurricane deployments last year, Kelton said............   READ MORE >

  Michigan Contractor Receives 92 New Thomas Built School Buses

  From School Bus Fleet:

LANSING, Mich. - A school bus contractor, dealer, and school bus manufacturer celebrated on Wednesday their collaboration to provide pupil transportation with 92 new buses at a local back-to-school event.

Dean Transportation, Hoekstra Transportation, and Thomas Built Buses featured the new school buses that will serve Lansing School District, and shared school bus safety tips with local schoolchildren, according to a news release from Thomas Built Buses.

Beginning this fall, school districts throughout Michigan will begin the school year with the Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses. Featuring the latest engine technology with the Detroit DD5 engine, which is built in Redford, Michigan, the buses are fuel-efficient and offer lower operating costs, according to the manufacturer.

 

Dean Transportation, Hoekstra Transportation, and Thomas Built Buses featured the new school buses that will serve Lansing School District, and shared school bus safety tips with local schoolchildren, according to a news release from Thomas Built Buses.

Dean Transportation of Lansing has provided specialized transportation services in the state for more than 50 years, while dealer Hoekstra Transportation of Grand Rapids has a 91-year history of serving the region with transportation solutions.

Patrick Dean, vice president of Dean Transportation, said that his company believes in helping a community by being "a productive part of it," and that Dean Transportation is "extremely proud to operate buses with engines made right here in Michigan."

"We've worked with Thomas Built Buses' local Michigan dealer, Hoekstra Transportation, for the past five decades," Dean added. "These new buses are providing quality transportation to students, plus they are fueling the economy and providing jobs for local drivers and plant employees in the Michigan area."

Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses added that as a Michigan native, he is proud that the buses "will employ workers in Redford as well as drivers and technicians across the state.".........READ MORE >


 

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