10/22/2019

 


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  Roy Furo Assists Prevost Pre-owned Coach Sales Team


  From Prevost:

As Prevost continues to expand and enhance its pre-owned coach division, the company has called on Roy Furo, National Sales manager for the Volvo 9700, to also handle pre-owned coach sales in the northeast region.

Roy joined the Prevost team in 2017 and boasts 16 years of industry sales experience. "In addition to helping grow Volvo 9700 sales in North America over the past 2.5 years, I am excited to take on an additional role as Pre-owned Sales Manager in the Northeast," says Furo. "I have worked in the Northeast Region for over 16 years and I am eager to assist in moving some of Prevost's pre-owned inventory."

Furo states, "the pre-owned coach market is an excellent source operators can draw from to adjust their collective fleet-age. Most end-user customers will not notice a significant difference between a 2019 coach and a well-kept 2015 model."

"We believe Roy's experience and knowledge of the industry will prove invaluable in assisting our team", says director, pre-owned coach sales director, Guillaume Charron. "I believe he will help us grow sales in the U.S. Northeast region while providing excellent support to our customers."   

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Roy joined the Prevost team in 2017 and boasts 16 years of industry sales experience. "In addition to helping grow Volvo 9700 sales in North America over the past 2.5 years,

  New mobility, autonomous and e-tech upfront at BusCon 2019

How the bus industry can find its role in the changing mobility landscape was a key focus of BusCon 2019, which was held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Sept. 23 to 25.

From Metro:

How the bus industry can find its role in the changing mobility landscape was a key focus of BusCon 2019, which was held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Sept. 23 to 25.

During the Keynote Address, "The Changing Face of Mobility," Uber's Head of Global Policy for Public Transportation Chris Pangilinan discussed some of the ways the TNC is partnering with public transit agencies to boost mobility by providing first-, last-mile connections to home, work, and schools, as well as on-demand transportation services for late-night employment centers and paratransit customers. Pangilinan explained the latter has proven to be a game-changer, because paratransit customers no longer have to schedule trips 24 hours in advance the way they typically have in the past, and instead, have the freedom to travel with more spontaneity.

He also added that the need for late-night options is steadily increasing throughout the nation, since many transit agencies either do not currently operate services or are slashing services that operate late into the evening.

A key to the partnerships being formed with transits, Pangilinan said, is the ability to not only offer services like on-demand transportation, TNC services, and bike-share programs alongside typical bus and rail services, but also give users the chance to plan and pay for their trips all in one mobile app. He cited the program in Denver, where the Regional Transportation District teamed with Uber, Transit, and Masabi to enable passengers to plan and pay for their entire multimodal trip on one single platform, which includes either the agency's Mobile Tickets app, the Transit app, or Uber's app.

Uber's Head of Global Policy for Public Transportation Chris Pangilinan and the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority's Luis Montoya delivered the Keynote Address.  Pangilinan also explained that Uber is currently working with its transit partners to offer more data, including key metrics that highlight the impact of public transit's role in the mobility landscape, while adding that their still an issue of privacy associated with some of the data being provided........READ MORE >
 

  Driver Fitness, Fire Suppression Hot Topics at NASDPTS Conference

 From School Bus Fleet:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Federal officials joined pupil transporters here in the nation's capital this week to discuss fitness testing, fire suppression, seat belts, and other recommendations based on recent crashes, and share resources.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, representatives from federal transportation safety agencies detailed these issues for attendees of the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) annual conference.

David Cooper, the section chief industry engagement manager of the highway surface policy division at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), provided the latest details on security issues related to student transportation and outlined available training resources.

Cooper reviewed strategies for responding to threats such as active shooters, vehicle ramming, explosives, and ransomware attacks. Over the last few years, cyber threats are increasingly occurring in the field of transportation.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Federal officials joined pupil transporters here in the nation's capital this week to discuss fitness testing, fire suppression, seat belts, and other recommendations based on recent crashes, and share resources.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) talked about the
School Bus Safety Act of 2019 (H.R. 3959).

Password updates and access controls can help mitigate incidents. Additionally, the TSA's Surface Transportation Cybersecurity Toolkit, and the cybersecurity awareness guide offer tips.

Cooper also listed tips for security on the bus, noting that there is an abundance of guidance on school building security but not necessarily for school buses. He covered maintaining situational awareness; recognizing suspicious behaviors and items and providing a plan for how to report them.

TSA training tools, all of which are free of charge, include Baseline Assessment for Security Enhancement (BASE); the Transportation Security Template and Assessment and Review Toolkit (T-START); the First Observer Plus program; counterterrorism guides; Security Planning Workshops (HMC Toolkit); and the agency's now annual Vehicle Ramming Report. TSA officials can visit district and school bus companies' facilities and work on plans customized to their needs, or they can use the tools themselves...........READ MORE >


 

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