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12/24/2019

 


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  ABC Companies Jersey City Facility Expansion to be Completed Ahead of Schedule


   From ABC Companies:

Revamped, expanded Jersey City, NJ location supports future growth in New York Metro Area and Northeast Corridor.

ABC Companies, exclusive distributor of Van Hool motorcoaches in North America and leader in motorcoach sales, service and technical support announced that improvements to its strategically located Jersey City, NJ facility are ahead of schedule. Originally slated for completion in late Spring of 2020, site upgrades are now projected to be finalized by mid-Winter 2020 in order to accommodate a diverse range of customer needs throughout the New York Metro area and Northeast Corridor spanning Northern Virginia to Maine.


Revamped, expanded Jersey City, NJ location supports future growth in New York Metro Area and Northeast Corridor.

After conducting a comprehensive business assessment in 2019 which identified the Jersey City, NJ facility as a "customer preferred" location, ABC moved quickly to improve and expand the centrally-located operation. "It makes good business sense to target expansion into areas where customer demand is highest", said Roman Cornell, President and Chief Commercial Officer, ABC Companies. "The Northeast Corridor and particularly the New York Metro area are rapid growth markets, and ABC is positioned to give customers a stronger competitive advantage within our Jersey City location. As we continue to expand our footprint, providing responsive, reliable products and services centered around improving fleet uptime remains our core focus", said Mr. Cornell.

With this most recent expansion, several million dollars have been invested in the property. The Jersey City, NJ site encompasses five acres, which will double the size of existing operations to include equipment sales, service and body shop services, and a new 20,000 square foot parts warehouse with parts sales counter. Along with OEM Van Hool parts and accessories, customers can also choose from over 200,000 and growing parts SKUs – featuring top-brand coach and transit parts for today's most popular makes and models. A robust inventory....... READ MORE  >


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  NY MTA awards Prevost largest contract in its history
 

Prevost was awarded its largest order ever in term of value with the win of two New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) contracts.


   From Metro:


Prevost was awarded its largest order ever in term of value with the win of two New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) contracts.

MTA awarded Prevost contracts for up to 330 buses, with a firm order of 307 buses to be delivered between 2020 and 2022, and options for 23 additional buses. The contracts will create 25 new jobs at Prevost in Plattsburgh, N.Y., plus an additional 15 jobs at Prevost sub-assembly provider in the state of New York during the build of these contracts. It also allows Prevost to double its production of buses at its American factory.

"We initially opened our assembly line in Plattsburgh in 2014 after we received our first commuter bus contract from MTA. We are very........ READ MORE  >


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  Indiana Motorist Gets 4 Years in Prison for Fatal Crash


   From School Bus Fleet:

ROCHESTER, Ind. - The motorist who was involved in the fatal crash that killed three students and injured another in October 2018 has been sentenced to four years in prison, the Chicago Tribune reports.

As SBF previously reported, on Oct. 30, 2018, Alyssa Shepherd was driving a pickup truck along State Road 25 when she struck and killed 6-year-old twins Xzavier and Mason Ingle and their sister, 9-year-old Alivia Stahl, as they were crossing the street to board their bus. A fourth student, 11-year-old Maverik Lowe, was airlifted to a nearby hospital with multiple broken bones and internal injuries, according to police.

A jury convicted Shepherd, 25, on Oct. 18 of three counts of reckless homicide, a felony count of criminal recklessness, and a misdemeanor count for passing a school bus causing injury when the stop arm is extended. She faced a maximum of 21-and-a-half years in prison. On Wednesday, the judge sentenced Shepherd to four years in prison, three years of house arrest, three years of probation, and suspended her driver’s license for 10 years, according to the Chicago Tribune.

During the sentencing, the mother of the students killed in the crash, Brittany Ingle, apparently lunged toward Shepherd in the courtroom. She was restrained and charged with........READ MORE  >

 
The motorist who was involved in the fatal crash that killed three students and injured another in October 2018 has been sentenced to four years in prison, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Alyssa Shepherd of Indiana was sentenced to four years in prison for killing three students and injuring another after passing a stopped school bus last October. Photo courtesy Indiana State Police



 

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