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02/04/2020

 


  Prevost Announces Organizational Changes
   

 

rad Wiese joins the team as Vice President, North American New Coach Sales, bringing more than 25 years' experience in managing sales teams to the role. Jean Berube will hold the position of Senior Director, Strategic Planning & Brand Management. Berube has more than 23 years' experience in the development of corporate strategies and business plans. "
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From Prevost:

Prevost is pleased to announce important organizational changes designed to further enhance customer relationships and expand the brand.

Brad Wiese joins the team as Vice President, North American New Coach Sales, bringing more than 25 years' experience in managing sales teams to the role. New coach Regional Sales Managers and Sales Directors will report to Wiese. "We are excited about Brad coming in to lead our sales team", says Prevost General Manager, Francois Tremblay. "His excellent business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit are going to be great assets in our partnerships with our customers".

Jean Berube will hold the position of Senior Director, Strategic Planning & Brand Management. Berube has more than 23 years' experience in the development of corporate strategies and business plans. "Jean is another excellent addition to Prevost", Tremblay states.

"His expertise in the development and introduction of new products will be essential in the plans we have for our product offerings in the coming years."

Prevost veteran Jack Forbes takes his experience and customer relationship management skills to a new role where he will be responsible for corporate accounts and continuing to manage public sector sales.

"We believe these changes will allow us to be more responsive to our customers' needs, which is always our first and most important priority", states Tremblay.

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  Transit agencies tap buses to commemorate Black History Month


N.C.-based Greensboro Transit Agency announced the return of the Black History Heritage Ride for Black History Month 2020.


   From Metro:

N.C.-based Greensboro Transit Agency announced the return of the Black History Heritage Ride for Black History Month 2020. First launched is 2017, the custom-decaled bus continues to familiarize riders and the general community with the accomplishments and contributions made by African-Americans and their advocates.

A ride on the bus provides a visual history of people, places and moments that have benefitted the Black community and the American populace. New additions to the 2020 edition include Rodeo Hall of Famer Bill Pickett, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and the cities of Durham, N.C. and Philadelphia.

In addition to experiencing the Heritage Ride displays during normal operating service, the “Ride with Pride” will visit Greensboro middle schools by request. Children in grades 6 to 8 can board the bus to view the diverse images and take a brief ride as they learn about public transportation and how it has played a strategic role in civil rights locally and nationally.

The Heritage Ride bus will rotate among GTA's regular routes seven days a week.

Lextran is paying tribute to Black History Month by reserving a seat on each bus honoring Rosa Parks.

Other agencies commemorating Black History Month include Ky's Lextran. The agency is paying tribute by reserving a seat on each bus honoring Rosa Parks from Monday, February 3 through Friday, February 7.

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  Pennsylvania District Pilots School Bus Stop-Arm Cameras


   From School Bus Fleet:

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A school district here recently added stop-arm cameras to two of its buses as part of a pilot project to collect data on the state’s illegal passing incidents.

Allentown School District conducted the 47 school-day project with BusPatrol Inc. to install the cameras on two of its buses, according to a news release from BusPatrol. The district hosted a press conference on Thursday to announce the results of the pilot, which identified a total of 205 violations in 21 locations across Allentown. The two participating buses reportedly captured an average of 2.18 violations per bus per day.

"In an urban district where many of our students walk to and from school, the stop-arm camera pilot provides an extra layer of safety for our students and families," Thomas Parker, the superintendent for Allentown School District, said in a news release posted on the district's website.........

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A school district here recently added stop-arm cameras to two of its buses as part of a pilot project to collect data on the state’s illegal passing incidents.



 

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