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06/09/2020

 


  Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act passes House, Senate
 

From Metro:

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which aims to provide greater support to small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act is designed to create more flexibility for small businesses by:

* Extending the expense forgiveness period from eight weeks to twenty-four weeks.
* Reducing the 75% payroll ratio requirement.
* Eliminating two-year loan repayment restrictions for future borrowers.

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The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which aims to provide greater support to small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) during the COVID-19 pandemic.


 

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  FTA Announces $130 Million in Grants for Projects to Expand Advanced Bus Tech

    From Bus Ride:

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced approximately $130 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities.

In this competition, FTA focused on the introduction of new technology not commonly found within U.S. transit systems such as advancements to propulsion systems. Forty-one projects in 40 states and the District of Columbia will each receive funding through the program.

"These grants will help communities nationwide deploy the next generation of bus technology to enhance their transportation system," said Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Eligible projects include the purchase or lease of buses powered by modern, efficient technologies. These include hydrogen fuel cells, battery electric engines, and...

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced approximately $130 million in grant selections through the Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program, which funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructure for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses and supporting facilities.

 

 
  Zonar Releases School Bus Tracking App for Parents
  
     From School Bus Fleet:

SEATTLE - Smart fleet technology supplier Zonar introduced on Wednesday MyView, an app that can provide parents and caregivers details and location information for their children's school buses and allow them to customize how they receive that information.

The route-agnostic app comes with a dispatcher portal that is designed to enable school districts to quickly deliver information and allow easy management of general school bus communications to users, including the ability to send messages within the app to keep parents and caregivers informed about late-running buses or bus substitutions, Zonar said in a news release.

Lansing, Mich.-based school bus company Dean Transportation plans to roll out the app in the fall, Zonar told School Bus Fleet.

"We understand the challenges parents and caregivers face in making sure children are where they need to be at the right time. Schedule changes and even vehicle substitutions can cause very real problems," said Christopher Dean, business intelligence and analytics coordinator at Dean Transportation and Dean Trailways. "We anticipate that Zonar MyView will be an outstanding tool to ensure dispatchers can communicate clearly and quickly to parents. This will give parents peace of mind while improving the effectiveness of proactive communication."

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Zonar's MyView app is designed to give parents and caregivers details and real-time location information for their children's school buses. Photo courtesy Zonar

 

 

 

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