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09/15/2020

 


  ABC Performs Final Testing of INDUSTRY'S FIRST Diesel-to-Electric Repowered Motorcoach

 

ABC is truly going "back to the future" as we perform final testing on the INDUSTRIES FIRST diesel to electric repowered motorcoach.

From ABC Companies:

ABC is truly going "back to the future" as we perform final testing on the INDUSTRY'S FIRST diesel to electric repowered motorcoach. This 2012 Van Hool has been transformed into the 100% battery electric powered T2145E. Adding to the growing ABC portfolio of all electric vehicles, the T2145E will offer more choices to customers who are focused on reducing their carbon footprint. Stay tuned for more updates on how the T2145E is making the conversion to electric travel more affordable.   READ MORE>

 

 

 
  Tour operator staying afloat with essential personnel transportation

 


    From Bus & Motorcoach News:

Dan Goff says he is learning to make lemonade out of the lemons. Goff, co-owner of A Goff Limousine & Bus Co., has switched from a tourism model to doing different kinds of charter work.

He'is focusing on providing transportation to essential personnel. The company has been hypervigilant on viral control.

"Back in February, we pulled all of our advertising of any type, and began to work on vetting viral control and applying for different essential services opportunities," Goff said.

He describes those steps as a continuation of a trend that began in early 2019, when the Ruckersville, Virginia, company hired staff from Fun Tours after the Norfolk charter company shuttered.

"A lot of business came with that, but it was business that we didn't prefer," Goff said of per-seat ticketing for casino runs and other church events.

A significant amount of revenue was tied to WorldStrides, a large educational travel company based in Charlottesville, Virginia, that filed for reorganization bankruptcy in July.

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Dan Goff says he is learning to make lemonade out of the lemons. Goff, co-owner of A Goff Limousine & Bus Co., has switched from a tourism model to doing different kinds of charter work.
 

 

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  Transfinder Launches School Bus Tracking App for Parents

 

  
    From School Bus Fleet:

Routing software provider Transfinder Corp. has launched Stopfinder GeoAlerts, a parent-engagement app that informs parents about the location of their child's school bus in real time.

With Stopfinder GeoAlerts, parents and guardians can create as many "alert zones" between a child's school and along their route home as they wish, according to a news release from Transfinder. These alert zones will send notifications to parents when a bus enters or departs each zone, allowing parents to receive real-time data from Transfinder's Routefinder solution.

In the past, Transfinder promoted third-party location apps to provide this information to schools through its marketplace. However, with the release of its own app, the company is now urging customers to select the Stopfinder solution to ensure proper integration.

"The GeoAlerts approach brings precision to one of the most important questions parents want answered: Where is my child's bus?" said Transfinder CEO Antonio Civitella.

The app also allows parents and school staff to see bus substitutions, driver changes, and view a history of a child's arrivals and departures. Additionally, parents have control to turn on or off various alerts.

"The key word when it comes to GeoAlerts is customizable," Civitella added. "Parents set their own alerts and we give them the power to do it."


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Routing software provider Transfinder Corp. has launched Stopfinder GeoAlerts, a parent-engagement app that informs parents about the location of their child's school bus in real time.

Stopfinder GeoAlerts is an engagement app that informs parents about the location of their child's school bus with real-time data from Transfinder's Routefinder solution.

 

 

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