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10/12/2021

 


  Florida operator takes advocacy to next level, runs for office

Operator Brian Scott is running for a seat on the Pinellas County Commission. In many ways, his decades of advocacy for the motorcoach industry led to this decision.
Photo: Bus & Motorcoach News / Brian Scott


  From Bus & Motorcoach News:

Operator Brian Scott is running for a seat on the Pinellas County Commission. In many ways, his decades of advocacy for the motorcoach industry led to this decision.

"I've been probably really just sort of building up to this. The next logical step has sort of brought me to this point," said Scott, President of Escot Bus Lines in Largo, Florida.

He has been more than generous volunteering his time over the years as a member of the United Motorcoach Association's board of directors, Chair of the UMA Legislative & Regulatory Committee, UMA Chair, President of the Florida Motorcoach Association and Chair of the International Motorcoach Group (IMG).................

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  FTA Announces $3.5 Million Funding Opportunity


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of $3.5 million in Fiscal Year 2021


  From Metro:

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of $3.5 million in Fiscal Year 2021 competitive grant funding for projects that improve access to services for older adults and people with disabilities, and in low-income communities, according to the administration's press release.

The FTA's Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility (ICAM) pilot program supports public transportation projects that improve state and regional coordination. The program will help advance the goals of the President's executive order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.....................

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  School Bus Electrification Bill Heads to Mayor in New York City

New York City's commitment to a 100 percent electric bus future shows that the city is serious about securing clean air for our children
Photo: Jannis Lucas via UnSplash


    From School Bus Fleet:

New York City Council on Thursday passed a bill mandating that the city's school bus fleet go fully electric by 2035.

In a statement, Mac Dressman, a transportation associate for U.S. PIRG, praised the bill's passage:

"Kids in New York City will soon be able to breathe a little easier. New York City's commitment to a 100 percent electric bus future shows that the city is serious about securing clean air for our children and a livable climate for our future. We applaud the City Council for making this important commitment – now it's time to make cleaner air for all a reality by..............

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