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07/26/2022

 

 
  Operators share how market disruptions led to better operations

Consider how Netflix disrupted Blockbuster's business model, Zillow upended the real estate industry, and Wikipedia displaced Encyclopedia Britannica
Photo: Bus and Motorcoach Mews


  From Bus & Motorcoach News:

Market disruptions are an unavoidable part of the business landscape. How a business reacts can determine the difference between collapse, surviving, or thriving.

Consider how Netflix disrupted Blockbuster's business model, Zillow upended the real estate industry, and Wikipedia displaced Encyclopedia Britannica, says consultant Peggy Smith, who joined the United Motorcoach Association for its first of a three-part series on market disruptions.

Smith is the Chief Innovation Officer for National Corporate Housing, responsible for assessing ways to design more possibilities in a "live, thrive and work-anywhere revolution." Prior to her current position, she was the President and CEO of Worldwide ERC. Before that she spent 13 years at Microsoft Corp., where she was responsible for implementing the strategy and execution of the company's.................

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  Flix SE launches Flix North America Inc.

The acquisition of Greyhound last year was a major step forward for Flix; the expansion into two brands helped achieve an integral part of our growth strategy to build our global presence

The new structure is effective immediately. It comes after Flix's acquisition nine months ago, having purchased the largest provider of
long-distance bus transportation in the U.S. from FirstGroup plc. Image: FlixBus


  From Metro:

Flix SE, the global transportation provider that operates Greyhound, FlixBus, FlixTrain, and Kâmil Koç, announced the introduction of Flix North America Inc. Based in Dallas, the entity will oversee operations for both Greyhound and FlixBus across North America.

"The acquisition of Greyhound last year was a major step forward for Flix; the expansion into two brands helped achieve an integral part of our growth strategy to build our global presence," said André Schwämmlein, founder and CEO of Flix SE. "By increasing synergies of both brands under Flix North America, we will continue to provide consumers with an affordable, comfortable, smart, and sustainable transportation solution much more efficiently."............................

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  Could "Under the Hood" Exemption Become Permanent?

Curt Macysyn, executive director of the National School Transportation Association (NSTA), said at this week's annual meeting in Niagara Falls that the group might ask for a third waiver.
Rich Kelly, counsel for the NSTA, urged states to adopt the "under the hood" waiver: "If this helps one contractor, it helps every contractor." Photo: NSTA


 
  From School Bus Fleet:

Twice so far, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the option for states to waive the "under the hood" portion of the commercial driver's license test for school bus drivers.

The latest waiver runs out at the end of September, after peak hiring season for school bus drivers passes. Curt Macysyn, executive director of the National School Transportation Association (NSTA), said at this week's annual meeting in Niagara Falls that the group might ask for a third waiver.

But what happens after that?

The next step, according to lawyer and NSTA counsel Rich Kelly, is a 5-year exemption that the NSTA requested in June. The proposal is expected to go into the Federal Register for comment and, possibly, disposition by the end of the year...............................

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