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09/06/2022

 

 
  DATTCO Loans Coaches for Firefighter Training

If there is an emergency, they know how to operate everything and then, they won’t have to break the window to get people out or use a pry bar
Colchester Fire Department trains on two DATTCO coaches. Photo: Bus & Motorcoach News


  From Bus & Motorcoach News:

The company sent a double-decker and a single-deck bus along with two drivers, who showed the firefighters how to operate features on the coaches, including emergency windows.

"We showed them how the windows open and close so that, if they needed to use them to bring people in or out of the bus, they could," said Maglio. "We showed them how the wheelchair lift works, and how the doors are controlled. They wanted to see the basic elements of the engine, such as the different components of the bus just in case there was ever a mechanical problem or if.......................

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  Deriving the Bus: Building Today's Facility for Tomorrow's Buses

It sounded simple enough. Demolish an old mattress factory and convert the land into a state-of-the-art electric bus charging, maintenance, and storage facility for a burgeoning fleet of electric buses.

A 110,000-square foot bus transit operations center with capacity for 220 buses on an 18-acre site, the NOMF tookz
less than 20 months from conception to completion. Photo: Huitt-Zollars / Metro


  From Metro:

Existential Public Transportation Challenge Number 483: Spend millions of dollars to plan and construct your agency's new electric bus charging facility, addressing all current and future operational needs while accommodating a cutting-edge, dynamic technology. How hard could that be? Capital Metro (CapMetro) Director, Vehicle Maintenance, Andrew Murphy; CapMetro Project Manager Katherine Gonzalez; and Huitt-Zollars VP Ken Hughes know that answer. They met that challenge in the form of CapMetro's North Operations and Maintenance Facility (NOMF).

It sounded simple enough. Demolish an old mattress factory and convert the land into a state-of-the-art electric bus charging, maintenance, and storage facility for a burgeoning fleet of electric buses. A significant design and engineering task...............................

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  Changes Underway at Grote Industries


Mike, John, and Dominic Grote have acquired 100% control of Grote Industries, a company focused on safety-related innovation. Photo: Grote Industries


 
  From School Bus Fleet:

As Grote Industries enters its 121st year of operation, the family continues in its leadership and embraces change in preparation for the future. Recently, fourth-generation family members, Dominic, John, and Mike Grote acquired 100% control of Grote Industries, Inc. Along with this expansion in their ownership, the vision for Grote has also progressed. The company is now poised to focus on creating and leading safety-related innovation, helping to make the world safer and smarter through connected visibility.

Dominic Grote will continue as CEO and president, while John Grote has been appointed chief operating officer, and Mike Grote continues in his role as general manager, Asia. Bill Grote, chairman of the board, and Buzz Grote will continue to serve on the board of directors as the third generation "hands the reins" over to the fourth-generation leaders................................

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