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Go-Ahead Orders 104 Wrightbus Electric Buses for Oxford

Go-Ahead Orders 104 Wrightbus Electric Buses for Oxford

The Go-Ahead Group has placed an order with Wrightbus for 104 electroliner electric buses to operate in Oxford, UK.

Belgium: Transit Signal Priority to Aid Buses in Wallonia

Belgium: Transit Signal Priority to Aid Buses in Wallonia

Transport En Commun (TEC) and Yunex Traffic are implementing a transit signal priority system for buses and trams in Wallonia, Belgium.

Stagecoach Orders 55 ADL Enviro400EV Electric Buses for Oxfordshire

Stagecoach Orders 55 ADL Enviro400EV Electric Buses for Oxfordshi...

Stagecoach has placed an order for 55 Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) Enviro400EV double deckers for Oxfordshire, UK.

Canada: STM to Extend Pie-IX BRT in Greater Montréal

Canada: STM to Extend Pie-IX BRT in Greater Montréal

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has launched a call for tenders for an extension of the Pie-IX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route.

National Express West Midlands Invests £150 Million in 300 Electric Buses

National Express West Midlands Invests £150 Million in 300 Electr...

National Express West Midlands is investing 150 million GBP in 300 electric buses that will be delivered by the end of December 2024.

$1.7 Billion in Funding to Modernise US Transit Fleets

$1.7 Billion in Funding to Modernise US Transit Fleets

The FTA has announced nearly 1.7 billion USD in funding to help modernise US transit fleets with low- and no-emission buses.

US: Annapolis Orders 2 BYD K7M Electric Buses

US: Annapolis Orders 2 BYD K7M Electric Buses

The City of Annapolis, Maryland has purchased two BYD battery-electric K7M buses to start electrifying its fleet.

Kinetic Upgrades Bus Depots to Support Electric Buses in Melbourne

Kinetic Upgrades Bus Depots to Support Electric Buses in Melbourn...

Kinetic has unveiled new electrification upgrades at its Sunshine West and Heatherton bus depots in Melbourne.

Washington Metro Breaks Ground on Northern Bus Garage

Washington Metro Breaks Ground on Northern Bus Garage

Washington Metro has broken ground on a new Northern Bus Garage that will be home to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet.

Belgium: De Lijn Orders 65 Articulated Iveco Electric Buses

Belgium: De Lijn Orders 65 Articulated Iveco Electric Buses

De Lijn has ordered 65 articulated Iveco electric buses for use in Flanders, Belgium. This contract is valued at 48 million EUR.

Kinetic and Auckland Transport Open New Zealand’s First 100% Electric Bus Depot

Kinetic and Auckland Transport Open New Zealand’s First 100% Elec...

Kinetic has partnered with Auckland Transport (AT) to establish New Zealand’s first fully electric bus depot in Panmure, East Auckland.

First Bus Launches Electric Autonomous Bus Service in Oxfordshire

First Bus Launches Electric Autonomous Bus Service in Oxfordshire

First Bus has commenced operations of a zero-emission autonomous bus on public roads near Didcot and Abingdon in Oxfordshire, UK.

Athlone Becomes Ireland’s First All-Electric Bus Town

Athlone Becomes Ireland’s First All-Electric Bus Town

Minister Eamon Ryan has launched a fleet of 11 BYD ADL Enviro200EV electric buses in Athlone, Ireland's first all-electric bus service.

Canada: Ottawa to Purchase 350 Electric Buses

Canada: Ottawa to Purchase 350 Electric Buses

The government of Canada is contributing 350m CAD towards the purchase of 350 electric buses and their charging infrastructure in Ottawa

UK: Full-Size Autonomous Bus Carries Its First Passengers

UK: Full-Size Autonomous Bus Carries Its First Passengers

Stagecoach has announced that the UK's first full-size autonomous bus has carried passengers for the first time in East Scotland.

UK: Additional Coaches to Operate on FlixBus Network

UK: Additional Coaches to Operate on FlixBus Network

FlixBus has unveiled its latest UK growth plans, expanding its partnership with bus operator, McGill's to include 25 coaches. 

Bus Supplier News

Stratio & Keolis Predictive Maintenance and Remote Diagnostics

Stratio & Keolis Predictive Maintenance and Remote Diagnostic...

Stratio has been working with Keolis Group to implement Predictive Fleet Maintenance and Remote Diagnostics.

Regional DRT Service of the VGI Expands Further

Regional DRT Service of the VGI Expands Further

Padam Mobility and Île-de-France Mobiltés extend 'VGI-Flexi' DRT service to the municipality of Denkendorf.

Five Trends from the 2023 State of Public Transit Report

Five Trends from the 2023 State of Public Transit Report

Swiftly dig into public transit’s most important topics in the 2023 State of Public Transit Report, taking the pulse of the transit industry.

The Benefits of Elastic Bonding and Sealing

The Benefits of Elastic Bonding and Sealing

SABA's Sabatack products are elastic adhesives and sealants based on MS polymer technology, creating a strong bond.

Challenges of Agile Project Management in Public Transportation

Challenges of Agile Project Management in Public Transportation

Padam Mobility discusses the challenges of agile project management in the world of public transportation.

COTA To Improve Air Quality With Lumin-Air Filtration Systems

COTA To Improve Air Quality With Lumin-Air Filtration Systems

All of COTA’s current New Flyer and Gillig buses are to be retrofitted with Lumin-Air’s MERV-13 equivalent filtration & UVC lighting systems.

Real-Time Feedback Improving Operational Performance

Real-Time Feedback Improving Operational Performance

Icomera discusses the capacity for real-time passenger feedback to identify and fix issues relating to onboard assets.

Electric Retrofit Accelerates Decarbonisation of Transport

Electric Retrofit Accelerates Decarbonisation of Transport

With mobility policies imposed by cities and governments to meet carbon neutrality by 2050, vehicle fleets are being electrified en masse.

Why Every Fleet Should Be Using Winter Treads

Why Every Fleet Should Be Using Winter Treads

Totalkare Ltd discuss winter treads; how they’re different, why you need them, and how they can help to keep your fleet operating safely.

First Public Order for a Retrofitted Coach in France

First Public Order for a Retrofitted Coach in France

Forsee Power will supply the battery system for the first public school bus order converted into an electric vehicle in France.

Keeping Students Connected at the University of Colorado Boulder

Keeping Students Connected at the University of Colorado Boulder

The University of Colorado in Boulder has been using Swiftly's operational management software for its campus bus services since 2017.

Linburg Coach Travel Invests in Totalkare Wheel Alignment System

Linburg Coach Travel Invests in Totalkare Wheel Alignment System

Linburg Coach Travel has improved its in-house testing facilities by purchasing an Electronic Wheel Alignment system from Totalkare.

Introducing Headsign Connector: Reliable Headsigns at Last

Introducing Headsign Connector: Reliable Headsigns at Last

Swiftly's new Headsign Connector tackles headsign inaccuracies by using routers, instead of the traditional (and expensive) CAD/AVL VLUs.

What Does the Future of Transport Connectivity Look Like?

What Does the Future of Transport Connectivity Look Like?

Nomad Digital explores the trends and innovations that will revolutionise the future of transport connectivity.

In-Vehicle Telematics Computer VTC 7260-xC4 Leads the Way

In-Vehicle Telematics Computer VTC 7260-xC4 Leads the Way

NEXCOM’s in-vehicle AI-aided telematics computer, VTC 7260-xC4, is used as the core of vehicles to help deploy a wide range of applications.

How Transit Agencies Can Respond to Winter Weather

How Transit Agencies Can Respond to Winter Weather

Keep your passengers and staff informed of winter weather disruptions in real-time using Swiftly's bus service adjustment software.

Bus Fleet

Go-Ahead Orders 104 Wrightbus Electric Buses for Oxford

Go-Ahead Orders 104 Wrightbus Electric Buses for Oxford

The Go-Ahead Group has placed an order with Wrightbus for 104 electroliner electric buses to operate in Oxford, UK.

Stagecoach Orders 55 ADL Enviro400EV Electric Buses for Oxfordshire

Stagecoach Orders 55 ADL Enviro400EV Electric Buses for Oxfordshi...

Stagecoach has placed an order for 55 Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) Enviro400EV double deckers for Oxfordshire, UK.

National Express West Midlands Invests £150 Million in 300 Electric Buses

National Express West Midlands Invests £150 Million in 300 Electr...

National Express West Midlands is investing 150 million GBP in 300 electric buses that will be delivered by the end of December 2024.

$1.7 Billion in Funding to Modernise US Transit Fleets

$1.7 Billion in Funding to Modernise US Transit Fleets

The FTA has announced nearly 1.7 billion USD in funding to help modernise US transit fleets with low- and no-emission buses.

US: Annapolis Orders 2 BYD K7M Electric Buses

US: Annapolis Orders 2 BYD K7M Electric Buses

The City of Annapolis, Maryland has purchased two BYD battery-electric K7M buses to start electrifying its fleet.

Belgium: De Lijn Orders 65 Articulated Iveco Electric Buses

Belgium: De Lijn Orders 65 Articulated Iveco Electric Buses

De Lijn has ordered 65 articulated Iveco electric buses for use in Flanders, Belgium. This contract is valued at 48 million EUR.

Athlone Becomes Ireland’s First All-Electric Bus Town

Athlone Becomes Ireland’s First All-Electric Bus Town

Minister Eamon Ryan has launched a fleet of 11 BYD ADL Enviro200EV electric buses in Athlone, Ireland's first all-electric bus service.

Canada: Ottawa to Purchase 350 Electric Buses

Canada: Ottawa to Purchase 350 Electric Buses

The government of Canada is contributing 350m CAD towards the purchase of 350 electric buses and their charging infrastructure in Ottawa

UK: Full-Size Autonomous Bus Carries Its First Passengers

UK: Full-Size Autonomous Bus Carries Its First Passengers

Stagecoach has announced that the UK's first full-size autonomous bus has carried passengers for the first time in East Scotland.

UK: Additional Coaches to Operate on FlixBus Network

UK: Additional Coaches to Operate on FlixBus Network

FlixBus has unveiled its latest UK growth plans, expanding its partnership with bus operator, McGill's to include 25 coaches. 

National Express Coventry Trials eCitaro Electric Bus

National Express Coventry Trials eCitaro Electric Bus

National Express seamlessly integrated a Mercednes-Benz eCitaro electric bus into its Coventry fleet during a trial period in December 2022.

Portugal: Daimler Buses Delivers 864 Buses to Área Metropolitana de Lisboa

Portugal: Daimler Buses Delivers 864 Buses to Área Metropolitana ...

Daimler Buses has successfully delivered 864 Mercedes-Benz buses to the Área Metropolitana de Lisboa region around the Portuguese capital.

Germany: KVS Orders 20 Ebusco 2.2 Electric Buses for Saarlouis

Germany: KVS Orders 20 Ebusco 2.2 Electric Buses for Saarlouis

Ebusco has been contracted to supply 15 Ebusco 2.2 12-metre and 5 Ebusco 2.2 18-metre buses to KVS GmbH Saarlouis in Germany.

NFI to Deliver 14 Additional Electric Buses in Central Ohio

NFI to Deliver 14 Additional Electric Buses in Central Ohio

NFI's subsidiary, New Flyer of America will deliver 14 battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG buses to Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA).

Netherlands: VDL to Supply 193 Electric Citeas in Zaanstreek-Waterland

Netherlands: VDL to Supply 193 Electric Citeas in Zaanstreek-Wate...

VDL Bus & Coach has received its largest electric bus order to date, with a contract to supply 193 new-generation VDL Citeas to EBS.

Wrightbus to Supply 30 Electroliner Electric Buses in London

Wrightbus to Supply 30 Electroliner Electric Buses in London

Wrightbus is supplying thirty new Electroliner electric buses in London following a new financing deal with Rock Road Holdings.

Videos

NEXCOM’s Computer Series Won the Taiwan Excellence Award

NEXCOM’s Mobile Computing Series VMC 2020, aROK 8110, and aROK 5510 has won Taiwan Excellence Awards in 2022.

Bus Infrastructure

Canada: STM to Extend Pie-IX BRT in Greater Montréal

Canada: STM to Extend Pie-IX BRT in Greater Montréal

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has launched a call for tenders for an extension of the Pie-IX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route.

Kinetic Upgrades Bus Depots to Support Electric Buses in Melbourne

Kinetic Upgrades Bus Depots to Support Electric Buses in Melbourn...

Kinetic has unveiled new electrification upgrades at its Sunshine West and Heatherton bus depots in Melbourne.

Washington Metro Breaks Ground on Northern Bus Garage

Washington Metro Breaks Ground on Northern Bus Garage

Washington Metro has broken ground on a new Northern Bus Garage that will be home to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet.

Kinetic and Auckland Transport Open New Zealand’s First 100% Electric Bus Depot

Kinetic and Auckland Transport Open New Zealand’s First 100% Elec...

Kinetic has partnered with Auckland Transport (AT) to establish New Zealand’s first fully electric bus depot in Panmure, East Auckland.

US: Repurposed Shipping Containers Charge Electric Buses in Anaheim

US: Repurposed Shipping Containers Charge Electric Buses in Anahe...

The Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) has doubled its electric vehicle charging capacity using two shipping containers from BP Pulse.

US: New RIPTA Transit Centre Planned for Rhode Island

US: New RIPTA Transit Centre Planned for Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) has launched a RFP for the development of a new transit centre in Downtown Providence.

Canada: Metrolinx Introduces Queen Street-Highway 7 BRT Project

Canada: Metrolinx Introduces Queen Street-Highway 7 BRT Project

Metrolinx is proposing a Queen Street-Highway 7 BRT service from the west end of Brampton, Ontario to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

USA: Skanska to Construct New Jamaica Bus Depot in Queens

USA: Skanska to Construct New Jamaica Bus Depot in Queens

New York's MTA has awarded a contract to Skanska for the construction of a new Jamaica Bus Depot in Queens.

Austin’s CapMetro Orders 30 Electric Bus Chargers from NFI Infrastructure Solutions

Austin’s CapMetro Orders 30 Electric Bus Chargers from NFI ...

In Austin, Texas, CapMetro has exercised options to purchase 30 Heliox 180 kWh depot overhead chargers from NFI Infrastructure Solutions.

France: Hitachi to Provide Ultrafast Bus Charging in Clermont-Ferrand

France: Hitachi to Provide Ultrafast Bus Charging in Clermont-Fer...

SMTC-AC has contracted Hitachi Energy to supply its Grid-eMotion Flash ultrafast charging for two bus routes in Clermont-Ferrand, France. 

Montréal’s STM and Paris’ RATP Collaborate on Electrifying Bus Depots

Montréal’s STM and Paris’ RATP Collaborate on Electri...

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is collaborating with RATP to gain experience in electrifying its bus depots.

Improved Bus-Only Lanes Made Permanent in Chicago

Improved Bus-Only Lanes Made Permanent in Chicago

The CDOT and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) have completed work to improve and make permanent the Chicago Avenue bus lanes.

National Express Opens New Bus Garage in Birmingham

National Express Opens New Bus Garage in Birmingham

National Express West Midlands has commenced operations at its new bus and maintenance garage in Perry Barr, Birmingham.

Los Angeles Metro to Improve Bus Services in North San Fernando Valley

Los Angeles Metro to Improve Bus Services in North San Fernando V...

The Los Angeles Metro Board has approved a 180-million USD plan to implement a BRT network in the North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor. 

New Zealand’s Transport Choices Package to Fund Improved Bus Infrastructure

New Zealand’s Transport Choices Package to Fund Improved Bu...

New Zealand's Transport Minister has announced that forty-six councils will receive funding from the Transport Choices package 2022-24.

Metro and LADOT to Implement Bus Priority Lanes in Los Angeles

Metro and LADOT to Implement Bus Priority Lanes in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Metro has announced that they will work with LADOT to implement three bus priority projects this month. 

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US: Repurposed Shipping Containers Charge Electric Buses in Anaheim

US: Repurposed Shipping Containers Charge Electric Buses in Anahe...

The Anaheim Transportation Network (ATN) has doubled its electric vehicle charging capacity using two shipping containers from BP Pulse.

The Bus-News Magazine Issue 1 2023 Is Here!

The Bus-News Magazine Issue 1 2023 Is Here!

In this issue: a look at the £2 bus fare cap in England, how to encourage modal shift to buses and the purpose of autonomous vehicles.

US: New RIPTA Transit Centre Planned for Rhode Island

US: New RIPTA Transit Centre Planned for Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) has launched a RFP for the development of a new transit centre in Downtown Providence.

Canada: Metrolinx Introduces Queen Street-Highway 7 BRT Project

Canada: Metrolinx Introduces Queen Street-Highway 7 BRT Project

Metrolinx is proposing a Queen Street-Highway 7 BRT service from the west end of Brampton, Ontario to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

Germany: eCitaro Electric Buses to Provide Regional Transport in Ludwigslust-Parchim

Germany: eCitaro Electric Buses to Provide Regional Transport in ...

The Ludwigslust-Parchim transport company (VLP) has taken delivery of 45 eCitaro electric buses for use in regional transport in Germany. 

Italy: Busitalia to Purchase up to 150 IVECO E-WAY Electric Buses

Italy: Busitalia to Purchase up to 150 IVECO E-WAY Electric Buses

IVECO Bus has signed an agreement to supply up to 150 E-WAY electric city buses to FS Italiane Group’s Busitalia.

USA: Skanska to Construct New Jamaica Bus Depot in Queens

USA: Skanska to Construct New Jamaica Bus Depot in Queens

New York's MTA has awarded a contract to Skanska for the construction of a new Jamaica Bus Depot in Queens.

FlixBus to Test Two Prototype Electric Coaches

FlixBus to Test Two Prototype Electric Coaches

Under a partnership with Daimler Buses, FlixBus will test two prototype long-distance electric coaches in real operating conditions.

NAVYA and Bluebus Successfully Test Autonom Autonomous Bus

NAVYA and Bluebus Successfully Test Autonom Autonomous Bus

Autonomous mobility developer, NAVYA and bus manufacturer, Bluebus have successfully completed operating trials of the Bluebus Autonom bus.

US: NFI to Deliver 46 Electric Buses for Madison BRT

US: NFI to Deliver 46 Electric Buses for Madison BRT

NFI subsidiary, New Flyer has been awarded a contract in Madison, Wisconsin to supply Metro Transit 46 electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG buses.

France: Rouen Normandie to Convert 49 School Buses to Electric Drives

France: Rouen Normandie to Convert 49 School Buses to Electric Dr...

Forsee Power will supply the battery systems for the first public school buses in France to be converted into electric vehicles. 

Switch Mobility to Unveil New Electric Vehicles at Auto Expo 2023

Switch Mobility to Unveil New Electric Vehicles at Auto Expo 2023

Electric bus manufacturer, Switch Mobility has announced that it will unveil three vehicles from its new IeV range at Auto Expo 2023 in India.

Slovakia: Škoda to Supply 6 27Tr Trolleybuses to Prešov

Slovakia: Škoda to Supply 6 27Tr Trolleybuses to Prešov

Škoda has been contracted to deliver an additional six new 27Tr trolleybuses to the city of Prešov, Slovakia.

Canada: Winnipeg Transit Orders 16 NFI Zero-Emission Buses

Canada: Winnipeg Transit Orders 16 NFI Zero-Emission Buses

NFI's subsidiary, New Flyer Canada will supply 16 battery-electric and fuel cell-electric transit buses to Winnipeg Transit in Manitoba.

Karsan Begins Delivering 56 e-ATA Electric Buses in Romania

Karsan Begins Delivering 56 e-ATA Electric Buses in Romania

Karsan has delivered the first 12 of 56 e-ATA electric buses ordered for use in Brasov and Timisoara, Romania.

Austin’s CapMetro Orders 30 Electric Bus Chargers from NFI Infrastructure Solutions

Austin’s CapMetro Orders 30 Electric Bus Chargers from NFI ...

In Austin, Texas, CapMetro has exercised options to purchase 30 Heliox 180 kWh depot overhead chargers from NFI Infrastructure Solutions.

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