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WRTA to Pilot Autonomous Shuttle Bus in Northeast Ohio

WRTA to Pilot Autonomous Shuttle Bus in Northeast Ohio

First Transit will operate the WRTA's autonomous shuttle bus pilot in partnership with Perrone Robotics and GreenPower Motor Company.

The Return of the Bus Conductor

The Return of the Bus Conductor

Electrifying bus fleets requires significant investment in the necessary charging infrastructure and electricity supply to power them.

Cincinnati Metro to Identify New Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Cincinnati Metro to Identify New Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Cincinnati Metro has launched a study to determine future bus rapid transit (BRT) corridors that will form a regional BRT network.

NFI Unveils D45 CRT CHARGE Electric Commuter Transit Coach

NFI Unveils D45 CRT CHARGE Electric Commuter Transit Coach

NFI has unveiled its zero-emission, electric high-floor commuter coach – the D45 CRT CHARGE – through its subsidiary, Motor Coach Industries.

Philippines: New Bus Lines to Improve Transport in Navotas

Philippines: New Bus Lines to Improve Transport in Navotas

The Philippine government is working to improve transport in Navotas, through the creation of two new High Level Service Bus lines. 

Sweden: Connect Bus Orders 47 Ebusco 3.0 Electric Buses

Sweden: Connect Bus Orders 47 Ebusco 3.0 Electric Buses

Connect Bus has contracted Ebusco to supply 47 Ebusco 3.0 12-metre and 18-metre electric buses for use in Växjö, Sweden. 

US: SolTrans Deploys Electric Highway Bus and Wireless Charger

US: SolTrans Deploys Electric Highway Bus and Wireless Charger

SolTrans and Momentum Dynamics are celebrating Solano County’s first battery-electric highway bus and wireless inductive charger.

BYD and Castrosua to Build Electric Buses for Spanish Market

BYD and Castrosua to Build Electric Buses for Spanish Market

BYD and Castrosua have signed a framework agreement to produce customised 12-metre electric buses for the Spanish market. 

Netherlands: Solaris to Supply 10 MetroStyle Trolleybuses to Arnhem

Netherlands: Solaris to Supply 10 MetroStyle Trolleybuses to Arnh...

Solaris has signed a contract with Hermes for the delivery of 10 Trollino 18 trolleybuses in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

USDOT Announces $6.5m in Funding for Bus Automation

USDOT Announces $6.5m in Funding for Bus Automation

The US Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration has announced 6.5 million USD in funding for bus automation projects.

Transport for Greater Manchester Orders 50 ADL Electric Buses

Transport for Greater Manchester Orders 50 ADL Electric Buses

Transport for Greater Manchester has ordered 50 zero-emission double decker electric buses from Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL).

Škoda Unveils H’CITY 12 Hydrogen Bus at InnoTrans 2022

Škoda Unveils H’CITY 12 Hydrogen Bus at InnoTrans 2022

Škoda has unveiled its latest zero-emission bus, the H'CITY 12 hydrogen model at InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin.

Solaris Presents Urbino 18 Hydrogen Bus at InnoTrans 2022

Solaris Presents Urbino 18 Hydrogen Bus at InnoTrans 2022

Solaris is presenting its Urbino 18 hydrogen bus at InnoTrans 2022, marking the first time the model has been on display to the public. 

Kiepe Electric Presents High-Power Charging Platform for Electric Buses

Kiepe Electric Presents High-Power Charging Platform for Electric...

At InnoTrans 2022, Kiepe Electric showcased its High Power Charging (HPC) platform, which facilitates fast charging and energy management.

Karsan Unveils e-ATA Hydrogen Bus

Karsan Unveils e-ATA Hydrogen Bus

Karsan has unveiled its latest model, the e-ATA Hydrogen bus at IAA Transportation Expo in Hannover, Germany. 

Santa Clara VTA Orders GILLIG Electric Hybrid Buses

Santa Clara VTA Orders GILLIG Electric Hybrid Buses

Santa Clara Valley VTA has signed an agreement to procure a fleet of GILLIG buses equipped with Allison eGen Flex electric hybrid propulsion.

Bus Supplier News

What Does the £2 Bus Cap Mean for DRT?

What Does the £2 Bus Cap Mean for DRT?

With many DRT fares based on distance, the incoming £2 cap could benefit rural passengers who generally travel much further distances.

The New Nautiz X81: An Ultra-Rugged 5G Android 12 Handheld

The New Nautiz X81: An Ultra-Rugged 5G Android 12 Handheld

Handheld Group announces the release of its all-new Nautiz X81; an ultra-rugged Android handheld with a familiar feel.

Heliox To Install Over 140 Charging Points In Northern Germany

Heliox To Install Over 140 Charging Points In Northern Germany

Heliox is is installing modern charging points for Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH (VHH) and Stadtverkehr Lübeck by early 2023.

SEPTA to Include Lumin-Air Transit’s Filters on New Flyer Buses

SEPTA to Include Lumin-Air Transit’s Filters on New Flyer Buses

In 2021 SEPTA retrofitted 525 of its buses with Lumin-Air Transit's filters. Now they're doing it again with their new flyer buses.

Does Your Workshop Equipment Have the Right Safety Features?

Does Your Workshop Equipment Have the Right Safety Features?

Totalkare outlines three of the most common workshop hazards, and how choosing the right equipment can help to reduce those risks.

Keolis, Iveco Bus and Forsee Power Join Forces to Optimise the Performance of Batteries for Electric Buses

Keolis, Iveco Bus and Forsee Power Join Forces to Optimise the Pe...

Keolis, Iveco Bus and Forsee Power have signed a partnership agreement to improve knowledge of how electric bus batteries function.

Swiftly and iris Partner to Provide Transit Agencies with Accurate, Accessible Ridership Data

Swiftly and iris Partner to Provide Transit Agencies with Accurat...

Swiftly and iris have partnered to integrate real-time crowding and historical ridership data with the Swiftly Connected Transit Platform.

Why Every Vehicle Lift Needs Frequent Servicing

Why Every Vehicle Lift Needs Frequent Servicing

Totalkare explores the benefits of a long-term plan to keep your lifting equipment in top condition and get the most from your investment.

Visa Ready for Transit – Accelerate Adoption of cEMV Payments

Visa Ready for Transit – Accelerate Adoption of cEMV Payments

Switchio's unique all-in-one cEMV payment solution meets Visa’s exacting global standards for quality and reliability.

SensIQ sonic: The Next Generation in Door Safety Systems from HÜBNER

SensIQ sonic: The Next Generation in Door Safety Systems from HÜ...

Ultrasonic sensor technology is the basis for SensIQ sonic – a new generation in door safety and anti-trap protection systems in public transport vehicles.

World First for Public Transport: A Steering System for High-Capacity Buses

World First for Public Transport: A Steering System for High-Capa...

At the InnoTrans, the HÜBNER Group will be presenting its new steering technology for high-capacity buses as a world first.

Wheel Alignment: 3 Statistics Your Business Needs to Know

Wheel Alignment: 3 Statistics Your Business Needs to Know

How does poor wheel alignment affect the vehicle, the driver and your finances? Totalkare breaks down the numbers.

Voith and KEYOU to Present Hydrogen-Driven City Bus

Voith and KEYOU to Present Hydrogen-Driven City Bus

KEYOU and Voith recently set up a first prototype for a hydrogen-driven city bus, which will be presented during IAA Transportation 2022.

New! Text-Based Messaging Now in Swiftly’s Onboard App

New! Text-Based Messaging Now in Swiftly’s Onboard App

Swiftly introduces Messaging in Onboard App, a new two-way messaging system that offers a safe, easy-to-use way to communicate with operators.

Wildfires Affect the Air Quality in Public Transportation

Wildfires Affect the Air Quality in Public Transportation

Lumin-Air Transit’s advanced filtration can remove fine particulate matter from wildfire smoke that has penetrate closed windows and doors.

PSI Presents New Basic System for Digitalisation and Management of Bus Depots at InnoTrans 2022

PSI Presents New Basic System for Digitalisation and Management o...

PSI Transcom will present a starter package of its field-proven depot management system for the first time at the InnoTrans 2022.

Bus Fleet

NFI Unveils D45 CRT CHARGE Electric Commuter Transit Coach

NFI Unveils D45 CRT CHARGE Electric Commuter Transit Coach

NFI has unveiled its zero-emission, electric high-floor commuter coach – the D45 CRT CHARGE – through its subsidiary, Motor Coach Industries.

Sweden: Connect Bus Orders 47 Ebusco 3.0 Electric Buses

Sweden: Connect Bus Orders 47 Ebusco 3.0 Electric Buses

Connect Bus has contracted Ebusco to supply 47 Ebusco 3.0 12-metre and 18-metre electric buses for use in Växjö, Sweden. 

US: SolTrans Deploys Electric Highway Bus and Wireless Charger

US: SolTrans Deploys Electric Highway Bus and Wireless Charger

SolTrans and Momentum Dynamics are celebrating Solano County’s first battery-electric highway bus and wireless inductive charger.

BYD and Castrosua to Build Electric Buses for Spanish Market

BYD and Castrosua to Build Electric Buses for Spanish Market

BYD and Castrosua have signed a framework agreement to produce customised 12-metre electric buses for the Spanish market. 

Netherlands: Solaris to Supply 10 MetroStyle Trolleybuses to Arnhem

Netherlands: Solaris to Supply 10 MetroStyle Trolleybuses to Arnh...

Solaris has signed a contract with Hermes for the delivery of 10 Trollino 18 trolleybuses in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

Transport for Greater Manchester Orders 50 ADL Electric Buses

Transport for Greater Manchester Orders 50 ADL Electric Buses

Transport for Greater Manchester has ordered 50 zero-emission double decker electric buses from Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL).

Škoda Unveils H’CITY 12 Hydrogen Bus at InnoTrans 2022

Škoda Unveils H’CITY 12 Hydrogen Bus at InnoTrans 2022

Škoda has unveiled its latest zero-emission bus, the H'CITY 12 hydrogen model at InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin.

Solaris Presents Urbino 18 Hydrogen Bus at InnoTrans 2022

Solaris Presents Urbino 18 Hydrogen Bus at InnoTrans 2022

Solaris is presenting its Urbino 18 hydrogen bus at InnoTrans 2022, marking the first time the model has been on display to the public. 

Karsan Unveils e-ATA Hydrogen Bus

Karsan Unveils e-ATA Hydrogen Bus

Karsan has unveiled its latest model, the e-ATA Hydrogen bus at IAA Transportation Expo in Hannover, Germany. 

Santa Clara VTA Orders GILLIG Electric Hybrid Buses

Santa Clara VTA Orders GILLIG Electric Hybrid Buses

Santa Clara Valley VTA has signed an agreement to procure a fleet of GILLIG buses equipped with Allison eGen Flex electric hybrid propulsion.

Norway: Ebusco to Supply 76 Electric Buses in Oslo

Norway: Ebusco to Supply 76 Electric Buses in Oslo

Bus operator, Nobina has contracted Ebusco to supply 76 Ebusco 3.0 electric buses for use in Oslo, Norway.

Solaris Unveils Urbino 18 Hydrogen Bus

Solaris Unveils Urbino 18 Hydrogen Bus

Solaris Bus & Coach has unveiled its Urbino 18 articulated hydrogen bus, which can travel approximately 350 kilometres on a single refill.

UK’s First Electric School Bus Launches in London

UK’s First Electric School Bus Launches in London

Dwight School London and transport company, Zeelo have launched the UK's first electric school bus service. 

Nova Bus LFSe+ Electric Bus Completes FTA Testing

Nova Bus LFSe+ Electric Bus Completes FTA Testing

Nova Bus has announced that its LFSe+ electric bus has successfully completed the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Bus Testing Program.

Letenda Receives First Order for Electric Buses in the US

Letenda Receives First Order for Electric Buses in the US

Letenda has received its first order of electric buses in the US with a contract for 4 Electrip buses for Vermont.

NFI Unveils Xcelsior CHARGE FC Hydrogen Bus

NFI Unveils Xcelsior CHARGE FC Hydrogen Bus

NFI has unveiled its latest hydrogen fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE FC transit bus, which will be distributed by its New Flyer subsidiary.

Videos

A Little Video Retrospect from Transport Ticketing Global in Lond...

A little video retrospect from Transport Ticketing Global, particularly about trends in the transport industry and Eric Pitts’ goals at Switchio.

Bus Infrastructure

The Return of the Bus Conductor

The Return of the Bus Conductor

Electrifying bus fleets requires significant investment in the necessary charging infrastructure and electricity supply to power them.

Cincinnati Metro to Identify New Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Cincinnati Metro to Identify New Bus Rapid Transit Corridors

Cincinnati Metro has launched a study to determine future bus rapid transit (BRT) corridors that will form a regional BRT network.

Philippines: New Bus Lines to Improve Transport in Navotas

Philippines: New Bus Lines to Improve Transport in Navotas

The Philippine government is working to improve transport in Navotas, through the creation of two new High Level Service Bus lines. 

King Country Metro Upgrades Bus Base to Support Electric Fleet

King Country Metro Upgrades Bus Base to Support Electric Fleet

To support its transition to operating a zero-emissions fleet by 2035, King County Metro is upgrading its bus facilities in Washington County.

Canada: Burnside Transit Centre Rebuild to Improve Bus Services in Halifax

Canada: Burnside Transit Centre Rebuild to Improve Bus Services i...

Over 20.8 million CAD in joint funding has been announced for the first phase of the Burnside Transit Centre Eco-Rebuild project in Halifax. 

London: Tunnelling Commences on Silvertown Tunnel

London: Tunnelling Commences on Silvertown Tunnel

Tunnelling work is now underway on the Silvertown Tunnel across the Thames, a road tunnel that will also have a dedicated bus lane.

Utah Transit Opens First Segment of Ogden Express BRT

Utah Transit Opens First Segment of Ogden Express BRT

Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has celebrated the opening of the first section of the Ogden Express Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service in Utah, US. 

Perth Buses to Offer Improved Connectivity to New Airport Rail Line

Perth Buses to Offer Improved Connectivity to New Airport Rail Li...

The Government of Western Australia has announced changes to the local bus network to improve connectivity to Perth's Metronet Airport Line.

US: Highland Electric School Buses Support Grid with V2G Technology

US: Highland Electric School Buses Support Grid with V2G Technolo...

Highland Electric Fleets coordinated a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project that allowed idle electric school buses to support electricity demand.

SoCalGas to Generate Hydrogen from RNG for SunLine Transit

SoCalGas to Generate Hydrogen from RNG for SunLine Transit

SoCalGas has commenced construction on a system that generates hydrogen from RNG at SunLine Transit Agency in Thousand Palms, California.

EMT Madrid to Deploy Automated Charging Solution for Electric Buses

EMT Madrid to Deploy Automated Charging Solution for Electric Bus...

EMT Madrid has announced the launch of an automated charging solution for electric buses using an inverted pantograph. 

PANYNJ Selects Architects to Transform Midtown Bus Terminal

PANYNJ Selects Architects to Transform Midtown Bus Terminal

PANYNJ has announced the selection of an architectural joint-venture to redevelop Midtown Bus Terminal, the world's busiest bus terminal.

TriMet FX to Provide Faster Bus Services in Portland

TriMet FX to Provide Faster Bus Services in Portland

TriMet will launch its FX 2-Division line on 18 September to offer efficient bus services between Downtown Portland and Gresham in Oregon. 

Blue Bird Announces Business for Electric School Bus Charging Infrastructure

Blue Bird Announces Business for Electric School Bus Charging Inf...

Blue Bird Corporation has launched its Blue Bird Energy Services business to offer charging infrastructure for electric school bus fleets.

Canada: Grand River Transit Opens Bus Maintenance Facility in Waterloo

Canada: Grand River Transit Opens Bus Maintenance Facility in Wat...

Grand River Transit has celebrated the opening of its new Northfield Drive Bus Maintenance Facility to support transit growth in Waterloo.

PSTA Announces Opening Date for Tampa Bay BRT Service

PSTA Announces Opening Date for Tampa Bay BRT Service

PSTA has announced that its new SunRunner Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service will open in the Tampa Bay region on 21 October 2022.

All the Latest News

Kelsian Group Acquires Bus Operations in the Channel Islands

Kelsian Group Acquires Bus Operations in the Channel Islands

Kelsian Group and its UK subsidiary Tower Transit has announced the acquisition of two bus companies in the Channel Islands.

King Country Metro Upgrades Bus Base to Support Electric Fleet

King Country Metro Upgrades Bus Base to Support Electric Fleet

To support its transition to operating a zero-emissions fleet by 2035, King County Metro is upgrading its bus facilities in Washington County.

Lightning eMotors Announces Electric Repower Programme

Lightning eMotors Announces Electric Repower Programme

Lightning eMotors has announced a second generation repower programme to convert 40-foot transit buses to battery-electric power.

Karsan to Unveil New Electric Bus at IAA Transportation Expo

Karsan to Unveil New Electric Bus at IAA Transportation Expo

Karsan has announced that it will unveil its latest electric bus model at IAA Transportation Expo in Hannover, Germany.

UK: National Express Collaborates with Uber Travel

UK: National Express Collaborates with Uber Travel

UK coach operator, National Express has teamed up with Uber to enhance the passenger booking experience and offer exclusive discounts.

Canada: Burnside Transit Centre Rebuild to Improve Bus Services in Halifax

Canada: Burnside Transit Centre Rebuild to Improve Bus Services i...

Over 20.8 million CAD in joint funding has been announced for the first phase of the Burnside Transit Centre Eco-Rebuild project in Halifax. 

London: Tunnelling Commences on Silvertown Tunnel

London: Tunnelling Commences on Silvertown Tunnel

Tunnelling work is now underway on the Silvertown Tunnel across the Thames, a road tunnel that will also have a dedicated bus lane.

Proterra Batteries to Power ENC’s Electric Transit Buses

Proterra Batteries to Power ENC’s Electric Transit Buses

Proterra and El Dorado National (ENC) are collaborating to power ENC’s electric transit buses with Proterra’s battery technology.

Zero-Emission Buses on Display at InnoTrans 2022

Zero-Emission Buses on Display at InnoTrans 2022

14 zero-emission buses will be on display at InnoTrans 2022, including the latest models from Solaris, Ebusco and Škoda.

VDL Citea LF-122 to Premiere at InnoTrans 2022

VDL Citea LF-122 to Premiere at InnoTrans 2022

VDL Bus & Coach has announced that the world premiere of its VDL Citea LF-122 will take place at InnoTrans later this month. 

Switzerland: Double-Articulated Trolleybus Delivered in Winterthur

Switzerland: Double-Articulated Trolleybus Delivered in Winterthu...

In Winterthur Switzerland, Stadtbus has welcomed its first double-articulated electric trolleybus to its Grüzefeld depot.

Government to Cap Bus Fares in England at £2 from January 2023

Government to Cap Bus Fares in England at £2 from January 2023

The UK government will provide up to 60 million GBP to help bus operators in England cap single fares at 2 GBP from January to March 2023. 

Utah Transit Opens First Segment of Ogden Express BRT

Utah Transit Opens First Segment of Ogden Express BRT

Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has celebrated the opening of the first section of the Ogden Express Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service in Utah, US. 

UK: Go-Ahead North East Launches 9 Voltra Electric Buses

UK: Go-Ahead North East Launches 9 Voltra Electric Buses

Go-Ahead North East has added nine Voltra electric buses to its fleet in the North East of England to improve air quality in the region.

Perth Buses to Offer Improved Connectivity to New Airport Rail Line

Perth Buses to Offer Improved Connectivity to New Airport Rail Li...

The Government of Western Australia has announced changes to the local bus network to improve connectivity to Perth's Metronet Airport Line.

UK: First Bus Orders 193 Wrightbus Electric Buses

UK: First Bus Orders 193 Wrightbus Electric Buses

First Bus has ordered 193 electric buses from Wrightbus with funding from the DfT's Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) scheme.

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