Friday, April 19, 2019

DART rolls out electric buses for downtown route

On July 2, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (TX) rolled out seven all-electric buses for its downtown D-Link route. The post DART rolls out electric buses...

Problems plague BYD electric buses

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times found substantial problems with BYD electric buses in use at LA Metro and elsewhere. The post Problems plague...

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed: Elon Musk keeps digging under LA, NJ TRANSIT adds surveillance cameras to rail, and RIPTA gets funds for...

MnDOT invited public to test autonomous shuttle

The Minnesota Department of Transportation invited the public to try out its autonomous shuttle as part of the Minneapolis Super Bowl festivities. The post MnDOT...

Transit operators are slow to adopt electric buses

U.S. transit operators have been slow to adopt all-electric buses because of concerns about price, performance, and the still-evolving technology. The post Transit operators...

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Private equity firm completes acquistion of Coach USA, subsidiaries

Coach USA will be led by CEO Linda Burtwistle, who previously served as the company's president and COO. Variant Equity completed the acquisition of Coach...