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TORONTO -- Health Canada has been working on modernizing requirements for motor carriers serving water to passengers onboard buses, aircraft, trains, cruise ships and ferries in Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada has announced that the Potable Water on Board Trains, Vessels, Aircraft and Buses Regulations has been approved. Beginning on Sept. 23, 2016, the new regulations will come into force and replace the 1954 Potable Water Regulations for Common Carriers. The new regulations modernize requirements for water served to passengers, including water intended for drinking, hand-washing,...

 
ST. STEPHEN, Minn. -- Betty Jeanne Trobec, CEO of Trobec's Bus Service Inc., passed away on April 22 after a short battle with cancer. She was 79. Trobec was part of the Trobec Bus team for more than 35 years. Over that time, she worked along side of her parents, her brother and, most recently, her go-to-man Tim Schubert. Trobec only drove a bus once in her life, but her passion for buses ran deep within her. It was because of all the caring and kind people in the industry that her passion...

WASHINGTON -- The number of buses involved in fatal crashes decreased by 17 percent in 2014 while miles traveled increased, according to the latest annual report released by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. "Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts, 2014," found that buses were involved in 234 fatal crashes, down from 282 in 2013. The bus involvement rate in fatal crashes (buses involved in fatal crashes per 100 million miles traveled) decreased by 21 percent, the report said. Large trucks...

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Bus Association has named eight winners of its Driver & Employee of Distinction Award. The winning drivers and employees were nominated for the awards by the operators for which they work. The winners are: • Joe Aversa of Anderson Coach & Travel • Brian Williams and Chris Springer of Fullington Trailways • Clinton Bacon of Greyhound Bus Co. • Cindy Elvin...

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -- The Nova Bus/Prevost plant here is reducing its temporary workforce by about 66 employees because it has completed a large transit order. Emmanuelle Touissant, Volvo Group's vice president for legal and public affairs, told the Plattsburgh Press-Republican that 55 temporary Nova Bus employees and 15 temporary Prevost employees are being let go. Nova Bus had about 353 employees...

SAN FRANCISCO - Another new form of transportation - or at least a new twist on an old concept - is taking shape in California. SleepBus is a startup that is "disrupting long-distance transport" by offering buses converted into sleeper buses outfitted with Pullman-style berths and work areas for travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The company promises that you can go to bed at one end,...

WASHINGTON -- A claims process is now available to compensate people who experienced disability discrimination while traveling or attempting to travel on Greyhound Lines. The claims process is part of a consent decree that resolves nationwide Americans with Disabilities Act discrimination claims brought against Greyhound by the Justice Department. Greyhound agreed earlier this year pay $375,000...



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