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JULY/AUGUST 2016 Published by Rankin Publishing, Inc. www.buslinemag.com

IN THIS ISSUE Limousine Livery Expands Bus Fleet To Counter For-Hire Car Services ...........8

Pages 24 – 57 Supplier profile information submitted by participating companies.

Busline Vehicle Showcase

Small & Mid-Size Buses............................................58-68 RAPID RESPONSE.........................Page 6 INDUSTRY NEWS .................Page 22, 69

ON THE COVER: Limousine Livery President Christy Dirks, and her husband, Limousine Livery Director of Business Development Aaron Dirks, stand next to the company's new Turtle Top VT3 mid-size bus. Limousine Livery is located in New Orleans, LA. See page 8

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August 18-21 National Association Of Motorcoach Operators (NAMO) Annual Conference Atlantic City, NJ Info: 571-312-7117

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expanDs Bus Fleet to counter For-Hire car services

Limousine Livery President Christy Dirks

D i s c i p l i n e • pa s s i o n • c a r i n g By Harrell Kerkhoff Busline Magazine Editor

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hange is part of life. How a person — or company — handles change can lead to success or eventual failure. For example, a major transformation has taken place in the lives of many residents of new orleans since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. Meanwhile, an adjustment of another sort has been required recently for sedan and limousine providers that are facing stiff competition from upstart, for-hire on-demand car services.


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corporate meeting and convention business. We work with groups that need transportation for 10 to 6,000 people,” Limousine Livery President Christy Dirks said. She owns the company, and works alongside her husband, Aaron Dirks, who is director of business development. “We help customers who are looking for transportation in New Orleans and surrounding areas. This includes convention, hotel and airport shuttling, as well as transporting people to and from dinner and off-site meetings,” Aaron Dirks said. “A lot of times, a group of corporate clients want to visit a plant or factory while in town. We can provide this type of transportation as well.” According to the Dirks, Limousine Livery has the largest number of hotel transportation contracts in New Orleans, and has benefited from three decades of providing high-end service to The Big Easy marketplace. “Over the years, Limousine Livery has built a solid reputation while transporting hotel guests,” Christy Dirks said. “Our reputation has helped us find new customers and business segments, along with building many lasting relationships.” Along with local service, company representatives can also provide global transportation connections for customers looking to travel well beyond southern Louisiana. These representatives work with reservation agents from around the world to reserve clients’ transportation desires. This includes traveling schedules, rates, availability of vehicles, meet-and-greet capabilities, key addresses and directions, and billing requirements for every destination. “We started asking our local and outof-town corporate customers if we could help with their global transportation The chauffeurs’ lounge at Limousine Livery features a modern entertainment system and other upscale amenities. services to other cities and a good perBoth of these events — the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the centage of them said, ‘Yes, that would be great,’” Aaron Dirks said. recent growth of on-demand car services — has forced Limousine “This is not a big part of our company’s focus, but it’s something Livery to change course as a company. During the past decade, the we offer for those customers who need this type of service.” business has changed ownership and increased its focus on bus and motorcoach transportation. STARTING WITH A ROLLS ROYCE Today, the New Orleans, LA, transportation provider has an approximate fleet of 50 vehicles, the majority of which are sedans el Clark found himself with quite a gift in 1984. At the and limousines. However, the company now has 10 small to midtime, he was working as a part-time doorman at the size buses, with plans to expand its bus fleet and service in the Royal Sonesta New Orleans, an historic hotel on coming years. Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. During his doorman years, Limousine Livery services include hotel and airport transfers/shut- Clark, who also worked as a union crane operator, had developed tles, corporate and convention transportation, wedding and other spe- a friendship with a frequent guest of the high-end hotel. cial event transportation, crew transport for the oil and gas industry, Eventually, the friend gifted Clark a used Rolls Royce, telling him and global customized reservation shuttle services. that he should take the car and make some money by transporting “With bus transportation, we are very strong in the New Orleans’ people around town.

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“One thing led to another, and Mel started a transportation business with that car. It was a unique scenario,” Aaron Dirks said. “Mel eventually built his company to over 40 vehicles by providing one of

“Limousine Livery suffered significant losses from the hurricane. These losses did not come from flooding, but rather theft and vandalism,” Aaron Dirks said. By this point, Clark, who was in his 70s, was ready to retire. “We starteD asKing our local anD out-oF-toWn “This is when my wife (Christy Dirks) corporate custoMers iF We coulD Help WitH became a part of the transportation industHeir gloBal transportation services to otHer try and purchased the company. She saw it an investment for our family and our cities anD a gooD percentage oF tHeM saiD, ‘Yes.’ ” as city,” Aaron Dirks said. “My wife and I felt the hospitality industry would eventu— Aaron Dirks ally come back strong to New Orleans. Of the largest luxury transportation services in New Orleans. He course, the risk was that something like Hurricane Katrina could focused on the hospitality business, serving luxury properties with happen again, and further devastate the hospitality and convention limousine and sedan transportation.” business. These segments represent a large portion of the visitor base Unfortunately for Clark, as well as many other business owners in in New Orleans.” New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. Christy Dirks is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and is a former U.S. Army logistics officer. She later worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative. “My wife Christy’s background includes transportation logistics and sales. She has brought this expertise to our passenger transportation business,” Aaron Dirks said. “Christy took over Limousine Livery in June 2006. I joined her in April 2007 after working in financial services. I am also a West Point graduate and an entrepreneur.” Once the Dirks took over, their main goal for Limousine Livery was to return the business to its previous prominence by providing high-end transportation services for the IMG Partner of the Year! AFFINITY PARTNER hospitality segment, namely the area’s leading hotels. MOTORCOACH TIRE SALES WOULD LIKE TO THANK “We also started expanding IMG FOR BEING CHOSEN AS 2015 to other transportation segments. This included trans“PARTNER OF THE YEAR” portation management for MOTORCOACH TIRE SALES EXTENDS OUR APPRECIATION TO THE FOLLOWING IMG global corporations,” Christy OPERATORS THAT HAVE PURCHASED TIRES FROM US: Dirks said. “We built our affiliate network to provide corpoANDERSON COACH & TRAVEL MID AMERICAN COACHES rate transportation service for ANNETT BUS LINES NIAGRIC SCENIC our clients wherever they are ARROW STAGE LINES PACIFIC COACHWAYS traveling.” BROWN COACH SOUTHERN COACHES With the Dirks’ military CROSWELL VIP SOUTHEASTERN STAGES background serving as a backDATTCO STARR drop, the couple also looked ESCOT BUS LINES STARLINER into providing disaster support HOLIDAY COMPANIES THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM services. Limousine Livery JAMES RIVER BUS LINES TRANSPORTATION CHARTER SERVICES was able to secure a contract LAMERS BUS LINES VANDALIA BUS LINES with the Federal Emergency LEPRECHAUN LINES YOUNG TRANSPORTATION Management Agency (FEMA). “We performed a significant For more information contact: www.motorcoachtiresales.com amount of work under that or call: 678-463-4110 contract in 2007 and 2008 due

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to Hurricane Ike and Hurricane Gustav,” Christy Dirks said. “There were a number of times when we helped evacuate hundreds of people in Louisiana and Texas on behalf of the federal government.” This work led Limousine Livery to also provide transportation services for nearby oil fields, as oil and gas production remains prevalent in southern Louisiana and a large portion of the Gulf Coast. “We started getting calls from corporations to help them provide disaster support. This included evacuating employees from oil rigs due to approaching storms,” Christy Dirks said. “We have since grown this type of work, and now transport oil field service crews during normal operations. It’s no longer just focused on evacuations.” Christy and Aaron Dirks also report there is now a larger focus on tourism in New Orleans, one that rivals the pre-Katrina era. This, of course, is good news for the company’s different transportation segments. “For the first time since Hurricane Katrina, there has been a larger yearly visitor count in New Orleans. This occurred in 2015,” Aaron Dirks said. “I see future growth in tourism continuing for the city. There are some very big headwinds in place. For example, New Orleans will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2018. City officials have been preparing for this event. This includes a new terminal for Louis Armstrong International Airport. “Also, Copa Airlines has announced new nonstop service between New Orleans and Panama, and there are negotiations in place for new flights between New Orleans and such European cities as London and Paris. All of this should help build tourism for our city.” Aaron Dirks is a newly appointed at-large member of the New

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Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, and has learned the true value of the city’s appeal to a large scale national and international audience. “New Orleans continues to be a top worldwide destination in many different categories that are monitored. For example, it’s highly rated as the best place to get married, to visit during Halloween, to visit for New Year’s Eve, etc. The city keeps making these lists, and moving ahead of traditional leaders in the tour and travel segment,” Aaron Dirks said. “Of course, New Orleans’ walkability, international charm and architecture continue to draw both large conventions and smaller meetings and events. As a result, area hotels and transportation providers are benefiting.” Due to historically low natural gas prices, Aaron Dirks added that an industrial boom is also taking place in southern Louisiana, especially with its large petrochemical industry. This is helping grow the local economy. “Natural gas is a major component in the production of chemicals and powering factories. I have heard that $20 to $30 billion is being spent in the southern part of Louisiana on industrial projects,” Aaron Dirks said. “This could lead to additional growth over the next 10 years in the New Orleans’ region.” Despite the disastrous events associated with Hurricane Katrina over a decade ago, Aaron and Christy Dirks continue to see plenty of growth opportunities ahead for Limousine Livery and other area businesses. “While we all suffered from the loss of business after Katrina, many companies are benefitting from being in New Orleans due to our area’s resurgence and growth in tourism and travel,” Christy Dirks said. “The past five years have brought a lot of change and hope for the region.”


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The fact remains, however, that southern Louisiana, and the entire Gulf Coast, are located in Hurricane Alley. Therefore, planning and preparation stay important objectives for all citizens and businesses in the region. “There is a process everyone down here needs to go through to make sure preparations are made for when another hurricane strikes. It’s just part of life in this part of the country,” Aaron Dirks said. “As a company, we go through exercises, and have developed a disaster plan in the event that another catastrophe occurs. “Part of this plan involves our employees, our vehicles and how we can keep important transportation services in place, such as for evacuations.” GROWING THE BUS SEGMENT

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lthough the history of Limousine Livery has been focused on transportation services that are primarily provided by limousines and sedans, a turn of events recently in the transportation industry has led company officials to grow their small and mid-size bus fleet. “We recognize that with the disruption from different on-demand car services in the for-hire transportation industry, the small vehicle category is becoming disturbed and commoditized,” Christy Dirks said. “Therefore, we believe our future investments should be focused on the larger asset classes for transportation. This includes different bus categories. “We have developed a business plan for aggressively competing in such contract bus work as shuttles, parking lot services, and regular trip making. In the future, this may include acquisitions, helping us enter different tour and travel categories.”

The Dirks feel that the same forces that led to the relatively recent trend toward more on-demand for-hire car services may not be in play for larger vehicle transportation, such as buses. This is due to increased government regulations found in the bus industry. “What these on-demand car services have been able to avoid — in some instances — when it comes to government regulations, could be more difficult if they decide to enter the bus segment,” Aaron Dirks said. “However, I feel the traditional transportation industry will continue to be disrupted in the small vehicle category. The size of the market for the newer for-hire companies should remain the same, and possibly grow. I see more stability taking place in the larger vehicle categories for traditional operators such as ourselves. This is an area of business where we will continue to grow.” As a longtime provider of small-vehicle transportation, Aaron Dirks said he sees the need for more regulation to take place pertaining to on-demand car services. “I never thought any regulator would allow a person to pick up another person in a for-hire environment, while in a personal car, without being assured that the driver was properly identified, had gone through a background check and that the vehicle was validated to be properly inspected,” Aaron Dirks said. “As an established company, we have to follow these regulations. I feel the government should either regulate everything or deregulate everything. You shouldn’t have it both ways.” He also sees a time in the not-so-distant-future when driverless vehicles will cut into the for-hire vehicle transportation marketplace when it comes to smaller vehicles such as sedans. “I’m not overly optimistic that the growth for human-driven, forhire, smaller vehicle transportation will continue in the future. However, I don’t anticipate driverless vehicles will influence the bus

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industry within the next two decades,� Aaron Dirks said. “Right now, the biggest challenge for our company is the disruption of our small vehicle transportation services by the recent influx of new, forhire on-demand car providers. We have answered this challenge by providing a greater focus and investment in the bus category.� THE VALUE OF QUALITY EQUIPMENT & CHAUFFEURS

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upgraded features.� Other uses for the company’s new Turtle Top VT3 will include crew transportation moves, airport shuttling and share-ride services. “We have been able to incorporate technology in our fleet of vehicles for a long time, which includes all of our Turtle Top buses. We have found Turtle Top provides vehicles that are up-to-date, ahead of the market, impressive and in alignment with our mission as a transportation provider,� Christy Dirks said. “We were introduced to Turtle Top around 2009. The company’s executive vans have been market differentiators for us when it comes to providing transportation to executive groups looking for an experience in luxury.

s Christy and Aaron Dirks focus more on their company’s expanding bus segment, it’s important for the couple to build a strong fleet of vehicles. This includes a focus on “our goal is to alWaYs looK For WorK sustainability and technical advances. “I’m an environmental engineer, and my wife has an tHat is tHe Most proFitaBle, WHile also environmental science degree from West Point. Therefore, we have always been dedicated to living our lives as sus- proviDing tHe Best use For eacH speciFic tainable as possible,� Aaron Dirks said. “When Christy purveHicle — given upgraDeD Features.� chased Limousine Livery, she wanted the company to be forward-moving and a market leader in transportation sus— Christy Dirks tainability. As a result, we now have some all-electric sedans in our fleet, and incorporate many sustainable practices in the “When the new model (VT3) came out, it was not a difficult decioffice. This is a big part of our company’s culture, along with using sion for us to purchase. Turtle Top has been able to introduce the latest in technology, such as with our newer buses.� improvements in all of the major categories that we look for, such as For example, the Dirks recently purchased a new Turtle Top VT3 body styling and forward-leading technology. In our business, first mid-size bus that seats up to 17 passengers, and features some lighter impressions are a big deal. This is true for both the interior and exteweight, yet strong, materials for improved fuel economy. The VT3 rior of a vehicle. Turtle Top vehicles provide very good first impreswill be used for a wide variety of services, including executive meet- sions, along with luggage capabilities and overall efficiency.� ing and convention-type transportation, according to Christy Dirks. These high standards are important for all of Limousine Livery’s “We try to highly utilize all of our vehicles. We will use the new vehicles. When it comes to the company’s entire fleet of buses, from Turtle Top to transport people to and from high-end restaurants and example, key amenities and features involve upgraded flooring and hotels, and anywhere else they want to charter a vehicle,� she said. seating material, plenty of space for passengers and an overall “Our goal is to always look for work that is the most profitable, impressive look. while also providing the best use for each specific vehicle — given “All of our vehicles also utilize GPS tracking and digital status

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updates that communicate with our operating software, and ultimately, our customers,” Aaron Dirks said. “Our chauffeurs also have digital tablets, serving as mobile data terminals. “Our operating software can provide GPS awareness to various groups and events, indicating where specific vehicles are located, and what time they are scheduled to arrive at a certain destination.” Christy Dirks added that Limousine Livery relies on a newer fleet as well, with most vehicles purchased within the past five years. This way,

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major repairs remain under warranty. The company also employs two full-time mechanics. Properly marketing the company is another important aspect to the success of Limousine Livery. Christy Dirks considers the company’s branding to be fairly rigid and consistent. “The presentation of our brand, which includes the location of our logos, is consistent for our larger vehicle classes. It’s important that our branding is prominent,” she said. “We are also very diligent about cleanliness. We have spent a considerable amount of money on our auto and bus washing equipment as well as our detail crew. We instruct our chauffeurs to make sure they present our vehicles in a proper manner and remain in great condition. “Frankly, it’s the performance of our chauffeurs that brings the majority of our ‘wows’ from customers. It’s important that they can successfully interact with riders. It does help to have vehicles that are new, feature a fresh design and are not common in the marketplace.” Due to its business of providing high-end transportation services, officials at Limousine Livery seek chauffeurs (the name company officials chose to use to refer to all of their drivers) who meet two distinct requirements: No. 1, they must possess self-satisfaction and happiness when serving others; and No. 2, they must possess a high and flexible work ethic. “The combination of these two features seems to produce our best performing professionals,” Christy Dirks said. “We invest heavily in


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a training program for chauffeur candidates that includes an inten- and budget throughout the year.” sive 40-hour program. New chauffeurs also participate in ride-along Despite this help, there are times when the unusual nature of the trips with our trainers before being allowed to perform a ride on their transportation business is too much for some people to accept. As own. We also place new chauffeurs in lower risk services until we business owners, the Dirks recognize and understand these chalcan validate their skills lenges, and know that “We recognize tHat WitH tHe Disruption and safety. Those chaunot everybody is cut ffeurs who get over all of for such work. FroM DiFFerent on-DeManD car services in tHe out“Until a person these hurdles will then For-Hire transportation inDustrY, tHe sMall actually goes through be allowed to drive our larger asset vehicles.” veHicle categorY is BecoMing DisturBeD anD such changes in work demands, it’s hard to Although driver shorcoMMoDitizeD. tHereFore, We Believe our tages have been reportreally know if he/she ed by many bus/motor- Future investMents sHoulD Be FocuseD on tHe wants to do this type coach operators across of job for a long perilarger asset classes For transportation. tHis od. Some simply do the country, Christy Dirks said Limousine not, and we underincluDes DiFFerent Bus categories. ” stand. They may end Livery continues to — Christy Dirks up driving for a truckenjoy a high retention ing company or chanrate. This is due, in part, to the company’s philosophy of providing fair compensation ging professions altogether. This is just part of the challenge of operating a transportation company,” Christy Dirks said. “The best we and great working conditions. “I feel Limousine Livery remains a very respected firm in our can do is show respect for our chauffeurs, pay them well and provide transportation marketplace. We rarely lose anyone to the competi- time with good benefits. We also try to have a comfortable and tion. I would say our overall loss rate in chauffeurs is below the happy place for them to work and build a career. The same is true for industry average,” Aaron Dirks said. “It’s important to make sure our all of our employees. This includes mechanics, dispatchers and new chauffeur hires understand the seasonality of the transportation office personnel. We have a staff of 120 people.” Limousine Livery’s facility in the heart of New Orleans is located business. Our lowest month can be 50 percent below in work compared to our peak month. Demand in the transportation business is near Interstate 10, and not far from the French Quarter. It was purvariable. There can be huge swings. Therefore, it’s important our chased by the Dirks in 2011, and has since been expanded. “The original building has been around for 30 years, but we have new chauffeurs are aware of these swings. We can help them plan

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expanded by adding 6,000 “We Have HeavilY investeD in our cHauFFeurs’ lounge. square feet for new office it incluDes reclining cHairs, sucH as tHose FounD in space,” Christy Dirks said. “Geographically, we are ideMovie tHeatres, anD a MoDern entertainMent sYsteM. ally located for reaching the majority of our customers. tHe iDea BeHinD tHe lounge is to proviDe a coMFortaBle This includes quick access to place For our cHauFFeurs WHen tHeY are not Driving.” various hotels, the convention — Aaron Dirks center, the airport and downtown New Orleans.” Aaron Dirks added that the company’s facility is technology- to satisfying various customer groups. “We have brought what we have learned in the military to our driven, and is employee-friendly for its staff of chauffeurs and company when it comes to customer service. Discipline, passion other workers. “We have heavily invested in our chauffeurs’ lounge. It includes and caring are three core virtues that we try to instill and define for reclining chairs, such as those found in movie theatres, and a mod- each of our departments and service categories,” Aaron Dirks said. He outlined how each of these virtues can make a difference in ern entertainment system,” he said. “The idea behind the lounge is to provide a comfortable place for our chauffeurs when they are customer service when properly implemented by specific Limousine not driving. This is all part of providing a physical representation Livery employees: n Discipline — For chauffeurs, it’s important that they make sure of our company’s spirit, making sure our chauffeurs understand that they are very critical to our company’s importance in this each Limousine Livery vehicle is ready to be properly presented to business. We want all of our employees to be proud that they work customers. The company’s chauffeurs must also be dressed and groomed in a way that best represents Limousine Livery, and must for Limousine Livery.” display the right attitude at all times, in an effort to make somebody’s day special; DISCIPLINE, PASSION AND CARING n Passion — This virtue comes about by employees loving their eing a hometown transportation provider, officials at work and wanting to serve other people. It’s also about exhibiting Limousine Livery know the value of taking care of cus- passion for their profession when answering the telephone, working tomers. The company’s valued reputation is at stake every with customers who have specific issues, and helping other people day. Therefore, customer service must remain strong. Christy and take care of challenging work-related demands; and, TransitAd_BuslineMag.qxp_Layout 1 8/20/15 11:30 AM Page 1 n Caring — Taking care of customers who are often far away Aaron Dirks rely on their experience in the military, when it comes

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from home requires a unique type of service, one that also includes and ancillary services,” Christy Dirks said. “We are very excited to the important virtue of “caring.” This often involves Limousine further build relationships with our customers through this new platLivery employees “going the extra step” so that customers can expe- form, and also with MyAirportTrip.com. It’s a way of finding more rience a positive “wow” factor. business, as well as building additional transportation markets.” “I have been involved in a number of industries my entire adult Both Christy and Aaron Dirks said they remain excited for what life. One thing remains the same: It’s easier to acquire and retain cus- the future holds for Limousine Livery, and the entire U.S. bus and tomers when you have a differentiation strategy in place that goes motorcoach transportation industry. beyond ‘price,’” Aaron Dirks said. “If you only have price as your main differentiator factor as a company, “IT’S EASIER TO ACQUIRE AND RETAIN CUSTOMERS it becomes much easier for customers to leave. It’s WHEN YOU HAVE A DIFFERENTIATION STRATEGY important to bring additional value — such as disciIN PLACE THAT GOES BEYOND ‘PRICE.’” pline, passion and caring. “With Limousine Livery being primarily focused — Aaron Dirks on specific markets and strategies as a transportation “We feel growth will continue in our transportation marketplace provider, this also helps customers see the true value of our company. They are better able to understand the additional value we can over the next decade,” Christy Dirks said, “and that Limousine Livery will capture a large portion of this growth. bring to the table.” “Operating a transportation company can be difficult, but anytime Christy Dirks added: “Performing quality work is necessary to succeed. Our differentiators have also always been focused on you achieve something that is difficult in life, you gain a lot of pride implementing forward-leaning technology, becoming more sus- and sense of accomplishment. We have been fortunate in the last decade to grow our business and do well, which brings a lot of pride. tainable as a business and providing high-end assets.” Looking ahead, Christy and Aaron Dirks are working on devel- An added bonus comes from seeing further development take place oping a partnership between Limousine Livery and the couple’s in New Orleans. A transportation provider can help a city grow in so new startup companies Joieful and MyAirportTrip.com. These many ways. It’s all about helping people who are in need, including entities offer curated experiences of all types in the New Orleans those times when natural disasters occur.” area — from walking tours and swamp adventures to top local attractions — and also for-hire airport transportation options ultiContact: Limousine Livery, 4333 Euphrosine St., mately around the world. New Orleans, LA 70125. Phone: 504-561-8777. “Joieful is a tour and attraction ticketing and fulfillment platform. Email: info@limolivery.com. We feel it will break new ground when it comes to supporting hotels Website: www.limolivery.com.

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BITZER’s Training Center Recognized For Efficiency, Eco-Friendly Design The energy concept of BITZER’s Schaufler Academy received the tifunctional building. The three-story building is 10 metres tall and has five rooms for theoretical and three areas for pracDeutscher TGA-Award 2016 in the “New Building” tical training. category on April 12. The international training cenThree training rooms can also be connected to tre is located in Rottenburg-Ergenzingen, Germany, form a large lecture hall that can accommodate up on the grounds of the BITZER competence centre to 120 people. With a gross floor area of 36,600for screw compressors. sq.-ft., the building can host several training coursAt the Schaufler Academy, heating and cooling es at the same time. are provided by heat pumps, underground latent storage (ice storage), a solar thermal collector and a In addition, the Schaufler Academy contains combined heat and power system. office space for the training staff and a cafeteria with “This concept underlines our commitment to seating for 110 people. It also serves as a new recepPhoto: BITZER US developing products for sustainable energy use and tion building for the production facility at A heat pump with two BITZER Orbit 8 Rottenburg-Ergenzingen. climate protection. The academy allows us to presscroll compressors ensures heating and “Even before the Schaufler Academy opened its ent systems featuring BITZER components to our cooling inside the air conditioning system. doors, more than 150 training courses on CO2 customers in a direct way,” Volker Stamer, director of the Schaufler Academy, said. “The ice storage system collects tem- applications had already been offered in Rottenburg-Ergenzingen. Our porarily available cooling and thermal energy, which can be retrieved training courses are in high demand,” Volker Stamer, director of the when it is required. This enables BITZER to balance the fluctuating ener- Schaufler Academy, said. “In addition to our CO2 seminars, we also offer gy supply, while also using renewable sources of energy for space heat- courses on ammonia applications and inverter compressors. We also offer hydrocarbon training courses, which tend to focus on the use of propane ing and cooling.” Dr. Armin Walz, head of the company’s application engineering, said, in refrigeration and air conditioning systems.” “With the academy, we’d also like to intensify the academy’s contact “We installed a heat pump with two BITZER ORBIT 8-scroll, type GSD80295 compressors for the building’s heating and cooling. With their with schools and universities as well as promote an interest in technology high efficiency, at full-load and part-load, and wide application limits, these among young people,” Stamer said. Dates of individual training courses offered at the academy can be found compressors are ideal for heat pump systems with reverse cycling.” From the beginning, the Schaufler Academy was designed to be a mul- at: www.bitzer.de/gb/en/service/expertise/seminars/.

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5Star Specialty Program Div. of Crump Insurance Services, Inc. 158 N. Harbor City Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32935 USA 877-247-9772 E-Mail: marketing@5starsp.com Website: www.5starsp.com Products: An auto liability driven program with over 20 years experience writing public livery risks, nationwide. Expertise in charter buses, sightseeing buses, entertainer coaches, contract school buses, transit buses, airport shuttles and more. 11

portation industry a diverse product and service offering that covers a spectrum of operational needs, including new and pre-owned full-size highway coach equipment. ABC supports customers with a comprehensive after-sale service network for service and repairs, collision services, extensive OEM and quaility aftermarket parts needs for transit, motorcoach and heavy-duty equipment from nine strategically placed locations throughout the U. S. and Canada. Additionally, private and municipal financing and leasing options are available through the company’s financial services group. 16

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Acro Industries, Inc. 554 Colfax St. Rochester, NY 14606 USA 585-770-2707 E-Mail: ttytler@acroind.com Website: www.acroind.com Company Officers: Joe Noto and John Gefell Products: NAICS: 332116, 332312, 332710, 541330, 541490; Internal Core Competencies: Precision sheet metal fabrication, custom metal stamping, CNC machining and turning, welding (AWS) certified, electro mechanical assembly, custom manufacturing of laminate panels, engineering and design, supply chain management; prototype, short run, production, and lean/cellular manufacturing; Quality Standards: ISO 9001:2008 Registered, pursuing ISO 14001 registration in 2016; ITAR, TS 16949, and AS9100 compliant. 16

See Ad On Page 13 1506 30th St., N.W. Faribault, MN 55021 USA 800-222-2875, 507-334-1871 Fax: 507-334-0246 E-Mail: abcinfo@abc-companies.com Website: www.abc-companies.com Company Officers: Dane Cornell, Chairman of the Board & CEO; Tim Wayland, President & Chief Commercial Officer; Dan Axelson, Chief Financial Officer; Roman Cornell, Executive Vice President; Jon Savitz, Senior Vice President - Business Development; Tom DeMatteo, Senior Vice President and General Counsel/Secretary; Clint Guth, Senior Vice President – Western Region; Brenda Borwege, Senior Vice President – Strategic Accounts Products: ABC Companies is a provider to the trans-

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ADVANTAGE FUNDING See Ad On Page 40 1111 Marcus Ave., Suite M27 Lake Success, NY 11042 USA 516-280-1375 Website: www.advantagefund.com

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Products: Specializing in ground transportation finance, Advantage Funding offers competitive rates, quick turnaround time, and customer service. The company offers financing and leasing programs tailored to fit customers’ needs on new and used buses, and can finance purchases from dealers as well as from other operators. 11 AESYS, Inc. 27 Bland St. Emerson, NJ 07630 USA 201-871-3223 E-Mail: sales@aesysinc.com Website: www.aesys.com/us Products: Signs for North American motorcoach operators. The company is also a supplier of various types of on-board and stationary sign systems for the transit market. 14 AIMS POWER

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Company Officers: Sean Nichols, Sarah Hays Products: AIMS Power has been offering high quality power solutions for the bus and coach industry for over 15 years. Its products are used by OEM’s, up fitters and operators. The company has a large line of inverters and inverter chargers for the industry. Its inverter line includes 12, 24 and 48 volt units, in both modified and pure sine wave. The AIMS Power line ranges from 100 watts up to 12000 watts. In addition to inverters, the company offers a complete line of DCDC 24v to 12v step down converters, in sizes 5 amps up to 100 amps. Its offering extends to full install kits including DC cable, fuses and remotes. AIMS Power has helped companies design systems with dual and single inverters depending on their needs. Also, the company will help operators and installers design their aftermarket systems, making sure the set up is sized properly to meet end-user power needs. AIMS Power can help customers with their next project, whether it’s a new build or replacement. 16 Airport Seating/Transit Seating Alliance 8001 Centerview Pkwy., Suite 203 Cordova, TN 38018 USA 901-685-8263 Fax: 901-683-6745 E-Mail: info@airportseatingalliance.com Website: www.airportseatingalliance.com Products: Waiting room seating to match tough design requirements and budgets. ASA will guide customers through all available models addressing comfort level, features, functions and benefits for each facility. It starts with the type of seating material: perforated steel, aluminum, stainless steel, molded polyurethane, etc., and concludes with cushion thickness and type. The result is a set of technical specifications to meet the needs of customers. In addition to seating to fit any market, the company offers power options that allow for retrofitting existing spaces with power kits that are mountable under most seating. The Power and Go tower offers a different approach to providing power to customers through the use of a free standing or floor mounted pedestal that provides six standard plugs as well as six USB outlets. 15 Alexander Dennis Inc. 31566 Railroad Canyon Rd. #342 Canyon Lake, CA 92587 USA 951-244-9429 Website: www.alexander-dennis.com Products: Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) is a leading bus and coach builder with a history and heritage of design, engineering and manufacturing excellence that spans more than a century. ADL is a manufacturer of double deck buses internationally, with a network of facilities in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Germany and the United Kingdom. The three-axle Enviro500 can be found in many city fleets such as in Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Seattle, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa. The two-axle Enviro400 is a market leader in the United Kingdom. These low floor, easy access, high capacity vehicles are constructed on a steel chassis with a lightweight aluminium body structure making them more fuel efficient with reliability, lowest cost of ownership and best-in-class aftermarket support. Occupying a compact footprint on the road, offering high passenger seating capacity and available in different height configurations (13’6” and 12’9”) with various interior specifications, the Enviro500 double deck vehicles are designed for high-density city transit, urban commuter and tourist routes. 16

Alliance Bus Group / CAIO 1926 Hyannis Ct. College Park, GA 30337 USA 770-305-0060 E-Mail: sales@alliancebusgroup.com Website: www.alliancebusgroup.com Products: Manufacturer of intercity and midsize buses. 14 Allison Transmission One Way Allison Indianapolis, IN 46222 USA 317-242-5000 Website: www.allisontransmission.com Products: Transmissions - parts and systems. 14

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E-Mail: transflor@altrofloors.com Website: www.altrotransflor.com Products: Altro Transflor is a safety flooring manufacturer, with over 90 years of experience. It provides high performance, slip-resistant, and flexible safety flooring for bus, rail and maritime applications. The company offers a range of floor coverings engineered for the latest international smoke, fire and toxicity regulations and demands of passenger safety and comfort. Its safety flooring provides a combination of vinyl, quartz aggregate, aluminum oxide and silicon carbide that includes multi-layered fiber reinforcement for controlled stability. Made with high quality, sustainable materials, Altro Transflor flooring comes with product warranties of up to 15 years. It also provides customized turn-key kits for easy installation. 16

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See Ad On Page 33 Pirules 16E, Comp Industrial Cuamatla Cuautitlan Izcalli, Estado de Mexico 54730 MEXICO +52(55)5881-2007 E-Mail: donovan@amaya-astron.com.mx Website: www.amaya-astron.com.mx Company Officers: Carlos Amaya, President; Gab-

riel Amaya, CEO; Donovan Albarran, Sales Director; Marcela Amaya, Marketing Coordinator Products: The Amaya-Astron Seating models: GT, A-220, A-2TEN and the TORINO G PLUS, provide the latest in ergonomic technology and passenger safety, fulfilling the FMVSS and CMVSS standards for 3-point seatbelt seats. Comfort, design and adaptability are the company’s most valuable features, recognized by the transport industry in all of Amaya-Astron’s models. As North American leaders in the seating industry, Amaya-Astron Seating has a large list of options and accessories available to accomplish customers’ requirements for the different transportation services. For sales and service inquiries in the United States and Canada, contact George Farrell, email: gfarr007@aol.com; or Bob Greene, email: bgreene45@cox.net. 16 American Acoustical Products 311 Hopping Brook Rd. Holliston, MA 01746 USA 720-635-1294 E-Mail: k.rodger@aapusa.com Website: www.aapusa.com Company Officers: Russell Moody, President; Ken Owens, COO Products: A manufacturer of acoustical absorbers, barriers, and damping treatments to the North American transit bus market. In addition to manufacturing capabilities, it offers state-of-the-art NVH diagnostic and design services. The product line features lightweight, flame retardant, durable, and cost effective NVH performance for use in engine compartments, fire walls, floors, wheel wells, and headliners. Product offering and areas of application include — Millennium Metal: metal sound absorber for use in engine compartments, headliners, and wheel wells; Hush Cloth Safe and Sound foam: fire walls, headliners and thermal body insulation; Whispermat: foam barrier composites for engine compartments and fire walls; Noiseless Metal: damped metal for fire walls and wheel wells; and, Noiseless Wood: acoustically treated floors. 16 AMERICAN COOLING TECHNOLOGY, INC. (ACT)

715 Willow Springs Ln., York, PA 17406 USA 877-228-4247 Website: www.actusa.us.com Products: American Cooling Technology (ACT) designs, tests and manufactures a complete line of advanced bus air conditioning systems for all sizes and makes of buses, including both conventional and hybrid drive buses. Products include split type air conditioning systems as well as complete roof mount air conditioning systems for all buses. ACT also offers specification preparation assistance, product testing, replacement air conditioning parts for most air conditioning brands, and on-site product training classes. 16

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American Motor Products, Inc. 2340 Tampa Ave, Suite H El Cajon, CA 92020 USA 866-926-2152 E-Mail: alanam@amprodusa.com Website: www.amprodusa.com Company Officers: Laird Mooney, President; Dave Ward, Executive Vice President of Business Development Products: Michelin/Goodrich/Uniroyal tires at fleet discount prices, road hazard protection, Michelin’s ONCall 2.0, EcoPower oil, cryorotor brakes, Nation Safe Drivers Towbusters Club, and discount fuel card. 16 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) 1300 I St., NW, Suite 1200 East Washington, DC 20005 USA 202-496-4800 Website: www.apta.com Products: APTA members are public organizations that are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne passenger services, and high-speed rail. Members also include large and small companies that plan, design, construct, finance, supply, and operate bus and rail services worldwide. Government agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, academic institutions, and trade publications are also part of its membership. 16 American Seating 401 American Seating Center Grand Rapids, MI 49504 USA 616-732-6600 Website: www.americanseating.com Products: Manufactures passenger seating for city

service bus, rail, motorcoach and mobility aid securement. 15 American Trans-Data, Corp. 3611 S. Harbor Blvd., Suite 155 Santa Ana, CA 92704 USA 714-751-3000 Web Site: www.americantransdata.com Products: Software solutions to the bus and tour industries since 1980. Provides turnkey solutions for charter bus companies to manage the reservation and billing process. ATD also provides airport and casino shuttle systems that offer both desktop and mobile platforms. The company’s shuttle system offers onbus ticket confirmation and redemption. 15 Ameritrans Bus, Inc. 2503 Ada Dr., Elkhart, IN 46514 USA 574-262-8935 Website: www.tmcgroupinc.com Products: Manufacturer of limousine coaches, midsize buses and paratransit vehicles. 14 AMF Bruns of America LP 1797 Georgetown Rd. Hudson, OH 44236 USA 877-506-3770 E-Mail: info@amfbrunsamerica.com Website: www.amfbrunsamerica.com Products: Vehicle technology for the physicallychallenged. This includes manufacturing vehicle accessories and associated equipment for the safe transportation of people with limited mobility. 16 Anderson Insurance TIB-Transportation Insurance Brokers 799 Roosevelt Rd., Bldg. 6, Suite 220 Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 USA

630-348-3380 Website: www.tibinsurance.com Company Officers: Bob Anderson, Regional Vice President; Don Anderson, Regional Vice President Products: Insurance brokerage services for the bus industry. 16 AngelTrax 9540 US Highway 84 West Newton, AL 36352 USA 800-673-1788 Website: www.angeltrax.com Products: Mobile video suveillance systems designed, manufactured and provided by innovative technologies. This includes: Hybrid Component™ mobile DVRs with slide-rail components for easy upgrades and long-term use; high-definition quaility interior and exterior cameras; FlexPlay Pro 7™ proprietary playback software with integrated driver report card; MotoTrax™ proprietary online surveillance manager featuring AVL, live tracking, live view, fixed route comparisons, RFID tracking and geofencing to enhance fleet efficiency; patented virtual synchronized Mapping™ technology for a street-map view of the vehicle’s route and a permanent, courtadmissable location record embedded in the video footage; and, the CoPilot™ all-in-one mobile DVR with real-time driver correction, two built-in cameras, solid-state SD card storage and built-in wireless connectivity. 15 Apollo Video Technology 24000 35th Ave., SE Bothell, WA 98021 USA 425-483-7100 E-Mail: info@apollovideo.com Website: www.apollovideotechnology.com Products: Designed and manufactured specifically

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See Ad On Page 28 51165 Greenfield Pkwy. Middlebury, IN 46540 USA 574-825-6472 Website: www.arbocsv.com Products: ARBOC Specialty Vehicles is a manufacturer of cost effective low-floor buses. The company is known for bringing innovative solutions to the transportation industry since 2009. ARBOC Specialty Vehicles pioneered the low floor cutaway bus technology that allows for vehicle access for passengers of all abilities including passengers with special needs. Current production models include: Spirit of Independence, Spirit of Mobility, Spirit of Freedom and Spirit of Liberty. 15 ARI-HETRA 12775 Randolph Ridge Lane Manassas, VA 20109 USA 800-562-3250/703-359-6265 Website: www.ari-hetra.com Products: Heavy-duty mobile lifting equipment, exhaust extraction systems and wheel service equipment. 15

AROW Global 924 N. Park View Circle Mosinee, WI 54455 USA 715-693-6020 E-Mail: askarowglobal@arowglobal.com Website: www.arowglobal.com Company Officer: Dan Koschik, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Products: AROW Global specializes in the design and production of transportation window systems for major North American bus and recreational vehicle manufacturers. This includes the Storm-Tite Flush window series and the Evolution Framed window series. AROW has recently entered into the driver protection market. The company now designs and builds custom driver protection systems specific to client application and equipment. 16 ATLANTIC DETROIT DIESEL-ALLISON

See Ad On Page 36 180 Route 175, P O Box 950 Lodi, NJ 07644 USA 201-489-5800 Website: www.atlanticdda.com Products: Engaged in the sale and servicing of diesel and alternative fuel engines, transmissions and related components, parts and accessories, for equipment serving various on- and off-highway markets. 08 ATR Transmission Remanufacturing, Inc. 401 Terrace Dr. Mundelein, IL 60060 USA 866-738-7267 Website: www.atreman.com

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Products: ISO-certified remanufacturer of fleet transmissions. ATR specializes in Allison Transmissions as well as light duty fleet transmissions to cover all buses in a fleet. ATR has warehouse locations in the United States and Canada. 15 Auto Meter Technologies 111 Somonauk St. Sycamore, IL 60178 USA 815-991-2267 Website: www.oem.autometer.com Products: LCD, liquid-filled, digital and analog instrumentation products; CAN instrumentation; health and usage monitoring systems; event logger/recorders; digital video recorders; tire pressure and temperature monitoring systems; battery, starting and charging system analyzers; battery chargers; custom OEM instrumentation solutions and commercialoff-the-shelf vehicle system display products. 15 Avail Technologies, Inc. 1960 Old Gatesburg Rd., Suite 200 State College, PA 16803 USA 814-234-3394 E-Mail: info@availtec.com Website: www.availtec.com Products: ITS technology solutions for transit operators throughout the United States. 16 AWASH (ECOWASH) SYSTEMS CORP

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800-265-7405 Website: www.awashsystems.com Products: Washing made easy, efficient and economical. Awash Systems Corp. manufactures the Tower Wash system for buses, motorcoaches and all sizes of fleet vehicles. North America’s only OEM. The company has services and parts for all its machines since 1991. Over 25 years in business, with thousands of customers across North America, Awash can service and install systems anywhere. Using less than one ounce of soap a minute, and three gallons of water to wash a minute, customers can wash a bus in less than five minutes inside or outside. Customers can utilize their wash area for more than just washing as the Awash system parks neatly in a corner, out of the way for any other desired work that needs to be done on a fleet. No other washing system on the market can compare in cost efficiencies, durability and customer service. Visit www.awashsystems.com or call Michelle at 800-265-7405. 16 BAE Systems, HybriDrive® Solutions 1098 Clark St. Endicott, NY 13760 USA 607-770-2083 Website: www.hybridrive.com Products: HybriDrive® transit propulsion systems. BAE Systems now offers HybriDrive Series-E. HybriDrive propulsion enables bus accessories to run 100 percent electric. BAE Systems also provides new electric drive modes, including “engine-off” capability. HybriDrive Series-E’s new electric drive modes are Start/Stop Drive, Quiet Drive, Depot Drive, and Silent Drive. 13

Bauer Compressors Inc. 1328 Azalea Garden Rd. Norfolk, VA 23502 USA 757-852-2403 Website: www.bauercomp.com Products: The next generation of large capacity CNG compressors, the C26 X-Fill series. Spanning the 125 - 175 HP range and featuring Bauer’s high inlet pressure compressor, complementing the existing range in Bauer’s CNG systems portfolio. The C26 X-Fill has been engineered to achieve large capacity performance in an attractive and quiet package. Suitable for densely populated areas where low noise and visual appeal are important. 14 BAUER’S CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED

See Ad On Page 34 Pier 50 San Francisco, CA 94158 USA 415-595-8164 Website: www.bauerscertifiedpre-owned.com Products: Motorcoaches, limousines and other luxury vehicles. 16

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems 901 Cleveland St. Elyria, OH 44035 USA 440-329-9000, 800-247-2725 E-Mail: info@bendix.com Website: www.bendix.com, www.brake-school.com, www.safertrucks.com Company Officers: Joe McAleese, Chairman; Berend Bracht, President and CEO; Carlos Hungria, COO Products: Airbrake systems, foundation drum brakes, air disc brakes, tire pressure monitoring systems, air brake control systems, full stability systems, collision mitigation technologies, ABS, product training - in-person/online, actuation components, chambers, air dryers, and compressors, remanufactured components, lane departure warning and blind spot detection. 16 Bendix Spicer Foundation Brakes 901 Cleveland St. Elyria, OH 44035 USA 440-329-9709, 866-610-9709 E-Mail: info@foundationbrakes.com Website: www.foundationbrakes.com, www.brakeschool.com, www.safertrucks.com Company Officers: Eddie Wilkinson, President; Aaron Schwass, Vice President and General Manager Products: Foundation drum brakes, air disc brakes, actuation/actuators, slack adjusters, chambers, remanufactured brake shoes, brake pads and linings, product training — in-person/online. 16

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Bergen Auto Upholstery Co., Inc. 375 North St. Secaucus, NJ 07094 USA 201-457-9100 Fax: 201-457-9103 E-Mail: bergenauto@aol.com Website: www.bergenseat.com Products: Seat replacement and complete interior refurbishing, including seat covers, ceilings, sidewalls, lav area, under racks, dash, entrance door. Parts distributor for American, National and Amaya seat parts with large inventory in stock. Bergen offers a complete cleaning service, seat cover shampooing, seat frame cleaning, cleaning of sidewalls and A/C ducts, and shampooing of any carpeted surface. Bergen road crew is available to install on location. 14

Better Life Technology, LLC 9736 Legler Rd. Lenexa, KS 66219 USA 913-894-0403 E-Mail: cs@bltllc.com Website: www.bltllc.com Products: Flooring options for the bus and other industries. BLT’s specialized transit flooring is a high-performance product that is composed of 100 percent polyvinyl material. Can sustain constant strain, trauma and water exposure. Will not separate, crack or break. 16 BITIMEC WASH-BOTS.COM See Ad On Page 19 15 Putnam Ave., #290 Greenwich, CT 06830 USA

203-637-1900 E-Mail: balbanesi@wash-bots.com Website: www.wash-bots.com Company Officer: Bruno Albanesi, President

Products: Bus washing for the 21st century. State-ofthe-art single-brush machines feature: all-stainlesssteel frames; brush-only inclination; electric, battery or diesel power; double controls, to work in two directions; totally self-contained; low maintenance; and soap, wash and rinse a full-size coach in approximately 6-8 minutes. 16 BITZER US, INC.

See Ad On Page 31 4080 Enterprise Way Flowery Branch, GA 30024 USA 770-718-2900 E-Mail: sbauknecht@bitzerus.com Website: www.bitzerus.com Company Officers : Matthew Lish, Natalie Van Dyke Products: BITZER is a provider of bus/coach air conditioning compressors. BITZER’s product range covers all compressor technologies, from reciprocating to scroll and screw compressors. BITZER bus air conditioning compressors are designed specifically to excel within the harsh environment of today’s engine compartments. BITZER’s bus air conditioning compressors offer superior capacity to cool coaches, school buses and transit buses, including larger articulated and double-decker buses. 16

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Upholstery, New & Used passenger & Drivers seats, flooring, floor structural, foam, gas struts and upholstery cleaning machines. Dealers for Isringhausin and National Seats, we have a full stock of seats and parts for both brands. We also have parts for American, Amaya, Vanhool and Wakefield seats.

If we don't have it, we can get it. Over 40 years of service to the motorcoach industry, all seat covers guaranteed for 4 years or 400,000 miles. Any questions about your seats or other needs, please call 425-432-9867 or visit us at www.willinghaminc.com.

660 John Dodd Rd. Spartanburg, SC 29303 USA 864-578-9683 Website: www.bodenorthamerica.com Products: Made in the USA, Bode designs and delivers entry systems for practically any kind of train or bus. Energy efficient electric CADS door for transit buses is easy to install, low maintenance, and low power consumption. The CADS is integrated in the rotating column, saving space, adjusts itself and opens and closes evenly. The Bode Diagnosis Software Tool (HARDI) has been developed for use on Windows based computers. The graphic interface is self-explaining and allows the selection of more than 10 languages. Bode is a member of the Schaltbau group, a provider of technical components and systems worldwide. 15 Brasco International Inc. 32400 Industrial Drive Madison Heights, MI 48071 USA 800-893-3665 E-Mail: info@brasco.com

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Website: www.brasco.com Products: Bus stop shelters, BRT station shelters, bike shelters, transit shelters, solar powered LED safety bollards, windscreens, advertising boxes, solar powered ad box retrofits, custom glass etching, roof retrofits, benches, bike racks, waste receptacles, shopping cart corrals, advertising signs, solar lighting retrofits, shade shelters, leaning rails, covered walkways and canopies. 14 BraunAbility 631 West 11th St. Winamac, IN 46996 USA 800-488-0359 Website: www.braunability.com Products: Wheelchair-accessible vehicles and wheelchair lifts. 16 Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC 535 Marriott Dr., 8th Floor Nashville, TN 37214 USA 330-697-4497 Fax: 330-572-5039 Website: www.bridgestonefirestonemileagesales.com Products: Provides lease, sales and service of light truck, commercial and specially-designed mileage tires, retreads, wheels and tire service equipment. 15 Budget Truck and Auto, Inc. 2027 W. Avalon Rd. Janesville, WI 53546 USA 800-524-6113 E-Mail: sales@budgettruckandauto.com Website: www.budgettruckandauto.com

Products: With over 40 years of experience, Budget Truck and Auto is a full-service collision center in the Midwest. Budget Truck and Auto specializes in collision repair, fabrication, frame straightening, vinyl graphics, and custom paint needs. Technicians are trained and certified by bus and motorcoach manufacturers including Van Hool, Prevost, Temsa, and Motor Coach Industries. 16 Bus & Truck of Chicago, Inc, 7447 S. Central Ave., Suite B Bedford Park, IL 60638 USA 773-523-6003 E-Mail: barryh@busntruckchicago.com Website: www.busntruckchicago.com Company Officers: Barry Hornecker, President; Mike Iambor, Vice President; Randy Westergaard, CFO Products: Bus repair facility and bus remanufacturing of small and large buses. Mechanical, electrical, suspensions, air-conditioning and body repairs for all types of buses. Accident, collision repairs and complete refinishing available. A 65-foot paint booth available within the facility. 16 BusesOnline.com 325 Route 125 Brentwood, NH 03833 USA 603-679-2800 E-Mail: sales@busesonline.com Website: www.busesonline.com Products: Online marketplace for the bus industry. Buy and sell buses, motorhomes, schoolbuses, minibuses, transits, trolleys, limos and more. 15

Busgraphix.com 1830 E. 3rd St., Tempe, AZ 85281 USA 480-427-2767 E-Mail: info@busgraphix.com Website: www.busgraphix.com Company Officers: Jay Lieske Products: Bus wraps and bus graphics, full service solutions including innovative design, production with product quality and nationwide expert installation team. 16 busHive Software 313 Ushers Rd. Ballston Lake, NY 12801 USA 518-877-2507 E-Mail: sales@bushive.com Website: www.bushive.com Company Officers: Mike Hinckley, President; Brian Mann, Director of Sales; Jessica Harblin, Director of Support Products: busHive provides transportation software. It specializes in charter management, driver compliance and vehicle preventative maintenance. 16 BYD Motors 1800 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015 USA 213-748-3980 Website: www.byd.com Products: Electric bus manufacturer. 14 C.E. Niehoff & Co. 2021 Lee St. Evanston, IL 60202 USA

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847-866-6030 E-Mail: sales@ceniehoff.com Website: www.CENiehoff.com Products: Specializing in the design and manufacture of heavy-duty brushless alternators. Models are customized for niche markets with a wide range of output capabilities and a variety of market specific features. CEN alternators are designed to withstand chaff, dust and corrosive agents of agriculture, construction, marine and mining environments. The brushless design eliminates internal arcing, making it good for operation in volatile environments. 08 Cable Car Classics, Inc. 3239 Rio Lindo Avenue Healdsburg, CA 95448 USA 800-349-1873, 707-433-6810 E-Mail: sales@cablecarclassics.com Website: www.cablecarclassics.com Products: Provides customers with advantages of vintage-style trolleys, plus reliability of heavy-duty low floor transit buses. The company’s trolleys help increase ridership and community goodwill. 13 Cable Car Concepts 821 Shunpike Rd. Cape May, NJ 08204 USA 800-422-8366 Website: www.trolley.com Products: Originators of the themed trackless trolley. Facilities are located in Cape May, NJ, and Starke, FL. Cable Car Concepts’ trackless trolleys are road worthy replicas of their San Francisco-area on-track counterparts, operating on rubber tires with standard or alternative fuel engines. 16

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2476 Waldorf Court NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544 USA 616-288-0655 E-Mail: camira-usa@camirafabrics.com Website: www.camirafabrics.com Company Officers: Grant Russell, CEO; Andrew Schofield, Group Sales & Marketing Director; Nick Brown, Finance Director; Rune Akselberg, President, Camira Group, Inc. Products: Global textile manufacturer, Camira offers total fabric solutions for passenger transport interiors. Known for its traditional plush wool moquettes, Camira’s manufacturing expertise also covers lighter weight pile fabrics with added design and texture, comtemporary flat weave fabrics for seating, vinyls, leathers and a wide range of ancillary interior trim fabrics for other surfaces within motorcoaches. Transportation fabric collections include Aura, Dimension, Elements, Fusion, Quantum, Vigor, Vita and Folio. Added fabric protection comes from Defender, Camira’s triple action, long-lasting fabric treatment which has an invisible protective shield making fabrics ani-bacterial, antifungal and anti-stain. As well as an extensive portfolio of stocked ranges for motorcoach interiors, Camira has an inhouse design team that can develop something more bespoke, adding personality and flair to any vehicle interior. Camira’s designers work in close partner-

ship with professional design houses and operators to create the most appropriate fabric solutions, not only in terms of color and appearance, but also in meeting specific technical requirements, most notably flammability performance. All fabrics are designed with passengers in mind. Comfort and safety is paramount, and working with operators to develop a new fabric ensures the fabric meets their requirements and also the needs of the customer. Whether a stocked range or custom-made, Camira’s transport fabrics are designed to coordinate with a wide range of other options including leather and vinyl, as well as trim options for piping, headrests, wall side and ceiling finishes, and curtaining to provide flexible options for combination seats using more than one material type. Camira is represented by Wagner & Associates (phone: 919-552-4466); and Transportation Products Sales and Service (phone: 724-640-8826). 16 Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) 55 York St., No. 1401 Toronto, ON M5J 1R7 CANADA 416-365-9800 Website: www.cutaactu.ca Products: CUTA is a member-based association that supports public transit as the core of integrated mobility across Canada. 16 CARLYLE COMPRESSOR See Ad On Page 16 6304 Thompson Rd. Syracuse, NY 13221 USA 315-432-3096 E-Mail: carlyle.compressor@carrier.utc.com

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Website: www.carlylecompressor.com Products: Carlyle 05G and 05K open-drive compressors are designed for air conditioning and refrigeration applications. The compressor is approved to operate with R-134a and R-4-4A refrigerants. 15 CH BUS SALES, LLC/TEMSA USA

See Ad On Page 7 1645 Lyndale Ave., North, Suite 102 Faribault, MN 55021 USA 507-331-7911 E-Mail: info@chbussales.com Website: www.chbussales.com Company Officers: Robert Foley, President & CEO; Duane Geiger, Executive Vice President of Sales and Service; Tim Guldin, Vice President of Sales & Service Southeast; Tony Mongiovi, Vice President of Sales & Service Northeast; Tim Vaught, Vice President of Sales, Service & Product Development South Products: Exclusive distributor of Temsa motorcoaches in North America, offering the TS30, TS35E, and TS45 Temsa products. Temsa uses high quality production standards stressing customer satisfaction.

The Temsa TS30 and TS35 coaches are fully integral mid-size coaches. The TS45 full-sized coach, introduced in 2014, has top safety features as standard options. Temsa coaches are constructed from stainless steel for extra durability and safety, and are tested to ensure the highest standards. Equipped with a Cummins/Allison driveline, Temsa models provide raw power and optimum serviceability. In addition to these Temsa products, CH Bus Sales is focused on superb after-sales service and support through parts availability, warranty support, technical assistance, driver training, and repair services. CH continues to expand to new locations in order to provide increased support to customers throughout the United States. 16 Champion Bus Inc. 331 Graham Rd. Imlay City, MI 48444 USA 800-776-4943 E-Mail: sales@championbus.com Website: www.championbus.com Company Officer: Joe Bradshaw, Vice President/ General Manager Products: Champion Bus, Inc., a subsidiary of REV Group, manufactures small- and medium-sized commercial buses for public transit, paratransit, parking, airport, hotel/resort, assisted living, group tour, church and university markets. Founded in 1953, Champion Bus was the first bus manufacturer to become QVM certified by the Ford Motor Company. All bus models manufactured at the company’s ISO 9001 certified facility in Imlay City, MI, are Altoona tested, FMVSS/CMVSS compliant and have passed FMVSS No. 220 and ECE r.66 rolloever safety tests. Backed by a dealer network in North

America, Champion Bus provides delivery of replacement parts, responsive customer serivce and technical support. 16 Charabanc Financial Services 102 Colony Park Dr., Suite 700 Cumming, GA 30040 USA 770-888-9981 Website: www.charabancfinancial.com Products: New and used coach leasing services. 16 CHESTNUT RIDGE FOAM, INC.

443 Warehouse Drive Latrobe, PA 15650 USA 800-234-2734 ext 264 E-Mail: atomasello@crfoam.com Website: www.crfoam.com Products: Advanced CR SAFGUARD® XL seat cushioning offers the latest in fire-resistant technology for a bus interior. Compliant with FTA fire safety criteria, this cushioning best eliminates the hazards associated with FMVSS 302. It’s a long-standing myth that FMVSS 302 provides a safe level of fire protection within the interior of public transportation vehicles. It burns rapidly and profusely while emitting immense volumes of toxic smoke, putting numerous lives at risk. Unfortunately, many individuals responsible for new vehicle specifications or replacement cushions are completely unaware of this danger. All

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CR SAFGUARD® XL cushioning is manufactured utilizing a low smoke, Neoprene latex compound. Its use allows removal of the largest interior fuel source from the vehicle. To include CR SAFGUARD® XL as a project requirement, we offer condensed specifications to be easily added to a vehicle bid package. Beyond its unrivaled fire-resistance, CR SAFGUARD® XL represents major advancements in seat cushioning durability and comfort. To maximize the service life of your vehicle seating, strategic use of both CR SAFGUARD® and CR SAFGUARD® XL can be utilized. Most often, CR SAFGUARD® is recommended for back cushions and headrests, while CR SAFGUARD® XL is selected to maximize the more demanding bottom cushion application. Both products are available in multiple firmness ranges and can be used alone or in combination to optimize comfortability. Visit www.CRFOAM.com to view CR SAFGUARD® XL fire performance capabilities in action with a comparative testing video of completed bus seats exposed to flame. This video is also available as an educational tool demonstrating the danger of how fire may impact bus interiors. Move beyond the standard for superior safety with CR SAFGUARD® XL fire-resistant seat cushioning. 16 Chief Enterprises, Inc. 545 W. Lake St. Elmhurst, IL 60126 USA 630-530-1224 E-Mail: bric@chiefent.com Website: www.chiefent.com Company Officer: John Herzog, Director of Business Development Products: Electrical components to the transportation

OEM and their suppliers. Chief offers connection, power distribution and protection, audible warning devices, and much more designed and tested for the harshest environments. The company’s line card is headlined by its new patent-pending, IP67 power distribution module, the BRIC. It supports low and high amp components and is equipped with a small footprint, silicone compression seal, and hydrophobic vent. In addition to stocking parts, Chief also offers custom kits, assembly, and design-in support. Chief’s on-staff engineering provides frontline quality and technical assistance. 16 City View Bus Sales & Service Ltd 71 City View Dr Toronto, ON M9W 5A5 CANADA 416-315-0632 E-Mail: joseph@cvbussales.com Website: www.cvbussales.com Company Officer: Lorenzo D’Urso Products: New and used bus sales, Cummins authorized dealer, official BAE system service provider, bus refurbishments, mobile repairs and body shop. 16 Classic Trolley 836 Mason Way Medford, OR 97501 USA 800-460-3934 Website: www.classictrolley.com Products: Hand-crafted trolleys mounted on premanufactured chassis. 10 Clean Energy 3020 Old Ranch Parkway, Suite 400 Seal Beach, CA 90740 USA

562-493-2804 Website: www.cleanenergyfuels.com Products: Provider of natural gas for transportation in North America with a customer base in the refuse, transit, shuttle, taxi, police, interstate trucking, airport and municipal fleet markets. 06 CLEAN SEAL, INC.

See Ad On Page 22 20900 West Ireland Rd., P.O. Box 2919 South Bend, IN 46680-2919 USA 800-366-3682, 574-299-1888 Website: www.CleanSeal.com Products: Clean Seal®, Inc. offers extruded EPDM, Neoprene, Silicone and Nitrile seals to the transportation, recreational vehicle, marine and appliance markets. The company also offers vulcanizing services for endless seal applications and body side moldings. A supplier of extruded rubber seals and gaskets, the extruded rubber products are available for a variety of applications. Clean Seal uses 3M™ (ST) sealing tape adhesives on its rubber seals designed for the automo-

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tive industry. Also available are a variety of molded rubber products including plugs, bushings, rubber grommets, bumpons and bumpers. Clean Seal also has available automotive hose products. 09 CMI Enterprises 13145 NW 45th Ave. Miami, FL 33054 USA 574-226-2977 Website: www.cmi-enterprises.com Products: Bus/coach upholstery, fabric. 14 Coach Glass 91302 N. Coburg Industrial Way Coburg, OR 97408 USA 800-714-7171 E-Mail: rv@coachglass.com Website: www.coachglass.com Products: Coach Glass specializes in OEM and replacement windshields and side glass for motorcoaches, transit buses, school buses and other specialty vehicles. Large inventory and quick delivery. Four regional distribution centers in Oregon, Arizona, Indiana and Florida. 14

resulting in the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first and only remanufactured all-electric battery powered bus. Developed exclusively by CCW, the Zero-Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) technology was integrated to provide customers an affordable route to eco-friendly transportation. Affiliated companies, TSI and SBL, specialize in supplying quality, pre-owned transit buses for sale and short/long-term lease. 15 CONTINENTAL CORPORATION

See Ad On Page 25 6755 Snowdrift Rd. Allentown, PA 18106 USA

610-289-0488 E-Mail: salessupport-us@vdo.com Website: trucks.vdo-instruments.com Products: The Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket business unit of Continental is a global supplier of systems and components to automobile, truck and bus manufacturers. Continental develops and produces products that make transportation safer, cleaner and more fuel-efficient. Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket develops and manufactures instrumentation and accessories, including off-the-shelf and customizable gauges, clusters and TFTs, an extensive line of sensors and senders, electronic network solutions/multiplex architecture, off-the-shelf camera systems, the ProViu ASL360 camera and surveillance system, and the VDO RoadLog ELD, a log automation and compliance management solution. 16

Collins Bus 415 W. 6th St. South Hutchinson, KS 67505 USA 620-662-9000 Website: www.collinsbuscorp.com Company Officer : Matt Scheuler, Vice President/ General Manager Products: Collins Bus Corporation, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc. (REV), manufactures Type A school bus and multi-function school activity bus (MFSAB) models in South Hutchinson, KS. 16 Columbia Equipment Co., Inc. 180-10 93rd Ave. Jamaica, NY 11433 USA 800-742-1297, 718-658-5900 Fax: 718-526-4110 E-Mail: shelterpr@columbiaequipment.com Web Site: www.columbiaequipment.com Products: Pre-fabricated aluminum bus shelters. Columbia offers standard and custom designs in a variety of sizes and configurations and in all price ranges. Product line includes bus stop shelters, train station shelters, windscreens, smoking shelters, walkway canopies, information kiosks, ticket vending shelters and custom street furniture. 12 COMPLETE COACH WORKS

See Ad On Page 46 1863 Service Ct. Riverside, CA 92507 USA 800-300-3751 E-Mail: ccasas@completecoach.com Website: www.completecoach.com Products: With over 28 years of dedicated service in the transportation industry, Complete Coach Works (CCW), and its affiliated companies, Transit Sales International (TSI) and Shuttle Bus Leasing (SBL), offer a vast array of transportation solutions. CCW is a U.S. bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company. CCW strives to continually provide cleaner air through innovative design and engineering,

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CPACEX Solutions 118 Industrial Dr. Kennedale, TX 76060 USA 800-974-7383 E-Mail: cac@cpacex.com Website: www.cpacex.com Products: CPACEX Solutions, a division of Montgomery Manufacturing, of Kennedale, TX, offers the Ultra Powrpak Series. With over 30 years of experience in formulating and manufacturing, CPACEX now offers ULTRA line. Whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an overnight stay or multi-day trip, the ULTRA line has a packet to fit specific needs. For customers looking for a totally nature product, the company recommends the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bio Powrpak.â&#x20AC;? To complement the packets, CPACEX offers a complete line of ready-to-use or concentrated toilet treatments in a variety of frangrances. The line also includes: coach wash, masking sprays, fragrance stixs, degreasers, cleaners and hand sanitizers. 15 Crompion International 341 Third St., Baton Rouge, LA 70801 USA 225-343-4219 E-Mail: bus@crompion.com Website: www.crompion.com Products: Cromgard Specialty Stainless Steels have a strong performance history in the bus and coach industry. Next-generation stainless steels provide strength, corrosion and abrasion resistance, durability and low maintenance, as well as good weldability and formability. Used by a variety of bus and coach companies in body, chassis and subassembly construction, especially in modern buses that utilize hybrid technology. 14

Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) 1341 G St., NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20005 USA 800-891-0590 Website: www.ctaa.org Products: National, nonprofit membership asssociation advocating for mobility for all Americans. 16

Curved Glass Distributors 72 Chapel St. Derby, CT 06418 USA 800-243-6546 Website: www.curvedglassdist.com, www.autobusglassdistributors.com Products: Supplier of replacement bus glass windshields and side windows for coaches. 10

CTS Software, Inc. 722 Cedar Point Blvd., Box 14 Cedar Point, NC 28584 USA 800-704-0064 E-Mail: sales@cts-software.com Website: www.cts-software.com Products: Complete auditing support, manpower and vehicle resource management, cost control, payroll tracking, route management functions, statistical reporting, computer-assisted scheduling, electronic billing and more. CTS Software developed Trip Master Software to provide efficiency, cost reduction and accountability for transportation agencies. 16

Custom Training Aids, Inc. 2259 Third St. LaVerne, CA 91750 USA 951-318-4604 E-Mail: brianmarkey@customtrainingaids.com Website: www.customtrainingaids.com Company Officers: Brian Markey, President/CEO; Lynne Markey, Vice President of Accounting; Brian P. Markey, Vice President of Manufacturing Products: Training and instructional equipment/displays, power plants, brake systems, electrical, axles, suspension, accessible service, lifts, and specially designed systems. 16

Cummins Inc. 500 Jackson St., Mail Code 60401 Columbus, IN 47201 USA 812-377-9426 Website: www.cumminsengines.com Products: Cummins Inc., is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. 12

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973-439-6801 FAX: 973-439-6815 E-Mail: deleotf@deleotf.com Website: www.deleotf.com Products: De Leo Transportation Fabrics offers high quality velvets for bus, motorcoach and light rail fabrics to public and private transportation industries. Partnered with Epengle, a European transportation fabric manufacturer, the combined companies have over 100 years of experience. De Leo offers polyester, acrylic and wool blends. Customers can expect short production lead times, excellent New Jerseybased customer service and on-time deliveries. 15 Detroit Diesel 13400 West Outer Dr. Detroit, MI 48239 USA 313-259-5082 Website: www.demanddetroit.com Products: Manufacturer of diesel engines, axles, and Virtual Technician Telematics on-board diagnostics system. Service locations across North America with large parts availability. 13 DIAMOND MANUFACTURING INC.

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800-343-1009 E-Mail: todcull@aol.com Website: www.diamondmfg.com Company Officers: Todd and Pam Cull Products: Diamond Manufacturing offers a line of fare collection equipment to the transit industry. It supplies traditional, manual fare boxes, donation boxes and a fare box with a remote fare dump option. Diamondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s traditional fare boxes are the round units (Models H, E-5, D), which are designed to accept coins, tokens and tickets; and, rectangular units (Models RV, SV, XV, NV), which are designed to accept dollar bills, coins, tokens, tickets, passes and similar fare media. Donation boxes come in three sizes to fit most applications. These units can be mounted in a variety of ways: on the modesty panel or stanchion pole in either a vertical or horizontal position. Models F-1 and F-24 remote dump fare boxes can be mounted away from the driver with a push button dump feature. These models can be paired with smart card readers. 16 Distinctive Systems Inc. 131 1/2 S. Washington St. Binghamton, NY 13903 USA 646-448-9981 E-Mail: www.nasales@distinctive-systems.com Web Site: www.distinctive-systems.com/us Company Officers: Don Greenglass, Bob Hopwood Products: Supplier of software to the coach industry. Established for 30 years, over 750 operators rely on one or more of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest Microsoft SQL-based systems for the efficient management of their companies. The main systems

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Diversity Matters 2 US, LLC (DM2US) 20 W. Academy St. Canisteo, NY 14823 USA 607-382-8184 E-Mail: bobnixon@stny.rr.com Web Site: www.dm2us.com Company Officer: Robert F. (Bob) Nixon, President Products: Independent consulting organization specializing in Buy America compliance and DBE/MBE/WBE participation. It brings together organizations that understand the value of supplier diversity and keeping jobs in the U.S.A. Buy America services include preparing team training, bidder’s and prime contractor’s pre-award and post-delivery audit documents, interpreting component and subcomponent workscope designations, defining transit vehicle final assembly activities and suppliers’ manufacturing processes, and analyzing protential Buy America waiver requests. DBE services include maximizing networking and bidding opportunities, team training on the value of supplier diversity, assisting DBEs through the certification application process, analyzing bid specification documents, verifying prime contractor’s DBE participation including 2nd-tier subcontracting, evaluating “Good Faith Efforts” responsiveness and responsibility, validating DBE “Counting Value” and Commercially Useful Function workscopes, prepar-

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See Ad On Page 44 517 Basaltic Rd. Concord, ON L4K 4W8 CANADA 905-879-0533 Website: www.dixie-electric.com Products: Dixie Electric provides DelStar product line of brushless heavy-duty alternators designed for motorcoach bus, shuttle bus and transit bus. The DelStar series are an integral charging system of a brushless design. The compact, heavy-duty construction provides incerased service life expected to match the longer maintenance intervals of today’s engines, while providing a high performance level. 15 DoubleMap 429 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 401 Indianapolis, IN 46204 USA 855-463-6655 Website: www.doublemap.com Products: A complete CAD/AVL solution with a Google-centric approach, along with other features

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such as farebox integration, voice announcements, passenger counting, on-board cameras, etc. 15 DriveCam 8911 Balboa Ave., San Diego, CA 92123 USA 858-430-4000 Website: www.drivecam.com Products: DriveCam identifies and addresses the causes of poor driving by combining sight and sound with real-time, predictive analytics. With over 500 commercial and government fleet clients, DriveCam monitors 20 billion driving miles annually, while protecting more than 400,000 drivers worldwide. 13 Driveware 23016 Lake Forest Blvd. #A300 Laguna Hills, CA 92653 USA 800-359-9315 Website: www.driveware.com Products: Custom software solutions for the transportation industry. 13 Durabrake Co. 2311 Calle Del Mundo Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA 408-748-0400 E-Mail: sales@durabrake.com Website: www.durabrake.com Products: Brake rotors, discs, pads and drums. 15 EBERHARD MANUFACTURING COMPANY 21944 Drake Rd. Strongsville, OH 44149 USA 800-334-6706


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Fax: 440-572-2732 E-mail: sales@eberhard.com Web Site: www.eberhard.com Products: Eberhard Manufacturing Company has been serving various industries for over 130 years from locations in Strongsville, OH, and Tillsonburg, ON. Eberhard is a leading manufacturer of industrial, vehicular, and specialty hardware. One of its specialty hardware lines is for the bus industry that includes manual door controls, electric door controls, trigger latches, quarter turns, door handles, hinges, custom rods, yokes, door latches, t-handles and paddle latches, all available in a variety of finishes. Other products that are available from Eberhard are: gas springs, rotary latches, tie downs, door holdbacks, footman loops, key cylinders, handles, vents, d-rings, cam-type door hardware, key fobs, steps, draw latches, push buttons and slam bolts. Eberhard offers thousands of different products, but it also has a full engineering staff that is available to customers to help in the design of any custom item a particular application may require. Eberhard Manufacturing Company is a division of The Eastern Company, with locations in Canada, China, Mexico and the United States. 16

Eberspaecher Climate Control Systems 6099A Vipond Dr. Mississauga, ON L5T 2B2 CANANDA 800-387-4800 E-Mail: info-na@eberspaecher.com Website: www.eberspaecher-na.com Products: Fuel operated heaters and Sutrak air conditioning systems. Eberspaecher provides customers a “best in class product support” package, including infield service representatives, on-site and web-based training, call center for technical support and a number of service dealers in North America. 15 Ecolane 1150 1st Ave., Suite 910 King of Prussia, PA 19406 USA 610-312-0033 ext. 115 E-Mail: info@ecolane.com Website: www.ecolane.com Products: A flexible, affordable and reliable choice for transit agency managers, directors and decisionmakers with responsibility for implementing easy-todeploy scheduling and dispatch solutions. The Ecolane platform restores community engagement to people who might not otherwise have access to mobility. 14 eFleet Services 11920 Forge Pl. Richmond, BC V7A 4V9 CANADA 604-241-1441 E-Mail: sales@efleetservices.com Website: www.efleetservices.com Products: Vehicle tracking, dispatch, ticketing systems and electronic onboard recorders. 14

ElDorado 1655 Wall St. Salina, KS 67401 USA 800-850-1287 Website: www.enconline.com Company Officer: Colby Bertrand, Vice President/ General Manager Products: ElDorado, a subsidiary of REV Group, manufactures light- and medium-duty commercial buses for public transit, paratransit, airport, parking, hotel/resort, group tour, assisted living, church and university transportation markets. Every vehicle produced at the company’s 252,000 square foot, ISO 9001 certified facility in Salina, KS, has met a comprehensive set of quality, performance and safety standards to meet applicable Altoona, FMVSS and CMVSS requirements for ensuring safe and reliable service. Backed by a dealer network in North America, ElDorado has hundreds of available seating configurations and dozens of vehicle options. 16 Elreg Distributors Ltd. 2215 Kenmore Ave. Buffalo, NY 14207 USA 800-387-4078 Website: www.elreg.com Products: ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturer and OEM manufacturer’s representative for: Delco Remy, Prestolite, C.E. Niehoff, EMP, MP-Pumps, Bosch, Denso, and Mitsubishi. Includes alternators and starters. Supplying transportation fleets nationally with starting and charging products. Programs for repair, replacement, re-distribution. Inventory in Canada and USA. Specializing in transit buses and highway coaches. 13

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EMP 2701 North 30th St. Escanaba, MI 49829 USA 906-786-8404 E-Mail: productinfo@emp-corp.com Website: www.emp-corp.com Products: Electrified thermal systems for municipal tranist buses. Designed to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions, improve safety, and enable costeffective retrofits. 14 ENC 9670 Galena St. Riverside, CA 92509 USA 800-338-3211 Website: www.enconlinecom Company Officer: Tony Wayne, Vice President /General Manager Products: ENC, a subsidiary of REV Group, manufactures medium- and heavy-duty buses for public transit/paratransit, airport, parking and university transportation markets. With hundreds of available seating configurations and dozens of optional features to choose from, the company can accommodate any standard and low floor design or fuel system request at its 227,000 square foot, ISO 9001 certified production facility in Riverside, CA. Each model has completed FTA/Altoona durability testing and passed a comprehensive battery of crash tests to comply with applicable FMVSS, CMVSS, DOT, EPA, ADA and NHTSA requirements for ensuring safe and reliable service in the harshest operating environments. 16

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See Ad On Page 11 225 Norman, Montreal, QC H8R 1A3 CANADA 514-486-2626 E-Mail: info@enseicom.com Website: www.enseicom.com Company Officer: Constantine Moussis, President Products: Founded in 1982, Enseicom manufactures street furniture, billboards, advertising structures and signage in North America. Staffed with a full in-house graphic and technical design team overseen by civil and structural engineers, Enseicom constantly designs and develops products with superior quality, durability and serviceability, all the while maintaining stateof-the-art designs. It manufactures a wide array of products which include: bus shelters, rapid transit shelters, parking booths, benches, newspaper boxes, waste containers, bike racks, billboards, street level advertising columns, interior signage, and outdoor signage. With over 100,000 square feet of combined manufacturing and storage facilities, Enseicom is equipped to handle projects of any size across North America and the Caribbean. 16 Espar Climate Systems 29101 Haggerty Road Novi, MI 48377 USA 800-387-4800 Website: www.espar.com

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See Ad On Page 29 29650 Grand River Ave., Farmington Hills, MI 48336 USA 248-473-8660 E-Mail: contact@euramtec.com Website: www.euramtec.com Products: For over 30 years, Euramtec has provided European-styled accessories for transit buses and coaches. At the cutting edge of technology, its prepared to meet all interior accessory needs. Accessories include air diffusers, interior lighting, seating accessories, stop request systems and more. 16 EverBank Commercial Finance, Inc. 5 River Rd., #315, Wilton, CT 06897 203-761-1414 Website: www.everbankcommercialfinance.com Products: Financial services and leasing. 14 Fare Logistics Corp. #10-4223 Commerce Circle Victoria, BC V8Z 6N6 CANADA

800-264-6227, 250-360-0012 Website: www.farelogistics.com Products: Voyager – a validating electronic farebox; TransFare – electronic fare collection system; Talisman – cashless smartcard solution; TransAdmin – open architecture application; farebox revenue processing and vaulting options; software solutions including data reporting, configuration management and integration solutions. 13 Fleet Solutions, Inc. 6335 Placita Neptuno Tuscon, AZ 85710 USA 520-906-6161 E-Mail: fltsol@aol.com Products: Voltage sensitive relays, 12 and 24 volt DC, 100-300 amp solid-state. Single dual rectifier isolators, autonomous relay (turned on and off by voltage range), precision solid-state circuit breakers, ORing diodes, manufacture-perfect switches. 15 Fortress Systems International, Inc. 3801 Rose Lake Dr. Charlotte, NC 28217 USA 704-405-5000 Website: www.fortressmobile.com Products: Fortress Systems is a manufacturer and distributor of vehicle video surveillance and GPS tracking solutions. 15 Freedman Seating Company 4545 W. Augusta Blvd. Chicago, IL 60651 USA 773-524-2440 E-Mail: jp.paonessa@freedmanseating.com

Website: www.freedmanseating.com Company Officers: Craig Freedman, President; Dan Cohen, Executive Vice President Products: Seats and seating related products for many different applications. Product lines include small to mid-size bus, motorcoach, rail, marine, delivery truck, para-transit, specialty and commerical vehicle seating. 16 FREIGHTLINER CUSTOM CHASSIS CORPORATION

See Ad On Page 3 552 Hyatt St., Gaffney, SC 29341 USA 864-487-1700 Website: www.freightlinerchassis.com Products: By working directly with OEM partners, FCCC crafts purpose-engineered commercial buses with performance and reliability in mind. 16 General Motors LLC 100 Renaissance Dr. Detroit, MI 48265 USA 313-667-1136 Website: www.gmfleet.com Products: Chevrolet and GMC cutaway van chassis for school and shuttle bus applications. GVWRs from 9,900 to 14,200 pounds. Engine offerings include 4.8, 6.0 L gas; 6.0L liquified petroleum; and 6.6L Duamax diesel. Heavy-duty 6-speed transmission is standard. 13

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595 Supreme Dr. Bensenville, IL 60106 USA 877-437-3567 Website: www.gerflortransport.com Products: Gerflor, a PVC floor covering manufacturer based in Tarare, France, has announced the launch of its new lightweight floor covering especially designed for the bus and coach industry: the new lightweight Tarabus. Gerflor’s R&D department has worked closely with the bus manufacturers to adapt this product to the evolving needs of the bus industry. The result is a lighter floor covering that typically reduces the weight of vehicles by 110 pounds for a double decker bus; and 66 pounds for single deckers. The lightweight Tarabus is a 0.088 inch thickness floor covering which meets all the technical requirements demanded by the industry: durability, slip resistance, dimensional stability and ease of cleaning. 15

Grayson Thermal Systems Corporation 1809 E. Broadway, Suite 177 Oviedo, FL 32765 USA 250-580-8754 E-Mail: sales-northamerica@graysonts.com Website: www.graysonts-na.com Products: Designs and manufactures engine cooling, heating and air conditioning products. The company can customize solutions. Products can be found worldwide in places such as the United States, Canada, Poland, Spain, Holland, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. 14

Gigavac 6382 Rose Ln. Carpinteria, CA 93013 USA 805-684-8401 E-Mail: info@gigavac.com Website: www.gigavac.com Products: Contactors and relays ranging from 50A to 1000A. Relays and contactors for electric and hybrid applications up to 1500V. Latching/bi-stable contactors and battery disconnect switches. All products hermetically sealed and exceed IP67 and IP69. All parts made in USA. 14 Gillig LLC 25800 Clawiter Rd. Hayward, CA 94545 USA 510-264-5000 Website: www.gillig.com Products: Producer of transit vehicles. 16 Glaval Bus, Div. of Forest River, Inc. 914 CR #1 N Elkhart, IN 46514 USA 800-445-2825 Website: www.glavalbus.com Products: Offering safety, quality and after-market service. Glaval has been a longtime participant in providing paratransit and senior friendly vehicles. Options include ADA-compliant equipment and floor plans that seat up to 45 passengers. 10 Goshen Coach 25161 Leer Dr. Elkhart, IN 46514 USA 574-970-6300 Website: www.goshencoach.com Company Officers: Joey Belle, Vice President/ Gen eral Manager Products: Goshen Coach is a manufacturer of small to mid-sized shuttle buses. It offers the Pacer, which is an alternative to a passenger van, seating 8-14 passengers (available on a Ford or Chevy chassis); Pacer LS, used for transporting high-level executives, seating 8-15 passengers including a co-pilot (available on a Ford or Chevy chassis); Impulse,

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GreenPower Motor Company Inc. Suite 240-209 Carrall St. Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2 CANADA 604-563-4144 E-Mail: info@greenpowerbus.com Website: www.greenpowerbus.com Products: The EV350 electric bus is GreenPower’s flagship product. It’s a 12-meter electric bus deploying the latest electric drive, battery technologies and battery management system, combined with a lightweight chassis and low-floor body. 16 GRI Pumps (Gorman-Rupp Industries) 180 Hines Ave. Bellville, OH 44813 USA 419-886-3001 E-Mail: GRIsales@gripumps.com Website: www.GRIpumps.com Products: GRI designs and manufactures fluid pumps for the Original Equipment Market. Products include: magnetic drive circulation pumps, magnetic drive centrifugal pumps, gear pumps, bellows metering pumps. Applications include hydronic heating and coooling in the transportation and RV markets, alternative power units, fluid circulation, chillers, and marine fuel cells. 15 H.O. Bostrom Company, Inc. 818 Progress Ave. Waukesha, WI 53186 USA 262-542-0222 E-Mail: sales@hobostrom.com Website: www.hobostrom.com Company Officers: John Bostrom, President; Paul Bostrom, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing Products: Highly engineered commercial seating systems and accessories for on- and off-highway applications and niche markets. Bostrom provides seating solutions for vehicles and equipment in industries such as fire (FireFighter™brand), Marine (SeaPost™brand), construction, transportation and healthcare. 16 Hadley 2503 Marina Dr. Elkhart, IN 46514 USA 574-266-3700 Website: www.hadleyadvantage.com Products: Supplier of components and solutions for the Class 5-8 truck, tractor trailer, transit and shuttle bus, RV, motorcoach, and specialty vehicle markets and associated aftermarket distribution. Products

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CEO; Joey Dunow, Technical Support; Dustin Pence, Production/COO; Jessica Pence, Marketing Products: Family owned and operated, DBE certified manufacturing business. Hometown Trolleys have been delivered to satisfied customers for the past three decades. “American-Made” and custom built by skilled craftsmen, to the specifications of customers. Can produce a trolley to accommodate all levels of transportation, ranging from small private touring companies to major city transportation needs. Builds front engine, rear engine, heavy duty, straight rail and low-floor, and full electric trolleys as well as trolley replica mobile vending models and “Trolley” bus stops to provide a complete trolley themed route. Trolleys are produced on gas, diesel and alternative fuel chassis ranging from 16 to 42 passenger models, with every transit option and component available. Committed to continually improving the quality of its products to exceed customer expectations and provide top customer service for the life of each trolley produced. 16 IBIS Electro-Products Corp. 50 Craig St., Unit #2A Brantford, ON N3R 7J1 CANADA 519-756-4299 E-Mail: sales@ibisep.com Website: www.ibisep.com Products: International supplier of Flexa’s ultralightweight Rohrflex electrical conduits and quick disconnect Flexaquick conduit fittings and connectors for routing wires and cables in and around transit vehicles. Approvals include Bombardier’s SMP800C, ASTME-162 and 662, UL, CSA and CE. 14

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4802 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32808 USA 800-330-1175 E-Mail: indbusna@gmail.com Website: www.indbusna.com Products: The Indbus Inovo offers an integrated body-on-chassis coach with an integrally welded stainless steel structure, a composite exterior, unparalleled outward viewing, and full underbody luggage. Built on a Freightliner S2 chassis with a passenger capacity of up to 45 (42 with a lavatory), it features unique European design. The Indbus is built in Macedonia by Indbus, and distributed in the USA by Indbus NA, LLC through its dealer network. Indbus was founded in 2009 by members of the Queralt family from Arbucies, Spain, and the Castillo fmaily from Skopje, Macedonia. Both families have a rich history in the bus industry, dating to 1888. Indbus has major coverage throughout Europe and is now entering the United States mar-

ket with its quality and unique configuration offerings. The Indbus Inovo offers the best of the front engine platform with an upscale coach offering up to 233 cubic feet of underbody luggage space, and with the seating accomodation and interior comfort of a motorcoach. It is the ideal touring mini coach. 16 InPower LLC 8311 Green Meadows Dr. Lewis Center, OH 43035 USA 740-548-0965 E-Mail: sales@inpowerdirect.com Website: www.inpowerllc.com Products: Battery controllers, isolators, high current switches, mobility interlock modules, engine high idle throttles, switching systems, low voltage disconnects, flashers and timer modules. 13 International Engine Tech 7909 Meadow Rush, Suite 303 Sarasota, FL 34238 USA 941-926-1410 E-Mail: intengine@aol.com Products: Lubricants - engine and power train; fuel treatments-combination; products to lower fuel consumption and emissions; new lube oil and fuel filters that extend engine life and lower costs. Products for gasoline, diesel, CNG engines. Engine sizes from 50 to 10,000 h.p. 15 Iris Inc North America 34 Peachtree St. NW, Suite 2610 Atlanta, GA 30303 USA 404-977-8784 E-Mail: nguvi.kahiha@iris-na.com

Website: www.iris-na.com Company Officer: Andre Strobach, CEO Products: Iris is the manufacturer of the IRMA MATRIX Automated Passenger Counting (APC) sensors. The MATRIX sensor is a state-of-the-art sensor using Time-of-Flight and 3D infrared technology to count passengers with high accuracy. Time-of-Flight is a constant and robust measurement. It is not affected by external temperature or light changes, which makes it a reliable sensor providing accurate count results. Features include classification of passengers, e.g., distinction between adults and children and recognition of â&#x20AC;&#x153;objectsâ&#x20AC;? such as wheelchairs or bicycles. Iris supplies the IRMA sensors to all major North American system integrators of stand-alone solutions and/or integrated â&#x20AC;&#x153;Intelligent Transportation Systems.â&#x20AC;? The number of North American transit and airport properties using IRMA has exceeded 100, and the number of vehicles equipped with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;IRMAâ&#x20AC;? APCs has reached 20,000-plus, including commuter trains, light-rail vehicles, streetcars, buses, coaches, shuttles, trolleys, ferries as well as driverless people movers at airports. 16

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international Kiel Group, a manufacturer of transit passenger seats for commerical vehicles and public transportation, including seating solutions for buses and motorcoaches. Kiel operates globally with production plants in the USA, Germany (world headquarters), Poland, France, the Netherlands, and Turkey. 15 Kirk’s Automotive, Inc. 9330 Roselawn Detroit, MI 48204 USA 800-321-5989, 313-933-7030 Website: www.KirksAuto.com Products: HI-PRO™ products are designed and engineered to withstand tough operating environments and reduce downtime. Complete line of remanufactured air conditioning motors and circulation pumps. Products include alternators, starters, pumps, hydraulics, air conditioning motors and steering gears. 13 KVH Industries, Inc. 50 Enterprise Center Middletown, RI 02842 USA 401-847-3327 E-Mail: sales@kvh.com Website: www.kvh.com Products: In-motion satellite TV antenna manufacturer. 15 LaFrance Industries 290 Old Anderson Road LaFrance, SC 29656 USA 864-646-3213 Fax: 864-646-4235

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E-Mail: interiors@jeffgoldwasser.com Products: U.S. made seating fabrics for all transit and motorcoach requirements. 15 Lancer Insurance Company 370 West Park Ave., P.O. Box 9004 Long Beach, NY 11561 USA 516-431-4441 E-Mail: bus@lancerinsurance.com Website: www.lancerinsurance.com Company Officers: David P. Delaney, Jr., President & CEO; Timothy D. Delaney, Executive Senior Vice President; Timothy H. Delaney, Senior Vice President Products: Since 1984, Lancer has been a provider of commercial auto liability, physical damage and general liability insurance coverages to the U.S. bus and motorcoach industry. Fully licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, Lancer provides all of its policyholders with a wide array of free and exclusive loss prevention, risk management and driver training materials, both online and in traditional format. Lancer is rated “Excellent” by the A.M. Best Company. 16 Lantal Textiles, Inc. 1300 Langenthal Dr. Rural Hall, NC 27045 USA 336-969-9551 E-Mail: timl@lantaltextiles.com Website: www.lantaltextiles.com Company Officer: Scott Walker, President Products: Lantal designs, produces and distributes seat upholstery fabrics to the motorcoach, transit and para-transit companies. Made in North Carolina, all


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of its products meet the Buy America directive. Lantal offers custom seat upholstery. 16 Larson Electronics LLC 9419 E US Hwy 175 Kemp, TX 75143 USA 903-498-3363 E-Mail: bl@larsonelectronics.com Website: www.larsonelectronics.com Company Officer: Rob Bresnahan, CEO Products: Fleet service lighting, LED light carts, LED trouble lights/handlamps, golights, LED light bars, mini light towers, spotlights, flashlights, LED hazard lights, LED towing lights. 16 Lazzerini Corporation 1011 Herman St. Elkhart, IN 46516 USA E-Mail: info@lazzerini.us Web Site: www.lazzerini.us Products: Founded in 1967, the company produces seating for transit buses and motorcoaches. Lazzerini is based in Italy with an U.S. office. 15 Lenze Schmidhauser Obere Neustrasse 1 Romanshorn, TG 8590 SWITZERLAND +41 71 466 1111 E-Mail: sales@lenze-schmidhauser.ch Company Officers: Jonas Schuster, Head of Sales & Marketing; Davide Cesaretti, CEO Products: Develops and produces performance electronics for electric and hybrid vehicles. 16

Let’s Bus It Publications Inc. 3175 Juniper Dr. Naramata, BC V0H 1N1 CANADA 866-225-8299 E-Mail: craig@letsbusit.com Website: www.letsbusit.com Company Officer: Craig Dies, President Products: Let’s Bus It provides transit agencies with design services for customer information and fare media products. It also works with transit agencies on SMS text message arrivals systems. The company’s revenue generation system enables transit agencies to cover the costs of the systems. 16 Lighthouse International, Ltd. 423 E. Cleveland Ave., Suite B Spokane, WA 99207 USA 509-466-2502 E-Mail: sales@warm-welcome.com Website: www.warm-welcome.com Company Officers: Bill Dyer, President; Darlana Dyer, Secretary/Treasurer Products: Lighthouse International, Ltd. provides products in passenger safety with the WARM WELCOME® Step Tread Heater. Designed to ensure safe boarding and debarking in harsh winter conditions, this heater also reduces costly injury claims. The Step Heater is very thin and is easily installed beneath the treads of any size steps, lifts and low floors. WARM WELCOME® heaters have virtually no maintenance, and they are covered by a three-year manufacturer’s guarantee against defects. 16

Luminator - TwinVision, An LTG Company 900 Klein Rd. Plano, TX 75074 USA 972-424-6511 Website: www.luminatorusa.com Products: Communications and lighting products serving three major transportation sectors: bus, rail and aerospace. 13 MAHA USA 2404 East Highway 134 Pinckard, AL 36371 USA 866-624-2872 Fax: 334-983-1094 E-Mail: sales@maha-usa.com Web Site: www.maha-usa.com Products: MAHA USA manufactures vehicle lifting systems from its 90,000-square-foot production facility in Pinckard, AL. Its wireless mobile column lifts are powered by state-of-the-art ball-screw technology. MAHA USA also offers a full line of heavyduty workshop equipment consisting of pantograph and parallelogram lifts, wheel lifting systems, various floor, transmission and clutch jacks, wheel service equipment, emission testers, and PBBT-certified brake testers. 15 MARATHON BRAKE SYSTEMS See Ad On Page 20 125 Old Mill Rd., Cartersville, GA 30120 800-223-5201 Web Site: www.marathonbrake.com Products: OE approved KVT brake linings and DiscStar air disc pads are proven performers for transit and coach lines across the country. KVT

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Transit Brake Linings - OE Transit Approved KVT is specifically formulated to handle the high heat of multiple stopping of a city bus and the heavy-duty demands of a motorcoach. KVT is an organic, nonasbestos brake lining that combines dependable stopping power and quiet operation with a long lining life. KVT is a proven performer and rated for 28,660 pound axle loads. DiscStar Air Disc Pads Marathon now offers a high performance air disc pad, DiscStar. Designed specifically for air disc brakes, Marathon's DiscStar disc pads were created to handle the extreme conditions of transit bus and coach applications. Formulated using Marathon's severe service ceramic expertise, DiscStar disc pads provide dependable stopping power, a long pad and rotor life, and significant noise reduction. 15 March Networks 303 Terry Fox Dr. Ottawa, ON K2K 3J1 CANADA 613-591-8181 E-Mail: sales@marchnetworks.com Website: www.marchnetworks.com Products: Hybrid Mobile Network Video Recorders (NVRs), IP and analog cameras, automated video and data extraction over Wi-Fi or 4G network, video management software covering both mobile and wayside, and antennas, microphones and other mobile accessories. 15

seat bottom - and a four-way adjustable backrest/lumbar support. McCarty’s is a longtime source for premier posture correction products that support spinal health. 16 MGM Brakes 8530 Cliff Cameron Dr. Charlotte, NC 28269 USA 704-547-7411 E-Mail: mail@mgmbrakes.com Website: www.mgmbrakes.com Products: For over 50 years, MGM Brakes has been providing air brake actuators to the commercial vehicle market, with the addition of MGM’s advanced Electonic Brake Monitoring Systems (e.STROKE) for drum and air disc brake applications. MGM Brakes is an American-owned company with products “Made in the USA” and a global reach. Two ISO-certified manufacturing facilities and technical research centers are located in the United States. Developing new solutions to the transportation industry’s needs from service chambers to double-diaphragm and piston-diaphragm spring brakes for use with Wedge, S-Cam or Air Disc Foundation Systems, to the Electronic Brake Monitoring System. MGM products are available through a global sales and distribution network. 14 MICRO BIRD COMMERICAL

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4007 Cessna Dr. Greensboro, NC 27409 USA 336-297-9600 Fax: 336-297-4674 E-Mail: information@msvehicles.com Website: www.msvehicles.com Products: Matthew’s Specialty Vehicles’ shuttle van division now offers configurable packages with customized seating for hotel and airport shuttles, commuters, paratransit and more. Take advantage of a MSV upfit on the industry leading Sprinter MiniBus. Choose from premium features like coach-style seating, configurable storage solutions, video and entertainment systems, graphics packages and window tinting to complete a shuttle package. Matthews Specialty Vehicles has been a premier specialty vehicle manufacturer since 1992, specializing in the design and manufacture of purpose-built specialty vehicles for applications such as shuttle services, mobile public safety, mobile libraries, biomedical services and mobile healthcare. 16 MCCARTY’S SACRO EASE, INC. See Ad On Page 35 3279 W. Industrial Loop Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815 USA 800-635-3557 Website: www.mccartys.com Products: SACRO-EASE® Posture Seat insert for bus drivers. Is constructed with heavy rubber supports - spanning internal carbon steel frames composing the

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See Ad On Page 15 3000 Girardin St. Drummondville, QC J2E 0A1 CANADA 855-628-6287 E-Mail: commerical@microbird.com Website: www.mbcbus.com Products: Micro Bird Commercial designs and manufactures a complete line of buses for up to 25 passengers plus a rear luggage compartment. All Micro Bird Commercial buses, which offer durability and comfort, are also available with special needs options. A North American dealer network allows the company to offer parts and service support. 15 Midway Specialty Vehicles, LLC 2940 Dexter Dr. Elkhart, IN 46514 USA 574-264-2530 Website: www.mymidway.com Products: Midway has designed the Pinnacle Bus to accommodate all passengers. The Pinnacle Bus is designed to transport riders economically and in an environmentally-friendly manner. Offers passengers comfort, security, and panoramic views at a reasonable cost. Engineered to accommodate up to 17 passengers and able to comfortably transport physical-challenged riders, the bus has extra wide entry doors and a steel case construction. Structurally sound (Altoona tested) with a Mercedes diesel engine with an average 20 mpg. Offers seating and luggage rack options. Other models and OEM chassis are available. 14

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See Ad On Page 17 1940 W. Stewart St. Owosso, MI 48867 USA 989-723-5241 E-Mail: dmorrill@midwestbus.com Website: www.midwestbus.com Company Officers: Daniel D. Morrill, President; Julita Velasco, Secretary Products: Remanufacturer of transit buses, sale of aftermarket parts, sales and leasing of transit buses, and sale of Byk-Rak bike racks. Field service projects and repower projects are also available. 16 MILE-X EQUIPMENT, INC.

See Ad On Page 46 801 North 2nd St. Coldwater, OH 45828 USA 800-837-3818, 419-678-3818 E-Mail: sales@mile-x.com Website: www.mile-x.com Products: Mile-X Equipment, Inc. has been doing business since 1979. It’s a distributor for automotive, bus, and truck tools and equipment. The company offers lifts, vises, floor jacks, tire changers, jack stands, auto dollies, grinders, motorcycle lifts, shop presses, metal and woodworking tools, engine stands, wheel balancers, filter crushers, air compressors and diagnostic tools. There are over 5,200 items listed on the company website, with the capability of getting thousands more. 14 MJM Innovations 6300 Blair Hill Lane, Suite 301 Baltimore, MD 21209 USA 866-664-1277 E-Mail: info@mjminnovations.com Website: www.mjminnovations.com Products: MJM Innovations was established in 1998 to provide technology solutions and management services to transit and senior agencies. Its solutions improve operations, data management and customer service by providing an efficient, less expensive and more secure system. The EzTransport® fare collection, routing/scheduling and participant management solution is used by agencies to manage trips and fares for transportation programs throughout the country. ExTransport has been used to manage millions of trips in paratransit, senior and taxi transportation programs since it was first implemented in 2001. The goal is to develop and implement technology that integrates software, hardware and management services. The EzTransport solution is available with a smart card, swipe card, cardless and open loop card technology option. ExTransport is a web-based application that includes web portals, in-vehicle hardware and transaction processing software. 16 Mobile Climate Control 3189 Farmtrail Road York, PA 17406 USA


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800-673-2431 Fax: 717-764-0401 Website: www.mcc-hvac.com Products: Mobile Climate Control designs, manufactures, installs and services a complete system solution for buses by providing maximum heating, ventilating, air conditioning and windshield defrosting/defogging for both conventional and hybrid vehicles. 12 Mobility Ventures, LLC 105 N. Niles Ave. South Bend, IN 46617 USA 877-681-3678 E-Mail: info@mv-1.us Website: www.mv-1.us Products: The MV-1 is a street-ready vehicle that is easy to operate, easy to enter and exit, and meets or exceeds the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The MV-1 is built in a stateof-the-art commercial assembly plant in Mishawaka, IN, with dealerships across the U.S. 16 Mohawk Lifts P.O. Box 110, 65 Vrooman Ave. Amsterdam, NY 12010 USA 800-833-2006 E-Mail: info@mohawklifts.com Website: www.mohawklifts.com Company Officer: Steve Perlstein, Sales & Marketing Manager Products: Mohawk Lifts offers environmentally safe, above ground lifts ranging from 7,000 to 240,000 pound capacities, including two post, four post, mobile column and parallelogram lifts as well as many lift accessories. Mohawk’s popularity is based on a combination of safety systems, design, construction and an inclusive warranty. Mohawk Lifts are designed, welded and manufactured in the USA. 16 Monochem (Worldwide Monochem) 1713 Hur Industrial Blvd. Cedar Park, TX 78613 USA 512-267-5190 Website: www.worldwidemonochem.com Products: Chemicals for cleaning bus interiors, odor control, toilets; upholstery cleaning; and sanitation equipment and supplies. 14

Executive Vice President of Procurement; Patricia Ziska, Vice President of New Coach Sales; Mitch Guralnick, Vice President of Pre-Owned Coaches Products: Motor Coach Industries, MCI, is a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest bus and motorcoach manufacturer in North America. MCI designs and builds high-quality, fuel-efficient, low-cost-of-ownership models, including the number one J4500 and D-Series models, and distributes the German-engineered Setra S 417 and Setra S 407 and Setra parts in the U.S. and Canada. The MCI®J4500 coach has been the industry best-selling model for 11 consecutive years, while MCI’s D-Series, including its Commuter Coach, is the best-selling line of coaches in industry history. MCI Service Parts supplies parts for MCI and Setra models and most other coach and transit bus brands, including OEM parts and its value-priced CoachGuard label. The company offers 24-hour technical support, along with technician training, and operates service centers capable of heavy-duty repair in Des Plaines, IL; Los Alamitos, CA; Blackwood, NJ; Dallas, TX; Winter Garden, FL; and Montreal, Canada. 16 Motorcoach Manager, Inc. 3517 Marconi Ave., Suite 207 Sacramento, CA 95821 USA 916-972-1800 Fax: 916-972-1875 E-Mail: info@motorcoachmanager.com Web Site: www.motorcoachmanager.com Company Officers: Shirley Campbell, President; Stephen Mayzels, Vice President Products: Innovative, flexible software which provides a complete, cost-effective system for managing charter orders; scheduling and dispatching; group, retail, and sightseeing tours; shuttles; scheduled line runs; school buses; and vehicle maintenance. The four modules, which may be purchased in any combination, are Charters, Tours, Maintenance, and Shuttles. The application is the result of years of collaboration between the MM staff and hundreds of clients and prospects. Ideas for features are incorporated throughout to make managing charters and tours as easy as possible. The software can be tailored to each operation. New reports are added for clients as needed and data is exported so it can be opened in Excel. Motorcoach Manager is intended to track all of the data needs of motorcoach and tour oper-

ations and eliminate the need for spreadsheets outside of the application. A complete set of features is included in the software. Features such as built-in email, exporting of data, utilization charts, availability charts, financial analysis tools, tight security, etc., are either included or available. Motorcoach Manager runs on standard PCs running any current version of Microsoft Windows. Single-user or multi-user (networked) versions are available. Responsive, timely customer service is the company’s priority. 15 MOTOR COACH TIRE SALES, LLC

See Ad On Page 12 1133 4th St. Columbus, GA 31901 USA 678-463-4110 Website: www.motorcoachtiresales.com Products: Motor Coach Tire Sales, LLC, was created to provide tires for the motorcoach and tour bus industries. The company partners with Toyo Tires. 14 National Bus Sales, Inc. 8649 S. Regency Dr. Tulsa, OK 74131 USA 800-475-1439, 918-224-1049 Website: www.nationalbus.com Products: National Bus Sales offers sales, leasing, rental, financing, service and parts. The company has been providing new, used, and refurbished school and shuttle buses, as well as motorcoaches, for almost 25 years. It has a 15 bay facility including a body shop, paint booth, interior shop, and experienced mechanics and technicians to repair, modify, or completely recondition any vehicle. It also has a large parts department and in-house vinyl graphics. 13 National Interstate Insurance Company 3250 Interstate Dr. Richfield, OH 44286 USA 800-929-1500

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E-Mail: michelle.wiltgen@natl.com Website: www.natl.com Company Officer: Michelle Wiltgen, Assistant Vice President and National Marketing Manager Products: Traditional and alternative risk transfer insurance programs for charter, tour, paratransit, student transportation and limousine. Coverages include automobile liability, general liability, cyber liability and workers’ compensation. 16 National Seating Co./CVG 200 National Dr. Vonore, TN 37885 USA 800-222-7328 Website: www.cvgrp.com Products: Motorcoach driver and passenger seats. All National Seating products are produced in the company’s Vonore, TN, facility. 13 New Flyer Industries Headquarters/Winnipeg Facility 711 Kernaghan Ave. Winnipeg, MB R2C 3T4 CANADA 204-224-1251 St. Cloud Facility 6200 Glenn Carlson Dr. St. Cloud, MN 56301 USA 320-203-0576 Crookston Facility 214 5th Ave., SW Crookston, MN 56716 USA 218-277-7100 Anniston Facility 106 National Dr. Anniston, AL 36207 USA 256-831-4296 Website: www.newflyer.com Company Officers: Paul Soubry, President and CEO; Glenn Asham, CFO; Wayne Joseph, Executive Vice President, Bus Business; Paul Smith, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Products: New Flyer is a transit bus and motorcoach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America with fabrication, manufacturing, distribution and service centers in Canada and the United States. New Flyer is a heavy-duty transit bus provider with its product line Xcelsior® and MiDi® models. Featured are drive systems powered by clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, electric-trolley and battery-electric. Through its acquisition of Motor Coach Industries, Inc., New Flyer offers the MCI J4500 and the MCI D-Series. New Flyer also operates an aftermarket parts organization, providing support for all types of transit buses and motorcoaches. All buses and coaches are supported by a comprehensive warranty, service and support network. 16 Nord-Lock, Inc. 1000 Gregg St. Carnegie, PA 15106 USA 412-279-1149 E-Mail: bolting@nord-lock.com Website: www.nord-lock.com, www.safewheels.com Company Officer: Bill Myers, President Products: The Nord-Lock Bolt Securing System solves the common problem of bolt loosening and fastener failure. This two-piece system uses a pair of washers, maintains tension on the bolt, and prevents rotation caused by vibration. They are pre-assembled, with cam faces together and radial teeth ready to grip the mating surfaces. The angle created by the

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cams is greater than the angle of the thread pitch, which makes a wedge that will prevent the bolt from loosening. The Nord-Lock Wheel Nut utilizes the same design to prevent unintentional loosening of wheel nuts on vehicles. Benefits include safe, productive, and efficient operations while eliminating the need for re-tightening the lug nut. 16 NORSE SYSTEMS, INC.

937-865-0800 E-Mail: dfox@oneil.com Website: www.oneil.com Company Officers: Robert Heilman, President/ CEO; Hernan Olivas, Director of Sales & Marketing Products: ONEIL develops high-quality product support technical documentation for equipment manufacturers on time and within budget. Its technical writers, illustrators, and part catalogers create documentation to optimize maintenance and reduce time and cost. ONEIL creates integrated solutions tailored to a customer’s specific need, from cuttingedge technology to converting legacy data into electronic formats. 16 ONSPOT AUTOMATIC TIRE CHAINS

See Ad On Page 49 245 Sage Hollow Rd. Guilford, CT 06437 USA 800-769-8468 E-Mail: norse@norsesys.com Website: www.norsesys.com Company Officers: Leif E. Petterson, CSPPresident; David Hopper, Senior Partner Products: Provides a complete set of integrated products for managing bus transportation. Norse has been providing solutions for the bus industry for 30plus years. The software product set is combined with private “cloud” based virtual servers and professional support to provide a complete solution for bus operators. The solutions are designed to run on existing computer infrastructure. Low monthly fees, with no long term contract. Applications include: Charter/field trip sales and operations, dispatching, driver qualifications, human resources, employee time and pay, transit line runs, day trip/commuter/airport shuttle and tour systems, accident management, equipment maintenance, warrantee tracking and recovery, fuel control, fuel tax reporting, trip bidding, school bus routing with automated map interfaces, multi-site inventory control, purchasing, home to school operations, accounts receivable, general ledger, accounts payable, and more. All of the Norse applications are provided with the “Screen Driver” user security, system administration, custom reporting, and application development and management tools. Demonstrations and sales presentations are available at no cost. 16 Nova Bus 260 Banker Rd. Plattsburgh, NY 12901 USA 518-566-6682 E-Mail: novabus.sales@volvo.com Website: www.novabus.com Products: Nova Bus strives to design public transit buses that meet different needs. Its value-added offer includes an extensive list of standard features engineered to provide the best in terms of safety, accessibility and life cycle cost. Nova Bus’ entire line of vehicles is based on a single proven platform that requies minimal maintenance and far exceeds APTA’s White Book crashworthiness requirements. Its built-in Swivel Zone offers convenient access space to readily accommodate any type of mobility device. The Nova e-Cooling system has shown significant fuel savings when combined with the latest transmission technology. 15 O’Neil & Associates, Inc. 495 Byers Rd. Miamisburg, OH 45342 USA

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See Ad On Page 43 1075 Rodgers Park Dr., P.O. Box 1077 North Vernon, IN 47265 USA 800-766-7768 E-Mail: onspot@onspot.com Website: www.onspot.com Company Officer: Eric M. Jones, Vice President of Sales & Marketing Products: Onspot Automatic Tire Chains allows the operator to engage and disengage tire chains at the flip of a dashboard switch, without stopping, to enhance traction and reduce braking distance on snow and ice in forward or reverse. Available as a factory option from over 200 builders, or for retrofit of existing vehicles from 1/2 ton to Class 8 tractor trailers. 16 On Your Mark Transportation P.O. Box 292851 Nashville, TN 37229-2851 USA 615-504-6275 E-Mail: info@onyourmarktransportation.com Website: www.onyourmarktransportation.com Products: On Your Mark Transportation is a consulting service to the ground transportation industry. The company brings resources to all areas of ground transportation, including limousine, school bus, transit and motorcoach. The list of services include, but are not limited to: financial analysis; event transportation planning and logistics; marketing, including websites, social media, trade show representation and sales training; surveys, incluidng employee, ridership or customer surveys; human resources, including recruiting, hiring, training and company specific policy handbooks and procedures; grant writing; 5311(f) programs; DOT and DOD safety system audits; research; and school bus planning and implementation. 15 P.A. Post Agency, LLC One International Blvd., Suite 405 Mahwah, NJ 07495 USA 201-252-3010 Website: www.papost.com Products: Transportation insurance. 16 Paradigm Technology Consulting, LLC 22 S. Main St. Allentown, NJ 08501 USA 866-782-4636; 609-890-4150 Fax: 609-890-4154 E-Mail: sales@ptcllc.com


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Web Site: www.ptcllc.com Products: Paradigm Technology Consulting, LLC (PTC) is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner focusing on human resources and labor management for the transportation industry. It is PTC’s approach to assemble best of breed solutions for the motorcoach industry, and to offer an end-to-end turnkey solution that makes it possible for operators in the industry to leverage the best technology available. The Paradigm Transportation Suite (PTS) of payroll and labor management applications is designed for operators with more complex payroll and workforce management needs, including those involving union contracts. 13 PennTex Industries, Inc. 202 Plaza Dr. Manchester, PA 17345-1340 USA 717-266-8762 E-Mail: sales@penntexusa.com Website: www.penntexusa.com Products: PennTex Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer of heavy-duty, high amperage alternators, voltage regulators, fully automatic high idler devices and other mobile electronic devices for the transportation and speciality vehicle industries. All products are manufactured new in the company’s Fort Worth, TX, facility. 14 PETRO STOPPING CENTERS

See Ad On Page 68 I-39 & Hwy. 38, Exit #99 900 Petro Dr. Rochelle, IL 61068 USA 815-562-3716 E-Mail: petro59@rochelle.net Website: www.ta-petro.com Products: Full service travel plaza offering regular diesel, biodiesel, regular gas, E85 and E15. RV services include dump station, water, propane, pullthrough parking and separate fueling island. Amenities include two restaurants, two stores, clinic, Verizon authorized dealer, game arcade, showers, coin laundry, ATM, fax and copy service, UPS, FedEx and U.S. mail dropboxes. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Buses welcome, please call ahead if eating (815-562-5840). 16 PEX 200 Hart St. Niceville, FL 32578 USA 850-729-0537 Ext.224 Website: www.pexna.com Products: PEX Heavy Duty product groups include: HD brake wear sensors (disc and drum brakes); HD ABS sensors; HD ABS sensor extension cables; and HD engine sensors/switches. 15 Plymovent Corp. 5 Corporate Dr. Cranbury, NJ 08512 USA 800-644-0911 E-Mail: info.usa@plymovent.com Website: www.plymovent.com Products: Plymovent is an ISO 9001:2008 manufacturer of vehicle exhaust removal systems for various sectors such as indock fleet maintenance shops,

Power Brake, LLC 4351 34th St. N, Suite B St. Petersburg, FL 33714 USA E-Mail: dixon@powerbrake1.com Website: www.powerbrake1.com Company Officers: Tom Cox, Dixon Davies, Chad Kearney Products: Extended service life brake rotors and brake drums, 100,000 mile performance quarantee of drums and rotors against distortion, vibration, cracking and wear. Complete brake kits available. 16

access to all coach assemblies, subassemblies and components. Prevost Parts provides replacement parts for all make and model coaches and transit buses, and is the exclusive distributor of Prevost, Volvo Bus and Nova Bus certified parts and components. The Prevost Parts and Service Network consists of 10 Prevost Parts and Service Centers and more than 150 Prevost-trained and certified service providers. The service network is the industry’s exclusive provider of certified service for Prevost vehicles, Volvo engines and Volvo IShift transmissions. The service providers are strategically located throughout Canada and the United States and offer service for every make and model of coach, motorhome and bus. 15

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See Ad On Page 72 35 Gagnon Blvd. Sainte-Claire, Quebec G0R 2V0 CANADA 418-883-3391 E-Mail: prevostcar@volvo.com Website: www.prevostcar.com Company Officers: Francois Tremblay, President; Robert Goodnight, Vice President of New Coach Sales; Clay Flynt, Vice President of Parts and Service; Ron Rogers, Vice President of Conversion Sales; and Jack Forbes, Vice President of Corporate Sales Products: North American manufacturer of passenger coaches as well as conversion coaches for highend motorhomes and specialty conversions. The Prevost H-Series provides tall high-deck coaches with panoramic views and under-floor storage capacity of 470 cubic feet. The Prevost X-Series offers low overall height for the premium coach market, while maintaining a floor-to-ceiling height of 80 inches and a wheelbase of 334.5 inches. The Volvo 9700 offers quality, performance, economy, comfort and safety. The powertrain takes advantage of the coordination between the Volvo D13 engine and IShift transmission. This integration results in better performance and engine management, fuel savings and easier service scheduling. 16 Prevost Parts E-Mail: prevostparts@volvo.com Website: www.prevostcar.com Online Parts Ordering: www.prevostcar.com/content/online-parts-ordering Prevost U.S. Parts Customer Service Center 2200 Point Blvd., Suite 100 Elgin, IL 60123 USA Toll Free: 1-800-799-9938 Admin., 1-800-621-5519 Coach, 1-877-999-8808 Transit Phone: 1-847-844-7680 Prevost Canadian Parts Customer Service Center 2955-A, Watt Ave., Quebec, Quebec G1X 3W1 Toll Free: 1-800-463-8876 Phone: 1-418-654-0174, 1-418-653-0948 Products: Prevost offers 24/7 emergency parts ordering and shipping, and 24/7 online parts ordering with a special discount. Prevost parts warehouses use RF barcode technology for quick shipment of parts, and offers same-day shipping of stock parts anywhere in the United States and Canada for orders received before 2 p.m. Prevost’s computerized parts catalog provides immediate

2900 County Rd. 6 W Elkhart, IN 46514 USA 574-264-5494 E-Mail: info@proairllc.com Website: www.proairllc.com Products: Manufactures air conditioning, heating and defrost systems for all types of buses and shuttle vehicles. Specializes in climate control systems for driver and passenger areas, and also stocks a complete line of related parts. An ISO 9001:2008 certified company that has been in operation since 1978. Works very closely with customers to ensure that products and processes are compliant with their requirements. It is involved with the OEM’s on many levels, from providing industry feedback to various projects, testing of products, advance notification of changes and involvement in problem solving. ProAir has a satellite operation located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, which serves as a warehouse and sales office for western U.S. customers. 16 PROFUSION INDUSTRIES

See Ad On Page 23 822 Kumho Dr. Fairlawn, OH 44333 USA 330-668-7694 E-Mail: kbell@profusionindustries.com Website: www.profusionindustries.com Products: Manufactures the Koro-Trans™ Astra Flor™ group of flooring, step tread and nosing components for shuttle and transit buses. Manufactured using sustainable processes, Astra Flor freatures an aesthetically pleasing metal flake texture. Astra Flor may be purchsed as a welded one-piece construction in full width rib, full width smooth, or a smooth/rib combination, as well as in standard width rolls for pieced installation. Widths range from 79 to 114 inches. Step tread options include Astra Flor, Astra Flor Ribbed, and the slip resistant Pebbletread™design. Nosings can be provided with textured or ribbed finishes. Proprietary processes provide for short lead times. Astra Flor is fire resistant, slip resistant, abrasion resistant, and moisture resistant. OEM’s and service departments can select custom length flooring kits or prefabricated welded one-piece flooring. 16

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Proheat 3831 No. 6 Rd. Richmond, BC V6V 1P6 CANADA 604-270-6899 E-Mail: sales@proheat.com Website: www.proheat.com Products: Proheat provides heating solutions for bus and coach needs. These solutions allow for easy starting, greater fuel savings, and reduced idling and engine wear. Products also help reduce emissions and improve engine service life by maintaining a constant engine temperature regardless of outside temperature. Proheat can improve passenger and driver comfort by adding heat when needed. Heaters are autonumous, operating only when needed and provide detailed information on usage, duty cycles, coolant temperatures and diagnostics. 14 PROTECTIVE INSURANCE COMPANY

See Ad On Page 21 111 Congressional Blvd., Suite 500 Carmel, IN 46032 USA 800-644-5501 E-Mail: srenz@protectiveinsurance.com Website: www.protectiveinsurance.com Products: Protective Insurance Company, A+ rated by A.M. Best, specializes in providing insurance for the transporation industry. It’s licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and all Canadian provinces to provide comprehensive insurance programs (including, but not limited to, auto liability and workers’ compensation options) for motorcoach operations and limousine services. The company’s products are backed by a dedicated Loss Prevention & Safety Services Team, experienced claims management and superior customer service. 16 Proterra 1 Whitlee Ct. Greenville, SC 29607 864-438-0000 E-Mail: sales@proterra.com Website: www.proterra.com Products: Zero-emission, Altoona-tested transit solutions through its electric buses. 13 Q’Straint/Sure-Lok 5553 Ravenswood Rd., Ste. 110 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 USA E-Mail: info@sure-lok.com Website: www.qstraint.com Products: Safety and lift equipment. 14 RBS - RELATIONAL BUS SYSTEMS, INC.

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Company Officers: Bob Schecter, President; Walter Buist, Vice President Products: RBS, Inc. designs, implements and supports Tour and Charter Management systems with more than 500 customers in North America. Products include: GoTour Management System, a browser-based system, manages tour reservations, itineraries, receivables and payables, produces customer documents and management reports for group and retail tours. The RBS cloud-based system is hosted and backed up in the cloud using AWS (Amazon Web Services). RBS is now distributing GoTourV4, which includes “Type-to-Find” searches, pdf reports. Also available are GoPay, RBS’s highly secure online credit card authorization feature; GoChart Charter Management System features customer and contract management, schedule and dispatch, and accounts receivable. Modules allow system customization to fit a company’s needs and size. Powerful, user definable security requiring unique login and password is available; Offsite Backup and Recovery provides daily offsite data backup and features limited online access to a customer’s data in the event of a disaster; Web Manager modules include simple, reliable, real time credit card authorization for GoChart and GoTour; online quote generation and notification; and web access to drivers’ orders for GoChart. Demos for GoTour and GoChart are available by appointment. 16 The RCA Rubber Co. 1833 East Market St. Akron, OH 44305 USA 800-321-2340 Website: www.rcarubber.com Products: Manufacturer of rubber floor covering and metal back step treads and step edges for the transit industry. Made in USA in Akron, OH. 15 RECARO North America 4120 Luella Lane Auburn Hills, MI 48326 USA 248-484-3203 Website: www.recaro.com Products: Manufacturer of operator seats for the North American transit market, transit buses, small and medium buses and light rail. 15 REI - Radio Engineering Industries, Inc. 6534 “L” St. Omaha, NE 68117 USA 402-339-2200 E-Mail: info@radioeng.com Website: www.radioeng.com Company Officers: Scott Hays, President; Curtiss Routh, Vice President of Sales; Kathy Kirstine, Vice President of Marketing Products: Designs, manufactures, services and maintains a full range of mobile electronics for the transportation industry. This includes: audio/video passenger entertainment systems; mobile video surveillance; passenger safety announcement players; PA systems; camera observation systems; HDMI components; radios; HD monitors; speakers and microphones. REI’s fleet management solution reduces risky driving behavior and can improve operating efficiencies. DVR and engine diagnostics, automatic video downloads, route planning, reporting, live-view and more. 16

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Rel-Tek Corporation 4185 Old William Penn Hgwy. Monroeville, PA 15146 800-783-9228 E-Mail: sales@rel-tek.com Website: www.rel-tek.com Products: Rel-Tek’s Millennia® gas detection systems provide CNG/LNG/LPG/H2 safety, protecting employees and investments; GasBoss® wide-spectrum LEL sensors have extended life. Detect all constituents of natural gas; no omissions or ethane excesses. Approved intrinsically safe; large/small systems: 1,000 sensor system capacity — wired or wireless; high security (NASA and military) satellite links provide remote Internet readout, anytime, anywhere; A-V alarm units: any number – long life expectancy, custom coding; MagiKal® fully automatic (hands-off) gas sensor calibration (Rel-Tek exclusive), extends sensor life and provides pay-back dividends for clients; Touch-n-Know™ Zone monitors offer large touchscreen displays for all-plant viewing capability; Millennia-FT telemetry processes 120 sensors, alarms and controls per second; Toxic, flame and oxygen detectors available as needed; MultiGasLDS: on-board leak detection systems meet new 180F sensor specs, and include MagiKal for quick calibration. Send plans and sketches for assessment and quotation. 15 REV Group 1441 Brickell Ave., Suite 1007 Miami, FL 33131 USA 786-464-8986 Website: www.revgroup.com Products: REV is a privately-owned corporation dedicated to serving the fire & emergency, commercial and recreation specialty vehicle markets worldwide. For the bus industry, brand names include Champion Bus, Goshen Coach, Collins Bus, ElDorado, ENC, Federal Coach, and Krystal Coach. 16 RMM/America 1320 N Vermilion, Suite 310 Danville, IL 61832 USA 217-597-9340 E-Mail: rmmamerica16@gmail.com Company Officer: Steve Ridge Products: Promotional products, business cards, printed forms, letterheads and envelopes. 16 Rosco Vision Systems 9021 144th Pl. Jamaica, NY 11435 USA 800-227-2095 Website: www.roscovision.com Products: Backup camera systems, mirrors, visors and other visual safety solutions to the commercial vehicle market. 16 Rotary Lift 2700 Lanier Drive, Madison, IN 47250 USA 800-640-5438 Fax: 800-578-5438 E-Mail: userlink@rotarylift.com Web Site: www.rotarylift.com Products: Manufacturer of vehicle lifts designed to increase technician productivity and fleet uptime. Rotary Lift offers a full line of heavy-duty vehicle lifts for servicing the wide range of buses on the road today. The line includes modular inground; mobile column; scissor; parallelogram; and four-post lifts. 15


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RouteMatch Software 1201 W. Peachtree St., NW, Ste. 3300 Atlanta, GA 30309 USA 404-876-5160 E-Mail: sales@routematch.com Website: www.routematch.com Products: Software systems for schedule and route optimization, reporting and compliance. 14 RRL Insurance Agency 4450 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Suite 115 Melbourne, FL 32934 USA 800-333-7754 E-Mail: lovep@rrl-ins.com Website: www.rrl-ins.com Products: Public livery insurance for the following: airport and employee shuttle, charter bus, limousine, luxury sedan, motorcoach, park and fly, school bus, social service, taxi, trolley, garage, valet parking, car rental and more. RRL insurance specializes in providing commercial insurance and risk management services to those in the public livery industry. Coverages available: auto liability, physical damage, general liability, umbrella, excess liability, workers compensation, EPLI (Employment Practices Liability), property, occupational accident, cyber liability, garage & garage keepers legal liability and other lines of coverages. 15

Russell Cress Corp. 145 Lodi St. Hackensack, NJ 07601 USA 201-488-7111 Website: www.russellcressco.com Products: Transit advertising components, frames, dioramas, islands, carousels, kiosks, platform structures, bus advertising and tail frames, and bike rack sign panels. Products are custom made to clients’ requirements. These products are found in mass transit terminals, transportation hubs and stations throughout the United States and abroad. 14 Safe Fleet/ Pretoria / Transpec/ Specialty Manufacturing 13501 S. Ridge Rd. Charlotte, NC 28273 USA 800-951-7867 E-Mail: sales@smiglobal.net Website: www.safefleetsolutions.com Products: HVAC ducting, step treads, interior lighting, LED strip lighting, emergency roof hatches, overhead racks, door gear mechanisms, and reading lights. 15 SAFETY STEP LLC

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Products: Upholstery refurbishment; flooring replacement/repair; seating needs; interior refurbishment and detailing. 16 Saucon Technologies 2455 Baglyos Circle Bethlehem, PA 18020 USA 484-241-2514 E-Mail: TDSinfo@saucontech.com Website: www.saucontds.com Products: GPS tracking, reporting options and dispatch tools for various types of transportation providers. 16 Seon Unit 111, 3B Burbidge St. Coquitlam, BC V3K 7B2 CANADA 877-630-7366 / 604-941-0880 E-Mail: marketing@seon.com Website: www.seon.com Products: Helps transportation professionals capture, record, view, and download on-board security footage, plan safe and efficient routes, and track vehciles in real-time. Seon has video surveillance systems in place at thousands of transportation properties throughout North America. 15 SERVICE INSURANCE AGENCY, LLC

See Ad On Page 14 840 N. 20th Ave. Hiawatha, IA 52233 USA 800-553-7993 E-Mail: sales@rudchain.com Website: www.rotogrip.us Products: RUD is a leading manufacturer of traction devices and a solution based company committed to providing traction solutions for the safe operation of motor vehicles under slick, icy and snowy road conditions. ROTOGRIP® CS, RUD’s Automatic Tire Chain System for low profile vehicles, permanently mounts to the vehicle suspension assuring that any operator is well equipped for all road conditions. The ROTOGRIP® CS system allows the vehicle to remain in transit in otherwise slick conditions and up to speeds of 30 MPH, keeping both the passengers and the driver safe, and bus fleets on schedule. Once activated, the chain is spread underneath the vehicle’s tires, giving the driver the additional traction needed to keep the bus from sliding on the icy roads, while eliminating the need of installing and removing traditional wrap chains. 15

See Ad On Page 43 5304 Valleypark Dr. Roanoke, VA 24015 USA 540-362-9636 Website: www.safetystep.net Products: Safety Step manufactures safe step stools. All transportation Safety Steps are designed with commitment to safety and quality. Its full line of transportation step stools all have the same safety features: Anti-tip design; rugged, all aluminum lightweight construction and lab tested; non-slip gripper strips and rubber leg tips to hold Safety Step and passengers securely in place on all surfaces, and in any weather. Various platform sizes, heights and powder coat finishes are available to suit passengers’ specific needs. 12 Sanicoach 938 E. Swan Creek Rd. #241 Ft. Washington, MD 20744 USA 301-257-6714 E-Mail: sanicoachdc@gmail.com Website: www.sanicoach.com Company Officer: Charles Murray, President Products: Mobile restroom dumping service for motorcoaches, RVs, entertainer coaches. The company comes to its customers serving the Washington, D.C. metro area. 16 SARDO BUS & COACH UPHOLSTERY 503 S. Main Ave. Minneola, FL 34715 USA 800-654-3824 E-Mail: sandy@sardobus.com Website: www.sardobus.com Company Officers: Sandy Follis, President of Sales; Lou Sardo, President; Kathy Cruse, National Sales Manager

See Ad On Page 44 6850 Catawba Ln. Richmond, VA 23226 USA 800-444-0205 Website: www.serviceins.com Products: Service Insurance Agency, Inc. has been providing insurance and related products to the passenger transportation industry since 1952. Its professional staff is trained to provide the highest quality customer service and offers solutions for the unique insurance needs of its passenger transportation customers. An independent company, Service Insurance writes insurance for motorcoaches, limousines, vanpools, city transit buses, airport shuttles and school buses. 07 SHRIVER-CAPACITY INSURANCE AGENCY, LLC

One Oakbrook Terrace, Ste. 209 Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 USA 630-833-0480 Website: www.shriverinsurance.com Products: Family owned agency since 1963. Let us show you what sets us apart from other agencies. 16 SLEC, INC. See Ad On Page 37 23 Fontana Lane, Suite 109 Baltimore, MD 21237 USA

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Products: SLEC is American owned, and manufactures in the United States. Its new lift, designated the 18Type is robust, reliable and innovative. Over the past 10 years, it has developed an active market for factory rebuilt lifts. This market is typically for the smaller operator who has historically been unable to get into the new lift market. As well as the 18,000pound heavy-duty lift, SLEC also has a 12,000pound entry level lift to meet the demand for a lowcost, lower capacity lift; designated the 12Type. 16 SMI (Specialty Manufacturing) 1975 Joe B. Jackson Pkwy. Murfreesboro, TN 37127 USA 615-867-8515 Website: www.smiglobal.net Products: Pretoria interior lighting/ducting, LED strip lights, Transpec roof hatches and energy absorbing bumpers. 14 Spader Business Management 2101 W. 41st St., Suite 49 Sioux Falls, SD 57105 USA 800-772-3377 E-Mail: info@spader.com Website: www.spader.com Products: Offers guidance to business leaders, owners, and employees. SBM has spent nearly four decades perfecting systems and tools, including its Total Management 1 workshop. Whether seeking one-on-one consulting or the opportunity to learn from peers in 20 Groups, SBM will provide customers with an understanding of running a business, including systems and software. SBM also provides training programs and workshops geared toward individuals at any level of business, from employees to owners. 13 Specialty Vehicles (SVI, Inc.) 440 Mark Leany Dr. Henderson, NV 89011 USA 800-SVI-TRAM Website: www.specialtyvehicles.com Products: New and used trolleys, trams, electric shuttles, and other types of people movers. 16 Spheros North America, Inc. 5536 Research Drive Canton, MI 48188 USA 734-218-7350 Fax: 734-487-1569 E-mail: sales@spheros.us Website: www.spheros.us ACC Climate Control 22428 Elkhart East Blvd.; P.O. Box 1905 Elkhart, IN 46514 USA 574-264-2190, 800-462-6322 FAX: 574-266-6744 Website: www.accclimatecontrol.com Products: Spheros’ air conditioning product line includes roof top and skirt mounted condensers, ceiling and in-wall mounted evaporators, a complete line of rooftop systems as well as electric air condi-

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tioning systems. The company’s heating products cater to the needs of a wide variety of markets and customers, including environmentally compatible hybrid and electric heaters. Additionally, Spheros offers solutions for ventilation and emergency roof hatches. 15 SST Wireless, Inc. 103-7088 Venture St. Delta, BC V4G 1H5 CANADA 604-946-0173 E-Mail: info@sstwireless.com Website: www.sstwireless.com Products: Tire Pressure Monitoring System engineered for commercial buses with rugged design, accuracy and reliability. Wheel rim mounted bidirectional sensors (6 and 10 wheel configurations) included. Multi-mode on-board gateway with 900 MHz, WiFi, cellular, GPS and satellite communication options available, as are real time or store and forward software for maintenance and operations. Available as OEM option from bus manufacturers. Made in Canada with U.S. components and is Buy America qualified. 15 Starcraft Bus 2367 Century Dr., Goshen, IN 46528 USA 800-348-7440 Website: www.starcraftbus.com Products: Starcraft Bus, a division of Forest River Inc., and a Berkshire Hathaway Co., is a North America shuttle bus manufactuer. Services markets including hotels, churches, retirement centers, tour operators, and all aspects of public and private transportation. Starcraft Bus builds on Ford, International and GM chassis, and is ADA compliant, QVM certified, ISO certified and Altoona-tested. 15 Stertil-Koni 200 Log Canoe Circle Stevensville, MD 21666 USA 410-643-9001 E-Mail: lifts@stertil-koni.com Web Site: www.stertil-koni.com Products: All types of heavy-duty lifts, including mobile column lifts, platform lifts, parallelogram lifts, in-ground axle engaging lifts, and two-post lifts. Stertil is ISO 9001 certified, and most lifts are ALI/ETL certified. 12 STEWART & STEVENSON POWER PRODUCTS LLC ATLANTIC DIVISION

See Ad On Page 36 180 Route 17 South Lodi, NJ 07644 USA 201-489-5800 E-Mail: r.weberjr@ssss.com Website: www.atlanticdda.com Company Officers: John Farmer, President; Tim Meade, Senior Vice President; Rick Weir, Vice President Systems Operations, and Richard Weber, Vice President VSS. Products: Atlantic Detroit Diesel - Allison - A Stewart & Stevenson Company, is engaged in the

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sale and servicing of Detroit Diesel, Mercedes-Benz, and alternative fuel engines; and Allison transmissions and related components, parts and accessories, for equipment serving various on- and off-highway markets. This includes medium and heavy-duty trucks, buses, and fire and emergency vehicles. Power systems, side handles, MTU emergency and power generation, marine construction and industrial engines power the Northeast from Maine to New Jersey, including the eastern half of New York State. Come see the Atlas Copco rental equipment and the Detroit branded products show trailer. 16 StrataGen Systems 4040 Lake Washington Blvd., NE, Suite 201 Kirkland, WA 98033 USA 888-921-6695 Website: www.stratagen.com Products: Solutions for paratransit, demand response and non-emergency medical transportation. The company’s software ADEPT has been deployed worldwide, performing over 25 million trips a year. 16 Suntrust Equipment Finance 906 Westminister Way Southlake, TX 76092 USA 817-488-7585 Website: www.suntrust.com Products: Financial services. 14 SUTRAK CORPORATION

See Ad On Page 32 6899 East 49th Ave. Commerce City, CO 80022 USA 303-287-2700 Website: www.sutrakusa.com Products: ISO 9001 Certified. Heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems for light rail vehicles, people movers and buses, including school buses. 10 Sys2K 528 Northlake Blvd., Ste. 1000 Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 USA 407-358-2000 E-Mail: marketing@sys2k.com Website: www.sys2k.com Products: Sys2K's Infinity Business Management Software is a comprehensive Windows-based business solution. Sys2K was selected by an international General Motors team for implementation at GM’s Chinese parts and service outlets after being compared to a number of systems worldwide. Daimler Corporation currently uses Sys2K for its North American Setra tour bus plant. And with certifications from General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corporation, along with interfaces with a multitude of connectivity partners and links to over 150 pricing catalogs, Infinity handles the needs of bus dealerships and manufacturing facilities. Being a true Microsoft Windows application, Infinity interfaces to other microsoft applications, while providing a quality, cost-effetive solution. Customers can realize significant savings by implementing real-time integration across all departments: parts, service, finance, CRM, accounting, payroll and rental. 15


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See Ad On Page 7 1645 Lyndale Ave., North, Suite 102 Faribault, MN 55021 USA 507-331-7911 E-Mail: info@chbussales.com Website: www.chbussales.com Company Officers: Robert Foley, President & CEO; Duane Geiger, Executive Vice President of Sales and Service; Tim Guldin, Vice President of Sales & Service Southeast; Tony Mongiovi, Vice President of Sales & Service Northeast; Tim Vaught, Vice President of Sales, Service & Product Development South Products: Exclusive distributor of Temsa motorcoaches in North America, offering the TS30, TS35E, and TS45 Temsa products. Temsa uses high quality production standards stressing customer satisfaction. The Temsa TS30 and TS35 coaches are fully integral mid-size coaches. The TS45 full-sized coach, introduced in 2014, has top safety features as standard options. Temsa coaches are constructed from stainless steel for extra durability and safety, and are tested to ensure the highest standards. Equipped with a Cummins/Allison driveline, Temsa models provide raw power and optimum serviceability. In addition to these Temsa products, CH Bus Sales is focused on superb after-sales service and support through parts availability, warranty support, technical assistance, driver training, and repair services. CH continues to expand to new locations in order to provide increased support to customers throughout the United States. 16 Thermo King Corp. 314 W. 90th St. Minneapolis, MN 55420 USA 253-686-4284 Website: www.thermoking.com Products: Bus/motorcoach air conditioning and heating parts and systems. 14 TIB - TRANSPORTATION INSURANCE BROKERS

425 W. Broadway, Suite 400, Glendale, CA 91204 800-248-2877 E-Mail: jmcanany@tibinsurance.com Website: www.tibinsurance.com Company Officer: Jeff McAnany, Vice President of Sales Products: A brokerage firm dedicated to the transportation industry, offering auto and general liability, physical damage, workers’ compensation and bonds. Specializing in, and committed to the transportation industry. Offices from Los Angeles to New York. Focusing only on the transportation marketplace. 16

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TRANSIT & PARATRANSIT COMPANY (TAPTCO)

480 East Locust St. Dallastown, PA 17313 USA 717-246-2627 Website: www.transairmfg.com Products: Trans/Air Manufacturing is an ISO 9001 registered firm, manufacturing a full line of climate control systems for the school, commercial and electric/hybrid vehicle markets. Units, parts, service, training, warranty and new or aftermarket installations are available through factory-owned operations or a network of distribtors throughout North America. 15

See Ad On Page 41 5601 Hudson Dr., Hudson, OH 44236 USA 630-235-4457 Website: www.taptco.com Products: Training programs for transit and paratransit bus drivers. 14

TRANSIGN LLC

Transit Sales International 1863 Service Ct., Riverside, CA 92507 USA 951-682-2557 E-Mail: sales@transitsales.com Website: www.transitsales.com Products: Provides quality, used transit buses to customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and beyond. 14 TRANSITWORKS

3777 Airport Rd. Waterford, MI 48329 USA 248-623-6400, 855-535-7446 E-Mail: info@transignllc.com Website: www.transignllc.com Company Officer: Jamie J. Lipka, President Products: Transign’s LED Destinator EnCompass™ handsfree destination sign system combines GPS connectivity with existing high-quality LED Destinator™ platform to improve safety, reliability, and enhances broader features into the public transportation system. By advancing all connectivity of the signs through a mobile data terminal (MDT) using web-based uploads via cellular networks or Wi-Fi (destination, next stop, voice announcements, route number, and interior passenger information, advertising and virtually any other messaging requirements) automatically based on location, operators are better able to serve their riders with fewer distractions, and dispatch operations have better access and control over route information and changes. Passengers, operators, and managers benefit significantly from the right sized customized transit technology solution. Whether light duty shuttle buses or heavy use transit systems, technology improves the riders’ experience, enhances operational ability, and increases management’s visability. The web based system is priced competitively, and the solution incorporates all the necessary elements to meet the demand of any size bus service, from rural to metropolitan areas operating into transit, airport, college and university, corporate, and healthcare systems. Transign has been a leading provider of LED destination signs, run number boxes, roller curtain signs and passenger information systems since 1959. Transign currently serves hundreds of clients in the United States and Canada. Transign is a WBE Certified company, and meets Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. All products are manufactured in Waterford, MI, USA and is Buy America compliant. 16

See Ad On Page 38 4199 Kinross Lakes Parkway, Suite 300 Richfield, OH 44314 USA 855-337-9543 Website: www.transit-works.com Products: A manufacturer of commercial shuttles, transporters and mobility vans. The company has been the exclusive builder of MobilityWorks Comm ercial vehicles for over a decade. The company has manufacturing facilities in Ohio and Kansas. 16 Translite Enterprises Inc. 107 Trumbull St., K Bldg. Elizabeth, NJ 07206 USA 800-934-3450 Website: www.translitebusglass.com Products: U.S. and international glass distributor whose sole market is the bus industry. It has been servicing the industry with bus glass and bus windshield replacement needs since 1993. 15 Trapeze Group 5800 Explorer Drive Mississaugua, ON L4W 5K9 CANADA 905-629-8727 E-Mail: info@trapezegroup.com Web Site: www.trapezegroup.com Products: Trapeze delivers solutions that consider the full enterprise of a transit agency. Whether addressing the needs of a single department, an entire organization, or the community, Trapeze provides advanced software, intelligent transportation systems and mobile technologies. 15 TriMark Corp. 500 Bailey Ave. New Hampton, IA 50659 USA 641-394-3188 E-Mail: tips@trimarkcorp.com Website: www.trimarkcorp.com Company Officers: Scott Perkins, Ric Marzolf, Kendra Knowlton Products: TriMark is an employee-owned company

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in the design and manufacture of hardware products for the bus/motorcoach, recreational vehicle, agricultural, truck, construction, and industrial enclosure markets. It offers a wide range of door and compartment handles, rotary and slam latches, locking systems, ignition locks, hinges, linkages and electronics including power lock actuators and keyless entry and related components. The TriMark corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, IA. TriMark serves the China market through TriMark Xuzhou, and the European market through its subsidiary, TriMark Europe Ltd. TriMark Europe also manufactures and sells the West Alloy range of products including locks, hinges, window stays and associated fittings for industrial and leisure vehicles. 16 Trim-Lok, Inc. 6855 Hermosa Circle Buena Park, CA 90622 USA 714-562-0500 / 888-TRIM-LOK (874-6565) Website: www.trimlok.com Products: Manufacturer of rubber and plastic extrusion trims and seals. The company has over 40 years of experience and supplies parts into over 20 industries. Trim-Lok continues to provide new product solutions, such as the company’s proprietary Flap Seal and Hatch Seal. 14 TRP Bus Parts (PACCAR Parts) 750 Houser Way North Renton, WA 98057 USA 206-504-8322 E-Mail: dale.puhrmann@PACCAR.com Website: www.TRPParts.com Company Officer: Dale Puhrmann, National Sales Manager-Bus Segment Products: Tested replacement parts. From school buses to motorcoaches, shuttles to transit, TRP has parts for all makes. Products/Services: First aid kits, foam materials, vinyl and upholstery, brake products, engine equipment/accessories, emission control products, heating and air conditioning parts, lighting products, maintenance products, digital video cam. 16 TSO Mobile 7791 NW 46th St. Doral, FL 33166 USA 877-477-2922 E-Mail: pt@tsomobile.com Website: www.tsomobile.com Company Officers: Diego Capelluto, Daniel Ocampo Products: TSO Mobile combines proprietary software with the latest hardware generation to provide solutions for public transportation. Solutions are focused on the passengers’ traveling experience. This includes CAD/AVL, APC (Automated Passenger Counter), MDVR (Mobile Digital Video Recorder), AVAS (Audio Visual Automated System), OBAS (On Board Advertisement System), AVIS (Automated Voice Information System), ATIS (Automated Text Information System), and Anti-Bunching. The implementation of these solutions in public transportation operations increases security, generates operational savings, allows simple administration and improves services. TSO Mobile provides a full fleet management solution and efficiency modules such as driver behavior, drug and alcohol test, maintenance and video verification. 16

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VAN HOOL N.V.

See Ad On Page 39 1225 107 E. Rue Saint Georges, QC G5Y 8C3 CANADA 888-219-8872 E-Mail: catherine.lapointe@turbo-images.com Website: www.turbo-images.com Company Officers: Pier Veilleux, President and CEO; Esther Morissette, Executive Vice President of Coach Division Products: Fleet design and graphics. The company provides creative design services, leading edge digital printing, bus wraps, onsite installation across North America, installation at the factory prior to delivery, removal services, and after-sales exclusive online parts reordering system. 16

See Ad On Page 13 Bernard Van Hoolstraat 58 Koningshooikt 2500 BELGIUM +32-3-420-20-20 E-Mail: sales.bc.usa@vanhool.be Website: www.vanhool.be Products: Van Hool of Belgium manufactures approximately 1,400 buses and coaches, and as many as 4,000 commercial vehicles annually of which 80 percent are exported worldwide. With a workforce of over 4,000, Van Hool is a major bus manufacturer in Europe, offering a complete range of buses for public transport for international markets, ranging from a 9 m midi bus to a 25 m double articulated low floor bus. For over 65 years, Van Hool has a reputation for designing and building high quality, state-of-the-art, customized products. 16

TURTLE TOP INC.

VANNER, INC.

See Ad On Page 5 67819 State Road 15 New Paris, IN 46553 USA 800-296-2105 Website: www.turtletop.com Products: The Turtle Top family of buses feature sophisticated styling and offer luxurious travel amenities for the mid-size coach market segment. 07 Unit Chemical Corp. 7360 Commercial Way Henderson, NV 89011 USA 702-564-6454, 702-564-6455 800-879-8648, or 800-841-1810 (U.S. & Canada) E-Mail: info@unitchemical.com Website: www.unitchemical.com Products: Concentrated liquid and tableted toilet deodorants, odor counteractants, vehicle wash and graffiti remover 13 United Motorcoach Association (UMA) 113 S. West St., 4th floor Alexandria, VA 22314 USA 800-424-8262 E-Mail: info@uma.org Website: www.uma.org Products: UMA is an association of motorcoach owners and industry suppliers, with over 1,000 members located in North America. 16 USSC Group 150 Gordon Dr., Exton, PA 19341 USA 866-312-6820 Website: www.usscgroup.com Products: USSC designs and engineers seating for many types of vehicles. This includes durable and ergonomically-designed seats to reduce day-to-day driver fatigue and stress. 13

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See Ad On Pages 18, 27 4282 Reynolds Dr. Hilliard, OH 43026 USA 800-ACP-OWER (800-227-6937) Website: www.vanner.com Products: Hybrid Beltless Alternators™ (HBA) are high efficiency DC to DC converters for Allison H40/50EP Hybrids. Eliminates alternators and associated components. Enough capacity to power variable speed electric radiator fans while running cool and efficiently. Also, VANN-BUS Electrical Systems transmit accurate information about the 12/24v vehicle batteries with analysis and monitoring 24/7 with state of health, over and under voltage, battery imbalance and temperature, J1939 communication with MUX and telemetry systems. Enables state-of-charge management lengthening battery life. Also can work in a closed-loop manner with the Hybrid Beltless Alternator™. Vanner also offers battery equalizers for MBBM battery monitoring. StartSentry Ultracapacitors also provide short burst of energy and eliminate jumpstarting, reduce operational cost and downtime, reduces damaging drain on 12/24v vehicle batteries, and will start a vehicle with dead batteries. Vanner inverters and AC Power systems can power 110v AC outlets at passengers’ seats in buses and coaches. Battery chargers provide high performance 3-stage battery charging for 24v DC battery banks for buses and coaches. 11 VAPOR BUS INTERNATIONAL - A WABTEC COMPANY

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Products: Vapor is a door equipment supplier to the North American bus industry, offering products for transit and commuter buses, intercity and motorcoaches, shuttle and commercial vehicles. The company offers complete automatic door systems as well as individual components such as actuator devices, door controls, door panels, seals, and door accessories. Rugged, high performance actuators are available in electric or pneumatic configurations. Door control options range from simple elecromechanical devices to high-capability, microprocessor-based systems. 15 VEHICLE INSPECTION SYSTEMS, INC. (VIS)

6317 McCoy Rd., Suite 110 Orlando, FL 32822 USA 407-206-3615 E-Mail: info@vischeck.net Website: www.vischeck.net Company Officer: Mark Keegans Products: Vehicle Inspection Systems is the manufacturer and distributor of the VIS-Polish, VISShine, and Squirrel wheel safety device. VIS has been serving the heavy-duty vehicle, truck, and bus industry since 1994. 16 VenTek International 1260 A Holm Rd., Petaluma, CA 94954 USA 707-773-3373 E-Mail: info@ventek-intl.com Website: www.ventek-intl.com Products: Transit fare collection systems. 12 Vix Technology 710 Second Ave., Suite 950 Seattle, WA 98104 USA 206-749-5500 ext. 3 E-Mail: americas@vixtechnology.com Website: www.vixtechnology.com Products: An account-based Automated Fare Collection (AFC) solution based on contactless and mobile technology. Helping transit agencies reduce costs, gain ridership intelligence and improve rider experience through the Vix eO (easy-open) system. Acceptable payment methods include various contactless media: credit/debit cards, pre-paid cards, agency issued transit cards, third party cards such as college or employer IDs, and mobile wallets and phones. 14 Voith Turbo Inc. 210 Harris Ave., Unit #1 Sacramento, CA 95838 USA 916-925-8241 Website: www.voithturbo.com Products: Manufacturer of automatic transmissions and secondary breaking systems. 12 Volvo Group North America 7900 National Service Rd. Greensboro, NC 27409 USA 336-393-2000 Website: www.volvogroup.com Products: A global manufacturer of buses, trucks, comstruction equipment and drive systems. 16

Vossloh Kiepe 359 Curie Dr. Alpharetta, GA 30005 USA 770-557-6343 E-Mail: j.andreas@vku.vossloh.com Company Officers: K. Roehmer, J. Andreas Products: Vossloh Kiepe electric traction and auxiliary systems for buses and rail vehicles, including battery and fuel cell buses. 16

Website: www.worldtransbus.com Company Officer: John Walsh, President of REV Bus Group Products: World Trans, a subsidiary of REV Group, manufactures buses on the Ford Transit, E450 and GM chassis. The World Trans 22T and 24T narrow body maneuvers easily. Front-end visibility improves safety for drivers and up to 18 passengers. 16

WEH Technologies Inc. 24903 Laguna Edge Dr. Katy, TX 77494 USA 832-331-0021 E-Mail: andy.kukutschka@weh.us Website: www.weh.us Company Officer: Andreas Willfort Products: WEH offers an extensive range of CNG refueling products. For dispensers, this includes nozzles, breakaways, hoses and filters. For vehicles, this includes receptacles and check valves. 16

XL Hybrids 145 Newton St. Brighton, MA 02135 USA 617-718-0329 Website: www.xlhybrids.com Products: XL Hybrids designs, manufactures and installs hybrid electric powertrains for vans and chassis. The company’s XL3 hybrid electric powertrain can be installed on new or used vehicles. XL Hybrids’ regenerative braking technology stores energy normally wasted while braking and reapplies it during acceleration. This results in a 25 percent increase in MPG, which equates to a 20 percent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. 15

Wheeler Bros., Inc. 384 Drum Ave. Somerset, PA 15501 USA 800-842-7285 E-Mail: bus.development@teamwbi.com Website: www.wheelerfleet.com Company Officers: DeAnna Kiel, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development; Marty Zelder, Director of Business Development Products: A fleet management and parts support supply chain management company, headquartered in Somerset, PA. WBI has evolved into a $200 million operation, stocking over 11,000 SKUs. WBI’s 250,000 square foot distribution warehouse ships over 4,200,000 line items annually with 99.4 percent same day fill rate. WBI specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, and distribution of quality fleet and heavy equipment parts. The company continues to expand its global sourcing and parts distribution capabilities by providing parts support to Bimbo Bakeries, USA, U.S. Department of Defense and numerous other commercial fleets. WBI can custom design a specialized IT fleet solution for a procurement platform. These tailored programs can enhance inventory management, reduce vehicle downtime, improve shop productivity, eliminate obsolescence and significantly reduce overall fleet maintenance costs. 16

ZF Industries, Inc. 777 Hickory Hill Dr. Vernon Hills, IL 60061 USA 847-478-6840 Website: www.zf.com/us Products: Axles, suspension parts and systems, transmission parts and systems. 14

Willingham Inc.

See Ad On Page 30 20008 244th Ave. S.E. Maple Valley, WA 98038 USA 425-432-9867 Fax: 425-432-3668 Website: www.willinghaminc.com Products: Seatcovers, complete interiors, floors, step tread kits, parcel rack door and bay door pistons, foam rubber replacement kits, net pockets, cup holders, grab handles and accessories. Seat parts for all models. 12 World Trans 415 W. 6th St. South Hutchinson, KS 67505 USA 620-662-9000

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Cincinnati Metro Participates In Dump The Pump Day National Dump The Pump Day was June 16, and Cincinnati Metro celebrated the date with its #61616, a ridership event including free bus rides for registered participants, live entertainment and refreshments. Participants who pledged to ride the bus, instead of taking their cars in celebration of the day, had a chance to win prizes, including tickets to a Jimmy Buffet concert, Kings Island passes, a Taste of Belgium gift certificate and more. Metro joined more than 100 transit systems around the country for the 11th annual Dump The Pump Day, which encouraged people to ride public transportation. Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, providing about 16 million rides per year. BUSLINE

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Turtle Top

Turtle Top

Odyssey XLT

Odyssey XL

The Odyssey XLT shuttle bus and motorcoach series provides up to 51 passengers with an outstanding travel experience. Built on the Freightliner FM2 chassis, Turtle Top gives added focus toward road stability, passenger comfort, vehicle dependability, quality, and safety. Customized travel amenities and increased passenger and storage capacity are available for churches, colleges, city and county transportation authorities, assisted living services, cross-country touring companies, excursion companies and many more transportation opportunities.

The Odyssey XL shuttle bus and motorcoach series extends Turtle Top’s most popular shuttle to provide up to 49 passengers with a great ride. These are available on the Ford F550, F650, F750 and Freightliner chassis and provide road stability, passenger comfort, dependability, quality and safety. Selecting the Odyssey XL increases passenger capacity for churches, colleges, city and county transportation authorities, assisted living services, cross-country touring companies, excursion companies and many more transportation opportunities.

Turtle Top 67819 State Road 15 New Paris, IN 46553 800-296-2105 Email: timmb@turtletop.com www.turtletop.com

Turtle Top 67819 State Road 15 New Paris, IN 46553 800-296-2105 Email: timmb@turtletop.com www.turtletop.com

ODYSSEY XLT FEATURES • Freightliner M2-106 Chassis • 33,000 GVW • Aerodynamic automotive styling • Clear view windows • Up to 51 passenger capacity* • Wide interior with double row luxury seating • Flexible floor plans including wheelchair capability • Meets and exceeds FMVSS regulations • Qualifies for Buy America • Steel roll cage with full perimeter steel floor • Body and A/C warranty

ODYSSEY XL FEATURES • Ford F550, F650, Freightliner FM2 or S2C Chassis • Aerodynamic automotive styling • Clear view windows • Up to 33 passengers on the Ford F550* • Up to 49 passengers on the Ford F650* • Up to 41 passengers on the FM2* and S2C* • Wide interior with double row luxury seating • Flexible floor plans including wheelchair capability • Meets and exceeds FMVSS regulations • Qualifies for Buy America and is Altoona tested • Steel roll cage with full perimeter steel floor •Body and air conditioning warranty

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Turtle Top

Turtle Top

Odyssey

Terra Transit

The Odyssey family of buses provides a first-class travel experience for up to 25 passengers on the Chevrolet and Ford chassis. With innovation, styling, and quality, the Odyssey shuttle bus is designed for churches, day cares, airport shuttles, assisted living facilities, colleges, sports teams, and mobile businesses.

The Terra Transit shuttle bus is an economical complement to Turtle Top's mid-size fleet. This abridged version of the Odyssey also offers seating for up to 25 passengers and maintains the same Turtle Top safety standards. Riders will find it easy to enter and exit with ample headroom and aisle passage. With a variety of floor plans, companies can meet their needs for storage, seating preferences, and wheelchair accessibility. A full roll cage, quality construction, and 2-year warranty make this an affordable and practical choice for safe, dependable transportation.

Turtle Top 67819 State Road 15 New Paris, IN 46553 800-296-2105 Email: timmb@turtletop.com www.turtletop.com

Turtle Top 67819 State Road 15 New Paris, IN 46553 800-296-2105 Email: timmb@turtletop.com www.turtletop.com

ODYSSEY FEATURES • Ford E-450 or Chevrolet G-4500 chassis • Aerodynamic automotive styling • Clear view windows • Up to 24 passenger capacity* • Low wide enclosed entrance • Flexible floor plans including wheelchair capability • Meets and exceeds FMVSS regulations • Qualifies for Buy America and is Altoona tested • Steel roll cage with full perimeter steel floor • Body and A/C warranty

TERRA TRANSIT FEATURES • Ford E-series or Chevy G-series chassis • Overall Vehicle Length of 23’-29’ • 78” Interior Height / 94” Wall to Wall • Flat Floor Standard • Fully Welded Steel Roll Cage w/ Rust Inhibitor • High Gloss 1-Piece Composite Exterior Side Panels w/ UV Protection • GXL Wiring for all Interior & Exterior Components • Exterior LED Lighting • Up to 25 Passengers + Driver*

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Turtle Top

Turtle Top

VT3 The new VT3 is constructed on Ford’s new transit cutaway with gas or diesel options for its power train. Lightweight materials such as 6360 aluminum (aircraft grade) are used exclusively for the cage structure, which provide superior strength. The VT3 also conserves enough weight necessary to remain under 10,350 GVWR for the chassis. The aerodynamic exterior and comfortable interior has also been redesigned featuring great driving visibility and sophisticated automotive styling. Passenger counts from 1 to 17 can be accomplished within the weight requirements. This all translates to a lighter weight vehicle with improved fuel economy that is a pleasure to drive down the road. Turtle Top 67819 State Road 15, New Paris, IN 46553 800-296-2105 Email: timmb@turtletop.com • www.turtletop.com

VT3 FEATURES • Ford Transit S8P Cutaway Chassis • Up to 17 passengers* • Patented, aircraft grade aluminum roll-cage structure for superior strength • Aerodynamic exterior with sophisticated automotive styling • Under-body lighting at entry locations • Retractable 9” ground to first step height with wide entrance • Ultra-quiet insulation package • Exceptional visibility and handling for driver • Upper, scenic passenger windshield and generous side windows standard • Sleek interior with accent trim and optional dimable lighting • Wide aisle with interior headroom • 10,350 GVWR • CDL license not required in most states** *Some floorplans include luggage areas that reduce the number of seats. The maximum possible occupancy in this class is 17 seats. **Vehicles with 15 occupants and under do not require CDL in most states. Those with 16 passengers and above do require CDL. Page 60

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Van Terra The Van Terra shuttle bus showcases both strength and versatility. All types of passengers, including senior living agencies, find it easy to enter and exit with ample headroom and aisle passage. It is a great alternative to the standard 15-passenger van. The Van Terra maneuvers like a van but has the stability of a dual rear wheel bus. Extended rear wheel stance with a full roll cage, quality construction, and sleek styling make this an affordable and practical choice for safe dependable transportation. Turtle Top 67819 State Road 15 New Paris, IN 46553 800-296-2105 Email: timmb@turtletop.com www.turtletop.com

VAN TERRA FEATURES • Ford E-350, Chevrolet Express, or GMC Savana 3500 chassis • 15 - 18 passenger alternative * • Low, wide enclosed entrance • Wide aisle with interior headroom • Wide wheelbase stance for road stability • Flexible floor plans, including wheelchair capability • Meets and exceeds FMVSS regulations • Altoona tested • Steel roll cage with school bus roll-over crush test • CDL license not required in most states ** • The most storage in its class * Some floorplans include wheelchair/luggage areas that reduce the number of seats. The maximum possible occupancy in this class is 18 seats. ** Vehicles with 15 occupants or less do not require CDL in most states. Those with 16 or more do require a CDL.


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Temsa

Temsa

Temsa TS 30

Temsa TS 35E

The Temsa TS 30 coach is manufactured in Turkey and is distributed in the United States, exclusively by CH Bus Sales, LLC. The TS 30 is a fully integral designed mid-size coach that provides the same level of comfort and amenities as a full size coach. The TS 30 has independent front suspension and automatic transmission, contributing to a smooth, comfortable drive. With an American driveline (Cummins/Allison), the TS 30 provides power and serviceability. These are combined with European craftsmanship to create a high quality driving experience. It is stringently tested to ensure the highest standards. Despite its compact dimensions, the TS 30 has a tough, integral stainless steel chassis for extra durability and safety. The interior integrates a high quality heating and air conditioning system, abundant luggage space, a restroom and reclining seats. The TS 30 is appropriate for smaller groups and is more economical to purchase and operate than a larger coach, according to the company. It is fuel efficient and kind to the environment as well as an operator’s finances.

The world class Temsa TS 35E coach is a fully integral designed mid-size coach that provides the same level of comfort and amenities as a full size coach. This mid-size coach offers a luxurious and spacious interior for passengers and driver. The TS 35 was first introduced to the U.S. market by CH Bus Sales in 2011, and is manufactured in Turkey by Temsa Global. Recently, this model has gone through some impressive enhancements and is now referred to as the TS 35E - introduced in early 2016. Still with a Cummins/Allison driveline, the TS 35E provides excellent power and optimum serviceability. This coach is constructed from stainless steel for extra durability and safety. It is stringently tested to ensure the highest standards and provides a dependable, high quality driving experience. The enhancements made to this 35-foot model include an entryway with new styling, an enlarged driver’s cockpit, increased parts commonality with the TS 45, optional enclosed parcel rack doors, 315 standard tires, twin alternator application on the engine, three-piece front bumper and rear engine door for easier maintenance, better accessability, and as a key safety feature ESC (electronic stability control) is standard.

CH Bus Sales, LLC 1645 Lyndale Ave. North, Suite 102, Faribault, MN 55021 USA Phone: 507-331-7911; Fax: 507-331-1338 Website: www.chbussales.com Model .............................................................................................Temsa TS 30 Seating Capacity.............................................34 passengers w/restroom Length........................................................................................................30.80’ Width..........................................................................................................94.64” Height......................................................10.68’ (including air conditioner) Engine........................................................Cummins ISB 6.7 250 HP-EPA 13 Type of Fuel ..............................................................................................Diesel Transmission................................................................................Allison B300 Chassis ...........................Integral monocoque design in stainless steel Air Conditioning.....................................................Full auto HVAC system/ roof type unit (27 KW cooling, 39 KW heating) Wheelchair Lift Option ...............................................................................Yes Steering........................................................................................ZF Servocom Suspension............Independent front suspension w/shock absorber; rear suspension w/shock absorber

Model.............................................................................................Temsa TS 35E Seating Capacity ..............................................40 Passengers w/restroom Length ...............................................................................................................35’ Width............................................................................................................100.4” Height.........................................................................................................11’ 6.6” Engine ..........................................................Cummins ISL 8.9 345 HP-EPA16 Type of Fuel ...............................................................................................Diesel Transmission.................................................................................Allison B500 Chassis...........................................Integral monocoque in stainless steel Air Conditioning..................................Full automatic convector system/ Roof type air conditioning unit 32 KW Wheelchair Lift Option.................................................................................Yes Steering.....................................................................................Power steering Suspension............Independent front suspension w/shock absorbers & torsion bar stabilizer; rear suspension with shock absorbers July/August 2016

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Micro Bird Commercial

Micro Bird Commercial

CTS-Series CT-Series DLX The new Ford Transit chassis is revolutionizing the commercial bus market. Offered in gas or diesel, recent tests demonstrate day-to-day fuel economy of up to 38 percent compared to other shuttle bus chassis. The Transit chassis also offers a new encased capless fuel filler, and an improved engine compartment layout in both 3.2 diesel and 3.7 gas litre engines, that are proven worldwide. In addition to many of the Micro Bird body benefits, such as the reinforced structure and the superior insulation, the wider center aisle of the CT-Series enhances passenger comfort. The overall look of this new vehicle is contemporary and stylish. Micro Bird Commercial 3000 Girardin Street Drummondville, Quebec J2E 0A1 855-628-MBUS (6287) Fax: 819-475-9633 Email: commercial@microbird.com Website: www.mbcbus.com

Model .....................................................................................................CT-Series Seating Capacity ...........................................................Up to 17 passengers Length ............................................................................................................273” Width.................................................................................................................86” Height .............................................................................................................106” Engine .......................................................................3,7L V6 or 3,2L 15 Diesel Transmission......................................................6 speed AOD w/Selectshift Chassis ..................................................................................Ford Transit T350 Air Conditioning .......................................................................Up to 55K BTU Steering.........................................................................................Tilt-Standard Suspension......................................................................................Leaf Spring Wheelbase......................................................................................................156” Page 62

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Micro Bird Commercial designs and manufactures a complete line of commercial buses built with superior durability. The CTSSeries delivers exceptional safety and stability, making this bus an excellent choice for special needs applications. This bus is ready to be equipped with a variety of options to suit the needs of any passenger. The CTS-Series (CT-Series) offers a new design, with more visibility and a more comfortable driver’s area, with easy access to controls. Micro Bird Commercial 3000 Girardin Street Drummondville, Quebec J2E 0A1 855-628-MBUS (6287) Fax: 819-475-9633 Email: commercial@microbird.com Website: www.mbcbus.com

Model ..................................................................................................CTS-Series Seating Capacity............................................................Up to 11 passengers Length ............................................................................................................273” Width.................................................................................................................86” Height .............................................................................................................106” Engine .......................................................................3,7L V6 or 3,2L 15 Diesel Transmission......................................................6 speed AOD w/Selectshift Chassis ..................................................................................Ford Transit T350 Air Conditioning .......................................................................Up to 55K BTU Wheelchair lift.....................................................................................Standard Steering.........................................................................................Tilt-Standard Suspension......................................................................................Leaf Spring Wheelbase......................................................................................................156”


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Micro Bird Commercial

Micro Bird Commercial

D-Series

DS-Series

The D-Series is a dual rear wheel bus made of six longitudinal structural beams, combined with one-piece galvanized steel roof bows that enhance safety and roll-over protection. This mid-size bus can be built to accommodate various types of configurations, and seat 28 passengers (Ford chassis). Micro Bird buses are purpose-built for tours, assisted living, public transit, shuttle markets and more. Several options such as luxury seats, extra wide rear view window, flat screen TV, and panoramic windows, are offered to enhance the passenger experience. A propane system is also available.

The DS-Series, a dual rear wheel special needs vehicle, delivers superior safety and a smoother ride because of the energy absorbing blocks that absorb the road vibration. Recessed wheelchair tracks, Slide N’Click or floor pocket anchorages, offer safe and secure transportation for special needs passengers. The double-leaf wheelchair doors offer protection on both sides of the lift, thus adding to passenger safety, while offering superior weather seal and door strength.

Micro Bird Commercial 3000 Girardin Street Drummondville, Quebec J2E 0A1 855-628-MBUS (6287) Fax: 819-475-9633 Email: commercial@microbird.com Website: www.mbcbus.com

Model......................................................................................................D-Series Seating Capacity.....................................................................28 passengers Length ................................................................................From 257” to 346” Width ...............................................................................................................96” Height.................................................................................................111” or 113” Engine .....................................................................................6.0L or 6.8L gas Transmission...............................................................................6-Speed AOD Chassis...........................................Ford E350 & E450 or GM 3500 & 4500 Air Conditioning ......................................................................Up to 82K BTU Steering........................................................................................Tilt-Standard Suspension ..................................................Leaf Spring - Mor/Ryde or Air Wheelbase...........................................................................From 138” to 216”

Micro Bird Commercial 3000 Girardin Street Drummondville, Quebec J2E 0A1 855-628-MBUS (6287) Fax: 819-475-9633 Email: commercial@microbird.com Website: www.mbcbus.com

Model ...................................................................................................DS-Series Seating Capacity .........................................................Up to 22 passengers Length .................................................................................From 283” to 315” Width ...............................................................................................................96” Height .............................................................................................................118” Engine .....................................................................................6.0L or 6.8L gas Transmission...............................................................................6-Speed AOD Chassis...........................................Ford E350 & E450 or GM 3500 & 4500 Air Conditioning ......................................................................Up to 82K BTU Wheelchair Lift ..................................................................................Standard Steering........................................................................................Tilt-Standard Suspension ..................................................Leaf Spring - Mor/Ryde or Air Wheelbase............................................................................From 138” to 191” July/August 2016

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ARBOC Specialty Vehicles

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles

Spirit Of Independence Low Floor

Spirit Of Freedom Low Floor

Introducing the newest member of the ARBOC line of low-floor buses, the Spirit of Independence. Built on the fuel efficient RAM ProMaster chassis, this bus offers a low cost of ownership, while maintaining the safety and dependability that is expected from ARBOC. The 96” wide body allows for easy maneuverability inside the vehicle, for both ambulatory and wheelchair passengers. With an available passenger capacity of up to 12 ambulatory or 4 wheelchairs, the Spirit of Independence is perfect for use as a hotel shuttle, executive shuttle, in non-emergency medical transport or in the assisted living market. Occupants will appreciate the interior headroom, as well as the visibility offered by the large passenger windows. Make the allnew Spirit of Independence a part of your fleet today. Buy American Compliant and Altoona Tested.

The innovative Spirit of Freedom is the first and only bus of its kind, offering all the benefits of a low-floor bus at a competitive price. The Spirit of Freedom is built on a conventional GM G4500 chassis and rides on OEM spring suspension, all while exceeding ADA guidelines with a 1:5 power ramp slope on flat ground. Utilizing the GM suspension provides the added benefit of lower maintenance costs over the life-cycle of the vehicle. The extra wide patented angled entry opening makes this an ideal bus for airport and hotel shuttles as well as transit agencies. Say goodbye to risky steps and wheelchair lifts and say hello to the future of the cutaway bus. Buy American Compliant and Altoona Tested.

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles 51165 Greenfield Pkwy., Middlebury, IN 46540 574-825-4880 • Fax: 574-825-1750 Website: www.ARBOCsv.com

Model...........................................................................Spirit of Independence Chassis..........................................................Ram ProMaster 3500 Cutaway Passenger Capacity ............Up to 12 seated or 4 wheelchair positions Overall Length............................................................................................21’-8” Wheelbase......................................................................................................165” Overall Height.........................................................103” (not including A/C) Overall Width..................................................................................................96” Engine..............................................3.6L Pentastar Gas/3.0L EcoDiesel V6 Transmission..........................................................62TE 6 Speed Automatic GVWR ..............................................................................................9350 pounds Air Conditioning ....................................Passenger A/C up to 45,000 btu Page 64

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Model....................................................................................Spirit of Freedom Seating Capacity..................................................................................12 to 23 Length...............................................................................................24’, 27’, 29’ Width ...............................................................................................................96” Height .............................................................................................................112” Engine........................................................................................6.0L Vortec V8 Transmission...................................................................6-Speed Automatic Chassis..................................................................................................GM 4500 Air Conditioning....................................Passenger A/C up to 80,000 btu Wheelchair Access Option.............................Low Floor Ramp Entrance, Up to 7 Positions Steering..............................................................................................GM Power Suspension...................................................................................OEM Springs


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ARBOC Specialty Vehicles

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles

Spirit Of Mobility Low Floor

Spirit Of Liberty Low Floor

Riders of all abilities no longer need to contend with steps in the most accessible low-floor cutaway bus in the industry today. The ARBOC Spirit of Mobility, built on the Chevy G4500 chassis, provides a single, non-discriminatory patented angled and accessible entranceway. The Spirity of Mobility comes standard with a full 4-corner air-ride kneeling feature, allowing for an industry leading 1:6 power ramp slope on flat ground, according to ARBOC Specialty Vehicles. Now every passenger, including wheelchair riders and power scooters can experience what true random access really means. This bus provides speed of operation, ride quality, passenger dignity and safety. Buy American Compliant and Altoona Tested.

Introducing the ARBOC Spirit of Liberty. Finally, a rear-engine “medium-duty” low floor bus with floorplan flexibility. Available in 30 and 35-foot lengths, the Spirit of Liberty can accommodate up to 37 passengers with additional standees, along with industry leading six wheelchair positions, according to ARBOC Specialty Vehicles. This is a truly accessible bus for all passengers, with no step-up in the rear of the bus. ARBOC’s patented technology offers an angled entranceway while exceeding ADA guidelines with a 1:6 power ramp slope on flat ground for passengers in need of extra assistance and wheelchair accessibility. Backed by a Cummins ISB 6.7L diesel engine and Allison transmission, serviceability and reliability make the Spirit of Liberty the right choice as a transportation solution. Buy American Compliant and Altoona Tested.

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles 51165 Greenfield Pkwy., Middlebury, IN 46540 574-825-4880 • Fax: 574-825-1750 Website: www.ARBOCsv.com

Model .....................................................................................Spirit of Mobility Seating Capacity..................................................................................12 to 23 Length............................................................................................23’, 26’ & 28’ Width ...............................................................................................................96” Height .............................................................................................................110” Engine........................................................................................6.0L Vortec V8 Transmission...................................................................6-Speed Automatic Chassis..................................................................................................GM 4500 Air Conditioning....................................Passenger A/C up to 80,000 btu Wheelchair Access Option.............................Low Floor Ramp Entrance, Up to 7 Positions Steering..............................................................................................GM Power Suspension .......................................................4-Corner Air Ride Kneeling

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles 51165 Greenfield Pkwy., Middlebury, IN 46540 574-825-4880 • Fax: 574-825-1750 Website: www.ARBOCsv.com

Model ........................................................................................Spirit of Liberty Seating Capacity ..............................Up to 37 passengers plus standees Length .......................................................................................................30’, 35’ Width...............................................................................................................100” Height .............................................................................................................120” Engine.............................................................240 HP ISB Cummins 6.7 Liter Transmission.....................................................................Allison B220 6-SPD Chassis.................................................... XBA Freightliner Custom Chassis Air Conditioning ......................................Passenger A/C up to 120,00 btu w/Opt. Overhead Aux. Heat Wheelchair Ramp Option .......................................................................Braun Up to 6 Positions Suspension ......Air-2 Bag at each axle with electronic height control July/August 2016

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Glaval Bus

Glaval Bus

Glaval Universal

Glaval Legacy

The Universal has become synonymous with reliability, performance and comfort. If dependability is a top priority, the Universal is offered on the proven Ford E-Series chassis, available with either the 5.4L or 6.8L gas engine. Up to 25 passengers can travel in solid, quiet comfort with an interior styled to meet specific application requirements. With many standard features and available options, operators can have the rugged durability with Glaval’s industry leading “Steel-Safe” construction at an affordable price.

The Legacy is built on the heavy-duty Freightliner S2C chassis and powered by the proven Cummins 6.7L ISB diesel engine and Allison transmission. Built with rear air-ride suspension, the Legacy is sure to impress with stylish beauty, outstanding ride quality and rugged durability. Whether looking for first-class transportation or even public shuttle service, the Legacy is just the answer. The Legacy can seat up to 45 passengers and is available with a wide variety of ADAcompliant paratransit options. Also available with rear luggage, overhead and under floor storage, the Legacy has the versatility to fit all transportation needs.

Glaval Bus 914 CR #1 North Elkhart, IN 46514 800-445-2825 Website: www.glavalbus.com

Model.....................................................................................................Universal Chassis ........................................................................Ford E350 & Ford E450 Wheelbase Options....................................138”/158”/176”/186”/190”/208” Overall Length .................................................21’-24’ (E350), 21’-27’ (E450) Width.................................................................................................................96” Overall Height (Excludes escape hatch or roof A/C).........................114” (Add 8” for raised floor option) Interior Height ...............................................................................................78” Interior Width.................................................................................................92” Aisle Width.......................................................................................................18” GVWR Options .................................................11,500, 12,500, 14,050, 14,500 Fuel Capacity Options .............................................................40, 55 gallons Brakes ....................................................................................Front & Rear Disc Transmission ....................................................................5 Speed Automatic Page 66

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Glaval Bus 914 CR #1 North Elkhart, IN 46514 800-445-2825 Website: www.glavalbus.com

Model ............................................................................................Glaval Legacy Seating Capacity ....................................................................................45 Max Length................................................................................32’, 35’, 37’ and 40’ Width...............................................................................................96” and 102” Height..............................................................................................................129” Engine..............................................................................Cummins 6.7L Diesel Transmission ...............................Allison 2200 PTS w/Park Pawl 5-Speed Chassis.....................................................................................Freightliner S2C Air Conditioning ..............................Carrier/Mcc, ACC, Trans Air and ACT Wheelchair Option.................................................Accommodates up to 14 Steering ......................................................................................Tilt/Telescopic Suspension ........................................................Front Spring, Rear Air Ride


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Glaval Bus

Glaval Bus

Glaval Titan II Low Floor Whether it’s a wheelchair passenger, business traveler or an elderly rider, the Titan II LF eliminates the need for steps to enter or exit the vehicle. There is also no longer a need for the traditional wheelchair lift. The Titan II LF is offered with either a Braun or Ricon bi-fold power ramp. This new low floor kneeling bus utilizes the rugged Chevy G4500 chassis platform along with a heavy-duty “Purpose-Built” chassis and floor structure designed and produced by Spartan Chassis. One of the most impressive features of the Titan II LF is the 4corner, self-leveling air-ride suspension with kneeling capability. With the touch of one switch, the complete unit will kneel to achieve a 1:6 ramp slope which exceeds ADA’s current minimum, at the same time providing a level floor surface for all wheelchair positions. The Titan II LF offers true random access for up to 5 wheelchair positions, or can seat up to 21 ambulatory passengers. With Glaval’s reputation for building a quality product, the Titan II LF is sure to help make life easier. Glaval Bus 914 CR #1 North Elkhart, IN 46514 800-445-2825 Website: www.glavalbus.com Model......................................................................................Glaval Titan II LF Seating Capacity............................................................21-pax or 5 W/Chair Overall Length ........................................................................24’, 26’ and 28’ Exterior Width...............................................................................................96” Exterior Height .......................................110” (Exc. Roof A/C, Roof Hatch) Interior Width................................................................................................92” Interior Height.................................78” Behind Rear Wheel/81” in Front Wheelbase.............................................................................166”, 190” & 214” GVWR ....................................................................................................14,200-lb. Engine......................................Chevy Vortec 6.0L V8 Gas or CNG option, and also now available with DuraMax Diesel Transmission...................................................................6-Speed Automatic Chassis .........................................................................................Chevy G4500 Type Of Fuel........................................................................Diesel, Gas & CNG

Glaval Entourage The Entourage delivers superior quality and versatility built on the rugged Ford F-550 Super Duty chassis. The Entourage is both economical and flexible enough to suit any transportation solution. If ADA equipment is required, a wide range of floor plan configurations with a wheelchair lift are available. This mid-size bus can be built to accomodate various types of floor plan arrangements, seating up to 33 passengers. With its impressive sleek and aerodynamic styling, the Entourage is both brawn and beauty. The gas version can be equipped with the CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) option and all Glaval Bus products come with a 5-year, 100,000-mile limited warranty. Glaval Bus 914 CR #1 North Elkhart, IN 46514 800-445-2825 Website: www.glavalbus.com

Model.....................................................................................Glaval Entourage Seating Capacity ...................................................................................33 Max Length ................................................................25’, 27’, 29’, 31’, 32’ and 33’ Width......................................................96” (excluding mirrors and flairs) Height..............................................................................................................78” Engine......................................................6.7L Power Stroke, 6.8L V-10 Gas Transmission.......................................HD Torq Shift 6-Speed Automatic; Torq Shift 5-Speed Automatic Chassis .......................................................................Ford F-550 Super Duty Air Conditioning ................................................................Several Offerings Steering ...................................................................................Power Steering Type of Fuel ...................................................................Diesel, Gas and CNG July/August 2016

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ABC Companies Home of the Best Full-Service Travel Plaza in Northern Illinois Featuring…

Van Hool CX35 The Van Hool CX35 was created to meet the diverse needs of customers, further demonstrating ABC Companies’ commitment to the North American market. The Van Hool CX45 and the CX35 share a nearly identical design with many commonly used parts and components that can drive some high-value benefits to operators. A dramatic reduction in spare parts investment is an obvious advantage, but for operators who already run the Van Hool CX45 in their fleet, the need for driver and mechanic training is greatly mitigated. With many exclusive features unique to the small coach segment, the new Van Hool CX35 offers a truly user-friendly design and delivers some added benefits in addition to the durability, comfort and reliability operators expect from Van Hool. CX45/CX35 interchangeable parts include: glass, headlamps, front and rear bumpers, suspension parts, radiator and fan, A/C condenser and motors, HVAC evaporators and motors, steering components, and drive and front axle. ABC Companies; 1506 30th Street, NW; Faribault, MN 55021 USA; Phone: 800-222-2875; Fax:  507-334-0246 E-mail: abcinfo@abc-companies.com Website: www.abc-companies.com Model...........................................................................................Van Hool CX35 Seating Capacity........................................................................38 Passenger Overall Length ................................................................................................35’ Overall Width.................................................................................................102” Overall Height .............................................................................................11’ 6” Engine ......................................................Cummins ISL 9 (345HP) EPA 2013 Transmission...........................................Allison B500 6 speed Automatic (Gen5) Chassis ................................................Stainless Steel Chassis, Windshield & Side Window Frames Air Conditioning ....................................................Integrated HVAC System Wheelchair Lift Option.......................Mid-Ship Position Wheelchair Lift w/2 Tie-Down Positions Page 68

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Continental Has 2016 VDO TPMS Replacement Parts Catalog Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, manufacturer and supplier of VDO OE-engineered instrumentation and replacement parts, has a new VDO TPMS Replacement Parts Program catalog. “In addition to the latest application validations for VDO REDI-Sensor™ Multi-Application TPMS sensors and VDO TPMS OE sensors and service kits, the catalog features an application section and an illustrated Buyer’s Guide with individual listings for REDI-Sensor multi-application sensors, OE sensor assemblies and service kits. “Also included are torque specifications, installation tips, service kit guide, make/model index, OE cross reference, REDI-Sensor cross reference and product information and contact information,” said a Continental spokesman.

From TAPTCO

New Training Program: Conflict & Aggression Management For Transit Bus Operators “Many of our customers have been requesting a more powerful program to provide the drivers with the systems and methods to handle problematic situations,” said Jeff Cassell, president of TAPTCO. “This program examines a number of real life situations and demonstrates how the drivers should and should not react to diffuse the situations. “The course starts by showing a re-enactment of the video on YouTube, where the bus driver and a passenger are screaming at each other leading to the driver punching the passenger after she spat at him. The program shows how the driver should have diffused the situation. “Included in the course are the practices taught in the police academies across the country by The Verbal Judo Institute. Police face conflict and aggressive situations every day and these practices are very effective in preventing most situations from escalating. These practices include: people have a need to be respected; people would rather be asked not told; people have a desire to know why; and, people prefer to have options over threats. “The program presents situations and shows drivers using these techniques to resolve the problems. The program is DVD based and also includes a trainer’s guide and a driver’s study guide.” In addition, the program guides discussions on: When can you refuse transportation?; Rights to remove a passenger; What to do if a passenger does not have the fare; What to do if a passenger appears intoxicated as you approach a stop and many more such challenges. Visit www.TAPTCO.com for more information.

Thrasher Brothers Purchases Van Hool Double Decker

The new catalog offers application validations for the VDO REDI-Sensor MultiApplication TPMS Sensor Service Solution. “REDI-Sensor SE10002A increases coverage for over 3 million additional vehicles, while fully retaining all of the applications of SE10002. The VDO REDI-Sensor program now covers over 89 million vehicles and the coverage keeps growing. “Only five REDI-Sensor assemblies are needed to replace over 244 OE sensors and deliver widespread coverage for domestic, Asian, and European cars, trucks, SUVs, crossovers and vans from 2002 to 2016.” According to Lindsay Smith, TPMS associate product manager, “The overall VDO TPMS Replacement Parts Program has also been expanded with additional coverage of OE sensors and service kits for a wider range of domestic, European and Asian vehicles. The part numbers in our new VDO 2016 TPMS Replacement Parts Catalog represent over 244 million sensor service opportunities.” No additional purchases or training are needed to get started with REDI-Sensor sensors because they are pre-programmed from the factory and designed to follow existing OE vehicle relearn procedures. For information, visit: www.redi-sensor.com or contact: salessupport-us@vdo.com.

Thrasher Brothers Trailways, Birmingham, AL, celebrates its 45th year in business this year. Part of the celebration included the purchase of a Van Hool double deck coach. Alan Thrasher and Alyce T. Davidson, brother/sister owners of the family company founded by their father, debated the idea for some time. “We had been half-jokingly discussing adding a double deck with ABC Companies for over a year,” said Davidson. The renovated UMA show-coach was finished in silver paint. According to Thrasher, “I had been encouraged to talk to other charter owners who had made that leap of faith. I learned that with aggressive marketing, the larger coach could produce a better margin for the investment.” Since driver availability is an issue, Thrasher thinks this will help alleviate the shortage. “Quite often we send two buses with 3540 people on each 56 passenger coach. We actually save the client money while reducing our cost with the 81-passenger TD925.” The coach will initially serve on the Casino Line run. “We’ve seen quite a decrease in traffic during the economic downturn, and running two coaches on a schedule was eroding profits. That will now be alleviated by Pictured left to right front: Brenda Borwege, the 81-passenger coach. One driver, one ABC Co., Shari Sanders, ABC Co., Alyce Davidson fuel bill, one set of tires, one cleanup.” and Alan Thrasher, Thrasher Brothers, Roman The finished product was presented to Cornell ABC Co. In back: Jim Morrison, ABC Co. the Thrashers at the 80th Annual Trailways meeting in Ft. Myers, FL. After Roman Cornell presented the coach at an outdoor luncheon, Thrasher told the crowd that it was apparent the double deck coaches are here to stay. “Double-deck coaches are standard in Europe, and Van Hool has developed a good product for service in the United States. The used ones are not going away, and the ABC renovation plan helps provide a cost effective way to repurpose these coaches in the private charter market.” ABC Companies’ offerings include new and pre-owned full-size highway coach equipment, mid-size shuttle transport vehicles, and advanced design heavy-duty transit equipment. ABC offers an after-sale service network for service and repairs, collision services and OEM and quality aftermarket parts for transit, motorcoach and heavy-duty equipment from nine locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Call 800-222-2875 or visit www.abc-companies.com for more information. July/August 2016

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North Dakota Senator John Hoeven Visits MCI Pembina Plant Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., said U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND, called the success of MCI’s Pembina, ND, manufacturing hub a thriving example of U.S. manufacturing leadership, crediting North Dakota’s “strong, pro-business environment” and MCI’s history of “innovation and commitment to quality.” MCI officials thanked the senator for his work in passing the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act last December. MCI Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Patrick Scully said. “When public transit has access to FAST Act funds to replace or add coaches, MCI is able to continue employing workers right here in Pembina, while supporting our local and nationwide supplier relationships.” Opened in 1963, MCI’s Pembina plant is the current home of the company’s D-Series models including its Commuter Coach. Senator John Hoeven, R-N.D., left, tours the MCI According to MCI, Sen. Hoeven, who was North Dakota’s governor from 2000 through 2010, is an Pembina, ND, plant with MCI Vice President and advocate for public transit, secure infrastructure funding and improvements in public safety. As govGeneral Manager of Operations Bryan Couch ernor, Hoeven oversaw the creation and implementation of programs improving infrastructure and transportation, including a 2001-2003 funding award to MCI, used for employee training. There are more than 200 workers at MCI’s Pembina plant, which is the company’s primary final assembly facility for MCI’s D-Series coach. In February, MCI announced that NJ Transit exercised an option to add 332 Commuter Coaches to its fleet, following the transit agency’s July 2015 contract for 772 new Commuter Coaches. Together, the options increase NJ Transit’s MCI Commuter Coach purchase to 1,104 vehicles over the next six years. Visit www.mcicoach.com and www.newflyer.com for more information.

CCW Delivers First Buses To Ark Encounter

Complete Coach Works (CCW) has delivered three buses to the Ark Encounter, a biblical theme park in Williamstown, KY, featuring a 510-foot replica of Noah’s Ark. The project will supply the Ark Encounter with a fleet of 11 refurbished low-floor buses. The 40-foot buses are undergoing a complete overhaul at CCW's Riverside, CA, facility. The buses feature themed graphic artwork, some featuring pairs of animals, such as monkeys, zebras, lions, dinosaurs, starry night skies and more. There is a daily Facebook video blog of buses 4 and 5 showcasing the tour across the country. Updates can be found on the Ark Encounter’s website page at www.facebook.com/ArkEncounter. CCW Sales Manager Jay Raber said the buses are already being used for special events. Visit www.completecoach.com.

Anderson Coach Celebrates 80th Anniversary; Takes Delivery Of The 500th Temsa TS 35 Anderson Coach and Travel, Greenville, PA, recently purchased the 500th Temsa TS 35 motorcoach delivered in the United States, as the company prepared to celebrate its 80th corporate anniversary. It’s a 40-passenger luxury coach with a metallic black graphics package. “In 1937, O.D. Anderson had driven his first group of children to a one-room school in Mercer, PA, when he decided to introduce himself to the teacher,” said Temsa. “The young woman’s name was Dorotha “Dot” Elder, and she became both his wife, and partner in what has become Anderson Coach and Travel (www.GoAnderson.com).” Shown, left to right, are Doug Anderson, “By 1948, the Andersons had moved to the company’s present location in Greenville, and president of Anderson Coach; Tony Mongiovi, purchased their first motorcoach, a 1948 GMC. In 1957, they committed themselves totally vice president of sales & service for CH Bus Sales; to the bus business.” and Ryan Nicklin, director of HR and safety The company now employs nearly 300 people and operates 42 motorcoaches, 150 school compliance for Anderson Coach. buses and a fleet of vans and passenger cars. They provide clients in northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania with charter coach service, individual tours and group packages, and still transport children for two local school districts. O.D Anderson logged 4 million miles behind the wheel before he passed away in 1990. Dorotha died in 2013 – working in the office until she was in her 90s. A family foundation has set up scholarships in Dorotha’s name. Today, leading the company is President Doug Anderson, and Vice President Sue Anderson Nicklin, O.D., and Dot’s children, with a third generation involved. Anderson was named International Motor Coach Group’s Operator of the Year in 2011 and earned the 2016 International Motorcoach Group Safety Award. CH Bus Sales, LLC (www.chbussales.com) is the exclusive distributor of Temsa motorcoaches in the United States and Canada, offering two fully integral mid-size motorcoaches the TS 35 and the TS 30; as well as the full-size TS 45 coach. CH Bus, through its affiliated finance company, Coach Finance Group, offers finance options. Page 70

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