Bus News

A MASTERFUL MIX

Small bus choice has never been better in Australia and it’s getting better with more players offering some capable, well priced vehicles. Renault has one of the better offerings, certainly the sharpest priced in its Master [...]

ELECTRIFYING CHANGES IN MONTREAL

Predictably, electric bus uptake is growing exponentially in metropolitan areas where emissions are a major concern. Electric buses lend themselves perfectly to metro routes because recharging facilities are easier to provide in cities. You can’t run [...]

BRISBANE AIRPORT’S SHOCK NEW BUS ORDER

Brisbane Airport has joined the electric bus revolution with a new fleet of 11 electric buses to be built and operated by Carbridge. The deal is worth more than $5 million over five years from 1 [...]

OPTARE APPOINTS NEW DISTRIBUTOR

British bus company Optare has appointed a new Australian and New Zealand distibutor, the newly formed Bus Corp Oceania (BCO). BCO is a specialist vehicle distribution and after sales organisation that is supported technically, financially and [...]

RAC AND NAVYA EXPANDS AUTONOMOUS BUS COLLABORATION

RAC and French technology company Navya has expanded its partnership to facilitate further developments of autonomous vehicles in Australia, NZ and South East Asia. Navya and RAC joined forces to create the RAC Intellibus and according [...]

MEAD TO LEAD VOLVO BUS

Volvo Bus Australia has appointed David Mead as its acting general manager following the departure of Sean Copeland. Mead was the head of Volvo Bus from 2004 to 2011 and was instrumental in the brand’s rise [...]

CHANGING OF THE GUARD AT SCANIA

Mikeal Jannson has been announced as Scania Australia’s new managing director, taking over from incumbent Roger McCarthy on 1 July. Jannson has been with Scania since 1984 and is currently senior vice president and head of [...]

THRELKELD TO TAKE OVER FROM MELLISH AT BUSNSW

Long time executive director of Bus NSW Darryl Mellish has announced that he will retire from the role on 31 July handing over to current Bus NSW Industry Development manager, Matt Threlkeld Mellish has been the [...]

VOLVO UNVEILS B8

Volvo Bus has unveiled its new B8 bus chassis and revealed it will offer both a Euro 5 and a Euro 6 version of the new bus which is set to replace the marque’s current B7 [...]

DAILY MAIL

New Coach & Bus editor Peter Barnwell was a guest at the recent launch of Iveco’s new Daily minibus range and reports that the Italian commercial vehicle maker might just have a winner on its hands. [...]