Bus News

NORTHERN CHALLENGER – NEW BUS FROM CHINA

A desire to move from being a regional bus operator in the tropical centre of Mossman to become our newest bus and coach distributor has seen FNQ Bus Lines start an all new company with a [...]

DOUBLE UP IN THE CITY OF ANGELS

Double-decker transit buses may be an icon in London and a mainstay in other European cities, but  not so much in the US of A and especially not in Los Angeles, the city of the car. [...]

IT’S ALL WHITE – NEW DAEWOO BUS DISTRIBUTOR ANNOUNCED

Commercial vehicle parts supplier Whites Diesels has been appointed as the new Daewoo bus distributor for Australia  and the Asia-Pacific. The news was flagged to Truck and Bus News serveral months ago by the new general [...]

LA TIMES UNCOVERS ELECTRIC BUS PROBLEMS IN THE CITY OF ANGELS

The Los Angeles Times has published an expose on the failings of  the efforts to deploy electric buses in California’s largest city through its LA Metro operation. The Times published an major story in its Sunday [...]

VOLKSWAGEN GIVES NAVISTAR AN ELECTRIC LEG UP

The benefits of Volkswagen buying a significant shareholding have started to reveal themselves at US commercial vehicle maker Navistar with one of the company’s subsidiaries, IC Bus revealing a zero-emission school bus using VW sourced technology. [...]

BRITISH COMPANY ‘DON’T TRAVEL EMPTY’ LAUNCHES IN AUSTRALIA

A British company which pioneered a special networking website for bus and coach operators in the UK has launched the program in Australia and is hoping to giver smaller operators in particular a way of improving [...]

TRANSIT GROUP ACQUIRES KEY ADELAIDE ROUTES

Torrens Transit, the Adelaide based subsidiary of bus giant Transit Systems has signed a contract to acquire Adelaide’s Light City Buses (LCB) from Broadspectrum. The transition will involve the transfer of more than 370 buses and [...]

OPTARE DELIVERS FIRST BUSES FOR BIG WELLINGTON NZ ORDER

Optare has celebrated the delivery of the first batch of 114 Metrocity buses  for Wellington at a special ceremony at the British High Commission in the country’s capital. Acting British High Commissioner, Helen Smith cut the [...]

TELFORDS SNAPS UP CUSTOM

Major Bus operator Telfords has been named as surprise purchaser of Sydney based bus body builder Custom Buses Holdings Pty Ltd from the administrators. Telfords is a medium size bus and coach fleet and few people [...]

NHVR CONFIRMS NEW BUS COMPLIANCE ALLOWANCES

A spokesperson for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has confirmed the authority has signed off on some important changes to the increase in mass in two-axle buses along with a Class 3 Notice for Victorian [...]