June 21, 2018NJ State Senator majority leader Loretta Weinberg is once again leading the charge to change old attitudes among the Commissioners of the Port Authority of NY/NJ in calling out the Vice Chairman of the Port Authority who is quoted as saying "well, we should be looking at expanding rail instead of busses", perfectly demonstrating how the powers that be consider the bus terminal as the unwanted entity of the six corners of the Port Authority: Airports, Bridges & Tunnels, Port of New York, Path train, Real Estate, and, uh, the bus terminal is the afterthought - as was proven when it was originally "forgotten" in the 10-year Capital Improvement Plan. Hear this political leader tell it like it is on channel NJTV News: Click: Sen Loretta Weinberg reveals Port Authority problems
May 27, 2018MGM is contributing $200,000 to a free "60 min. loop" bus service run by Springfield bus transit PVTA that will bring passengers from Union Station to the MGM Hotel-Casino as well as other tourist destinations such as the Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum Quadrangle for free. PVTA will use one of their new electric hybrid busses for the route. The route will run Wed.-Sun 10 am to 10 pm. MGM Springfield sponsoring free bus loop service
May 14, 2018A European startup called Flixbus which doesn't own busses, but ties individual bus company operators together in a bus route network is entering the US market in California this summer. Flixbus allows bus operators who operate Flixbus routes to retain 75% of ticket receipts while they handle online ticket sales, scheduling, and customer service. The European company showed a profit for the first time last year. Flixbus will be competing with Megabus and Greyhound, as well as other operators in the West and Southwest US market. Click: Flixbus startup coming to California
May 2, 2018Bourne, Ma. A van carrying copper piping for plumbing t-boned a Peter Pan bus enroute to Boston from Woods Hole. The impact of the crash caused pipes to go airborne and break windows on the bus resulting in three passenger injuries and injury to the van driver. Van hits Peter Pan bus at foot of Bourne Bridge
May 1, 2018Richard Kwiecinski has won the position of E board officer in today's May 1, 2018 special election. Richard has been a member of ATU since July, 1984. He is a coach operator in Secaucus, NJ division, Peter Pan.
April 23, 2018,New York City MTA announced today introduction of its new Alexander Dennis double decker bus that will travel from Staten Island to Manhattan. Other new time-saving features of the new MTA bus plan include: More bus-only lanes during rush hours; pre-pay before boarding on all busses like today's "Select bus" express routes; traffic priority lights for busses; and an app that tells the waiting passenger whether or not there is an available "seat" on the arriving bus. The bus, wrapped in the state flag’s blue and gold, will be tested on the X17J route that runs from Staten Island’s South Shore to midtown Manhattan. The bus tops out just under 12 feet 10 inches tall, according to its manufacturer, the British company Alexander Dennis, making it just short enough to fit under the Lincoln Tunnel’s 13-foot clearance. More here: New Alexander Dennis double-decker transit busses coming to Staten Island-Manhattan route! Andy Byford, President of MTA, NYC in front of new flagship double decker bus.
April 9, 2018A bus carrying students and chaperones returning to a Long Island mall location from JFK Airport has crashed into a low overhead bridge on the Southern State Parkway in Long Island. There are reports of injuries, but no fatalities at this time. The bus had its entire roof sheared off. The bus was from Journey Bus Lines in New Jersey, a Prevost model. Bus crashes into low bridge
April 3, 2018
The E-Board Officer election will take place on May 1, 2018.
The following members are on the Electoral Slate:
Wendy Alberty, Ryan Dupont, Derrick James, Richard Kwiecinski, Randy WilliamsBallots in the mail this weekend.