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International

German government rejects motorway tolls for tour coaches

GERMANY The German Bundesrat, the upper house of parliament has voted in favour of draft Federal Government legislation which will stop the introduction of motorway tolls for tour coaches. While the issue is not totally […]

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Buses

Major coach investment for Souter Investments

Substantial expansion increases size of PolskiBus.com fleet to 68 vehicles Souter Investments has announced a multi-million Euro investment in 50 new coaches for its successful Polish business PolskiBus.com. The investment will expand PolskiBus.com’s coach fleet […]

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International

Fifth revision for Maltese bus network

Bus network in Malta to revert to old system after being named an over-ambitious failure MALTA After widespread criticism of the new interchange transport system in Malta, a major overhaul of routes was announced on […]

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International

Volvo invests $81.3m in India

INDIA Volvo Buses plans to invest four billion rupees ($81.3m) in its Indian manufacturing business, Volvo Buses India Pvt, over the next five years. The company believes local expansion will place it in good stead […]

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International

Hong Kong splashes out on electric bus fleet

HONG KONG Hong Kong is to spend 180m Hong Kong Dollars (£14.7m) on a fleet of electric buses to improve air quality in the city, its environment secretary announced on Monday (October 17). The government […]

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International

Tata in talks to set up bus assembley plant in Burma

BURMA Tata Motors is in discussion with the Burmese (Myanmar) government over setting up a bus assembly plan for the supply of vehicles to Burma. The issue came up for discussion between the visiting Burmese minister of industry Soe […]

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International

New CEO for Proterra anounced at APTA

David Bennet brings wealth of experience to the manufacturer USA Proterra, the US-based builder of zero-emission commercial transit solutions, announced at last week’s 2011 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) EXPO it has appointed David Bennett […]

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International

Hybricon wins Future Transport Award

SWEDEN Hybricon of Umeå, Sweden has won the Future Transport Award in the Public Transport category at the Elmia Future Transport Fair. The award highlights good examples and role models who have developed effective, environmentally […]

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International

Bus driver murders passengers

INDIA The driver of a private bus in Rajasthan allegedly mowed down 20 passengers, killing seven of them, including a five-year-old girl – according to a report in the Hindustan Times. Most of the passengers […]

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International

EC calls for EU-wide journey planner ideas

EUROPE The European Commission (EC) has invited industry and stakeholders to submit ideas for Europe-wide journey planners. Although more than 100 journey planners are currently in operation across the continent, there is not yet a […]