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* North Ireland - Wrightbus wins London bus contract
(Photo: Wrightbus will supply the buses to the Transport for London by the second quarter of 2016)
County Antrim,N.I.,UK -BBC News -6 November 2014: -- A County Antrim coachbuilder has won a contract to supply Transport for London (TfL) with 200 new Routemaster buses... Wrightbus said the new order would secure employment in its Ballymena and Antrim plants... The Ballymena-based coachbuilder was originally awarded a contract in 2010 to create a new hybrid bus for London... Leon Daniels of TfL said the New Routemaster vehicles would enhance air quality and reduce vehicle noise... Mark Nodder of Wrights Group, said: "Once again we are delighted to have confirmation of a substantial order from London, which is a massive endorsement of the success of the New Routemaster and the company's position as leading designers and manufacturers of eye-catching and environmentally responsible vehicles" ...
* UK - Iveco Bus, the CNH Industrial brand dedicated to collective passenger transport, arrives in Brazil
(Photo: The Indcar mago 2 bus from IVECO)
Basildon,UK -PR Newswire -November 06, 2014: -- CNH Industrial N.V. has officially launched its Iveco Bus brand in Brazil. The brand made its Brazilian debut yesterday at FetransRio 2014, one of the country's largest trade fairs dedicated to the public transport sector... The Iveco Bus stand at the fair presented its main solutions for the public transport market in Brazil, including models mounted on the 170S28U chassis, this one is specifically designed for the Brazilian market in response to demand in the 17 tonne vehicle segment, one of the fastest growing in the country due to the renewal of public transit fleets in large cities. The chassis is manufactured on a dedicated product development platform established for the bus and coach segment at the Iveco industrial complex in Sete Lagoas (MG)... Also present on the stand is the CityClass in a minibus, charter version, which caters to the 7 – 8 tonne vehicle range. Brazil's government chose the CityClass for its "Path to School" programme, which provides children, especially those living in rural areas, with access to transport links to their educational institutions...
* Missouri / USA - IC Bus showcases purpose-built propane School Bus at NAPT Summit
(Photo: The IC Bus CE Hybrid)
Kansas City,MO,USA -School Transportation News -8 NOV 2014: -- IC Bus, LLC was in attendance this weekend at the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) 40th Annual Conference and Trade Show. The company showcased its latest product innovation, the IC Bus™ CE Series school bus powered by the Power Solutions International (PSI) 8.8-liter LP propane engine... Purpose-built for the school bus industry, the CE Series with PSI propane engine is designed to provide diesel-like performance with higher torque at lower engine speeds. It will be available for order for the 2015-2016 school year... The PSI 8.8-liter engine is engineered to deliver the highest torque at the lowest speed. With a rating of 565 lb-ft at 1500 rpm, the high-torque, low-speed design greatly benefits stop-and-start applications to allow immediate acceleration after stops and greater hill climbing capability. This not only improves startability and gradability, but also eliminates excessive noise, heat and vibration associated with constant engine revving. Minimal revving reduces engine wear, oil usage and maintenance, while increasing durability and efficiency...
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