June 22, 2023

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Cherokee Nation Vinita Food Distribution Warehouse employee Robert Soldier cuts the ribbon along with Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.; Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner; Council of the Cherokee Nation; and Cabinet, Career and Human Services employees during the grand opening event.

Derrick Majchszak Announced as New CCRTA CEO


Following a nationwide search, Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authoritys (CCRTA) Board of Directors has announced that theyve unanimously selected Derrick Majchszak to be the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Derrick will begin his tenure as CEO on July 1, 2023.

As a Board, we had an opportunity to interview a number of exceptional candidates from across the United States. I am excited to announce that Derrick Majchszak, our current Managing Director of Operations, will be CCRTAs next CEO. As an individual who came up through the ranks of transportation, starting out as a Bus Mechanic, I believe his track record and leadership qualities will ensure that the future of CCRTA is in good hands,said Dan Leyendecker, Board Chairman. Read More





Rock Region METRO, Arkansas’s largest transit agency, has launched the state’s first five zero-emission mass transit buses. The 40-foot Proterra ZX5 Max buses will enter service in July following additional staff training.“The Rock Region METRO team is proud to contribute to a more sustainable future by operating Arkansas’s first electric mass transit buses,” said Justin Avery, Rock Region METRO CEO. “Sharing your ride just got even more sustainable.” The buses were funded primarily by a 2021 $4.9 million “Shock the Rock” FTA Bus and Bus Facilities competitive grant, the agency’s largest competitive grant award to date. The battery electric buses, or BEBs, have an operating range of 220 to 340 miles and operate with 738 kWh of power. Three charging cabinets have been installed at the METRO headquarters that offer two 300-amp dispensers per cabinet, allowing all five vehicles to be charged simultaneously, and the vehicles’ batteries come with a 12-year warranty. Read More


Make your voice heard at OKC's Bus Rapid Transit open houses

The City of Oklahoma City is inviting residents to share feedback at open houses for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors in South and Northeast Oklahoma City. BRT is a high-quality, bus-based transit service that operates similar to light rail. MAPS 4 EMBARK BRT includes $61 million to build two additional BRT corridors in South and Northeast Oklahoma City. Read More



A tunnel, a rail, a bus route extension: Group wants better public transit to airport


“We just need to be better connecting our transit systems to the airport. Full stop,” said Patrick Rose, secretary for Austin’s Airport Advisory Commission.On Wednesday, commissioners unanimously passed a recommendation to enhance public transit access to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS).Earlier this month, the City of Austin, CapMetro and Austin Transit Partnership formally adopted a Phase 1 light rail service route for Project Connect, the city’s mass transit program in the works. Read More


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