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NOV-DEC 2014

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Grant Trapp 1 year of service Charlie Rector 9 years of service That's not just a lift—that's a bold example of American ingenuity. Add to that rigorous testing and superior engineering and you have a lift that stands above the rest. Learn more at 29 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014 m ETRO m AGAZINE > In addition to CCW and FCCC, the rest of BusCon's booth winners included: XL Hybrids for Best Booth Display (300 sq. ft. or smaller); Allied Specialty Vehicles for Best Booth Display (400 sq. ft. or larg- er); Freedman Seating Co. for Best New Product or Service; and REI for Best On- Site Marketing. BusCon returns to Indiana in 2015, from Sept. 28 to 30. example of how fleets can improve the economic and environmental well-being of their communities without breaking the bank to do it," PERC Chief Business Development Officer Tucker Perkins said. "Propane autogas is a clean fuel that can also result in a strong ROI due to significant savings on fuel costs. Public feets can trust propane autogas as an af- fordable, reliable fuel." Performance Psychology Consultant Dr. Craig Manning, who discussed how high performance is really not difcult to achieve if you just understand criti- cal laws of the mind and how to adhere to them, meaning the key to success in life is in the acquisition of skills; not just physical skills, but mental, emotional and even spiritual skills. The point of Dr. Manning's presen- tation is to always focus on the positive rather than the negative as a way to con- tinue to grow and be successful in all as- pects of your life. AWARDS AND CHARITY BusCon attendees banded together to support wounded veterans by raising $1,300 for the Wounded Warrior Proj- ect®. Additionally, BusCon's show pro- ducer, Bobit Business Media, matched the earnings bringing the donation to a total of $2,600. The Indianapolis Colts cheerlead- ers sold raffle tickets for $10 a ticket at the "BusCon Happy Hour," sponsored by Starcraft Bus. Tickets were also sold at the "Night on the Town" reception and the rafe drawing was held at Dick's Last Resort. Three lucky raffle winners received a football signed by the Colts' quarterback Andrew Luck, a Luck foot- ball jersey and a GoPro HERO3 Cam- corder, respectively. The Wounded Warrior Project® is a nonproft veterans service organization that ofers a variety of programs, services and events for the U.S. military's Wound- ed Warriors. Te Mid-Size Bus Manufacturers As- sociation honored the top 10 transit fleets with the most mid-sized vehicles in operation, including the largest Chica- go's Pace Bus, during BusCon's Breakfast Awards Ceremony. Additionally, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and METRO recognized six top feets for their recent adoptions of propane. The operations honored included Access Transporta- tion Inc. in Fort Plain, N.Y.; Benzie Trans- portation Authority of Beulah, Mich.; Fla.'s Broward County Transit; the Mun- cie Indiana Transit System; and Cleve- land's Provide A Ride. "Tis year's award winners are a great

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