2015 REVIEW: January

By: Amie Hickland


ABC magazine takes a look back at the year that was with a 12-part online special

2015 REVIEW: January
Bustech chief executive officer Michael McGee and Queensland minister for transport and main roads Scott Emerson

Like fine wine, some things just get better with time.

And while the bus industry can surely appreciate a fine wine (or two), there have been times throughout there year when it was important to get down to business.

It was a year of achievements for industry and now it’s time to take a look back at the year of 2015.

JANUARY

Australian revolution

The year started off with a bang with an announcement from Bustech the company had been chosen to be part of a Malaysian consortium to design and manufacture electric buses on the Gold Coast.

Bustech chief executive officer Michael McGee says the project is a ground breaking partnership – which was recognised later in the year with the Bus Industry Confederation (BIC) National Awards.

Bumpy road

Like all operators, Moonee Valley Coaches has had a hard road since its inception in Melbourne in the early days.

The first operator profiled for the year 2015 has survived over 50 years in the making to becoming a prosperous business – so prosperous, in fact, ‘the boys’ have managed to take up the hobby of restoring vintage vehicles.

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