SOURCE: WABCO Holdings Inc.

November 16, 2010 07:00 ET

WABCO Gains Recognition From U.S. Industry Association for Participation in Setting Standards for Air Management Technology to Equip Public Buses

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) (, a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), a leading industry organization to improve public transportation, has recognized WABCO for its participation in APTA's Standards Development Program. In particular, APTA recognizes WABCO's contribution in setting technical standards for air supply systems and air compressors to equip public bus fleets in the United States and Canada.

APTA's Standards Development Program is based on industry consensus involving suppliers, original equipment manufacturers, government agencies and public organizations engaged in mass transit through bus fleets. It provides standard bus procurement guidelines and recommended practices for public authorities and bus fleet operators.

"APTA's Standards Development Program is a great asset to the transit industry, and we thank WABCO for its ongoing participation," said William Millar, APTA President. "We greatly appreciate WABCO's time, outstanding effort, technical research, field testing and overall dedication to this successful industry program that helps advance public bus fleets."

"We are proud to support APTA and contribute WABCO's technology leadership gained from decades of experience serving bus makers and fleet operators around the world," said Nikhil Varty, WABCO Vice President, Compression and Braking. "Our passion is to continue upgrading industry standards of air management performance for all bus applications, and we are delighted to do so together with industry colleagues under APTA's leadership. APTA and its members help ensure that public bus transportation is safer, cleaner, greener, more comfortable and more accessible in communities throughout the United States and Canada."

About the American Public Transport Association

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of more than 1,500 public and private member organizations, engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne passenger services, and high-speed rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. More than 90 percent of the people using public transportation in the United States and Canada are served by APTA member systems.


WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is a leading supplier of safety and control systems for commercial vehicles. For over 140 years, WABCO has pioneered breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability and transmission automation systems supplied to the world's leading commercial truck, trailer and bus manufacturers. With sales of $1.5 billion in 2009, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit

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