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Posted on December 10, 2008

Colorado may get new green transportation option

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Two former employees of a local motorcoach operation that was recently sold to Veolia Transportation are teaming up to start Green Ride Colorado, a transportation company using hybrid and fuel-economy vehicles. For the full story, click here.

BRT system proposed to ease gridlock

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Maryland council member is promoting a bus rapid transit system as a solution to the growing area’s traffic problems. For the full story, click here.

Phoenix fare evaders to be fined

PHOENIX — The new Metro light rail system begins operating Dec. 27, but will not charge passengers for rides until Jan. 1. After that, riders who do not pay the fare will risk a fine of up to $500. For the full story, click here.

 

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RNL unveils design for Foothill Transit facility, park-and-ride

Development includes a 372-stall, three-level parking structure, six-bus bay transit center, a 4,400-square-foot retail building and a public plaza design to connect to the future civic component.

Man charged with murder after stabbing Winnipeg Transit bus driver

The incident occurred at 2 a.m., when the driver pulled up to the last stop of his shift and asked the man to leave the bus. After a physical altercation, which ended up outside the bus, ensued, the driver was stabbed multiple times.

N.Y.'s NICE to add 33 New Flyer buses

Twenty-eight 40-foot buses will replace existing buses in the NICE fleet that have reached the end of their useful life, while five 60-foot buses will be used on the customer's new bus rapid transit line, scheduled to start service in 2017.

Nova Bus, ABB partner for electric bus, charger delivery to N. America

The ABB DC fast charger, with the associated systems, is based on the common interface, which allows charging stations and electrified buses from different manufacturers to be used together.

Proterra names Horton to CCO post

Will lead the end-to-end customer lifecycle as Proterra triples production and initiates large-scale deployments across North America.

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