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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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Proterra supplies Louisiana's first battery-electric bus fleet

Five Proterra Catalyst E2 vehicles were purchased through the FTA's Low or No-Emission Vehicle Deployment Grant.

Valley Metro, Phoenix award 396-CNG-bus order to New Flyer

The contract, which was supported by FTA funding and includes options for 197 buses over five years.

L.A. Metro expands all-door boarding for key Metro Rapid lines

Riders will be able to board at any door of a bus – front, middle or rear – and will pay their fare by using the TAP fare validator installed at each door.

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