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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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New Flyer advances 2nd-year production of SEPTA diesel-electric hybrids

The buses will be deployed in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs of Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks, and Chester, supporting four million people living in and around southeastern Pennsylvania.

New Flyer now offering Allison's increased Accessory Power II tech

The option uses electrification to power accessory components for additional fuel economy.

NYCT to add 377 New Flyer Xcelsior buses

New buses will include enhanced safety and comfort, better driver visibility, pedestrian turn warning, Wi-Fi, and USB ports to improve the bus rider experience.

Electric buses, training key focuses for 2nd annual Transit Maintenance Forum

This year’s conference at Indianapolis’ Indiana Convention Center Sept. 11 to 13 with an expanded program that begins Monday afternoon with a training session each from Cummins and Allison Transmission officials.

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