Bus

FirstGroup selects GreenRoad service

Posted on August 4, 2009

GreenRoad announced that First UK Bus, Britain's largest bus operator, has signed a five-year contract to deploy GreenRoad's service across its fleet of 9,000 buses. First's DriveGreen initiative, powered by GreenRoad, will improve environmental efficiency and passenger comfort.

GreenRoad is a technology-based, automated driver coaching service that increases safety and reduces CO2 emissions, providing benefits to the drivers, the bus company and its passengers. It helps drivers and depot managers identify and correct unnecessary driving behavior while it occurs and sustains improvements over time through constant reinforcement. First started to trial GreenRoad's service in March 2009 on 1,000 buses and the company has already seen a significant decrease in the amount of CO2 emissions from its buses and a 70 percent decrease in the number of unnecessary driving maneuvers.

First's fleet and depot managers will gain insight into driving behavior, and will have the tools they need to help drivers achieve environmental efficiency goals, which will see First bus CO2 emissions reduce by 132,000 tons over the next three years.

First will also have the option of working with bus manufacturers to pre-install GreenRoad's technology in new buses.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Albuquerque BRT project exploring full sponsorship

ABQ RIDE is looking to model its plan after the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s HealthLine, which is sponsored through a hospital partnership. Construction on the so-called ART system could begin in May 2016 with an in-service date of September 2017.

New luxury bus service launches in San Francisco

The service, which costs $6 a ride, asks riders to download the Leap app, creating an account, uploading a photo and adding a credit card that enables them to pay via a QR code.

4ONE wins multiple bus seating orders

Agencies ordering the company's products, which are now in at least half of all new U.S. and Canadian transit buses, include L.A. Metro, Chicago Transit Authority and New York City Transit.

New Flyer awarded big Las Vegas CNG bus contract

The contract includes a firm order for 35 XN40 and 20 XN60 Xcelsior buses, with an option for another 150 XN40 and 100 XN60 over the next five years. All buses are to be powered by CNG.

Pierce Transit taps Apollo for video surveillance

The decision comes after the agency conducted an analysis and product review period. Implementation of the project began in February and all work is expected to be completed by the end of April.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close