Bus

TIGGER grant to fund NCTD sustainability plan

Posted on October 12, 2009

The San Diego-based North County Transit District (NCTD) received American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in support of its sustainability plan.

 

NCTD will use the $2 million discretionary grant to make alternative energy technology investments that will assist in the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. 

 

The agency proposes to use the funding to install solar power generation capability across a variety of locations throughout the service area. The agency will be demonstrating the feasibility of deploying solar technology in the rail right-of-way, investing in space that cannot be utilized for other purposes. Rooftop solar panels will be installed at NCTD maintenance and administrative facilities to offset power needs at those locations.

 

Customers who drive green vehicles to transit stations will benefit from the program. Parking spaces at select transit centers will provide solar-powered charging units for plug-in vehicles which will be free to use for customers. In addition, solar carports will be installed at some parking lots to both provide power and offer shaded parking options. 

 

NCTD’s sustainability plan sets forth the agency’s green initiatives that yield community, economic and environmental benefits. The agency’s commitment to being a long-term sustainability partner is well represented through programs such as the use of solar panels along the Coaster rail right-of-way to power a new wireless security system, the construction of a replacement compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station for bus operations and the replacement of older buses with CNG-powered vehicles.

 

Recent initiatives also include the installation of an energy-efficient data center and the replacement of parking lot lights with more efficient options.

 

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

More News

STV unveils sustainably designed bus facility in Worcester, Mass.

The $84 million, 150,000-square-foot facility is situated on a new 11-acre site, and replaces Worcester Regional Transit Authority’s 1920s-era converted trolley bar.

S.F. exercises option for 167 more New Flyer Xcelsior buses

Valued at nearly $153 million, it includes orders for 98 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses and 69 (138 EU) 60-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses.

Fla.'s JTA launches First Coast Flyer Blue Line BRT service

The 11.1 mile Blue Line on the Southeast Corridor features direct, high-frequency service; seven branded stations; transit signal priority at 18 intersections; and off-board fare collection.

BusCon opens 2017 Call for Papers

The deadline to submit your presentation idea is Jan. 20, 2017.

Man steals MTA bus from Staten Island depot again

The Staten Island resident took the bus on a nearly four-mile joyride, before abandoning it on a corner. It was unclear if he picked up or dropped off any passengers during his route.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close