Bus

Detroit’s SMART adds 3 hybrid buses to fleet

Posted on November 8, 2011

Detroit’s Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) unveiled three new Gillig hybrid electric buses, which will help the agency serve the region responsibly and eco-consciously.

The buses are 40 percent more fuel efficient, and more money will be saved by the lower maintenance costs of hybrid buses, because they have fewer parts.

SMART continues its greening efforts by recycling 600 tires, 600 gallons of anti-freeze and 28,890 gallons of oil. Emission systems at each of the agency’s garages have been updated to capture fumes from buses being served. SMART facilities have also been updated, including new high-efficiency replacement lighting at all the terminals.

SMART first released two hybrid articulated buses in 2009. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding allowed SMART to purchase the buses.

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

More News

Stertil-Koni reports record 2014 sales, honors top distributors

Company President Dr. Jean DellAmore saluted the efforts of the entire Stertil-Koni distributor network at its recent annual meeting and welcomed twelve companies into the company’s highly acclaimed “Million Dollar Club.”

Antelope Valley Transit experiments with digital bus ads

Other cash-strapped California transit agencies, facing rising operating costs, are watching the potentially lucrative test run with interest, as current state law restricts digital signage on buses to route and service information.

Calif. purchase incentives now available for New Flyer electric buses

The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project was created by the California Air Resources Board to speed the early market introduction of clean, low-carbon hybrid and electric vehicles and is administered and implemented through a partnership with CALSTART.

REI receives New Flyer's gold 'Supplier' award

The company was recognized for exceeding delivery expectations for the fourth year in a row.

Luxury bus Leap Transit shut down for operating illegally

The startup was recently granted what’s known as the “authority to operate” — a precursor to an official license. But by driving its route between the Marina district and the Financial District without a license, regulators determined that Leap was breaking the law, according to SFGate.

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 resource for managers of class 1-7 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