Bus

CapMetro debuts clean diesel buses

Posted on July 12, 2012

Austin, Texas-based Capital Metro is debuting new, 35-foot clean diesel buses this week; these replace older buses that have reached the end of their useful life. Now through October, Capital Metro will put three to five new buses into service every week to replace a portion of the existing fleet.

The clean diesel buses meet 2010 Environmental Protection Agency Standards, producing much fewer emissions. They are 25 times cleaner than buses from 20 years ago and 10 times cleaner than 2009 buses, according to the agency.

A total of 54 New Flyer buses were approved for purchase by the Capital Metro board of directors in February as a part of Capital Metro’s bus replacement strategy to maintain a state of good repair. The buses cost a total of $23.3 million, with funding provided by $11.3 million in federal grants, $1.7 in local funding, and $10.3 million in loan proceeds. 

These buses are the first of Capital Metro’s rebranding plan to differentiate service by color. Over time, all buses used for local service will be electric-blue, the MetroRapid buses will be silver and MetroRail will continue to be red.

Later this summer, Capital Metro will install a three-position bike rack on ten of the new buses as a pilot project to test the usability and operations of the rack.

RELATED ARTICLE: Read about CapMetro's innovative bus stop sign install.

 

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

More News

TransPro’s Mark Aesch to Deliver Keynote Address at BusCon 2015

The session, sponsored by Q’Straint, will surely inspire participants as Aesch will bring to life stories from lessons learned during his many years as a transit management leader and innovator.

Port Authority to realign gates at NYC bus terminal

The changes are aimed at improving bus operations and reducing congestion in the terminal that can stretch back out into the inbound Lincoln Tunnel and beyond.

Mich. BRT plan on track, set for possible 2018 launch

The 8.3-mile route, with a proposed 27 stops, would replace the Capital Area Transportation Authority’s current Route 1 from downtown Lansing to the Meridian Mall. Results from the plan’s environmental assessment study are expected to be shared at a public hearing this fall.

Kiel Seats part of largest refurbished electric fleet in North America

Left on purpose without upholstery option, each double seat weighs only 45 lbs. yet provides an optimum of comfort for riders through its ergonomically formed design. The slim contour of the seat’s back offers a maximum of legroom for passengers and enhanced accessibility getting in and out of the seat.

NJ TRANSIT to add 772 MCI Commuter Coaches

The latest equipment purchase in a 33-year relationship, the $395 million order for clean diesel, cruiser-style coaches will offer NJ TRANSIT riders three-point seatbelts and comfortable forward-facing seating for 57 passengers.

 

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