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May 1, 2014

Md. coach operator features new MCI J4500 at Earth Day fair

With its new J4500, Adventure Tours joined the American Bus Association and MCI in promoting green travel at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Earth Day Fair on April 22. The operator recently took delivery of two new wheelchair-lift-equipped J4500 coaches.


April 23, 2014

Amtrak unveils 'GenSet' locomotives

The newly-repowered locomotives are now used daily in Washington, D.C. The engine configuration helps reduce diesel fuel consumption by about 50% and produces fewer pollutant emissions.


May 9, 2013

Texas' The T develops bike share program

The program is the first of its kind in North Texas and was launched to the public on Earth Day.


April 24, 2013

Minn. Metro Transit runs on windpower

Using Xcel Energy’s Windsource program, the agency purchased approximately 71,000 kilowatt-hours of wind-generated electricity — about a day’s worth of the power required to operate the light rail line on Earth Day.


April 23, 2013

N.Y. MTA reduced GHG emissions by 17.1M metric tons

Each trip on a train or bus prevents the emission of 10 pounds of greenhouse gases, on average, compared with making that trip by car.


April 22, 2013

APTA: More than 35% of U.S. transit buses use alt fuels, hybrid tech

Statistics for early 2011 show that 18.6% of U.S. transit buses used compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and blends. Almost 9% (8.8%) of public transit buses were hybrids and nearly 8% (7.9%) of public transit buses used biodiesel.


April 3, 2013

Amtrak to celebrate Earth Month in D.C.

Activities at Washington Union Station will feature daily event offerings to include exhibits and activities such as an alternative energy show, a youth art contest and the NASA Earth Tent. Events are free and open to all ages.


April 23, 2012

Earth day is every day for public transit industry

Initiatives include using solar bus shelters, operating environmentally-friendly bus and rail vehicles, recycling bus wash water, and incorporating rain gardens at bus rapid transit stations.


April 19, 2012

FTA launches website showing transit’s eco benefits

Provides a calculator that tells visitors how much carbon dioxide they would save by riding transit. Also showcases investments such as state-of-the-art clean-fuel technologies and highlights progress providing access to affordable housing near transit and improving transportation in national parks.


April 25, 2011

ABA touts 'green' benefits of motorcoaches, announces award

In recognition of Earth Day, the ABA put together its top five reasons that environmentally conscious and fiscally sensible travelers should take the motorcoach instead of planes, trains and personal automobiles. Group will partner with MCI for new award.


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