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November 7, 2013

Kansas City, Clean Energy reach CNG agreement

Within three years, the agency is expected to use approximately 700,000 diesel gallon equivalents of CNG per year, which reduces greenhouse gases by 1,622 metric tons per year, the equivalent of taking 335 cars off the road per year.


August 12, 2013

First U.S. electric paratransit vehicle deployed to Pa. fleet

The BARTA bus has 100 KwH battery-pack and an expected range of up to 100 miles on a full charge with seating for eight passengers and a wheelchair.


June 17, 2013

Lightning Hybrids, National Fleet partner for hydraulic tech distribution

Partnership will provide access to the hydraulic hybrid-drive system to fleets in New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions.


June 13, 2013

APTA-sponsored 'Dump the Pump' coming June 20

National public transportation awareness day encourages people to “dump the pump” by parking their car and riding public transit instead.


May 7, 2013

Clean Energy partners with Mansfield Energy

Sales teams from both companies will offer Clean Energy's natural gas fueling station construction and operational services to current and potential customers.


April 25, 2013

BYD delivers electric buses to Netherlands

The six-vehicle contract was awarded last June 2012 in Europe's first publicly tendered order for electric-powered full-size buses.


April 23, 2013

CTTransit to receive hydrogen fuel-cell bus

Based on the SunLine American Fuel-Cell bus configuration, it utilizes an ElDorado National heavy‐duty urban transit bus glider with a Ballard FCvelocity HD6 fuel-cell power module and BAE Systems’ HybriDrive propulsion system.


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.


March 20, 2013

Planned Florida streetcar system approved

The 2.7-mile Fort Lauderdale electric streetcar system, called "The Wave," will operate in part via overhead electrical wires in some areas and by battery power in others


February 28, 2013

Texas’ VIA rolls out electric bus service

Called the Arc, the service was made possible by a $5,000,000 TIGGER grant . The agency bought three electric-powered buses built by Proterra to run the service.


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