April 24, 2014
HART is the first transit agency in Florida expected to transition its entire fleet to cleaner-burning natural gas. The fueling station will be equipped with four fast-fill CNG dispensers to fuel buses, vans and other fleet vehicles.
Omnitrans' sbX system serves major activity centers, including two hospitals, two universities, numerous trade schools, city and county government centers, and employment centers, along with major shopping, hospitality and entertainment venues.
Motorcoaches average nearly 240 passenger miles per gallon, while intercity rail averages 85, commuter rail 90, transit buses 70, domestic air travel 55 and single-occupant cars 28, according to the study.
April 23, 2014
Powered 100% by sunlight, the kiosks draw no power from the electrical grid and can remain active for 10 days without needing to be recharged by the sun.
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.
April 22, 2014
It is projected that the 10-foot airflow equipment could generate more than 28,000 kWh per year – enough to power about 12 homes in California for one year, or turn out approximately $6,000 per year in electrical production.
Other targets set by the new initiative include increasing Metro ridership 25% by 2025; increasing greenhouse gas displacement by 10% by 2025; and reducing water use per vehicle mile by 20% by 2025.
The Hub, which was designed by QPK Design and constructed by Bette & Cringe, opened in September 2012 and serves as the main transfer location for more than one million Centro riders annually.
Each fully-enclosed bike shelter will offer secure, card-key access from 5 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., daily, and will have space for 24 two-wheeled standard or electric bikes.
April 18, 2014
The bus can also drive up to 155 miles and up to 30 hours in heavy city traffic on a single night-time charge.
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