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April 22, 2014

D.C. Metro’s sustainability plan to cut energy use by 15%

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.


March 6, 2014

Plans to build gondola linking Seattle waterfront unveiled

The half-mile long Union Street Gondola will be able to move 1,800 people an hour and will be funded solely through private investment.


November 27, 2013

TriMet installs ‘eco-track’ at future light rail station

The vegetated trackway area is pervious to stormwater, thus reducing runoff. It is comprised of 1-inch thick mats with various sedum species.


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.


October 31, 2013

Ontario plans to sell 'green bonds' to fund transit, infrastructure

Finance Minister Charles Sousa said there is a pent-up demand among ecologically minded investors for these bonds, which he hopes will enable the government to pay a lower interest rate than they do on conventional bonds, according to the report.


October 15, 2013

Hybrid, electric bus sales to grow 21% by 2020, report says

It is estimated that global penetration of hybrid buses will reach 9.7% by 2020, while electric buses will attain 5.7% penetration. Together, hybrid and electric transit bus unit shipments will reach close to 42,000 units.


September 17, 2013

IndyGo's recycled bus bench program wins award

Collaborative project salvaged historic Bush Stadium seating and repurpose them as benches at bus stops, dubbed the PUPstop program


September 16, 2013

New York City Transit testing all-electric BYD bus

The test will determine if this type of bus can meet the twin challenges of operating in the stop-and-go traffic of Manhattan while maintaining high levels of passenger comfort and operational performance.


September 12, 2013

Solar-powered bus debuts in Australian fleet

The air-conditioned vehicle, which can carry up to 40 passengers, is not equipped with solar panels, but is recharged using a solar photovoltaic system installed at the operating city's bus station.


September 11, 2013

PERC honors top green fleets at BusCon

Flint MTA, Greater Cleveland RTA, Metro Cars, Port Columbus International Airport and Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kan., each received a “Top User of Clean-Burning Propane Autogas” award.


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