Topic : Antelope Valley Transit Authority

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BYD partners to launch first-ever electric bus leasing program

Technology| July 10, 2018

The program will help public and private sector clients accelerate adoption of battery-powered electric buses by reducing upfront costs.

Safety, tech key focus at 2018’s Transit Maintenance Forum

Bus| July 10, 2018

The event gives senior transit maintenance professionals the chance to learn about some of the latest trends they are facing in their shops.

Management & Operations| May 24, 2018

Calif.'s AVTA taps new executive director/CEO

Macy Neshati, whose tenure at AVTA will begin June 1, will be taking over for current CEO Len Engel, who is retiring.

Bus| September 14, 2017

Innovation, clean fleets honored at BusCon 2017

METRO Magazine honored bus operations and their supplier partners for initiatives that helped them improve training, save money, run more efficiently, streamline operations, or improve safety, while PERC honored three operators for championing propane autogas.

Sustainability| February 23, 2017

WAVE receives UL field eval. cert. for 50kW wireless charging system

UL Field Evaluations bridge the gap between uncertified equipment and a standards-based installation.

Bus| September 27, 2016

BusCon '16 features more than 80 buses, debuts maintenance forum

This year's event definitely had something for everyone, including the most buses on one North American show floor, a closer look at issues set to impact transit maintenance professionals, an up-to-date look at electric buses and a the BusCon Connect hosted buyers program. 

Management & Operations| September 11, 2016

Question of the Day: New Initiatives

We asked top public transit officials Joe Calabrese, Sue Dreier, Peter Varga, Gary Thomas, Dan Boehm, Jeffrey C. Arndt, Len Engel, Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. and Kevin Kane what new initiatives they've implemented since last year's APTA Annual.

Sustainability| June 6, 2016

AVTA to buy WAVE wireless chargers for electric bus fleet

Embedded directly and discretely into the roadway, WAVE systems provide en-route charging to AVTA’s battery-electric buses, extending their range and allowing them to completely master the Antelope Valley’s challenging high-desert environment.

Sustainability| May 2, 2016

Publisher's Perspective: For electric buses, the future is here

Only a few years ago, these buses could only travel  a few hours without needing another charge. Today, some are claiming 160 miles, roughly one-half the specified range of diesel-powered transit buses.

Sustainability| May 2, 2016

AVTA's Fleet Plugs In to Meet Zero-Emissions Goal

With a theme to be “100% Green in 2018,” the California-based agency recently awarded BYD a contract to supply up to 85 electric buses over a five-year period, with the first 29 set to be delivered over the next year.

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