Topic : Antelope Valley Transit Authority

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Innovation, clean fleets honored at BusCon 2017

Bus| September 14, 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.

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

Sustainability| February 23, 2017

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.

Bus| February 11, 2016

AVTA to become nation's first 100% electric bus fleet

BYD Motors will build and deliver a variety of all-electric bus models including a 40-foot low-floor transit bus, a 60-foot low-floor articulated bus, and a 45-foot commuter coach.

Bus| December 1, 2015

BusCon 2015: New Vehicles, New Exhibitors, New Ways to Do Business

Several manufacturers unveiled new vehicles, including ABC Companies and Micro Bird Commercial, as well as those new to the U.S. market by Karsan and Indbus. All told, 145 exhibitors, with more than 50 new to the annual event, packed the show floor.

Management & Operations| August 13, 2015

Antelope Valley Transit names Len Engel as its new executive director

Engel has been actively overseeing the day-to-day operations at AVTA, and is looking forward to leading the organization as its new head. He is also scheduled to speak at BusCon’s "Feature Panel: Practical Experiences with Electric Buses" session in Indianapolis Sept. 28 to 30.

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