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SF Muni rolls out first New Flyer 'buses of the future'

Sustainability| April 23, 2015

Sixty brand new electric trolley buses will replace buses that have been in operation for over two decades. Concurrently, through unanimous Board of Supervisors approval, the SFMTA has purchased 61 new biodiesel-electric hybrid buses. The combined purchases are part of the agency’s five-year plan to replace the entire bus fleet.

41% of U.S. public transit buses use alt fuels, hybrid technology

Sustainability| April 17, 2015

APTA statistics for 2014 show that 16.9% of public transit buses were hybrid-electric. Coming in a close second, public transit systems report that 16.7% of U.S. transit buses used compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and blends. Biodiesel is used by 7.4% of public transit buses. Other alternative fuels, such as propane and hydrogen, account for 0.3%.

Bus| June 20, 2013

S.F. Muni rolls out New Flyer hybrid buses

To expedite the purchasing process, the agency joined a current, competitively bid vehicle contract with the State of Minnesota.
Sustainability| April 22, 2013

UT Profile: Georgia Southern U. adds ElDorados to meet growth

The service began in 2005 with five buses running one route and has grown to three routes, serving more than two million rides per year to students. The service has now expanded to 12 buses, running two routes Monday through Friday.
Sustainability| March 18, 2013

Sun Tran Adds Hybrids, Taps Biodiesel

Currently three-quarters of Sun Tran’s fleet exclusively utilizes biodiesel fuel, which is a domestically produced, renewable fuel that can be manufactured from vegetable oils, animal fats or recycled restaurant greases.
Bus| January 8, 2013

Diesel fuel antigel

Justice Brothers’ Diesel Fuel Antigel quart bottle will treat up to 250 gallons of fuel in extremely cold temperatures and is approved for biodiesel as well.
University| June 18, 2012

N.Y. university upgrades bus fleet

The new transit-style vehicles run on petrodiesel and biodiesel, feature front-end racks for three bikes and bus tracking capabilities.
Bus| June 14, 2012

Enterprise converting more airport shuttles to biodiesel

The company converted all of its shuttle buses to biodiesel at airport locations within five miles of a biodiesel fueling station. Overall, more than 70% of its buses now run on biodiesel, with approximately 50% using 5% biodiesel (B5) and more than 20% using B20.
Sustainability| March 12, 2012

Web Extra: Has your U. transit system employed new green practices?

Operators from Utah, Colorado, Illinois and Virginia weighed in on their conversions to alternative fuel to go greener and reduce noise pollution.
University| March 12, 2012

Ohio State U. planning ‘greener’ campus

Focusing on transportation alternatives, such as its Campus Area Bus Service buses, which run on biodiesel and bicycling.
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