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MARTA, Caltrain, SamTrans receive APTA sustainability awards

Rail| April 17, 2018

The agencies were recognized for water conservation practices, renewable electricity usage, and emissions reduction.

San Diego MTS reduces costs, footprint with propane autogas buses

Sustainability| October 10, 2017

San Diego MTS will save about $5.8 million over the five- to seven-year lifecycle of the vehicles.

Sustainability| October 2, 2017

BYD/ADL London buses save nearly 900 tons of CO2 pollution

In total there are 157 BYD/ADL single-decker buses in service, or on order, for London operators with a further fleet due to enter service soon in Liverpool, with the partnership now working on a range of new products.

Sustainability| June 23, 2017

Washington State converts to electric buses with ZEPS

Adoption of Complete Coach Works' Zero Emission Propulsion System is part of Washington's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and focus on electrical energy.

Sustainability| January 31, 2017

Foothill Transit, Cleveland RTA recognized for sustainability achievements

Public transit systems and businesses who voluntarily participate in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program pledge to implement processes and actions that create continuous improvements in environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

Sustainability| August 2, 2016

Ky.'s TARC adds 6 more Proterra all-electric buses

The new buses, which feature a bike rack for up to three bikes, stop at or near Museum Row downtown, the University of Louisville, Speed Museum, Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby Museum, Old Louisville, restaurants, hotels and much more.

Sustainability| July 25, 2016

U.S. transportation sector increases carbon footprint, study says

Industry, still the nation's largest emitter, accounts for about 29% of all emissions — down from nearly 36% in 1990. However, transportation — the country's second-largest contributor to greenhouse emissions — has increased its share from 24% in 1990 to 27% in 2014.

Sustainability| April 19, 2016

LA Metro, SEPTA among FTA 'Low-No' grant awardees

In all, seven transit providers in five states will receive a share of $22.5 million toward transit buses and related facilities that utilize battery-electric, fuel cell, and other innovative technologies to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Sustainability| November 17, 2014

U. of Mich. reviewing sustainability goals

Despite the 2011 goal to reduce carbon gas emissions by 25%, university data published by the Office of Campus Sustainability show that emissions decreased in 2012, but then increased in 2013. Transportation emissions have seen consistent decreases.
Bus| April 23, 2013

N.Y. MTA reduced GHG emissions by 17.1M metric tons

Each trip on a train or bus prevents the emission of 10 pounds of greenhouse gases, on average, compared with making that trip by car.
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