Topic : Environmental Protection Agency

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Texas A&M working with EPA to optimize fleet performance

University| December 12, 2016

The research team will monitor the engine (speed, RPM, load, and other parameters) data along with GPS information in order to analyze the bus fleet drive cycles, and identify characteristics such as idle time and speed distribution.

Visalia Transit facility receives EPA cert. for energy efficiency

Sustainability| October 21, 2016

This recognition signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict performance levels set by the EPA.

August 31, 2016

How to pick the right sustainability ratings certification for your transit agency

Rating systems have become the currency of sustainability. The right sustainability ratings system provides an important third-party verification of your agency’s commitment to creating facilities that reduce carbon emissions, save water, create healthier work environments for your employees and have a positive impact on the communities they serve.

June 30, 2015

Can Courtesy Campaigns Curb the 'Trashing' of Transit?

It drives me nuts when people litter. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people throw trash out of their car windows while they’re driving. I’m always tempted to honk my horn when I see drivers slyly ditching cigarette butts through their open window. Listen up, people. We see you!

Motorcoach| April 24, 2013

Innovative Operator Profile: Team Oriented and Innovative

Innovation is a word that best suits New World Tours. The operation’s fleet consists of 32 2007 Van Hool C2000 series motorcoaches, built by ABC Companies, designed based on feedback provided from a focus group.
Sustainability| October 1, 2012

EPA certifies Cummins ISX15 engine

The engine, which is equipped with high-efficiency water, fuel and lube pump systems, meets both the EPA 2013 regulations — which require near-zero emissions of NOx — and the new greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency rules that will take effect in 2014.
Bus| April 24, 2012

$20 million available from EPA for clean diesel projects

States, tribes, local governments, and non-profits are eligible to apply for these grants. Projects can reduce air pollution from older school buses, transit buses, heavy-duty diesel trucks, marine engines, locomotives and other diesel engines. The closing date for receipt of proposals is June 4, 2012.

Bus| August 9, 2011

Heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency standards unveiled

Under the new national program, buses and trucks built in 2014 through 2018 will reduce oil consumption by a projected 530 million barrels and greenhouse gas pollution by approximately 270 million metric tons. The standards are expected to yield an estimated $50 billion in net benefits over the life of model year 2014 to 2018 vehicles.
Sustainability| June 22, 2009

EPA releases clean energy guidebook

States spend about 10 percent of their operating budgets on energy bills, which can be greatly reduced by implementing well-designed energy management and greenhouse gas reduction programs.
Bus| February 27, 2009

EPA funds Manchester Transit air quality projects

Awarding $229,703 for installation of a combination of advanced pollution control and idle reduction technologies on 89 municipal vehicles. In addition, funds will be used to cover the incremental cost of biodiesel fuel for the entire fleet of city vehicles.
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