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Urban Solar lands on UL approval list

Technology| June 14, 2017

The approval list covers all transit-related lighting, such as solar LEDs for pathways, roadways, parking lots, and general lighting.

Digital Signage Advances Help Deliver Info to Riders in Real Time

Management & Operations| February 28, 2017

Improvements on tap include readability, customization, and solar-powered products, while passenger information display options range from service arrival times and weather updates to surveillance footage.

Management & Operations| November 18, 2016

Calif. city installs 56 new Tolar Manufacturing Co. bus shelters

The City of Lynwood's custom shelters will feature a variation on Tolar’s Signature Sunset Series line and include curved sunroofs, custom branded steel strap bus benches, and trash receptacles.

University| October 26, 2015

Clemson U. honored for parking innovations, sustainable practices

The award was based on a range of programs implemented in the last year to maximize Clemson’s limited parking supply, better define where visitors can park, distribute costs equitably among users and enhance sustainability.

University| July 6, 2015

U. of Delaware to study solar use on hybrid fuel-cell shuttle buses

The program currently includes two 22-foot, 22-seat transit buses equipped with nickel-cadmium batteries to meet the power demand of the buses and hydrogen-fueled proton exchange membrane fuel cells to maintain the state-of-charge of the batteries.

Sustainability| April 17, 2015

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

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%.

Sustainability| April 17, 2015

Valley Metro to tap solar power for rail ops facility

The new solar plant, which comprises 2,800 solar voltaic panels spanning 1.15 acres, is mounted at ground-level and on parking lot shade canopies. It’s capable of generating 1.3 million Kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy savings annually, or enough electricity to power 123 homes.

Accessibility| September 2, 2014

N.J. to test solar-powered commuter pods

The pods essentially operate as mini, personal trains. They travel point-to-point along the rail network to the destination you input via an interactive touch screen.
Management & Operations| September 2, 2014

JPods: On-demand mobility for Secaucus, N.J.

JPod's concept is to design, build and operate on-demand and computerized personal rapid transit (PRT) networks that can be solar-powered. The company plans to deploy networks of Horizontal-Elevators™ that provide short to medium-range travel using ultra-light, computer controlled vehicles that are suspended from rail, mounted on elevated structures.

Management & Operations| April 23, 2014

N.Y. MTA testing solar-powered kiosks that provide real-time info

Powered 100% by sunlight, the kiosks draw no power from the electrical grid and can remain active for 10 days without needing to be recharged by the sun.
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