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Capital Metro, Valley Metro, HART recognized for sustainability

Sustainability| August 2, 2018

Public transit agencies and businesses voluntarily choose to join the APTA Sustainability Commitment program and pledge to implement processes and actions that create continuous improvements in sustainability.

New Flyer advances 3rd-year installment of 100 SEPTA hybrid-electric buses

Bus| March 16, 2018

The hybrid diesel-electric Xcelsior buses support SEPTA’s “SEPT-AINABLE 2020” program, focused on achieving sustainability through a “triple bottom line” approach that includes the natural environment, healthy communities and workforce, and economic vitality.

Sustainability| October 26, 2017

12 global cities commit to 2025 zero-emission bus plan

By signing the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration this week, the pioneering city leaders also pledged to ensure that a major area of their city is zero emission by 2030.

Sustainability| October 9, 2017

Key considerations for electric bus fleet infrastructure

Air pollution in major cities from Los Angeles to New York, caused in part by fossil fuel-burning vehicles, is a growing issue of concern that many transit agencies and municipalities simply cannot ignore.

Sustainability| September 26, 2017

Can Public Transportation Save the World from Climate Change?

How public transportation figures into cities’ and states’ climate change commitments, even after the U.S. announces its withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.

Government Issues| September 18, 2017

San Antonio City Council approves $4.3M funding for VIA

Officials say recent events impacting local gasoline supplies helped shed light on the real need for efficient and attractive public transportation choices.

University| December 5, 2016

UW-Milwaukee gets top bike-friendly campus ranking

There are now 164 "Bicycle Friendly Universities" in 44 states and Washington, D.C.

Sustainability| December 2, 2016

[Video] Multi-Contact: Automatic Fast Charging for Buses

With its connector for fully automatic fast-charging systems, Multi-Contact offers a solution which enables automatic and fast recharging of electric vehicles like buses. This connector solution allows to build charging stations for opportunity charging applications. With these it is possible to “refuel” public transport vehicles rapidly with no impact on the schedule.

Sustainability| October 21, 2016

Visalia Transit facility receives EPA cert. for energy efficiency

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.

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.
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