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Riverside, Calif. adds solar power to bus stops

Bus| July 28, 2011
As part of the campaign, posts at selected bus stops are crowned with a solar panel that charges a battery that powers the light-emitting diode, or LED, fixtures.

Dartmouth’s ‘Big Green Bus’ travels U.S. promoting sustainability

Motorcoach| June 27, 2011
Thirteen students or recent graduates are driving a Greyhound bus converted to run on waste vegetable oil to 31 states in the next 11 weeks to educate the public about environmentalism.
University| June 27, 2011

Profile: Arizona State U. adds to green transit options

To remain as sustainable as possible and make transportation easy and accessible, the University is introducing an “Eco Pass,” allowing students to pay a small fee up front to park on campus and use transit. Several easy-to-use alternative transportation methods are currently available to students, staff and faculty.
Sustainability| June 13, 2011

Arizona State pushes sustainable transportation choices

In addition to ASU's fleet of intercampus shuttles, other options include the Valley Metro light rail and bus system, car sharing and carpooling programs.
Bus| May 4, 2011

SamTrans awarded for sustainability efforts

APTA honored the agency with a bronze level recognition award for its commitment to sustainability. SamTrans’ Sustainability Program is spearheaded by employee volunteers who work on projects and policies that demonstrate sustainability in action, such as switching to energy-efficient lighting, using double-sided printing and changing to single stream recycling.
Accessibility| April 27, 2011

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus chief to retire

Stephanie Negriff announced her decision to retire in October 2011 from her position as the Director of Transit Services for the City’s Big Blue Bus. Negriff has spent 25 years in transit service with 10 years as the BBB Director.
University| April 11, 2011

Indiana U. students vote to create 'Sustainability Fund'

Students can choose to donate to the fund when course registration opens on April 4, 2011, and the option to donate will be available every subsequent registration period. Potential projects might include enhancing transportation infrastructure, extending recycling coverage, purchasing motion-sensor lighting and installing solar panels.
Bus| March 28, 2011

Web Extra: James Madison U. to limit on-campus vehicles to boost sustainability

Will change on-campus navigation with the addition of four gates, reconfigured parking lots around portions of the campus, some bike lane and crosswalk modifications, and the addition of a bus staging area.
Bus| March 16, 2011

Sound Transit releases sustainability report, 2011 goals

Setting annual sustainability targets is part of the agency's voluntary compliance with rigorous international standards for environmental management systems.
Bus| January 25, 2011

Chinese BRT system wins sustainability award

The city of Guangzhou, China, was recognized for its new world-class bus rapid transit system that integrates with bike lanes, bike share and metro stations. Other nominees this year included: Leon, Mexico; Lima, Peru; Nantes, France; and Tehran, Iran.

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