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SamTrans awarded for sustainability efforts

Bus| May 4, 2011
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.

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus chief to retire

Accessibility| April 27, 2011
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.
Bus| January 10, 2011

UT Profile: Princeton's Tiger Transit key to sustainability efforts

The transportation system operates on a fixed-route schedule. The university contracted with First Transit to provide safe, convenient and reliable transportation throughout the Princeton campus and surrounding community.
Accessibility| December 15, 2010

S.F. MTA unveils 100th transit shelter

Some of the new transit shelters will use third-generation organic-dye-based photovoltaic solar film to power the shelter lights and information systems. The structures of the new shelters use steel with high-recycled content as well as energy-efficient LEDs.
Bus| November 10, 2010

Proterra to supply 5 transit systems with electric buses

StarMetro (Fla.); Regional Transportation Commission (Nev.); Foothill Transit (Calif.); King County Metro Transit (Wash.) and Fresno Area Express (Calif.), received more than $25M in grants from the FTA to purchase 20 fast-charge battery-electric transit buses and 4 EV charging stations.
Bus| November 9, 2010

Florida fleet on track to have all-electric buses

Tallahassee will replace four diesel buses with zero-emission electric buses using a $5.2M grant from the FTA.

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