In addition to adding 30 new CNG buses built by Gillig, the agency is developing a 3.3-mile streetcar line to complement its existing light rail services.
One hundred percent of respondents say filters are the parts they buy most often, while both diesel and alternative-fueled vehicle usage is growing, compared to last year.
In an effort to conduct business in a more environmentally-friendly manner, the company took on the daunting task, which at the height, yielded better results than anyone had expected.
METRO spoke to Ventura County Transportation Commission Executive Director Darren Kettle about the new vehicles, as well as the agency’s current challenges and new service plans.
Newer generation batteries are spill-proof, eliminating the added costs and risks of traditional flooded lead-acid batteries, while also providing high vibration resistance and flexible orientation.
An often overlooked or misunderstood aspect of a compressed natural gas project is the garage upgrade. Upgrades are necessary to ensure safe operation with CNG vehicles in existing maintenance or vehicle storage facilities.
New and improved systems help detect any signs of a fire, even before flames come into play. Better detection leads to a quicker and more efficient response to out-of-the-ordinary conditions with different modes of suppression, depending on the needs of the vehicle.
While a demand/yield pricing model helps keep an operator’s eye on their bottom line, many in the industry focus on selling their operation as a service rather than a commodity.
The 4.3-mile project, one of the highest priority transit initiatives
in the region, features an eight-berth transit center, two light rail bridges, four new stations and a multi-use hike-and-bike trail.
In an attempt to galvanize support for long-term federal transportation funding, more than 350 organizations participated in more than 150 community events on “Stand Up For Transportation Day” in April.