Management & Operations

NYCT to only buy hybrid-electric buses

Posted on March 28, 2005

New York City Transit (NYCT) has announced its decision to run entirely on hybrid diesel-electric buses, abandoning an emissions reducing strategy to buy both hybrids and CNG buses.

NYCT, which first began running hybrids in 1998, now has 325 diesel-electric buses in its fleet of more than 4,500. The agency currently plans to purchase 500 more.

NYCT officials said that CNG buses require expensive maintenance and offer no emissions advantages over hybrids.

The agency intends to reallocate funds budgeted for the purchase of 120 CNG buses and 55 diesel buses to instead buy 100 hybrids, with an option for 400 more in the future.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

JTA's Ford wins prestigious COMTO award

The Thomas G. Neusom Founders Award is the highest honor bestowed by COMTO. Ford accepted the award at the 46th National Meeting and Training Conference in Detroit.

NJ Transit weighing disciplinary actions for no-show train engineers

It's unclear how many of the cancellations stemmed from engineers exercising a contract provision that allows them to take two days to report for work when schedule changes are made.

National Express Transit acquires Cook DuPage Transportation

Established in 1975 and based in Chicago, CDT operates 275 paratransit vehicles providing more than 80,000 trips per month to PACE users in the Chicago Metropolitan area.

MTA chief weighs food ban on subway after track fire snarls service

A garbage fire crippled subway service along four lines for more than two hours during the peak of Monday’s morning rush hour.

BYD commits to hiring from communities facing significant barriers to employment

In addition to targeting veterans and returning citizens, will also target populations that have historically been excluded from the manufacturing industry, such as women and African-Americans.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close