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BAE-powered buses reach major milestone

Bus| August 22, 2011
As an early UK adopter of this proven technology, London United placed an order for an additional 20 vehicles in 2010 following their participation in the hybrid bus trial run by Transport for London.

Web Extra: Will students be paying more for transit this fall?

University| August 22, 2011
While some university and college transit operators have been able to continue offering fare-free transit service to students, other systems, faced with operation cost increases, have had to raise transit pass prices.
University| August 22, 2011

Washington State U. contracts with Zipcar

Participating members with smartphones, including iPhones and Android devices, may download the Zipcar mobile applications to make reservations, lock and unlock the vehicles as well as honk the horn to help locate the vehicle.
Sustainability| August 22, 2011

Portland State U. spotlights electric transportation

Electric Avenue, a two-year research and development project, features seven EV charging stations from six manufacturers, including a quick-charge station, where students and visitors can plug in and charge up electric cars, trucks, bicycles and motorcycles.
University| August 22, 2011

College students ride Calif.’s Omnitrans buses for free

Can use their student ID card to ride at any time on any route, not just for trips to and from campus, as part of a pilot program. Omnitrans will seek student support to continue the program by making it sustainable through student fees.
University| August 22, 2011

Fed grant helps Ky. transit, college, expand shuttle service

Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky and Gateway Community and Technical College are adding shuttle service. The expansion was made possible in part from a Department of Health and Human Services grant.
University| August 22, 2011

U. of Rhode Island hires sustainability officer

Marsha Garcia, the first to hold the newly created position, is emphasizing use of transportation and carpooling. She also is focusing on energy saving projects to reduce carbon emissions and is reviewing curriculum to find opportunities for students to learn about sustainability.
University| August 22, 2011

Va. college using Segways in green effort

The College of William & Mary’s Office of Parking & Transportation parking enforcement officers are using Segways to travel around campus to be greener and save on fuel costs.
University| August 22, 2011

U. of Miss. urging commuters to take the bus

Record enrollment of freshmen, most of whom are required to live on campus, will push other students off-campus, forcing them to commute. University officials are looking for ways to encourage students not to bring their cars to campus and to take the bus instead.
Rail| August 19, 2011

Feds award $28M to Mich. for intermodal station

The new facility will serve local residents, students and visitors to the Henry Ford Museum/Greenfield Village, Dearborn’s largest tourist attraction. It will be designed for the planned Ann Arbor–Detroit commuter rail as well as future high-speed intercity passenger rail service.

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