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TriMet unveils ARRA-funded ‘green’ bus wash facility

Bus| November 4, 2010
Sustainability features of the $10.9M project include reusing and recycling the water used to wash the buses; only using new water during the final rinse phase; and operating high-efficiency lighting.

Santa Clara, Calif. transit unveils new hybrid buses

Bus| November 4, 2010
The agency obtained a $53.4M ARRA grant and $5.3 million in California Proposition 1B funding to acquire the Gillig-manufactured hybrid buses. The vehicles enable VTA to replace older buses that have exceeded their useful life span.
Bus| November 4, 2010

APTA: 73 percent of transit ballot measures pass

Fourteen states approved 22 measures out of 30 state and local public transportation-related ballot initiatives, authorizing nearly $500 million over the next five years.
Bus| November 4, 2010

FTA awards $164.7M to 'green' transit projects

The 63 winning projects involve an array of environmental innovations, such as installing energy-efficient technologies at transit facilities, replacing traditional diesel-powered buses with low- or zero-emission vehicles, and building CNG fueling stations.
Bus| November 3, 2010

St. Louis Metro's long-range transit plan wins award

At an awards presentation in Scarborough, England, last week, IAP2 honored projects from New South Wales and Logan City, Australia; Vancouver, Canada; Washington D.C. and Phoenix. Vancouver's TransLink won IAP2's Innovation Award, with Metro placing second.
Motorcoach| November 3, 2010

ABA, OMCA launch online travel booking portal

CharterBusConnect.com enables users to request multiple quotes at once from many charter operators for group travel, without a fee. Company profiles on the site include their safety records, insurance coverage levels.
Bus| November 2, 2010

FTA awards Seattle transit $4.7M for electric bus

King County Metro Transit’s prototype battery-dominant electric bus should be delivered in late 2012. The agency plans to buy one or two vehicles plus one or two charging stations to test their suitability for the transit system.
Motorcoach| November 2, 2010

El Camino Trailways named to 'Top' company list

For the second year in a row, it has been named one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies by San Francisco Business Times in their annual survey of privately held companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Bus| November 2, 2010

Titan, DART renew advertising contract

As part of the new deal, DART and Titan will be introducing new media formats, including "Station Dominations," "Bus Headliners" and "Michelangelos" — media featured on the ceilings of buses — to the system.
Accessibility| November 2, 2010

RouteMatch to provide software services in Idaho

The statewide contract will allow rural and small-urban transportation providers to improve their efficiency and productivity by using RouteMatch's technology for fixed-route and demand-response routing, scheduling, dispatching and vehicle tracking.

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