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SEPTA to save $4 million yearly in rail energy costs

Rail| October 16, 2013
Entered into a three-year contract with PPL EnergyPlus for the power supply to accommodate the electric generation requirements for its Broad Street Line subway, high-speed and trolley lines. These operations require approximately 400,000,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year.

Fed shutdown forces Yosemite transit system cuts

Bus| October 15, 2013
As a result of the drop in ridership, transit officials said the number of buses heading to the national park this time of year has been cut in half – from six buses to three.
Bus| October 15, 2013

Hybrid, electric bus sales to grow 21% by 2020, report says

It is estimated that global penetration of hybrid buses will reach 9.7% by 2020, while electric buses will attain 5.7% penetration. Together, hybrid and electric transit bus unit shipments will reach close to 42,000 units.
Rail| October 15, 2013

Fort Worth's COO to serve as interim president

Anthony (“Tony”) Johnson, executive VP and COO of The T, will serve as interim president and executive director during board’s search to replace Dick Ruddell who retired on October 4.
Motorcoach| October 15, 2013

Hispanic Motorcoach Council holds first meeting

The newly created group offers support through networking, knowledge and information related to security issues, safety compliance, legislative/regulatory oversight and operational best practices.
Motorcoach| October 15, 2013

MCI delivers J4500s to Miss., Mass.

The redesigned coach has impressed passengers with its heightened curb appeal, which includes new LED headlamps and a smooth rear cap.
Bus| October 15, 2013

Proterra receives $24M in Series C financing

This round of funding included two new strategic electric industry investors, Edison Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Edison International and Constellation.
Bus| October 15, 2013

BYD supplies first electric bus in Caribbean

The first of four major objectives in the MOU was electrifying public transportation with zero-emissions vehicles.
Rail| October 15, 2013

Trains run as BART, union talks continue

Negotiations between the agency’s management and transit system’s union continued past the 11:59 p.m. strike deadline. At about 5:30 a.m., a federal mediator announced that both sides were taking a break and will be returning to the bargaining table this afternoon.
Bus| October 15, 2013

IndyGo approved to maintain current service, fares

Last year at this time, the council approved an increase of $6 million for the 2013 budget, which allowed IndyGo to make noticeable upgrades to local bus service.

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