January 14, 2014
Driven by the lower cost of natural gas and the lower emissions from natural gas engines, compared to diesel fuel, operators of truck and bus fleets are increasingly shifting to natural gas vehicles. On average, the price of compressed natural gas is about 42% that of diesel.
December 17, 2013
Four years after being unveiled for the Winter Olympics, the 20 buses will be replaced with diesel buses, which will be an estimated $2.5 million cheaper to run over the course of a year.
November 12, 2013
Lauren Skiver will be continuing an effort begun by Interim GM Roger Snoble asking staff to re-evaluate all aspects of the operations.
November 7, 2013
Within three years, the agency is expected to use approximately 700,000 diesel gallon equivalents of CNG per year, which reduces greenhouse gases by 1,622 metric tons per year, the equivalent of taking 335 cars off the road per year.
October 15, 2013
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.
September 26, 2013
Buses fueled by natural gas would be the lowest-cost option for CityBus in a 15-year project that examined expenses of buying buses, maintaining them and keeping them fueled. The diesel-electric hybrid would be the costliest.
September 11, 2013
Flint MTA, Greater Cleveland RTA, Metro Cars, Port Columbus International Airport and Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kan., each received a “Top User of Clean-Burning Propane Autogas” award.
September 10, 2013
The morning was packed with educational sessions covering topics such as Alternative Fuels, Electric Buses, Updates on ADA and DOT regulations, and safety. More buses than ever in all shapes and types are on display including several electric bus models.
August 29, 2013
The data from a Pike Research report, Electric Drive Buses, says that by 2018 annual sales of buses with hybrid systems, battery electric systems or fuel cells will reach 20,000 worldwide, compared to 5,000 expected in 2012.
August 6, 2013
Plans to acquire up to 300 CNG buses as part of its bus replacement plan in the coming years, along with the infrastructure required to fuel and maintain them.
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