October 31, 2011
University already operates 38 conventional Transit Connect vans. The university has other electric, hybrid and flex-fuel vehicles in its service fleet.
March 15, 2011
Office will support its sales and marketing efforts for the new all-electric Ford Transit Connect, which is scheduled for European production in June, 2011.
November 23, 2010
The contract was managed by American Bus & Coach in Trenton, N.J. Goshen Coach in Elkhart, Ind., built the bodies for the buses.
November 17, 2010
CALSTART, Sacramento Regional Transit District, TriMet and the Utah Transit Authority were among the agencies that ordered the Balance Hybrid Electric shuttle buses.
June 23, 2010
StarTrans Bus provided the 22-foot shuttle bus bodies with a capacity of up to 12 seated passengers plus two wheelchair positions.
January 12, 2010
Terre Haute Transit selected the vehicles in part for the environmental benefits. MidWest Transit Equipment managed the sale.
July 10, 2009
The 23-foot gasoline-electric hybrid buses are part of a national pilot program to speed commercialization of these fuel-saving vehicles, which are expected to yield 30 percent to 40 percent reductions in fuel use, with an accompanying 30 percent reduction in emissions.
January 29, 2009
Test qualifies Ford E-450 shuttle buses, built with the Balance Hybrid Electric drive train system, for FTA programs of up to 80 percent funding when purchased by public transit agencies.
Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!
View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit
Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.
The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.
Mass transit mobile Wi-Fi & the public sector case study How Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority successfully implemented Wi-Fi on its light rail and bus lines
More white papers
The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue
Copyright © 2014 Metro Magazine. All Rights Reserved.