February 28, 2013
Called the Arc, the service was made possible by a $5,000,000 TIGGER grant . The agency bought three electric-powered buses built by Proterra to run the service.
October 19, 2012
More than 1,000 new parking spaces were added to the Oakville GO Station to provide better access to public transit for the more than 5,500 commuters who use the station each day. The project created 400 jobs.
October 1, 2012
The EcoRide BE35 battery-electric bus becomes the first heavy-duty electric transit bus to pass the FTA's testing. Additionally, the vehicle is found to have an average fuel economy of 22 mpg and the lowest noise of any bus ever tested, officials said.
April 23, 2012
University needs to replace 18 of its 27 diesel fuel buses, which have reached the 12-year mark.
April 2, 2012
The solar lighting system was created to provide illumination to poorly lit bus stops in the El Paso area. Thirteen solar lighting units have been installed across the city.
March 7, 2012
The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization founded to set standards for businesses and governments to calculate, verify and publicly report their greenhouse gas emissions.
February 6, 2012
More than 60 transit systems in the U.S. and Canada operate New Flyer CNG buses today.
November 8, 2011
Agency used ARRA funds to purchase the buses. Manufactured by Gillig, the hybrid-electric vehicles are 40 percent more fuel efficient.
August 22, 2011
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.
August 16, 2011
Constructing the first of two turbines, one of which will be funded by a federal grant. The first turbine will generate enough power to cover 65 percent of Kingston Station’s electricity. The second will power a rail station and generate surplus electricity for the agency to sell.
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