April 22, 2013
The service began in 2005 with five buses running one route and has grown to three routes, serving more than two million rides per year to students. The service has now expanded to 12 buses, running two routes Monday through Friday.
March 21, 2013
Part of the agency’s “Go Green” initiative, each vehicle is estimated to put 82,956 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
October 11, 2012
Eldorado National Kansas subsidiary purchased the bus operation assets of Krystal Infinity LLC. Plans to move them to its bus facility in Salina, Kan. and produce Krystal buses there.
December 5, 2011
Under this new award, Ballard will supply FCvelocityTM-HD6 power modules for ElDorado fuel-cell hybrid buses featuring a series hybrid-electric drive from lead integrator BAE Systems. These buses are expected to be operational in 2013.
September 22, 2011
To meet strict emissions standards, MaxxForce engines use Navistar's advanced in-cylinder NOx-reduction technology, which provides bus fleets with significant no hassle operational advantages over liquid-urea SCR emissions aftertreatment systems used by other diesel engine OEMs.
November 23, 2010
As of December, shared curb-to-curb rides will be available through the Carroll County Transit Project, an offshoot of a new program started by a local not-for-profit that helps residents in Northern New Hampshire Counties access emergency assistance.
March 29, 2010
Each OEM could sell up to 500 hybrid buses under the MN-DOT contract, assuming the Department exercises the bus options or transfers the options to another agency.
December 7, 2009
Uses three light transit vehicles that provide 20-minute service frequency throughout the student residential and commercial areas adjacent to both Ivy Tech and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
March 25, 2009
Agency will use funding to purchase: 10 new 30-foot gasoline-electric hybrid buses for use on neighborhood Mini Blue lines; three 60-foot flexible articulated buses that will be added to the busy Rapid 3 and Rapid 7 lines; and up to three 40-foot alternative fueled buses (manufactured by ElDorado National) that will replace several of the agency’s older diesel models.
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