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February 19, 2013

German bus system to test Bombardier electric charging tech

PRIMOVE technology is based on inductive energy transfer. It is installed entirely under the road surface and under the floor of the vehicles. The charging process begins as soon as the vehicle completely covers the charging segment.


November 29, 2012

Chicago RTA, advocacy group launch commuter challenge

drivelesslivemore.com allows commuters to track their modes of travel, see how they can reduce carbon emissions and become eligible for prizes such as transit rides, a folding bike and a Chicago “Stay-cation” hotel package.


November 13, 2012

SEPTA unveils ‘energy action plan’

Builds on existing energy-saving initiatives already implemented through the agency's Sustainability Program. Measures designed to save the agency more than $2 million a year include switching to daytime cleaning; installing a wayside energy storage device and generating revenue by selling the stored power; and installing a propulsion control system on the Broad Street Line.


October 30, 2012

N.C.’s Wave Transit to buy CNG buses

Will buy 16 vehicles in 2015 and build a new maintenance center. The agency is looking to protect itself against the increasingly volatile price of diesel fuel.


October 25, 2012

Mich. transit adds biodiesel fueling station

Will service 33 Lake Erie Transit (LET) vehicles. The agency partnered with the Monroe County Road Commission. The collaboration allowed the Commission to upgrade its existing fueling station and provided LET with a nearby, affordable biodiesel fueling location.


August 9, 2012

Wash. transit awarded LEED Gold certification

U.S. Green Building Council granted Ben Franklin Transit’s new administration building and the remodel of its existing administration building to a new operations building with the certification.


June 14, 2012

Chicago RTA unveils green transit plan

Key initiatives highlighted include bringing the region’s system to a state of good repair; expanding real-time bus and train arrival information; modernizing fare payment systems; expanding technical assistance and funding efforts related to TOD; studying and piloting more efficient locomotives, trains and buses; and installing additional pollution control technologies on buses and trains.


May 14, 2012

Web Extra: Universities creating bike-friendly environments

Transit operators from California, Texas, Illinois and Colorado are making it easy for students and faculty to commute to and get around campus by bicycle, offering a wide variety of service, ranging from bike repair stations to folding bicycle promotions.


May 7, 2012

SORTA unveils five mini-hybrid buses

The new 40-foot buses have an advanced thermal cooling system technology which provides benefits, including fuel economy improvement up to 10%; up to 10% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; reduction in maintenance costs and increased safety through the elimination of hydraulic fluid leaks.


April 19, 2012

FTA launches website showing transit’s eco benefits

Provides a calculator that tells visitors how much carbon dioxide they would save by riding transit. Also showcases investments such as state-of-the-art clean-fuel technologies and highlights progress providing access to affordable housing near transit and improving transportation in national parks.


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