July 17, 2014
Foothill Transit became Proterra’s first customer and the first agency in the U.S. to operate EV buses in revenue service in 2010.
June 19, 2014
APTA first started the event in June 2006 when gas prices had reached $3 per gallon and the public demand for public transportation was growing in response to high gas prices.
The second generation electric vehicle — a 40-foot transit bus — will be the lightest, most efficient and highest passenger capacity coach in its class.
May 1, 2014
With its new J4500, Adventure Tours joined the American Bus Association and MCI in promoting green travel at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Earth Day Fair on April 22. The operator recently took delivery of two new wheelchair-lift-equipped J4500 coaches.
April 29, 2014
The battery-electric bus traveled more than 700 miles in 24 hours and recorded an average fuel economy of nearly 27 miles per gallon — nearly six times that of a diesel bus and seven times that of CNG, according to company officials.
April 24, 2014
Motorcoaches average nearly 240 passenger miles per gallon, while intercity rail averages 85, commuter rail 90, transit buses 70, domestic air travel 55 and single-occupant cars 28, according to the study.
April 22, 2014
Other targets set by the new initiative include increasing Metro ridership 25% by 2025; increasing greenhouse gas displacement by 10% by 2025; and reducing water use per vehicle mile by 20% by 2025.
March 6, 2014
The half-mile long Union Street Gondola will be able to move 1,800 people an hour and will be funded solely through private investment.
November 27, 2013
The vegetated trackway area is pervious to stormwater, thus reducing runoff. It is comprised of 1-inch thick mats with various sedum species.
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.
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