May 9, 2013
The program is the first of its kind in North Texas and was launched to the public on Earth Day.
April 25, 2013
The six-vehicle contract was awarded last June 2012 in Europe's first publicly tendered order for electric-powered full-size buses.
April 24, 2013
Using Xcel Energy’s Windsource program, the agency purchased approximately 71,000 kilowatt-hours of wind-generated electricity — about a day’s worth of the power required to operate the light rail line on Earth Day.
Twenty-seven light rail vehicles will be retrofitted with an ultra capacitor-based, energy storage system, which captures and stores regenerative braking energy as it is generated, uses the stored energy for acceleration and releases surplus energy to other vehicles on the system as needed.
April 23, 2013
Based on the SunLine American Fuel-Cell bus configuration, it utilizes an ElDorado National heavy‐duty urban transit bus glider with a Ballard FCvelocity HD6 fuel-cell power module and BAE Systems’ HybriDrive propulsion system.
Each trip on a train or bus prevents the emission of 10 pounds of greenhouse gases, on average, compared with making that trip by car.
April 3, 2013
Activities at Washington Union Station will feature daily event offerings to include exhibits and activities such as an alternative energy show, a youth art contest and the NASA Earth Tent. Events are free and open to all ages.
April 2, 2013
Residents can participate in the program by pledging to replace drive-alone trips and instead take the bus or train, bicycle, carpool, walk, telework or vanpool.
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.
February 21, 2013
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