News Tagged With: sustainability
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August 22, 2014

Seattle area transit agency chooses Proterra for EV program

Following a one-year trial period, King County Metro has option to purchase up to 200 more buses and additional fast-charge systems, depending on the outcome of the demonstration.


July 17, 2014

Proterra sells first 2nd-generation electric bus to Calif.

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

9th annual National Dump the Pump Day touts transit use

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.


June 19, 2014

Proterra raises $30M in funding, teases new vehicle

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

Md. coach operator features new MCI J4500 at Earth Day fair

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

Proterra bus sets record for most miles traveled

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

Study: Motorcoaches cleanest form of travel

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

D.C. Metro’s sustainability plan to cut energy use by 15%

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

Plans to build gondola linking Seattle waterfront unveiled

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

TriMet installs ‘eco-track’ at future light rail station

The vegetated trackway area is pervious to stormwater, thus reducing runoff. It is comprised of 1-inch thick mats with various sedum species.


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