October 10, 2013
The buses are anticipated to have 25% better fuel economy, similar to the results the agency is experiencing with the 90, 40-foot hybrid Gillig vehicles first introduced into its fleet in 2010.
July 11, 2013
Contains a firm order of 29 buses with options for an additional 21 buses. All buses are expected to be delivered by the fourth quarter of 2014.
August 25, 2011
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s “S’Cool” pass provides unlimited rides on bus and light rail to youths ages 17 and younger for a steeply discounted price. The agency also offers teachers a free Class Pass which gives them the opportunity to take students on field trips using VTA buses and light rail.
July 18, 2011
Light rail vehicles are equipped with a mobile router delivering wireless Internet connectivity over the 4G network, supporting significantly higher speeds. The system also is capable of delivering advertising, conducting passenger surveys and collecting usage statistics.
May 15, 2009
The new High Gain Solar power plant, built by Skyline Solar, is the first grid connected solar power plant built using Skyline Solar equipment, which solves the two main barriers to solar, cost and scalability, according to the company.
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