The buses, manufactured by Proterra, can run for 35 miles between charges and get the equivalent of 19 miles per gallon compared to four miles per gallon for standard diesel buses.
One surprising finding was that commuters reported feeling better when travelling by public transport, compared to driving.
With the introduction of the new TerraVolt extended-range battery, Proterra buses can now be configured to travel up to 180 miles between charges.
Located near a major train station, the garage will include a bike repair shop and changing rooms where commuters can shower, dress for work, and leave their helmets in lockers.
Each 40-foot electric bus carries 36 seated passengers plus standees and is equipped with air operated doors, brakes, suspension, hydraulic power-steering, stainless steel bike...
The 60-second videos, available in English and Spanish, will be aired on local television stations as Public Service Announcements. In addition, Metro has purchased paid advertising time to maximize awareness. The ads will begin airing next week.
The vehicle, which was a designed and built by Brookville Equipment Corp., will be the first streetcar in the U.S. that utilizes wireless traction power.
Part of the problem is an aging fleet, according to officials. Calgary Transit placed a $200-million deal in 2013 to buy 60 new light rail vehicles; however, those vehicles will not be operational until 2016.
Operation Lifesaver's “See Tracks? Think Train!” campaign "highlights the danger of trespassing, and has raised awareness of the tragic results that can occur when people trespass."
Fitted to the side of a bus, a CycleEye unit uses radar and camera sensors to identify cyclists in potentially dangerous situations in close proximity to the bus and gives an audible alert to the driver’s cab. Bristol City Council will be funding a number of units on buses within the city, where cycling has more than doubled over the last 10 years.
The university recently issued an RFQ and is evaluating potential locations. Four of its new buses are powered by CNG, and the school says it sees a benefit to converting more of its vehicles to alternative fuels.
When "opportunistic thefts" began growing after cell phone service was introduced in the subways, transit police noticed that many thieves got into the subway without paying.
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