WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, the University of Georgetown switched to a 20 percent biodiesel blend on its transportation shuttle buses and other university staff vehicles. For the full story, click here.
Washington, D.C. tops the list of gridlock-plagued cities, with 82 hours of delay per commuter, followed by Los Angeles (80 hours), San Francisco (78 hours), New York (74 hours) and San Jose, Calif. (67 hours).
The energy saving project, completed under the Gov. Cuomo's BuildSmart NY program, will save New York State more than $328,000 in energy costs and remove approximately 1,280 tons of greenhouse gases annually.
The new shuttles are completely electric powered, so they will be highly energy-efficient and produce zero point-of-source emissions. Over a 12-year lifespan, the 45-foot buses will save nearly $100,000 in energy consumption per bus when compared to similar vehicles powered by other fuel sources. This will total millions of dollars saved fleetwide.
Will construct new CNG stations for Arlington Transit (ART) in Arlington County, Va.; Nassau Inter-County Express (NICE) in Long Island, N.Y.; and North Kansas City (Mo.) School District, which is set to become the largest school district in the U.S. to transition its school bus fleet to CNG.
Over the next four to six months, Metro will take delivery of three 40-foot prototype heavy-duty battery-electric buses with fast-charging batteries, manufactured with a composite body by Proterra.
Receive latest news and stories
The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine
managing 10-50 company vehicles
Executive vehicle management
managing public sector vehicles & equipment
THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE
The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets
Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada
Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation