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.
Public transit agencies and businesses that voluntarily participate in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program commit to implementing processes and actions that create continuous improvements in environmental, social and economic sustainability.
The agency has previously tested electric buses manufactured by BYD, Proterra and Complete Coach Works.
The 60-foot low-floor buses are replacing high floor buses and include newly installed ramps, remanufactured power trains, transmissions, engines, brakes, and are equipped with two ADA-compliant wheelchair positions.
Commuting by public transportation is linked to a lower risk of having high blood pressure, diabetes, and overweight than commuting by car or bike.
Over the past 16 months, WAVE has deployed a number of projects including Utah Transit Authority’s full service 50kW system and Monterey Salinas Transit’s commercial service waterfront trolley.
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