Proterra to expand manufacturing of electric buses to California

The proposed facility, to be located in the San Gabriel Valley, is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2015 and will create more than 70 new local jobs. Additionally, the company announced that Foothill Transit, the primary public transit provider of the San Gabriel and Pomona valleys, has placed its fourth order in just five years for Proterra’s EV buses.

'Excessive' MBTA absences led to bad service during storms

A report found that 15% of all MBTA employees took at least one day of paid leave during a stretch this winter when the agency was struggling to maintain and restore services disrupted by repeated winter storms.

Little Rock, Ark. university fleet features battery, solar vehicles

The fleet is made up of three 12-passenger shuttles operating on campus routes and three eight-passenger transit “taxis” that will be driven by campus security.

$500M in TIGER funding available for transportation projects

The program's discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis to projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a region or metropolitan area.

Metrolink PSAs to hit L.A. movie theaters

In January, George Gregory “Greg” Plitt Jr., a reality television star, was killed by a train in Burbank during a film shoot on the tracks. Since his death, the rail system says Hollywood has become more aware of the dangers around train tracks, but the focus is now on moviegoers who officials hope will not try to mimic movie scenes.

Charter bus driver charged in pedestrian's death

State Police say a man was killed when a charter bus struck him as he tried to cross Route 13 in Accomack County at around 3 a.m. The bus driver reportedly stopped and searched around the immediate area of the bus before leaving the scene.

Jacksonville Transit, Clean Energy break ground on CNG station

Over the next five years, JTA will replace 100 diesel buses with CNG buses. Many of the buses will support JTA’s 55-mile First Coast Flyer bus rapid transit system.

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