Topic : air quality

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Paris Mayor wants to offer free public transit to reduce pollution

Management & Operations| March 26, 2018

During an interview with a French paper, Anne Hidalgo said she has asked three of her assistants to conduct a large study on the subject, which would involve both French and foreign experts.

Alstom awarded for hydrogen fuel-cell train

Sustainability| February 7, 2018

Features include clean energy conversion, flexible energy storage in batteries, and smart management of traction power and available energy.

Sustainability| January 16, 2018

Seoul launches free public transit to battle smog issues

Authorities also limited car use for public employees, closed 360 parking lots, and reduced construction work on government-funded projects.

Sustainability| October 9, 2017

Key considerations for electric bus fleet infrastructure

Air pollution in major cities from Los Angeles to New York, caused in part by fossil fuel-burning vehicles, is a growing issue of concern that many transit agencies and municipalities simply cannot ignore.

Sustainability| September 19, 2017

Calif. legislature passes California Clean Air Initiative

Specifically, the legislation allocates $250 million toward the Carl Moyer program, $140 million toward incentivizing cleaner emissions vehicles at the ports, and another $180 million towards the Clean Bus and Truck program, which underwrites Low-NOx natural gas engines.

August 23, 2017

Transit Agencies Could Benefit from VW Funding

Volkswagen was found guilty and agreed to pay up to $14.7 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions. As part of the lawsuit, Volkswagen is required to establish and fund an Environmental Mitigation Trust, known as EMT. Over the next 10 years, $2.9 billion from the VW settlement will fund environmental mitigation projects that reduce emissions of NOx.

Bus| July 27, 2017

Calif. Gov. commemorates new Proterra LA manufacturing facility

Partially funded by a grant from the California Energy Commission, the 100,000-square-foot facility has the capacity to manufacture 400 buses annually.

Mobility| May 2, 2017

Nearly 9 in 10 Americans see benefits of public transportation

Increased mobility for more people, jobs and cleaner air most frequently cited benefits, according to a new HNTB survey.

Sustainability| March 9, 2017

Exclusive: A look at electric buses in London, the UK

Why hasn’t London moved faster to put in service clean bus technology? The air pollution crisis isn’t sudden and has been widely predicted and observed for many years.

Bus| January 17, 2017

King County Metro to buy 73 electric battery buses from Proterra

The agency is starting with 20 buses totaling $15.12 million. Eight of which are slated to enter service this year.

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