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BusCon '16 features more than 80 buses, debuts maintenance forum

Bus| September 27, 2016

This year's event definitely had something for everyone, including the most buses on one North American show floor, a closer look at issues set to impact transit maintenance professionals, an up-to-date look at electric buses and a the BusCon Connect hosted buyers program. 

Flint MTA adds 16 propane Blue Bird buses

Sustainability| September 27, 2016

The commercial version of the Blue Bird Propane Vision, which comes with a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty, is Altoona-test rated for 350,000 miles or 10 years.

Sustainability| September 27, 2016

San Diego MTS adds first of 77 propane buses to fleet

The new paratransit buses are 2016 Starcraft Allstars on Ford E-450 chassis. The minibuses are 2016 El Dorado National-Aero Elite 320 on Ford F-550 chassis.

Sustainability| August 11, 2016

San Antonio's VIA to add Trillium CNG system

Ten CNG pumps will be added to VIA’s current private fueling facility on North Flores Street. The VIA board of trustees recently voted to replace the agency’s fleet with CNG-fueled vehicles.

Bus| January 22, 2016

BusCon 2016's Call for Papers

conference planning committee is working on the 2016 schedule and is looking for your ideas. If you would like to help lead the conversation as a presenter, we want to hear from you.

Sustainability| January 14, 2016

NFTA introduces 3 different CNG model vehicles to fleet

Starting Jan. 12, 2016, Metro will begin operating the first of 44 full-size buses, first of 10 paratransit vans and two MV-1 supervisor vehicles, all powered by CNG. The new buses and vans will replace the oldest diesel vehicles currently in use.

Sustainability| December 21, 2015

D.C. Metro debuts CNG buses for the holidays

Placed in service the first five new 40-foot compressed natural gas buses under a large order of nearly 300 buses to replace Metro's oldest vehicles and improve customer convenience for the 450,000 riders who take Metrobus each weekday.

Bus| September 25, 2015

Webinar Helps Passenger Fleet Managers Understand Hybrid Options

Fleet managers for transit agencies, universities and schools, governments and for-hire transit companies are encouraged to register while spaces are still available.

Sustainability| August 25, 2015

Clean Energy to build CNG stations for multiple agencies, school district

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.

Sustainability| April 17, 2015

41% of U.S. public transit buses use alt fuels, hybrid technology

APTA statistics for 2014 show that 16.9% of public transit buses were hybrid-electric. Coming in a close second, public transit systems report that 16.7% of U.S. transit buses used compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and blends. Biodiesel is used by 7.4% of public transit buses. Other alternative fuels, such as propane and hydrogen, account for 0.3%.

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