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2013 Top 100 Transit Bus Fleets: Innovate with Tech, Green Vehicles

Bus| September 19, 2013
Alternatively-propelled vehicles total 16,434 and make up 25% of the fleet totals reported for 2013, with natural gas leading the way.

How sustainability can save transit agencies money, build community support

| September 13, 2013

Everyone in the transit world knows resources are always stretched. But there are ways agencies can use sustainability to create and maintain financial, social and political capital. Efficiency plays well with the public, and can save big money in the long haul. Oftentimes, the environmental choices faced by transit agencies are governed by local laws, which vary greatly across the country. Let’s focus the sustainability lens on some of the biggest operational costs in public works projects:

Bus| September 11, 2013

PERC honors top green fleets at BusCon

Flint MTA, Greater Cleveland RTA, Metro Cars, Port Columbus International Airport and Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kan., each received a “Top User of Clean-Burning Propane Autogas” award.
Accessibility| September 10, 2013

BusCon 2013 kicks off with packed sessions, show floor

The morning was packed with educational sessions covering topics such as Alternative Fuels, Electric Buses, Updates on ADA and DOT regulations, and safety. More buses than ever in all shapes and types are on display including several electric bus models.
Bus| September 3, 2013

Trillium to build CNG station for GRTC Transit

The agency is replacing all of its bus fleet — 152 buses — from diesel to natural gas, and 78 paratransit vehicles from gasoline to natural gas as vehicles are retired from the fleet.
Bus| August 29, 2013

Global sales of electric drive buses to quadruple by 2018

The data from a Pike Research report, Electric Drive Buses, says that by 2018 annual sales of buses with hybrid systems, battery electric systems or fuel cells will reach 20,000 worldwide, compared to 5,000 expected in 2012.
Bus| August 6, 2013

Miami-Dade Transit may convert bus fleet to CNG

Plans to acquire up to 300 CNG buses as part of its bus replacement plan in the coming years, along with the infrastructure required to fuel and maintain them.
Accessibility| July 29, 2013

Seattle hospital's move to propane fleet maximizes savings, sustainability

Sees an estimated savings of $5,000 to $6,000 a year in maintenance costs alone on the 15 bi-fuel shuttles, and has reduced its fuel spent by 50% compared with gasoline.
Accessibility| July 23, 2013

Publisher, VP Frank DiGiacomo speaks about BusCon 2013

BusCon is North America's biggest bus show. Anyone involved in buses - including public transit, university transportation, limo bus dealers, and airport transportation - should attend. Anyone who's anyone in the bus industry will be there, says Frank DiGiacomo, Publisher, METRO Magazine. You will see every type of bus on display there, he adds.

Sustainability| July 1, 2013

Alliance AutoGas completes N.C. conversion program

The new propane-powered Ford transit vehicles will save taxpayer dollars and help improve community air quality.

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