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Toyota delivers first fuel-cell bus to Tokyo

Sustainability| February 27, 2017

The company plans to introduce over 100 fuel cell buses mainly within the Tokyo area, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Proterra secures $140M in funding for expansion, product development

Sustainability| January 3, 2017

With the new capital, Proterra will dramatically accelerate production capacity on both coasts, while continuing to develop its next generation of heavy-duty electric vehicle products.

Mobility| December 19, 2016

U. Vermont staff, faculty slow to ditch solo commute trips

Surveys conducted between 2003 and 2016 show the number of student car commuters who drove alone fell to 25% from 75%, while staff and faculty drive-alone commutes dropped from 59% to 53%.

Sustainability| December 2, 2016

BYD debuts SkyRail at Mayors Summit in Mexico City

BYD President/Chairman Wang Chuanfu made the announcement as he called on countries around the world to reduce the earth’s temperature by 1 degree Celsius.

Sustainability| November 4, 2016

Tramways have significantly lower CO2 emissions than BRT, study says

The study concluded that over a 30-year lifetime, a tramway system emits about 50 percent of the CO2 as a BRT system operated with diesel buses, and about 30 percent less CO2 than a BRT system operated with hybrid buses.

August 31, 2016

How to pick the right sustainability ratings certification for your transit agency

Rating systems have become the currency of sustainability. The right sustainability ratings system provides an important third-party verification of your agency’s commitment to creating facilities that reduce carbon emissions, save water, create healthier work environments for your employees and have a positive impact on the communities they serve.

Bus| October 9, 2014

Better public transportation could save U.S. $100 trillion by 2050

The study looked at two possibilities for the year 2050 — what would happen if cities continue with business as usual, and what would happen if they start to follow some of the most transit-friendly cities today, like Copenhagen or Tokyo.
Accessibility| September 17, 2014

Cars Will Cook the Planet Absent Shift to Public Transportation

If the world's cities focused their investments on expanding public transportation, walking and cycling, they could save more than $100 trillion in public and private capital and urban transportation operating costs between now and 2050, according to a new report.

Bus| September 26, 2013

Report: Cities should use CNG for transit bus fleets

Buses fueled by natural gas would be the lowest-cost option for CityBus in a 15-year project that examined expenses of buying buses, maintaining them and keeping them fueled. The diesel-electric hybrid would be the costliest.
Bus| November 29, 2012

Chicago RTA, advocacy group launch commuter challenge

drivelesslivemore.com allows commuters to track their modes of travel, see how they can reduce carbon emissions and become eligible for prizes such as transit rides, a folding bike and a Chicago “Stay-cation” hotel package.
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