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DRI Mobitec Group wins Belgium orders

Management & Operations| January 13, 2009
Products to be supplied will include light-emitting diode (LED) and thin-film transistor (TFT) electronic information display systems, voice announcement systems and global positioning satellite control units.

Hybrids, Fuel Prices Top Topics at BusCon '08

Accessibility| January 8, 2009
While a bevy of vehicle manufacturers showcased their hybrid models on the show floor, industry experts discussed alternative-fuel options, 2010 engine emissions standards and steps to achieve better fuel economy.
Rail| December 17, 2008

METRO Briefs

Congress requesting funds for D.C. to N.Y.C. high-speed rail. Hybrid bus co. to create hundreds of jobs. Bike commuter benefit details unclear.
Sustainability| December 15, 2008

DesignLine to equip NYC Transit with hybrid buses

The contract, worth $50.5 million, includes the initial delivery of 30 new DesignLine EcoSaver IV Hybrid Electric heavy duty transit buses, with an option of an additional 60 buses.
Bus| December 11, 2008

New Flyer receives more than $1B in bus orders

Of these orders, 1,294 buses are new orders and 188 buses are exercised options. When these orders combined with those previously reported, they bring the total number of buses ordered to date in 2008 to 4,815, representing a total of $2.78 billion in sales.
Accessibility| December 1, 2008

Transportation's Green Future on Display at APTA EXPO

Previous EXPO themes of security took a back seat to issues such as fuel prices and global warming. Major evidence of this shift was the dominant presence of hybrid vehicles on the show floor, as well as other eco-friendly product offerings. Off the show floor, session topics focused on dealing with rising operational costs, federal reauthorization, public-private partnerships, customer service and sustainability.
Motorcoach| November 18, 2008

Daimler delivers Orions to OC Transpo

The Orion VII hybrids use up to 35 percent less fuel, and the entire fleet is expected to reduce carbon emissions by over 5,000 tons annually, depending on the duty cycle in which the buses operate.
Sustainability| October 29, 2008

Volvo delivers new hybrid buses to Luxembourg

The buses will be used in normal route traffic in and around Luxembourg City, preferably on stretches with frequent stops so that the hybrid technology can be fully optimized.
Sustainability| September 24, 2008

Volvo launches new hybrid bus

The Volvo 7700 Hybrid’s lower fuel consumption reduces the emission of the greenhouse gas CO2 by up to 30 percent.

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