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DC Circulator set to intro new diesel-electric buses

Bus| May 15, 2015

In addition to being more energy efficient, the new buses will have better air conditioning and USB ports for riders to charge their phones.

Allison,Cummins hybrid-electric system recieves CARB certification

Bus| March 3, 2015

Allows sales of model year 2015 Allison H 40/50 EP™ hybrid propulsion system paired with the Cummins ISB6.7 and ISL9 diesel-electric hybrid engines for transit buses and coaches.

Management & Operations| February 3, 2015

Calif.'s Torrance Transit marks 75 years

Agency unveiled commemorative TAP cards, the regional smart card system launched by L.A. Metro.

Sustainability| January 27, 2015

Nova testing diesel-electric hybrid bus in Quebec

The E series LFS HEV will be tested for six months to document the benefits of its green technology, under the various propulsion modes it offers — diesel, hybrid electric or fully electric.

Bus| December 8, 2014

Univ. of Md. student groups push for hybrid buses

The Department of Transportation Services currently has four hybrid buses and buys about eight new standard buses each year, DOTS Director David Allen told the paper.

Accessibility| November 24, 2014

Ann Arbor approves bus buys, paratransit contract

The board voted to award Select Ride Inc. a three-year contract to deliver paratransit services for seniors and people with disabilities beginning May 1, 2015, for a not-to-exceed price of $10.7 million.
Bus| December 5, 2013

Calif.’s SamTrans to debut 25 Gillig hybrid buses

The new diesel-electric hybrid vehicles are replacing 1998 models, the oldest vehicles in the agency’s fleet. The buses will produce 90% fewer emissions than the buses they are replacing, and save $3 million in fuel costs over the next 12 years, according to SamTrans.
Bus| October 30, 2013

San Francisco to add 50 New Flyer hybrid buses

The new vehicles will be added to the current fleet of buses in service and replace 50 of its 2000/2001 Neoplan diesel buses, which have reached or exceeded their useful service life of 12 years.
Bus| October 15, 2013

Hybrid, electric bus sales to grow 21% by 2020, report says

It is estimated that global penetration of hybrid buses will reach 9.7% by 2020, while electric buses will attain 5.7% penetration. Together, hybrid and electric transit bus unit shipments will reach close to 42,000 units.
Bus| October 10, 2013

VTA to add 35 Gillig hybrid buses to fleet

The buses are anticipated to have 25% better fuel economy, similar to the results the agency is experiencing with the 90, 40-foot hybrid Gillig vehicles first introduced into its fleet in 2010.

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