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Fla.’s PSTA adds 8 Gillig hybrid buses to fleet

Bus| February 22, 2013
The new diesel-electric hybrid SmartBuses were purchased with federal grant funds and will replace the eight oldest buses in the agency’s fleet.

German bus system to test Bombardier electric charging tech

Bus| February 19, 2013
PRIMOVE technology is based on inductive energy transfer. It is installed entirely under the road surface and under the floor of the vehicles. The charging process begins as soon as the vehicle completely covers the charging segment.
Motorcoach| February 14, 2013

Nova Bus receives 475 hybrid bus order

The customer, ATUQ, is a consortium consisting of the province’s nine transit authorities.
Motorcoach| February 5, 2013

Wis.’s GO Riteway greens fleet

A grant from the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program helped the coach operator convert its fleet from gasoline to propane autogas, add hybrid-electric vehicles, and build a propane refueling station.
Bus| February 1, 2013

TriMet adds 4 Gillig hybrid buses

The hybrids, with technology similar to a Chevy Volt, will run one of the busiest routes among the agency’s 79 bus lines. With the addition of the hybrids, 55 new buses have been put into service since October.
Bus| January 24, 2013

Calif.’s SamTrans to add 25 Gillig hybrid buses

The energy-efficient buses, the first in the SamTrans fleet, are expected to be in service throughout San Mateo County by the end of the year. The low-floor buses use long-life, non-hazardous, maintenance-free batteries to capture and store braking energy and advanced solid state controllers to manage and blend power sources.
Bus| January 9, 2013

DOE: Fuel-cell bus fuel economy up to 2 times more than alternative fuels

The 12-month status report includes data collected from 18 fuel-cell electric buses at three transit agencies; Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, Connecticut Transit and SunLine Transit Agency.
Bus| November 20, 2012

New Flyer to deliver 70 Xcelsiors to Tenn.

The three-year contract, with two years of renewable options, contains a firm order for 10 buses (20 EUs) with options for an additional 60 buses (120 EUs). Nashville MTA is a new customer for New Flyer.
Bus| September 24, 2012

Top 100 Bus Fleets: Meeting Demand, Challenges

Implementing a fuel transition program and buying used buses are some tactics this year’s respondents are turning to.
Bus| September 14, 2012

APTA : Buses, trains leading clean tech advances

Today’s public transit vehicles are significantly more advanced than automobiles in their ability to run on clean fuels. For instance, buses on the road powered by alternative fuels rose from 2% in 1992 to 36% in 2011. That compares to the percentage of cars capable of being powered by alternative fuels was only 3.2% in 2011.

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