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S.F. MTA approves New Flyer hybrid order

Bus| September 11, 2012
Production of the 40-foot Xcelsior hybrid buses is anticipated to begin in early 2013 and will be manufactured and assembled bumper-to-bumper in New Flyer’s St. Cloud, Minn. manufacturing facility. All buses are expected to be delivered by the end of the summer 2013.

San Francisco MTA to purchase New Flyer hybrids

Bus| September 5, 2012
Pending final approval from the board of supervisors, the SFMTA expects to have a prototype on the road next winter for a month long test in regular passenger service. All 45 new buses are expected to arrive by the end of summer 2013.
Bus| August 28, 2012

Md. MTA 'pace bus' to lead pre-race parade

The pace bus is one of 215 hybrid diesel-electric buses purchased by the MTA. That number will grow by 53 in the next year following Gov. Martin O’Malley’s approval of the purchase of additional hybrids and a commitment to convert the entire MTA fleet to hybrids.
Bus| August 22, 2012

Hybrids capture 40% of transit bus market, report says

By 2018, more than 75,000 electric drivetrain buses will be in service around the world.
Bus| August 7, 2012

New Flyer awarded D.C. Metro hybrid bus contract

The order for 95 Xcelsior XDE40 buses is a conversion of options under the existing contract with the transit system and follows upon the delivery of 152 Xcelsior buses during 2011.
Bus| August 6, 2012

SEPTA achieves APTA's 'Gold' sustainability level

In addition to having the second largest hybrid-electric bus fleet in the U.S., SEPTA achieved a 19.7% reduction in water usage per passenger miles traveled (PMT); a 10.0% reduction in fuel use per PMT; a 4.0% reduction in electricity use per PMT; and 3.6% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per PMT.
Bus| July 19, 2012

A123 signs battery pack deal with BAE Systems

Will supply lithium ion battery packs based on company's prismatic cells for BAE's HybriDrive propulsion system.
Bus| June 28, 2012

Pa. transit rolls out 3 Gillig hybrid buses

Replaced three15-year-old Blue Bird buses. The red hybrid "envirotravel" buses cost a total of $1.75 million.
Bus| June 21, 2012

Md. MTA to purchase New Flyer diesel-electrics

The new buses feature ergonomic passenger seating, an advanced video surveillance system, wider exit doors, LED lighting, and tip-in windows for improved air circulation and passenger safety. The first of this latest round of hybrid buses will be on the street in September 2012, with the final bus scheduled for delivery February 2013.
University| June 18, 2012

U. of Mich. students create ‘transportation musical’

Educates students about the various alternative transportation options on and off campus in Ann Arbor. Focuses primarily on the university’s biodiesel-hybrid bus system and the late-night Safe Ride.

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