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LA Metro, SEPTA among FTA 'Low-No' grant awardees

Sustainability| April 19, 2016

In all, seven transit providers in five states will receive a share of $22.5 million toward transit buses and related facilities that utilize battery-electric, fuel cell, and other innovative technologies to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

U. of Mich. reviewing sustainability goals

Sustainability| November 17, 2014
Despite the 2011 goal to reduce carbon gas emissions by 25%, university data published by the Office of Campus Sustainability show that emissions decreased in 2012, but then increased in 2013. Transportation emissions have seen consistent decreases.
Bus| April 23, 2013

N.Y. MTA reduced GHG emissions by 17.1M metric tons

Each trip on a train or bus prevents the emission of 10 pounds of greenhouse gases, on average, compared with making that trip by car.
Bus| August 7, 2012

Group: Vehicle emissions to increase 300% by 2050

Solutions to create paradigm shift include BRT, avoiding unnecessary trips and improving vehicle efficiency with cleaner fuels.
Bus| April 24, 2012

$20 million available from EPA for clean diesel projects

States, tribes, local governments, and non-profits are eligible to apply for these grants. Projects can reduce air pollution from older school buses, transit buses, heavy-duty diesel trucks, marine engines, locomotives and other diesel engines. The closing date for receipt of proposals is June 4, 2012.

Bus| August 11, 2011

Cummins supports new emissions, efficiency standards

Company collaborated with other engine and vehicle manufacturers, technology suppliers, fleets and environmental organizations to provide input.
Bus| August 5, 2011

L.A. Metro adopts green construction policy

One of the first transit agencies in the country to institute a comprehensive policy aimed at reducing harmful emissions from construction equipment used in the course of the agency's transportation projects.
Bus| April 22, 2010

Study examines transportation's role in reducing GHGs

Among specific findings, the reports suggests reducing the number of vehicle-miles traveled through a combination of strategies, including improved public transportation, coordinated transportation and land use strategies, and greater opportunities for walking and biking — practices emphasized in the Department's livability initiative — could reduce transportation greenhouse emissions 5 percent to 17 percent by 2030.
Bus| December 1, 2009

Volvo D13 engine receives EPA, CARB emissions certification

Using selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to reduce NOx, Volvo improved fuel economy and reduced emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2.
Bus| April 22, 2009

Transit agencies celebrate Earth Day

An individual switching to public transit can reduce his or her daily carbon emissions by 20 pounds or more than 4,800 pounds a year.

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