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Turbine generates energy from L.A. Metro subway airflow

Rail| April 22, 2014
It is projected that the 10-foot airflow equipment could generate more than 28,000 kWh per year – enough to power about 12 homes in California for one year, or turn out approximately $6,000 per year in electrical production.

D.C. Metro’s sustainability plan to cut energy use by 15%

Bus| April 22, 2014

Other targets set by the new initiative include increasing Metro ridership 25% by 2025; increasing greenhouse gas displacement by 10% by 2025; and reducing water use per vehicle mile by 20% by 2025.

February 5, 2014

Seeking validation for transit's green efforts

Transit agencies increasingly want third-party validation of their sustainability efforts. They understand that to make improvements, they need to measure what they’re doing. And, that takes special skills and a trained eye. But, finding just the right fit between an agency and an outside advisor/auditor can be challenge.
Bus| December 17, 2013

B.C. shuts down costly hydrogen fuel cell bus program

Four years after being unveiled for the Winter Olympics, the 20 buses will be replaced with diesel buses, which will be an estimated $2.5 million cheaper to run over the course of a year.
Bus| November 7, 2013

Kansas City, Clean Energy reach CNG agreement

Within three years, the agency is expected to use approximately 700,000 diesel gallon equivalents of CNG per year, which reduces greenhouse gases by 1,622 metric tons per year, the equivalent of taking 335 cars off the road per year.
Government Issues| October 31, 2013

Ontario plans to sell 'green bonds' to fund transit, infrastructure

Finance Minister Charles Sousa said there is a pent-up demand among ecologically minded investors for these bonds, which he hopes will enable the government to pay a lower interest rate than they do on conventional bonds, according to the report.
Bus| September 26, 2013

Report: Cities should use CNG for transit bus fleets

Buses fueled by natural gas would be the lowest-cost option for CityBus in a 15-year project that examined expenses of buying buses, maintaining them and keeping them fueled. The diesel-electric hybrid would be the costliest.
Management & Operations| September 18, 2013

Michael Lewis on the future of electric buses

University of Texas-Austin's Michael Lewis on the future of electric buses following a session at BusCon 2013.

Bus| September 16, 2013

New York City Transit testing all-electric BYD bus

The test will determine if this type of bus can meet the twin challenges of operating in the stop-and-go traffic of Manhattan while maintaining high levels of passenger comfort and operational performance.
Bus| September 12, 2013

Solar-powered bus debuts in Australian fleet

The air-conditioned vehicle, which can carry up to 40 passengers, is not equipped with solar panels, but is recharged using a solar photovoltaic system installed at the operating city's bus station.

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