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Texas’ VIA rolls out electric bus service

Bus| February 28, 2013
Called the Arc, the service was made possible by a $5,000,000 TIGGER grant . The agency bought three electric-powered buses built by Proterra to run the service.

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 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.
Motorcoach| January 10, 2013

ABA names ‘Green Operators’

Anderson Coach and Travel of Greenville, Pa., and Northeast Charter and Tour Co. of Lewiston, Maine, were honored at the American Bus Association’s annual Marketplace, which took place from Jan. 5 to 9 in Charlotte, N.C., as the recipients of ABA’s “Green Operator Award.”
Bus| December 13, 2012

Green Road releases 'Fleet Leader' study

The report recaps the opinions of today’s fleet leaders, representing fleets of all sizes from less than 25 vehicles to more than 1,000. These fleet leaders manage a broad range of fleet types across various industries including public transit.
Bus| November 29, 2012

Chicago RTA, advocacy group launch commuter challenge

drivelesslivemore.com allows commuters to track their modes of travel, see how they can reduce carbon emissions and become eligible for prizes such as transit rides, a folding bike and a Chicago “Stay-cation” hotel package.
Bus| November 13, 2012

SEPTA unveils ‘energy action plan’

Builds on existing energy-saving initiatives already implemented through the agency's Sustainability Program. Measures designed to save the agency more than $2 million a year include switching to daytime cleaning; installing a wayside energy storage device and generating revenue by selling the stored power; and installing a propulsion control system on the Broad Street Line.
Bus| October 30, 2012

N.C.’s Wave Transit to buy CNG buses

Will buy 16 vehicles in 2015 and build a new maintenance center. The agency is looking to protect itself against the increasingly volatile price of diesel fuel.
Bus| October 25, 2012

Mich. transit adds biodiesel fueling station

Will service 33 Lake Erie Transit (LET) vehicles. The agency partnered with the Monroe County Road Commission. The collaboration allowed the Commission to upgrade its existing fueling station and provided LET with a nearby, affordable biodiesel fueling location.
Sustainability| October 9, 2012

ROUSH shuttles service Colo. mountain visitors

Colorado Mountain Express’s price for propane autogas averages $1.72 per gallon, compared to the current average cost for gasoline at $3.80 per gallon in the area.

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