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U. of Delaware to study solar use on hybrid fuel-cell shuttle buses

University| July 6, 2015

The program currently includes two 22-foot, 22-seat transit buses equipped with nickel-cadmium batteries to meet the power demand of the buses and hydrogen-fueled proton exchange membrane fuel cells to maintain the state-of-charge of the batteries.

41% of U.S. public transit buses use alt fuels, hybrid technology

Sustainability| April 17, 2015

APTA statistics for 2014 show that 16.9% of public transit buses were hybrid-electric. Coming in a close second, public transit systems report that 16.7% of U.S. transit buses used compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and blends. Biodiesel is used by 7.4% of public transit buses. Other alternative fuels, such as propane and hydrogen, account for 0.3%.

Sustainability| April 17, 2015

Valley Metro to tap solar power for rail ops facility

The new solar plant, which comprises 2,800 solar voltaic panels spanning 1.15 acres, is mounted at ground-level and on parking lot shade canopies. It’s capable of generating 1.3 million Kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy savings annually, or enough electricity to power 123 homes.

Accessibility| September 2, 2014

N.J. to test solar-powered commuter pods

The pods essentially operate as mini, personal trains. They travel point-to-point along the rail network to the destination you input via an interactive touch screen.
Management & Operations| September 2, 2014

JPods: On-demand mobility for Secaucus, N.J.

JPod's concept is to design, build and operate on-demand and computerized personal rapid transit (PRT) networks that can be solar-powered. The company plans to deploy networks of Horizontal-Elevators™ that provide short to medium-range travel using ultra-light, computer controlled vehicles that are suspended from rail, mounted on elevated structures.

Management & Operations| April 23, 2014

N.Y. MTA testing solar-powered kiosks that provide real-time info

Powered 100% by sunlight, the kiosks draw no power from the electrical grid and can remain active for 10 days without needing to be recharged by the sun.
Rail| April 3, 2014

Valley Metro begins $2.8M light rail solar project

Installing a solar plant capable of generating 780 kilowatts of energy annually at its light rail operations and maintenance facility in Phoenix. The plant is estimated to save the agency approximately $100,000 on average per year.
University| October 21, 2013

Va. Tech adds solar-powered bus shelter

The 12-foot shelter, purchased from Tolar Manufacturing Company Inc., is equipped with a solar light bar.
Rail| August 13, 2013

Hyperloop visionary unveils high-speed pod plans

System would transport people via aluminum pods enclosed inside of steel tubes that would travel up to 800 miles per hour.
Bus| February 8, 2013

Calif. honors AC Transit for fuel cell buses

Presented with the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, the highest environmental honor in the state of California, for building the most comprehensive hydrogen fuel cell demonstration program in the country. Its zero-emission fuel cell buses achieve nearly double the fuel economy of conventional buses.

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