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Clean Energy receives Sun Metro LNG extension

Bus| June 16, 2011
The LNG fuel supplied is converted on site at Sun Metro facilities to compressed natural gas fuel, which powers the Sun Metro fleet of 200 transit and paratransit buses.

Hampton Roads Transit unveils ‘green’ bus facility

Bus| June 14, 2011
Environmentally-friendly features include motion-sensor controlled lighting and a 50,000-gallon rainwater harvesting tank for bus wash operations. Agency used $14 million of a $24.5 million Recovery Act grant in building the $57 million facility.
Bus| June 13, 2011

Venture firm invests $30M in Proterra

Proterra's 35-foot EcoRide BE35 bus, in daily service at Calif.-based Foothill Transit since last September, will be rolling out to VIA Transit in San Antonio and Tallahassee StarMetro in Florida later this year.
Sustainability| June 13, 2011

Arizona State pushes sustainable transportation choices

In addition to ASU's fleet of intercampus shuttles, other options include the Valley Metro light rail and bus system, car sharing and carpooling programs.
Accessibility| May 12, 2011

Alternative fuel use gaining traction in transit bus sector

Will represent more than 50 percent of the 64,000 total transit buses that will be delivered worldwide by 2015, up from 28 percent of total bus deliveries in 2010.
Bus| May 4, 2011

SamTrans awarded for sustainability efforts

APTA honored the agency with a bronze level recognition award for its commitment to sustainability. SamTrans’ Sustainability Program is spearheaded by employee volunteers who work on projects and policies that demonstrate sustainability in action, such as switching to energy-efficient lighting, using double-sided printing and changing to single stream recycling.
Accessibility| April 27, 2011

Santa Monica Big Blue Bus chief to retire

Stephanie Negriff announced her decision to retire in October 2011 from her position as the Director of Transit Services for the City’s Big Blue Bus. Negriff has spent 25 years in transit service with 10 years as the BBB Director.
Bus| April 27, 2011

Clean Energy wins DART CNG contract

Over the next three years, the agency plans to deploy 452 new CNG buses and 200 CNG paratransit vehicles as replacements for its current fleet of liquefied natural gas and diesel-powered models that began service in 1998.
Bus| April 25, 2011

Oklahoma State dedicates CNG fueling station

The university, which currently has 18 CNG buses, plans to have 90 CNG vehicles by the end of 2011.
Bus| April 25, 2011

Public transit celebrates Earth Day

Currently, public transportation in the U.S. saves 37 million metric tons of carbon emissions and 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline, according to APTA.

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