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Web Extra: James Madison U. to limit on-campus vehicles to boost sustainability

Bus| March 28, 2011
Will change on-campus navigation with the addition of four gates, reconfigured parking lots around portions of the campus, some bike lane and crosswalk modifications, and the addition of a bus staging area.

Valley Metro program helps employers cut commutes

Mobility| March 25, 2011
During the agency’s one-week challenge, “Try 1 in 5,” which took place from Feb. 13 to 19, participating employers saved 373,263 miles from being driven alone and kept an estimated 8,114 pounds of pollution — or four tons — out of the air.
Bus| March 24, 2011

Conn. Transit adding 31 hybrid-electric buses to fleet

The New Haven Division will receive 14 40-foot hybrids, with 17 35-foot hybrids going to the Waterbury Division to help upgrade its 15-year old fleet. CTTRANSIT is the first transit system in the U.S. to receive this new model of bus from New Flyer Inc.
Bus| March 16, 2011

Sound Transit releases sustainability report, 2011 goals

Setting annual sustainability targets is part of the agency's voluntary compliance with rigorous international standards for environmental management systems.
Sustainability| March 15, 2011

L.A. Metro building earns prestigious EPA rating

Earned the designation as part of a larger effort to attain a LEED certification for Gateway Headquarters under the U.S. Green Building Council's Existing Building Operations and Maintenance category.
Bus| March 8, 2011

DesignLine electric bus test sees fuel economy boost

Testing of vehicles at Charlotte airport showed increases in fuel economy of up to 41 percent and maintenance cost reductions up to 93 percent, when compared to the airport's traditional diesel buses.
Rail| February 7, 2011

MBTA unveils new commuter rail locomotive

The state-of-the-art diesel-electric locomotive, which burns less fuel and emits lower levels of nitrogen oxide and hydrocarbons, is one of two purchased from the Utah Transit Authority at a cost of $7 million.
Bus| January 25, 2011

Chinese BRT system wins sustainability award

The city of Guangzhou, China, was recognized for its new world-class bus rapid transit system that integrates with bike lanes, bike share and metro stations. Other nominees this year included: Leon, Mexico; Lima, Peru; Nantes, France; and Tehran, Iran.
Rail| January 20, 2011

Kinkisharyo unveils hybrid streetcar in N.C.

Debuted a prototype of the ameriTRAM, a 100 percent low-floor streetcar in Charlotte on Thursday. Uses e-Brid, a propulsion technology that enables operation powered by overhead catenary or on-board lithium-ion batteries. The technology is purported to save millions of dollars in operational costs.
Bus| January 10, 2011

UT Profile: Princeton's Tiger Transit key to sustainability efforts

The transportation system operates on a fixed-route schedule. The university contracted with First Transit to provide safe, convenient and reliable transportation throughout the Princeton campus and surrounding community.

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