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Calif.’s Big Blue Bus honored for shelter design

Bus| January 6, 2011
The shelter design is clean and unobtrusive, and was created to enhance the city of Santa Monica's coastal look and feel. The new stops will be fabricated with recycled and locally sourced materials wherever possible.

Fed funds awarded to fuel-cell programs

Bus| December 21, 2010
The purpose of the program is to facilitate the development of commercially viable fuel-cell bus technologies and increase public acceptance of the fuel-cell vehicles.
Bus| December 16, 2010

Proterra builds first battery-electric bus at S.C. plant

The first bus will be sent to Altoona for safety testing. The EcoRide BE35 will be the first all-electric bus that the center will be testing and once completed, allows Proterra to mass produce and sell the bus on a commercial scale.
Accessibility| December 15, 2010

S.F. MTA unveils 100th transit shelter

Some of the new transit shelters will use third-generation organic-dye-based photovoltaic solar film to power the shelter lights and information systems. The structures of the new shelters use steel with high-recycled content as well as energy-efficient LEDs.
Bus| December 6, 2010

Calif.’s Big Blue Bus honored for eco-maintenance facility

The $60M, 66,000 square-foot maintenance facility enables mechanics to service every type of alternative fueled vehicle, and features 600 roof-mounted photovoltaic panels, minimum energy water heaters to help reduce operating costs, and an urban runoff system to filter storm water.
Rail| December 1, 2010

FRA awards bio-based fuels, lubricants grants

With a similar grant, Amtrak equipped a Heartland Flyer train operating between Oklahoma City, Okla. and Ft. Worth, Texas to run on a biodiesel blend known as B20, which is 20 percent pure biofuel and 80 percent diesel.
Motorcoach| December 1, 2010

Motorcoach Council up for $250K Pepsi 'Green Travel' grant

The Council is encouraging members and their family and friends to vote for their grant application to “Promote Green Travel and Build Awareness of Green Transportation Options.” Anyone can vote for the campaign daily via mobile phone, desk top, laptop or smartphone.
Rail| November 30, 2010

Kinkisharyo to debut hybrid streetcar in N.C.

The 100 percent low-floor, dual-powered LFX-300 will be unveiled in Charlotte, N.C. in January, 2011. The vehicle will also debut in other U.S. cities in the coming months.
Bus| November 29, 2010

CT Transit dedicates ops, maintenance facility

In addition to the impressive facility, the New Haven community will soon benefit from new buses in the fleet. The Governor and DOT officials proudly unveiled the first of 12 "bendy buses" during the dedication ceremony.
Bus| November 23, 2010

Study: Transportation options could reduce oil dependency

At a time when national transportation infrastructure policy is up for revision and improvement, the 19-member coalition also believes policy makers must take a fresh look at transportation.

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