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Long Beach Transit, BYD mutually terminate electric bus contract

Bus| March 27, 2014
The FTA had earlier notified LBT that BYD submitted an invalid DBE certification during the procurement process leading to the original April 29, 2013 agreement, and that the contract between LBT and BYD Motors Inc. was therefore not eligible for federal funding.

San Antonio VIA opens BRT service

Bus| December 18, 2012
The new service features eight stops along a 20-mile corridor that takes riders to the area’s largest employment centers at the newly opened South Texas Medical Center Transit Center and in downtown San Antonio.
Bus| November 29, 2012

Conn. Governor dedicates CTTransit fuel cell

Manufactured by UTC Power of Connecticut, the fuel cell was installed in August and provides 400 kilowatts to the 333,000 square foot Hartford facility — 77% of the building's power. The system will also reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 827 metric tons.
Bus| September 24, 2012

Maryland MTA adds 3 electric buses

Will replace three of the fleet’s oldest diesel buses, and will be inductively charged by stopping on an electromagnetic pad located at a bus stop along a "Green" Route, on which the bus will operate.
Bus| December 5, 2011

Calif.'s SunLine receives grant for more fuel-cell buses

Under this new award, Ballard will supply FCvelocityTM-HD6 power modules for ElDorado fuel-cell hybrid buses featuring a series hybrid-electric drive from lead integrator BAE Systems. These buses are expected to be operational in 2013.
Sustainability| November 9, 2010

FTA awards $1.7M to Calif. transportation network

The Anaheim Transportation Network won the funds through a competitive nationwide selection process based on the ability to help communities achieve or maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and carbon monoxide, while supporting emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit buses.
Bus| April 20, 2010

FTA announces TIGGER fund availability

These discretionary program funds will be distributed in accordance with the mission of each program and in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation's environmental sustainability efforts.
Bus| October 12, 2009

TIGGER grant to fund NCTD sustainability plan

Agency will use the $2 million discretionary grant to make alternative energy technology investments that will assist in the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Bus| September 29, 2009

TIGGER grant to fund R.I. transit upgrades

The $345,000 will be used to convert to more energy efficient lighting systems. RIPTA expects to save $115,000 in annual electric utility expenses, cutting kilowatt usage by more than half.
Accessibility| September 29, 2009

Illinois wins grant for greener paratransit vehicles

The $4 million grant will be used to replace 31 paratransit buses with hybrid-electric buses in seven transit agencies across the state.
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