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Megabus to plant 10K trees to mark milestone

To celebrate its 10th anniversary of sustainable travel, Megabus partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant the trees along routes and on college campuses throughout the country over the next year.

Md. coach operator features new MCI J4500 at Earth Day fair

With its new J4500, Adventure Tours joined the American Bus Association and MCI in promoting green travel at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Earth Day Fair on April 22. The operator recently took delivery of two new wheelchair-lift-equipped J4500 coaches.

Amtrak unveils 'GenSet' locomotives

The newly-repowered locomotives are now used daily in Washington, D.C. The engine configuration helps reduce diesel fuel consumption by about 50% and produces fewer pollutant emissions.

Minneapolis' Metro Brings Wind-Powered Rail Travel

Metro Transit bought approximately 71,000 kilowatt hours of wind-generated electricity from energy supplier Xcel Energy’s Windsource program as part of an Earth Day event. This was just one of many components of its Go Greener initiative.

Minn. Metro Transit runs on windpower

Using Xcel Energy’s Windsource program, the agency purchased approximately 71,000 kilowatt-hours of wind-generated electricity — about a day’s worth of the power required to operate the light rail line on Earth Day.