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Ill.'s MetroLINK to debut Proterra all-electric buses

The public debut of the battery-electric buses comes on the heels of a recent award of $3.165 million in FTA 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities funds to MetroLINK for the purchase of five additional Proterra battery-electric buses and charging equipment.

Mass. agency wins grant to buy Proterra buses

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority estimates that replacing these three buses will eliminate 53 tons of harmful emissions and reduce petroleum consumption by more than 23,000 gallons per year, while reducing operating costs by more nearly $500,000.

Sun Metro awarded $1.2M CNG grant

The award is one of 27 nationwide and the only one in Texas chosen to share more than $59 million from the 2012 Clean Fuels Grant Program.

APTA : Buses, trains leading clean tech advances

Today’s public transit vehicles are significantly more advanced than automobiles in their ability to run on clean fuels. For instance, buses on the road powered by alternative fuels rose from 2% in 1992 to 36% in 2011. That compares to the percentage of cars capable of being powered by alternative fuels was only 3.2% in 2011.

FTA launches website showing transit’s eco benefits

Provides a calculator that tells visitors how much carbon dioxide they would save by riding transit. Also showcases investments such as state-of-the-art clean-fuel technologies and highlights progress providing access to affordable housing near transit and improving transportation in national parks.