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How cities can make public transit more convenient than your car

  By Alex Gibson Climate change continues to be top of mind for cities, and across the country city leaders are tirelessly trying to figure out how to get cars off the road and reduce carbon emissions. Revamping public transportation can be the best strategy forward, but most cities approach it the wrong way, spending […]

Annual international mobility summit to discuss multimodal ecosystems at 2019 conference

The annual Movin’On Summit will be held in Montréal from June 4 to June 6 By Skylar Griego For many people, summer is the ideal time for traveling. Be it by bus, train or plane, the warmest season is full of eager travelers ready to take advantage of the mobility offered by today’s modern transportation […]

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Advances Along Florida’s Gulf Coast

Development of a 41-mile bus rapid transit project connecting three counties along Florida’s Gulf Coast took another major step forward today when the governing board of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) selected WSP USA to conduct a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study. Bus rapid transit (BRT) is high-quality bus-based transit designed […]

GTT’s smart mobility project in Montreal wins 2019 innovation award from AQTr

The project connects more than 2,700 intersections and 1,900 vehicles to provide centralized priority and vehicle movement control to the city One of the largest smart mobility projects in Global Traffic Technologies’ (GTT) history was named the 2019 Innovation award winner by the Quebec Transportation Association (AQTr) earlier this month. The project provides a centralized […]

Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ achieves 350 miles of zero-emission range in OCTA test demonstration

New Flyer of America Inc. recently announced that a test demonstration for the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) achieved 350 miles of zero-emission range with a New Flyer 40-foot, heavy-duty fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ bus. These results exceeded the 300-mile range performance target by 17 percent without refueling. The 40-foot Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ was […]

Stertil-Koni Honors 7 Distributor Companies for Rapid Sales Growth with Aspire Program Award

Heavy-duty bus lift and truck lift leader Stertil-Koni today announced that seven distributor companies in its North American network have earned its coveted Aspire Program Award, based on their accelerated pace of sales growth. The Aspire Program salutes Stertil-Koni distributors who have achieved marked incremental sales gains on a year-over-year basis, thereby placing them in […]

FTA Accepting Applications for Biennial Award

FTA is accepting applications through June 28, 2019 for its Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Environmental Document Preparation, covering documents signed from June 15, 2017 to June 14, 2019. The biennial award recognizes environmental assessments and environmental impact statements that: exemplify innovative approaches or best practices for well-managed environmental decision processes, comply with requirements […]

Grant Fund Applications for Low-Emission Buses Are Now Available

The Federal Transit Administration is now accepting applications for funds for transit agencies to purchase low-emission vehicles. The Propane Education & Research Council is encouraging public transit agencies to apply for up to $85 million in competitive grant funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration to purchase propane autogas transit vehicles as […]

San Francisco International Airport Purchases Proterra® Battery-Electric Buses

Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced on Earth Day that San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has purchased six 40-foot Proterra Catalyst® E2 electric buses and three 60 kW Proterra plug-in chargers, joining a growing list of airports across North America transitioning to electric buses for airport ground transportation. The new battery-electric bus fleet will […]

Optimus Ride to Deliver Self-Driving Shuttles in NY and CA

Optimus Ride, a leading self-driving vehicle technology company, announced plans to deploy its self-driving systems at two sites: the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 300-acre modern industrial park with over 400 manufacturing businesses and 9,000 people working on site, and Paradise Valley Estates, a private 80-acre, nonprofit Life Plan Community located in Fairfield, California. Optimus Ride […]