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Zero-Emission Buses, HVAC and the future of passenger comfort

By Steve D. Johnson, Sr. In an article published in this publication two years ago, we focused on zero-emission buses and HVAC efficiency. Systems had to become more energy efficient for power management and conservation. HVAC suppliers have embraced the challenge and the next-generation HVAC systems now being developed and introduced will be more efficient. In last […]

Austin Purchases Four Proterra Battery-Electric Buses

Capital Metro takes major step toward all-electric fleet with four Proterra 40-foot Catalyst® E2 buses Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, recently announced that Capital Metro in Austin, Texas will purchase four 40-foot Catalyst E2 buses and four 60 kW Proterra charging systems. Capital Metro joins a growing list of agencies implementing battery-electric […]

Transdev Awarded Contract to Operate Fairfax Connector Bus System

Fairfax County in Fairfax, Virginia has awarded Transdev a five-year contract, plus 10 option years, to operate its fixed-route bus service known as “The Fairfax Connector.” The base amount of the contract (start-up and first five years) is approximately $443 million. Transdev will provide operations and maintenance services transporting some 30,000 passengers each day across 89 routes […]

ABA Foundation Report Shows Steady Motorcoach Manufacturing Sales for Q1 2019

On April 29 the American Bus Association Foundation (ABAF) released the first quarter 2019 Motorcoach Builder Survey. Based on surveys of the major motorcoach manufacturers that sell vehicles in the United States and Canada, motorcoach sales from the participating manufacturers in the first quarter of 2019 were 632 units sold (409 new vehicles and 223 […]

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 […]

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 […]