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Cold Weather Effects on Electric Bus Range

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) with the Midwest Hydrogen Center of Excellence (MHCoE), Cleveland State University (CSU), and the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) have released a study evaluating the relationship between ambient temperature and fuel economy for zero-emission buses. This study builds upon previous efforts by incorporating daily-level data into […]

Microtransit Operator Freebee Deploys Lightning Systems Passenger Vehicles

Lightning Systems, a global developer of zero-emission drivetrains, delivered the first two units on an initial order of six Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD wheel-chair accessible passenger vans to Freebee, an operator of on-demand public transportation in the South Florida region. Freebee serves local communities through municipal transportation contracts, using a micro-transit model which provides […]

BYD Produces 400th Bus in Lancaster

Build Your Dreams (BYD) recently announced it produced its 400th bus at its Lancaster, California manufacturing plant. The 400th bus is a 60-foot articulated K11M model transit bus built for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), part of a 20-bus order. The buses will be used to provide transportation for guests traveling between terminals and gates […]

MCTS Surprises Riders with Holiday Gift Giveaways, Pop-Up Caroling at Bus Stops

The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is celebrating the holiday season by surprising riders with gifts and ‘pop-up’ caroling at bus stops. On Tuesday, December 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., members of the Milwaukee Choristers will sing holiday carols at the bus stop on the southwest corner of Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue, […]

Walter Frankiewicz of Haldex made new board director of HDMA

Haldex EVP Walter Frankiewicz, was recently nominated and ratified as a member of the Board of Directors for the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA). The HDMA is a division of the Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and represents the commercial vehicle suppliers’ division of MEMA. Frankiewicz will simultaneously step in as the Vice Chairman of […]

Brampton extends sustainable BRT with low-emission, high-capacity buses from New Flyer

New Flyer Industries Canada ULC today announced that the City of Brampton, the governing body of Brampton Transit, has issued a new order for ten heavy-duty, sixty-foot Xcelsior® diesel-electric hybrid transit buses (20 equivalent units or EUs). The new hybrid buses will expand the Züm bus rapid transit (BRT) fleet to meet the area’s growing […]

DART approves student pass contract with DCCCD

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has agreed to enter into a three-year student pass contract with Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD). The DART board approved to continue offering transportation to more than 100,000 students for $2.7 million in annual revenue. In 2016, the DART board authorized a pilot program to provide DART GoPass to […]

Coors Light® Sponsors Free Rides for DART Passengers on New Year’s Eve

Coors Light® is partnering with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Andrews Distributing to encourage North Texas residents and visitors to chill responsibly this New Year’s Eve. Coors Light Free Rides® will be available on all DART buses, trains and paratransit services as well as on Trinity Railway Express (TRE) trips between EBJ Union Station […]

JTA Announces Board of Director Officer Positions for 2020

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) Board of Directors approved board officer positions for 2020 during the December 10 Board of Directors Meeting. Kevin J. Holzendorf will serve a second term as Board Chair and Ari Jolly will remain as Board Vice Chair. Director Debbie Buckland was selected as Board Secretary and Director Ray Driver will […]

SacRT and Yolobus to Operate New Electric Bus Service

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) and The Yolo County Transportation District (Yolobus) will begin operating electric bus service across the Yolo Causeway to better connect Sacramento and Davis. The new service, called the Causeway Connection, will launch on Monday, April 6, 2020. Recently, during two separate board meetings, both the SacRT Board of Directors […]