How Green?

The 2010 BUSRide Competition invites entries to showcase best practices

BUSRide is putting out the call for submissions to the 2010 How Green? Competition. This competition spotlights the best practices that ease wear and tear on the environment through proactive green initiatives.

How Green? is an invitation to the entire bus and motorcoach industry—operators, OEMS and vendors—to showcase their organizations and profile the ways they work to reduce their carbon footprint, recycle materials, preserve resources and trim dependencies on energy use to operate with greater eco-sensitivity.

The intent of this annual competition is to provide greater insight into what all industry members can accomplish within their respective niches and to demonstrate greater awareness and stewardship.

Tell BUSRide readers your story
BUSRide encourages all transit agencies of any size and independent bus and coach operators to send BUSRide a brief state-of-green assessment of company activity in any or all of the

How Green categories that apply:
• How Green is my fleet: Has the company voluntarily upgraded or made changes to the equipment to run a cleaner fleet? Is the company running hybrid buses? Ordering equipment to comply with 2010 EPA mandates? Using alternative fuels?
• How Green are my operations: How is the company performing its daily tasks from the service bays to the front office to create an eco-friendly workplace?
• How Green are my facilities: What architectural and structural innovations has the company implemented to make the physical plant environmentally sound?

BUSRide is accepting entries of no more than 500 words for each category through September 1, 2010. Send all submissions to BUSRide editor, David Hubbard at Feel free to include hi-res photos with each entry.
BUSRide editors will select the most compelling practices and publish them in the November issue.