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Transit operators are slow to adopt electric buses

U.S. transit operators have been slow to adopt all-electric buses because of concerns about price, performance, and the still-evolving technology. The post Transit operators...

Los Angeles to Transition to Entirely Zero-Emission Bus Fleet

On November 8, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to transition the City to a fully zero-emission bus fleet by 2030, a...

APTA: GOP Tax Plans Fall Short on Key Transit Issues

On behalf of his organization’s more than 1,500 members, Richard White, acting president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), recently issued...

Voters Approve Swaths of Transit-Related Ballot Measures in Local, State Elections

On November 7, 2017, voters from across the county approved a wide range of transit-related ballot measures in local and state elections, a sign...

TfL bus to run on coffee-powered biofuel

Transport for London (UK) will power one of its buses with biofuel created from waste coffee grounds. The post TfL bus to run on coffee-powered...

Megacities Commit to Zero-Emission Bus Technology

Twelve big-city mayors from across the globe recently committed to ensuring a fossil-fuel-free future, and they hope to do so by, among other measures,...

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Port Authority taps PATH dep. dir. DeGraffe to lead the railroad

Clarelle DeGraffe, the deputy director of Port Authority of New York/New Jersey is the new Director of Rail Transit and GM of PATH. Clarelle DeGraffe,...

New Financing Tolls Make Electric Bus Buying Easier

Proterra offers multiple leasing options,including the ability to lease the batteries, which could help transit agencies better manage risk. As more and more transit agencies...

Proterra's 35-foot Catalyst passes Altoona Testing with record battery capacity

Proterra has tested more battery-electric vehicles at Altoona than any other manufacturer and was the first electric vehicle manufacturer to complete Altoona testing with...

Poll shows support for new sales tax to support San Diego transit

In the next six months, MTS will convene industry-sector focus groups and a Community Advisory Committee made up of civic-minded, neighborhood-based organizations to gain...