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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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New York MTA names new chief transformation officer

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) named Anthony McCord as its chief transformation officer as the authority undergoes a historic reorganization to improve service...

LADOT orders 130 BYD battery-electric buses

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation ordered 130 BYD battery-electric K7Mbuses — the largest single order of battery-electric buses to date in the U.S. The...

Public transit investment in large metro areas reap a better return, study finds

The research analyzed data collected from 48 metropolitan areas in the U.S., including New York, Boston, Minneapolis, and Atlanta. Janna Starcic Public transportation investments in large...

Report finds on-demand transportation can boost public transit usage

For the report, “On-Demand Transit Can Unlock Urban Mobility,” the BCG researchers analyzed four services, including Arlington On-Demand. Via On-demand transportation programs offer an effective way...