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    GM invests $6 million in electric bus manufacturer Proterra
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    General Motors Ventures has announced that it will invest $6 million in Proterra, a manufacturer of battery-electric commercial transit buses. GM Ventures is part of an investment group, led by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, that will fork over a total of $30 million ...

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    Google Maps adds real-time public transit updates [w/video]
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    Starting today, Google Maps for mobile and desktop applications can alert you when your chosen form of public transportation is on time or, more likely, running way behind schedule. Google has partnered with transit agencies to integrate its live updates in four U.S. cities: Boston, Portland, ...

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    Pike predicts alternative fuels will power more than half of all buses delivered in 2015
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    Alternative fuel sources – specifically, natural gas, hydrogen and hybrid electric drivetrains – will gain significant traction in the transit bus sector, according to Pike Research. The trend toward cleaner buses will continue, resulting in alternative fuels powering more than 50 ...

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    Ford, Georgia Tech to build biofueled, hydraulic hybrid "Green Eco School Bus"
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    The Georgia Institute of Technology and Ford Motor Company Fund have partnered to convert a school bus to a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that runs on recycled biofuel. Conducted by Georgia Tech, the project is financed by a $50,000 Ford College Community Challenge Grant. The project focuses on ...

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    Arctic Whisper hybrid bus debuts in Sweden; uses Opbrid's Busbaar overhead charger [w/video]
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    Umea, a city in northern Sweden, has just unveiled its overhead-charge capable hybrid bus, the "Arctic Whisper," which combines the zero-emissions benefits of an electric bus with the long-range capabilities of a conventional diesel coach. By utilizing Opbrid's overhead, rapid-charging ...

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    UK to fund 542 low-carbon buses with $75 million
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    UK Transport Minister Norman Baker announced that the government has handed out more than £46 million ($75.3 million U.S. at the current exchange rate) to put 542 additional low-carbon buses on roads across England by March of 2012. The funds are part of the UK's drive to invest in projects ...

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    Meet the articulating Solaris Urbino 18 DIWA hybrid city bus
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    Equipped with Voith's parallel DIWA hybrid system and packed to the gills with Maxwell's ultracapacitors, the Solaris Urbino 18 hybrid city bus is peoplemoving technology taken to the next level. With 51 seats and room for 161 passengers, the Urbino 18 hauls one heck of a load, while its ...

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    With gas prices spiking, transit riders could save up to $14,376 a year (some, anyway)
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    With gasoline prices soaring, commuters who rely upon public transportation can now save even more cash than before, according to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). On March 8th, U.S. gas prices hit an average of $3.50 a gallon, but individuals who travel by bus or commuter ...

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    AEV developing e-shuttle electric bus with 83-mile range
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    American Electric Vehicles (AEV) – a Colorado-based company co-founded by Dr. Dan Rivers – is developing an 18-passenger electric shuttle bus with the intention of eventually selling it in the U.S., China and India. Rivers, who co-founded the lithium-ion battery company Compact Power ...

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    Kansas City public schools purchases 47 CNG-fueled Thomas Built buses
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    Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner HDX CNG bus
    The Kansas City Public School District is looking to green up its fleet with the addition of 47 Thomas Built HDX rear-engine buses that are fueled with compressed natural gas. The school district will pay for half of the bus purchases and the necessary CNG ...

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    Opbrid introduces Busbaar; an overhead rapid charger for hybrid, electric buses [w/video]
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    Opbrid Busbaar overhead charging system – Click above to watch video after the jump
    When Spain-based Opbrid Transporte Sostenible S.L. chief executive officer, Roger Bedell, threw this quote into the company's press release regarding its overhead rapid-charging system for hybrid and ...

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    Video: Sweden's Acme Advertising creates arresting green motorcoach marketing
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    50 Cars or 1 Coach ad campaign in Sweden – Click above to watch video
    Sweden's Flygbussarna Airport Coaches asked Acne Advertising to make the case for travelers to take a coach to the airport instead of a car. Instead of leading with price, comfort, or ease, Acne went for hot air and green ...

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    UK funds Low-Carbon Buses with £30 million
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    The British Department of Transport has announced a new £30 million fund to help bus operators purchase low-carbon vehicles, like the new GM-Allison Two-mode hybrid system (pictured). A Low Carbon Emission Bus (LCEB) is defined as one that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent ...

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    Paris tests a new hybrid bus that uses ultracapacitors
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    RATP, the public-owned company that manages most of Paris' public transport system, is currently performing tests using a hybrid bus outfitted with ultracapacitors. For now, the test buses are passenger-free. The model, called Lion's City Hybrid, is supplied by German manufacturer MAN and the ...

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    Nanjing Iveco shows off EV light bus
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    Do you need a small bus to carry around 12 people and you'd rather it was all-electric? Naijing Iveco has one for you. The manufacturer starts with a previous-generation European-version of an Iveco Daily (the manufacturer is related to Fiat) and installs an electric powertrain. According to ...

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    Freight + people. A radical new bus project for London
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    Click on image above for a complete gallery of the OnRoute and Freight*Bus concept
    Transport for London is looking for an iconic bus to become a heir of the Routemaster, as bendys (those accordian buses) are also common in other European cities and aren't catching on in London. One proposal caught ...

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    Strasbourg gets new hybrid buses
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    France has become the latest country in Europe to get hybrid buses. The Alsatian capital, Strasbourg (which also hosts the European Parliament), received a hybrid unit from Solaris Bus & Coach company, which will start working next year. An additional unit will be introduced afterwards. The ...

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    Blade Runner concept combines a bus with a train
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    Click above for more pics of the Blade Runner concept
    Mass transit is a concept that holds significant promise in the U.S. as it is currently very under-utilized. Train travel has become more popular now that the price of gas has rocketed upwards, but rails only go in certain directions and there ...

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    AltCar 2008: Transforming Transit Symposium says hell yeah to buses
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    The morning discussion session at the AltCar Expo here in Santa Monica today focused not on a car at all, but the Big Blue Bus. This iconic ride is Santa Monica's most visible public transportation option and is currently undergoing some conceptual redesigns. A panel of people with an interest in ...

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    Stagecoach grows better than expected
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    Bus and rail company Stagecoach has reported better than expected growth since May 1st. According to the company, Stagecoach's UK bus business was up 9.3 percent, while rail revenues rose nine percent. The company said that the increases were due to people switching to public transport because of ...

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