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    Read This: In Oslo, too many EVs anger at least one bus driver

    Standing on an Oslo street corner, you don't have to wait long to see an electric vehicle drive by. In fact, there are so many EVs in the Norwegian capitol city that they're making the bus drivers a little angry, if The Wall Street Journal is to be belived. EV fans in other cities can only dream ...

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    Official: BYD gets order for 1,200 electric buses from Dalian, China

    The good news is that the BYD electric buses slated for service in the China city of Dalian will easily be able to go from the factory to the streets on a single charge. Dalian has put an order in for a whopping 1,200 BYD electric buses, which are said to have a single-charge range of about 155 ...

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    Switzerland to equip buses, trams with air quality sensors

    Here's a novel idea: rather than installing air quality sensors in fixed locations, why not use mobile sensors to collect data in an evenly spread-out area? OpenSense, a project run by EPFL, a federally funded institute of technology located in Switzerland, and ETH Zurich, a science and technology ...

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    DOT announces $104.1-million clean-fuel transit initiative

    U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced that transit authorities can duke it out for a share of $101.4 million in federal funds by proposing innovative projects that promote the use of "clean fuels" for public transit. Says Secretary LaHood:

    This money supports ...

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    Pike predicts alternative fuels will power more than half of all buses delivered in 2015

    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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    Study: $5/gallon gas could overload public transit system in U.S.

    Recently, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) predicted that rising gasoline prices could lead to a savings of $14,376 for commuters in New York City who choose to switch from personal to public transportation. However, keeping that amount of coin in one's bank account may not ...

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    Montreal's 1,300-plus bus fleet going all electric by 2025

    The city of Montreal is serious about going electric and, as proof, it will convert its entire fleet of buses over to the electric variety by 2025. If successful, Montreal should become the first North American city able to lay claim to an all-electric bus fleet. 2025 is quite a long ways away, ...

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    Why conservatives should support the "good kind" of public transit

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    Think conservative political beliefs mean you can't support public transportation? Bill Lind, the conservative co-author of Moving Minds: Conservatives and Public Transportation, says "no way" in a new interview with ...

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    Blade Runner concept combines a bus with a train

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    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

    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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    Complicating matters? Ten hydrogen buses coming to London

    London is one of the most noticeable battlegrounds in the fight for cleaner transportation. Headlined by the ongoing battle between Porsche and mayor Ken Livingstone, the fight also includes scuffles over motorcycles in bus lanes and new bicycle lanes. So, into this tempest, why not drop the ...

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    Hamilton, Ontario gets 12 new hybrid transit buses

    When I was growing up in Hamilton, Ontario the local bus system known as the Hamilton Street Railway had a long history of clean operations. They ran electric trolley buses in the lower part of the city as recently as the early 1990s and were one of the first operators of natural gas powered buses ...

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    The most efficient vehicles on the road aren't at your local car dealer

    If you are looking for the most efficient form transportation propelled by an internal combustion engine, you won't find it at a Toyota or Honda dealership. Or any other car dealer for that matter. In a study funded by the American Bus Association, it was found that the most fuel efficient ...

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    Montreal joins biodiesel and hybrid bus movement

    The transit system in Montreal is about to hop on the biodiesel bandwagon to reduce their environmental impact. By the fall of 2008 the transition from petroleum to biodiesel should be complete. The existing engines will not require any modifications and maintenance costs should actually be ...

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    Fifty Pamplona buses to run on B100 biodiesel

    The city of Pamplona, Spain is famous for it's running of the bulls. But this week they embarked on something a bit more environmentally friendly. Fifty of the city's 127 buses are now running 100 percent biodiesel, supplied by Acciona from a plant in Caparrosa in northern Spain. Acciona will be ...

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    New York City's clean air buses striving to be the cleanest fleet in the world

    The City of New York Department of Transport owns 1,280 buses and moves 114 million passengers annually, but the buses are actually operated by seven private companies. The department started a Clean Fuel Bus Program in order to migrate to being the cleanest bus fleet in the world. They wanted to ...

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    Hybrids are becoming the economical choice for commercial vehicles

    The return on investment for hybrid technology in commercial vehicle technologies is reaching the tipping point, according to a study performed by ABIresearch. While consumer hybrids generally get the attention, many commercial vehicle customers, who are normally very wary of unproven technologies, ...

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    Ethanol-powered buses being tested around the world

    Cities worldwide will be testing a new type of ethanol-powered bus for their public transportation networks in the coming months, according to a post over at Green Car Congress. The initial tests are set for La Spezia in Italy, but other cities in Europe as well as Brazil and China will soon test ...

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    Toronto buses to get Suncor biodiesel

    There are almost 1,500 buses in the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) fleet. Over the next two years, almost, these buses will burn over 120 million liters (that's about 32 million U.S. gallons) of biodiesel supplied by Suncor Energy Products, Inc.  Suncor's director of distribution operations ...


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