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Category: Buses

New Diagnostic Tool for Battery-Electric Buses from Proterra

New Diagnostic Tool for Battery-Electric Buses from Proterra

| May 11, 2017

Proterra, a leader in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced the addition of the Proterra Diagnostic Tool and the Proterra Cold Weather Package to its growing suite of products and services. The Diagnostic Tool is an industry first the company notes: “the only diagnostic platform that allows technicians to access all vehicle systems in one place, […]

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NJ TRANSIT awards MCI 2nd Year of 6-year contract for 185 Commuter Coaches

NJ TRANSIT awards MCI 2nd Year of 6-year contract for 185 Commuter Coaches

| April 11, 2017

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries,  the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, announced today that NJ TRANSIT issued a notice-to-proceed for the second year of its six year contract to manufacture and deliver 185 commuter coaches for an approximate total value of $92 […]

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Sacramento to Deploy 29 Electric School Buses and Charging Devices

Sacramento to Deploy 29 Electric School Buses and Charging Devices

| March 22, 2017

First Priority GreenFleet, a leader in clean transportation solutions, is partnering with the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD) to deploy 29 electric school buses and charging infrastructure throughout Sacramento County, including Twin Rivers, Elk Grove and Sacramento City Unified School Districts. Funded in-part by a grant from the California Air Resources Board through […]

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Michigan Switching to Propane School Buses

Michigan Switching to Propane School Buses

| December 22, 2016

Waterford School District in Michigan has introduced 10 new school buses fueled by propane autogas into its fleet, joining almost 30 other school districts in the state to operate Blue Bird Vision Propane buses. Each bus is fitted with propane fuel systems manufactured by ROUSH CleanTech. WSD Superintendent Keith Wunderlich noted, “that the school district selected propane-fueled […]

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Michigan Rolls Out Propane Autogas School Buses

Michigan Rolls Out Propane Autogas School Buses

| December 15, 2016

Waterford School District in Michigan has introduced 10 new school buses fueled by propane autogas into its fleet this week, joining almost 30 other school districts in the state to operate Blue Bird Vision Propane buses.  Propane is an alternative fuel that is designed to allow the school district to save money in maintenance and […]

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World’s Largest Bus Debuts from Volvo

World’s Largest Bus Debuts from Volvo

| November 27, 2016

Volvo has launched the world’s largest bus chassis at the FetransRio exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The new biarticulated chassis, Gran Artic 300, is 30 meters and can carry up to 300 passengers. For real. The new Gran Artic 300 has been developed in Brazil especially for BRT systems – a high demand transportation […]

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Florida Area Schools Deploy All-Propane School Bus Fleet

Florida Area Schools Deploy All-Propane School Bus Fleet

| November 15, 2016

In a strong move to embrace environmental stewardship, KIPP Jacksonville Schools deployed a 100-percent propane-fueled school bus fleet — the first for a U.S. charter school. The charter school’s 14 Blue Bird Vision Propane buses will help lower its carbon footprint while providing dependable transportation to its students. According to sources, the buses emit 80 percent […]

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BYD Breaks Ground on Expanded Manufacturing Facility in Lancaster, CA

BYD Breaks Ground on Expanded Manufacturing Facility in Lancaster, CA

| September 13, 2016

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, broke ground on the second of three phases of construction at its vehicle manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California. The facility is already the site of BYD’s coach and bus vehicle plant that employs approximately 400 people working in areas such as engineering, production, quality control, procurement, and […]

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SunLine Transit Puts Toe in Water with First All-Electric Buses

SunLine Transit Puts Toe in Water with First All-Electric Buses

| May 3, 2016

SunLine Transit Agency, which serves more than 3.5 million passengers annually in the Coachella Valley, is expanding alternative fuel vehicles fleet with the addition of its first emissions-free, all-electric buses. BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, has provided the 40 ft. low floor transit buses with seats for 35 and room for more […]

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City of St. Albert First in Canada to Order All-Electric Transit Buses

City of St. Albert First in Canada to Order All-Electric Transit Buses

| March 4, 2016

The City of St. Albert announced that it will become the first municipality in Canada to order long-range all-electric buses to deploy on city streets for public transit use. The City of St. Albert has ordered three all-electric buses from BYD, which will be 35 feet in length with a battery range of up to […]

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