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Category: Buses

Park City Taps Proterra for Utah’s First Zero-Emission, Battery-Electric Mass Transit Fleet

Park City Taps Proterra for Utah’s First Zero-Emission, Battery-Electric Mass Transit Fleet

| June 23, 2017

Proterra, a leader in heavy-duty electric transportation, has announced that Park City Transit has deployed Utah’s first zero-emission, battery-electric mass transit fleet, which will include six Proterra Catalyst FC+ buses. Selected to serve the region’s renowned ski resort community, the Proterra fleet supports Park City’s and Summit County’s transition toward renewable energy and the reduction […]

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Volvo Rolls with Electric Buses in Luxemburg

Volvo Rolls with Electric Buses in Luxemburg

| June 12, 2017

Beginning of June the first commercially manufactured all-electric Volvo buses started operating in the city of Differdange in Luxemburg. The operator is Sales-Lentz, which now has 4 electric buses, 12 electric hybrids, and 30 hybrids from Volvo in its fleet. Differdange’s focus on electrically powered buses is part of the city’s ambitious sustainability drive, with […]

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Canada’s Oil Province Buys BYD Electric Buses

Canada’s Oil Province Buys BYD Electric Buses

| May 31, 2017

St. Albert in Canada’s oil producing province of Alberta has launched three BYD K9S electric buses as part of the provincial government’s move to broaden its public transportation network in a sustainable manner. Four more electric buses are scheduled to hit the streets of St. Albert by the end of the year. Last year the […]

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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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