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Category: Public Transport


Basic Services, Public Transport

3 Trends Making the Case for Bus Electrification

October 4, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

U.S. electric bus manufacturer Proterra reached its 100th customer this week, in a sign of how far the industry has come. Just a few years ago, electric buses had negligible market presence and faced an uphill battle to convince transit […]


Basic Services, Electric Utility, Public Transport, Public Utilities

Dominion launches electric school bus initiative, aims for 100% electric fleet in Virginia territory by 2030

August 30, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Dominion’s bus replacement program looks like an easy win for school districts, but the utility says benefits will extend further by helping manage the electric grid and incorporating renewable energy. “Once phase 2 is fully implemented, the buses’ batteries could […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Oklahoma Gets Serious About Transit Sooner Than Later

July 9, 2019

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Public transit is catching on even in some of the reddest parts of America, including Oklahoma where a new state office will oversee an overhaul of bus and rail service. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation announced Monday it would form […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Flying cars could cut emissions, replace planes, and reduce traffic – but not soon enough

April 18, 2019

Via: TNW

When Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was released 50 years ago, flying cars were a flight of fancy. Now, these futuristic vehicles are entering the outer fringes of reality. According to a new study published in Nature, for some journeys flying […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

California Commits to Zero-Emissions Bus Fleet by 2040

December 18, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

California regulators have committed the state to ending fossil fuel use for its roughly 12,000-strong transit bus fleet by 2040, another long-term commitment to reducing the state’s carbon emissions that’s already being driven by the economics of electrifying transit and […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

LA Metro Increases RNG Sourcing

October 23, 2018

Via: Waste360

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) is now sourcing nearly half its fuel from renewable natural gas (RNG). The large transit operation’s aggressive move from fossil-derived natural gas to RNG comes one year after putting RNG to the […]


Basic Services, Electric Utility, Public Transport, Public Utilities

13 projects from the leading edge of the utility transformation

May 23, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Contested regulatory proceedings are the foundation of the utility business in the U.S. Utilities, power providers and advocates all engage regulators with public comments and testimony, hoping to persuade them on a pending rate case, generation investment or grid upgrade. […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

New York agencies propose shifting EV fast chargers to non-demand charges

April 17, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

New York is aiming to have 800,000 electric vehicles on its roads by 2025. But with seven years left, the state has a ways to go with this year a “crucial inflection point,” NYPA told the Public Service Commission. At […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Tesla and Uber Weigh In on Policies to Boost EV Adoption

March 7, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

U.S. plug-in electric vehicle sales increased by 25 percent to just under 200,000 units in 2017. While promising, the rate of growth still lags what is needed to drive down greenhouse gas emissions from transportation. Last week, policy experts gathered […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

The Road to Sustainable Transportation

February 6, 2018

Via: American Infrastructure

An imperative for urban planning in America is to give people choices and make walking, cycling, and taking a bus or riding rail transit more attractive than sitting in traffic. If we don’t take such a holistic approach to urban […]