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Category: Transit News

PennDOT Seeks Bids for CNG Fueling Station Projects

PennDOT Seeks Bids for CNG Fueling Station Projects

| November 24, 2014

The Pennsylvania State’s Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office (PennDOT) is inviting the private sector to submit their qualifications to compete for the opportunity to develop clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations at public transit agencies around the state that would also be available for use by the public. “Natural gas is a valuable resource that […]

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Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years

Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years

| November 19, 2014

According to new data just released, bus rapid transit has grown by 383 percent in the last ten years, with hundreds of systems in dozens of countries qualifying as true BRT. Noted the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, while costs vary across nations, “BRT capital costs are generally less than ten percent of the […]

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Dallas Transit Selects Natural Gas, Seeks $120 Million Savings

Dallas Transit Selects Natural Gas, Seeks $120 Million Savings

| July 23, 2014

As transit ridership continues to rise and fuel costs stretch budgets, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), serving a population of 1.2 million, has opted to transition its entire bus fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG). This decision was made after careful analysis which included comparing and contrasting numerous alternative fuel options including “clean diesel” which, […]

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Edmonton Begins Testing Electric Buses

Edmonton Begins Testing Electric Buses

| June 11, 2014

Edmonton Transit System (ETS) has begun testing two electric buses, known as ETS Stealth buses, that operate entirely on electricity. The buses are designed to run quietly and cleanly and are more cost-effective to fuel and maintain than diesel engine buses currently in use. ETS Stealth buses have no exhaust pipes and generate zero emissions […]

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Clean Energy Opens New Florida CNG Station for Hillsborough Transit Authority

Clean Energy Opens New Florida CNG Station for Hillsborough Transit Authority

| April 24, 2014

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) has announced the opening of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) compressed natural gas (CNG) station to serve the first transit agency in Florida expected to transition its entire fleet to cleaner-burning natural gas. This fueling station will be equipped with four fast-fill CNG dispensers to fuel buses, […]

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Transit ridership reaches highest level since 1956, 10.7 billion trips

Transit ridership reaches highest level since 1956, 10.7 billion trips

| March 10, 2014

Courtesy of  USA TODAY by Larry Copeland: Ridership on public transportation last year grew 1.1% to 10.7 billion trips, the highest total since 1956, according to new data from the American Public Transportation Association. Since 1995, transit ridership is up 37.2%, which outpaced the national population growth of 20.3%, says Michael Melaniphy, APTA president and CEO. […]

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