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The Mid-Life Rehabilitation Long Beach Transit Project is Near Completion of Phase One

The Mid-Life Rehabilitation Long Beach Transit Project is Near Completion of Phase One

| August 7, 2020

The 40-foot-long buses are being repowered with the new Cummins L9N CNG “Near Zero” engines Riverside, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is at the midway point of a project with Long Beach Transit (LBT) to perform a mid-life rehabilitation on (72) 2012, 2013, 2015 Gillig buses. The project includes a cosmetic rehabilitation and engine […]

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Registration Opens for the 2020 Online Zero Emission Bus Conference

Registration Opens for the 2020 Online Zero Emission Bus Conference

| August 7, 2020

Join the premier conversation on electric buses at CTE’s free virtual learning experience for leaders from transit, schools, universities, and airports Registration is now open for the Center for Transportation and the Environment’s (CTE) 2020 Online Zero Emission Bus Conference on September 15–17. The eighth annual conference will bring together transportation leaders from around the […]

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BAE Systems Series-ER Electric Hybrid Technology Creates Innovative Ways for Cities to Get to Zero Emissions

BAE Systems Series-ER Electric Hybrid Technology Creates Innovative Ways for Cities to Get to Zero Emissions

| July 17, 2020

A future with zero emissions is on the horizon. For many transit agencies that means looking to their cities’ buses to help improve air quality and fight climate change Their goal is to power bus fleets with clean battery electric or fuel cell electric systems. It sounds simple, but for many cities and their transit […]

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U.S. DOT Provides $74M in Annual Cost Savings by Reducing Burdensome Rules on Commercial Buses

U.S. DOT Provides $74M in Annual Cost Savings by Reducing Burdensome Rules on Commercial Buses

| July 16, 2020

FMCSA is rescinding the requirement that drivers of commercial buses submit – and their motor carriers retain – driver-vehicle inspection reports The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced it has published a final rule to reduce regulatory costs by $74 million per year by removing an information collection burden […]

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW YORK AND 14 STATES AND D.C. TO RAMP UP ELECTRIFICATION OF BUSES AND TRUCKS

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEW YORK AND 14 STATES AND D.C. TO RAMP UP ELECTRIFICATION OF BUSES AND TRUCKS

| July 15, 2020

New York Signs Memorandum of Understanding, Pledges to Develop Action Plan to Reduce Toxic Diesel Emissions from Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles by 2050 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York, along with 14 states and the District of Columbia will develop an action plan to ramp up electrification of buses and trucks. In a joint […]

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Pandemic Response Creates Driver Shortage, Pulling Rate Cycle Forward

Pandemic Response Creates Driver Shortage, Pulling Rate Cycle Forward

| July 14, 2020

ACT Research says they see the medium-term trend moving higher on tighter supply and recovering demand Tim Denoyer, ACT Research’s Vice President and Senior Analyst, said, “Our Spot Leading Indicator, a survey-based measure of the direction of rates, turned to a 10% y/y increase this month in a sharply positive reversal.” He continued, “The pandemic […]

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