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Germany to Trial Free Public Transportation to Tackle Air Pollution

Public transportation is to be offered free of charge in some parts of Germany, to encourage people to leave their cars at home. The new initiative is a government-led effort to meet air pollution targets.

Shenzhen’s Bus Fleet Will be Completely Electric by Year’s End

The city of Shenzhen, China already has the largest electric bus fleet in the world, but by the end of this year it will also be entirely electric. In the video above, you can...

China is Testing an Electric Train That Drives With No Track

The latest form of electric transportation being tested in China is unlike anything that’s ever been seen before: a train that runs on a virtual track. As you can see in the video above, the...
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Green roofs aren’t just for buildings… Now they’re for buses too

Green roofs are one of the latest trends in sustainable building, and for good reason: they substantially improve energy efficiency (they can reduce heat loss by 34% in the winter lower heat gain in the...

Volvo Delivering 475 Hybrid Buses to Quebec by 2014

A group of public transit operators in the Province of Quebec has signed off on the purchase of 475 hybrid buses from Nova Bus. This purchase involves delivery of the LFS HEV bus by...
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Ben Franklin Transit Reducing Emissions with Converted City Bus

The future of public transportation could be unfolding on a single bus route in Washington State. Ben Franklin Transit has received a grant from California non-profit CALSTART to operate an all-electric bus. This grant...
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Berks County Partnering with AMP, Momentum Dynamics on All-Electric Public Transit Vehicles

AMP Electric Vehicles and Momentum Dynamics are joining together to supply Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority (BARTA) with all-electric buses. This joint venture will commence this year with the introduction of plug-in paratransit buses...
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What’s the best way to commute? Infographic

There are many different factors to take into consideration when deciding how you’re going to commute to work – the time required, your monthly costs, as well as health and environmental benefits. So what...
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PostAuto Schweiz Begins Operation of Fuel-Cell Hybrid Fleet

Mercedes-Benz has promoted the use of fuel-cell hybrid buses around the world over the past nine years. The automaker conducted a pair of public transit trials from 2003 through 2009 using the Mercedes-Benz Citaro....

Eco Inspired Design: Stephen Shaheen’s MetroCard Bench

Anyone who rides public transportation is already travelling in an environmentally friendly way, but the MetroCards (or Metro Passes in some cities) still need to find a way to be recycled. Enter artist Stephen...