By 2050, an estimated 70% of the global population will be living in urban centers. FastCo reports that this urbanization has massive implications on urban design and infrastructure, posing challenges to authorities and the aging public infrastructure they manage.
One of the most important decisions regarding a bus purchase is the type of fuel to choose. There is a lot of conflicting information out there today...those that say alternative fuels are not worth pursuing, or that diesel is going the way of the dinosaur. The fact of the matter is, each fleet may operate a different fuel type in order to achieve their best total cost of ownership, or TCO.
Propane autogas is one of the fastest-growing markets in the industry, but retailers often have a hard time finding the right place to market this fuel source. Though many fleets nationwide have adopted propane autogas, there is still much room for growth.
More than 300 organizations representing users, retailers, customers, fleet managers, utilities, and producers of clean alternative fuels, including natural gas and propane, have signed a letter urging Congress to reinstate the $0.50/gallon alternative fuels tax credit (AFTC). The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) and NGVAmerica helped spearhead the effort.
The self-driving vehicle starts moving as silently as the computer that operates it and the electric battery that powers it. There is none of the hiss that accompanies a train on electrified rails.This transit vehicle runs on rubber tires and pavement as it glides down a test track opened Wednesday by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.
We recently created a three-minute video called “Knock Out NOx in School Buses.” It’s written in easy-to-understand language with animated visuals that explain what nitrogen oxide (NOx) is, how it pertains to the Volkswagen settlement and why propane school buses are a viable solution for the funding.
In an attempt to clear up ambiguities between state and federal law, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation is urging school districts nationwide to only transport students in school buses rather than in vans that do not conform to federal standards for school bus safety.
Gainesville, Fla., has kicked off a three-year project allowing public access to free autonomous shuttles.
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has added to its Straight Talk video series, an online collection of videos that let viewers hear directly from the fleet owners and managers who use propane autogas vehicles.
Lap-shoulder belts for students and mobile devices for drivers on school buses were among the topics discussed at the annual gathering of state directors last week.
The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) held its 2017 conference from Nov. 4 to 8 in Columbus.