05/01/2018

 






  GreenPower to debut all-electric shuttle bus

From Metro:

GreenPower Motor Co. will have its Synapse All-Electric Shuttle Bus on display at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, Calif., from May 1 to 2. Prospective customers can schedule a private demonstration (ride-and-drive) that will take place the two days preceding the event.

Part of GreenPower's high-floor Synapse line of products, the Synapse Shuttle is the world's first purpose-built, battery-powered shuttle vehicle

 

GreenPower Motor Co. will have its Synapse All-Electric Shuttle Bus on display at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, Calif., from May 1 to 2. Prospective customers can schedule a private demonstration (ride-and-drive) that will take place the two days preceding the event.

They include seating for up to 48 passengers and boast a long-range capacity of over 200 miles on a single charge. The bus will be on display at the GreenPower booth, where attendees of the ACT Expo can closely inspect the vehicle.

The GreenPower EV350 40-Foot All-Electric Transit Bus from Porterville Transit will also be at the show. The long-range EV350 recently completed a 205-mile, one-way trip from the San Joaquin Valley to Newport Beach using only 50% of its stored battery-power, exceeding its original estimated range. This vehicle will be driven under its own power again..............  READ MORE >...

 
  Spring Fling at Museum of Bus Transportation is June 2

From Bus & Motorcoach News:

HERSHEY, Pa. - Spring has sprung, which means it is almost time for the Museum of Bus Transportation's 2018 Spring Fling.

The annual "Homecoming of the Bus Industry" will be held on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hershey museum.

The museum's entire fleet of vintage buses will be on display for viewing and photos, both at the museum itself and at its private annex.


The annual "Homecoming of the Bus Industry" will be held on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hershey museum.

The day's activities will include multiple vendors selling various bus memorabilia. Food also will be available for purchase.

"This is a great day to spend with others who have an interest in the history of bus transportation," said Mark Szyperski, vice chairman of the museum's board of directors and chairman of its marketing committee.  "Our entire operation is run by volunteers who work all year in improving on this annual event."

Not only is the entire museum fleet on display this one special day, but.................. READ MORE >

 
 
 
  Thomas Built Buses Invests $3 Million in Energy-Saving Initiatives

From School Bus Fleet:

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Thomas Built Buses is expanding its eco program with a $3 million investment in energy-saving initiatives over the next two to three years.

The changes include energy-efficient heating systems and a $2 million investment to replace lighting fixtures with new energy-efficient LED lighting in the school bus OEM’s corporate offices and manufacturing plants.

Also, Thomas Built has invested in new hybrid security vehicles and plug-in electric pool vehicles that have the capacity to operate completely on electric power for local travel.

"While each of these initiatives may seem trivial, together they make a huge impact," said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. "In fact, lighting upgrades alone will save $475,000 per year in energy usage. These new initiatives will help us to further reduce our carbon footprint and become even cleaner in our operations."


The changes include energy-efficient heating systems and a $2 million investment to replace lighting fixtures with new energy-efficient LED lighting in the school bus OEM’s corporate offices and manufacturing plants.

The new investment follows other sustainability initiatives that the company has embarked on over the past eight years.

In 2011, Thomas Built Buses achieved zero-waste-to-landfill operations, which means that everything received or produced by the company is used, reused, recycled, or sold, and nothing is sent to landfills. According to the company, that commitment decreased waste from more than 1,100 pounds per bus to zero waste being shipped to landfills.

In 2010, Thomas Built partnered with Duke Energy under a 25-year contract to create a photovoltaic solar field, which produces about 389 kilowatts of renewable energy for the Duke Energy power grid.  Also, all of Thomas Built’s manufacturing facilities are ISO 14001 certified, meeting an internationally recognized set of standards for environmental performance.

"With these new initiatives plus our zero-waste-to-landfill facility, solar panels, and a growing list of alternative-fuel and low-emissions school buses, we are proud to manufacture some of the best school buses on the road, all while...........   READ MORE > 

 


 

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