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Decorated buses bring holiday cheer to customers in Pennsylvania

19 December 2016

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has showcased for the first time ever holiday-decorated buses during the Philly Holiday Festival taking place in Philadelphia.


Fuel cell electric bus project CHIC report - guide for cities and bus operators

16 December 2016

Fuel cell electric bus project CHIC launched its final project report as tool for cities and bus operators to help them in understanding the reality of operating fuel cell buses today.


What if Santa delivered all his presents by bus instead of by reindeer?

15 December 2016

If Santa really wanted to go green on Christmas Eve, he’d be well advised to use the greenest mode of transportation available: buses. Buses emit a mere 0.19 lbs CO2 per mile meaning that Santa would save basically all of his carbon footprint if he traveled by bus - 35.3 billion lbs CO2, to be exact.


Vattenfall’s wireless charging station inaugurated on new electric bus route

08 December 2016

The first hybrid electric bus route in the Nordic region with wireless bus stop charging is inaugurated in Södertälje, south of Stockholm. The city bus is charged rapidly and invisibly at Vattenfall's charging station.


New Accessibility Guide pushes for inclusive public transport

05 December 2016

IRU, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), and the European Disability Forum (EDF) have jointly published a guide to improve service quality and accessibility for public transport services for persons with disabilities. The publication has been released to honour the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December.


Travelling by bus instead of by car is the same as saving the carbon emissions of 54 million Americans

30 November 2016

As part of the “TheWay2Go” campaign which is supported by Smart Move, CheckMyBus -a leading search engine for bus travel- carried out an analysis which puts into context what the CO2 emissions from the transportation industry mean for the planet under the basic premise: What would happen if all Americans travelled by bus instead of by car?


Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit project approved

29 November 2016

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board in Philippines gave the green light for the 48.6-kilometer Metro Manila Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – EDSA project. The project’s total estimated cost is PhP37.8 billion and it is expected to be operational in 2020.


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