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    Santa Cruz Metro
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    Santa Cruz Metro targeting three key areas as agency bounces back from COVID-19 pandemic

    April 18, 2023
    The agency plans to transition to 100 percent, zero-emission buses, double ridership and develop 175 affordable housing units over the next decade.
    Marc A. Hermann / MTA
    MTA electric buses on display as part of an event outlining plans to redevelop the Jamaica Bus Depot in Queens to fully support an all zero-emissions fleet of up to 60 electric buses.
    Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

    Why Zero-Emissions Fleet Transformation Starts at the Top

    April 18, 2023
    While most agencies are beginning their zero-emissions fleet transformation bottom up, a successful transition begins at the top with organizational commitment, structure and ...
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    Special Report: A Look at U.S. Bus Fleets

    April 18, 2023
    The annual report marrying news and data to understand the health of U.S. bus fleets.
    Pickup is CapMetro's on-demand public transit service that is supported by an app developed by Via.

    Have We Outgrown Paratransit?

    April 18, 2023
    Let go of the concept of perfecting paratransit and revamp services that are inclusive and account for the expectations and needs of the disability community.
    Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation
    HART is aiming to turn the first segment of its rail project over to Honolulu DTS at the end of May and have the rail line in operation by late July.

    Ready for Rail: A Look at 2023’s Big Projects

    April 18, 2023
    Following a dip in activity due to the pandemic and other delays, 2023 may serve as a ramp up to a flood of new projects coming online during the next few years.

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    Dott, Lime and Tier will no longer be allowed to operate shared e-scooter services in Paris starting in September 2023 following a vote to ban the mode. The three providers along with Superpedestrian and Voi joined together in December 2022 to issue 10 recommendations to improve both the organization and operations of their services.
    Bicycle & Scooter Sharing

    Editor's Notebook: The City of Light is Banning E-Scooters

    April 18, 2023
    Voters approved a ban on e-scooters that will start Sept. 1 in a move that could signal a shift in sentiment toward certain micromobility modes.
    INIT, Inc.
    HART, PSTA and The Bus implemented open loop contactless payments using Visa's global urban mobility framework in February 2023.
    Fare Collection

    How agencies are getting creative with contactless payments

    April 18, 2023
    By embracing open payments, implementing equity-based fares and keeping a focus on connecting riders, transit agencies are setting new standards of what creative contactless payment...
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    Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

    OP-ED: To Serve All Americans, Focus on Fleets in the EV Transition

    April 18, 2023
    While EVs of all types are a critical ingredient for a future of low-carbon mobility, we must not lose sight of the importance of transitioning the nation's fleets to zero-emission...
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    Seating, Fabrics & Flooring


    INSIGHT-PRIME+® from the American Seating Company combines lightweight design with superior strength and durability.
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    Bus Builders, Bus Components, Accessories

    Interior and Exterior Transit Bike Racks

    April 18, 2023
    The Interior and Exterior Transit Bike Racks are designed by cyclists to supply the highest reliability, durability and bike-friendly transport.
    McLaren Applied
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    Computer Hardware, Software

    Halo 300

    April 18, 2023
    The McLaren Applied Halo 300 offers the flexibility and future-proofing necessary to take advantage of near-term developments in autonomous travel and software defined vehicles...
    New Flyer
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    Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

    Xcelsior CHARGE FC™

    The Xcelsior CHARGE FC delivers longer range, better energy recovery and is smart city capable.
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    Equipment & Supplies

    LEXAN™ MARGARD™ MR10 sheet

    April 18, 2023
    LEXAN™ MARGARD™ MR10 sheet further improves safety glazing and is used in buses to protect operators from assault.
    Odyssey Battery
    Power Converters, Battery Chargers and Invertors


    April 18, 2023
    ODP-AGM8D batteries are manufactured with Thin Plate Pure Lead technology that contributes to twice the overall power and three times the life of conventional batteries.
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    Bus Builders, Bus Components, Accessories


    April 18, 2023
    The L9N is a great fit for transit applications, offering 320 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, and a range capacity measured in hundreds of miles.
    Wabtec Bus Solutions
    Bus Builders, Bus Components, Accessories

    QBA40 SludgeBraker® Air Dryer

    April 18, 2023
    The Graham-White QBA40 SludgeBraker air dryer is designed for severe-duty transit bus applications to assure quality brake air is always available.
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    Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

    ZX5 Battery-Electric Transit Bus

    April 18, 2023
    The ZX5 features faster acceleration, industry-leading gradability and up to 738 kilowatt hours of energy.
    ABC Companies
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    Bus Vehicles

    Van Hool CX Series

    April 18, 2023
    The Van Hool CX Series is available in 35’, 45’ and battery electric models, built for reliability and an exceptional passenger and driver experience.
    Shared-Use Mobility Center
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    Shared Mobility

    OP-ED: Stopping a highway with a calculator

    March 31, 2023
    Developing a clear standard and a consistent way to measure and calculate carbon emissions will better inform which projects and services should benefit from funding.