Paris Adds 150 Natural Gas Buses to RATP Fleet

| United Kingdom: London and France: Paris
Iveco Bus Contract Signed with RATP

Alain Batier, Director of RATP’s MRB department (L) with Sylvain Blaise, VP IVECO Bus

Parisienne commuters will be able to enjoy even more natural gas buses from 2019 when Parisian transport operator, RATP (Régie Autonome des Trasports Parisiens) will receive 150 IVECO Bus Urbanway Natural Power buses. The order forms part of the city’s BUS 2025 plan to replace its entire fleet with non-polluting vehicles. Read more »

Bristol Buys 21 Scania Biogas Buses

| United Kingdom: Bristol

Scania biogas double deckers for BristolIn the UK, Bristol Community Transport has invested in a fleet of 21 Scania biogas buses for its m1 Metrobus route, which will be operated by First West. Metrobus is a new rapid public transport system for the West of England region. The m1 connects south Bristol, the city centre and the Bristol campus of the University of the West of England. Read more »

TransLink Receives 106 CNG Buses with Cummins Westport LN9 Engines

| Canada: Surrey BC

New Flyer CNG buses for TransLink in Surrey BCThe Metro Vancouver city of Surrey is excited about 106 new New Flyer Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses. The buses join the fleet of Coastal Mountain Bus Company, the largest operating company in the integrated TransLink enterprise. They add to the 146 CNG buses in the fleet, operating out of the Port Coquitlam Transit Centre and the Hamilton Transit Centre in Richmond. Just in time for summer, all new CNG buses are climate controlled and set for 20.5°C Read more »

California’s Orange County Buys New Flyer H2 Buses

| USA: St. Cloud MN

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) has been contracted by California’s Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) to supply 10 Xcelsior® hydrogen fuel cell electric, forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. The new order helps expand the zero-emission footprint of public transportation across California, and adds sustainability to OCTA’s current fleet of just over 500 buses, which will serve communities throughout Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, Santa Ana, and Westminster. Read more »

Warsaw Public Transport Adds 80 CNG Buses for 2019

| Poland: Warsaw

MAN bus tender for WarsawMAN Truck and Bus submitted the most advantageous bid in the tender for the supply of 80 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses for Zarząd Transportu Miejskiego m.st. (ZTM — Warsaw Public Transport Authority). The tender called for 50 articulated buses and 30 single 12 metre buses for the city’s public transportation. Read more »

Implementation of Advanced Transit Bus Technology the Goal of FTA Funding Opportunity

| USA: Washinton DC

USA FTA logoThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has presented an opportunity for its grantees to apply for up to $84.45 million in competitive grant funds through FTA’s Low or No Emission (Low-No) Bus Program. The Low-No Program supports projects sponsored by local transit agencies to bring advanced, American-made bus technologies such as natural gas and hydrogen fuel cells into service nationwide. Read more »

VIA’s New CNG Fueling Station Largest in North America

| USA: San Antonio TX

VIA CNG Bus San AntonioVIA Metropolitan Transit, the mass transit agency serving San Antonio, Texas and its surrounding municipalities, this week officially dedicated its new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station at the regional transit agency’s San Antonio campus. The 10,980 square foot compressor compound stands as the largest in North America. Read more »

Kalmar’s Liquid Biogas for Heavy Transport a Leader for Sweden

| Sweden: Stockholm

Swedish biogas plantA combination or clear climate targets and proactive companies are helping Sweden reduce the climate and environmental impact of the transport sector. The Fossil Free Sweden government initiative, together with Scania, Volvo and many other energy and transport players, has identified five arenas where Sweden can be the forerunner and inspirer for the rest of the world. On of those arenas is Liquid Biogas in Kalmar County. Read more »

EMT Issues Tender Notice for 460 CNG Buses

| Spain: Madrid

EMT CNG BusesThe Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid, S.A. – ‘EMT’) has issued a tender notice for the supply of 460 standard public service buses to be delivered in the years 2019 and 2020. All buses will be powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Read more »

Big Blue Bus to Upgrade Fleet with Near-Zero NG Engines

| USA: Santa Monica CA

Big Blue Bus CNGBig Blue Bus (BBB), serving Santa Monica and the Los Angeles area, has planned a new phase of fleet upgrades, which include further reduction of vehicle emissions. Buses will be equipped with Cummins-Westport Near-Zero engines and fueled by Renewable Natural Gas, to further reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) vehicle emissions over 90% by December 2018. Read more »