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 »

First Transit Moves Philly International Bus Fleet to Full CNG

| USA: Philadelphia PA

First Transit for Philly AirportNorth American public transportation company First Transit, a leader in airport shuttle transportation solutions, has had its contract with Philadelphia International Airport renewed for operations and maintenance of the entire airport passenger shuttle operation. This year, First Transit will change its entire bus fleet at the Philadelphia International Airport to run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Read more »

Ankai Uses ‘Silk Road’ Rail to Deliver CNG Buses to Central Asia

| China, Hefei

Ankai 8.5m buses headed for Kazakhstan (1)Chinese bus manufacturer Ankai took advantage of the recently opened international freight railroad linking China with Europe — part of China’s “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) economic and strategic policy and the modern equivalent of the ‘Silk Road’ —  to deliver 70 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to Kazakhstan. Read more »

Columbus Ohio Contracts New Flyer for up to 154 CNG Buses

| USA: St Cloud MN

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (NFI Group), today announced that the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has awarded New Flyer a new contract for 154 Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses over the next five years. Read more »

DART Exceeds 600 CNG Buses with Latest New Flyer Order

| USA: St. Cloud, MN

New Flyer Xcelsior bus for DARTNew Flyer Industries of America Inc. (New Flyer), the U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group, has been contracted by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to supply 82 Xcelsior®compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. Read more »

BC Transit Cuts Carbon Footprint with More CNG New Flyer Buses

| Canada: Winnipeg MB

BC Transit XN40 XcelsiorBC Transit, a crown corporation in British Columbia responsible for coordinating the delivery of public transportation outside Greater Vancouver, has placed an order with New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (New Flyer) for eight Xcelsior® compressed natural gas (CNG) forty-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. Read more »

Scania Double Decker Biogas Buses for Reading UK

| United Kingdom, Reading

Reading Buses have taken 17 new high-end Scania double decker biogas buses into operation. The buses, with bodywork by Alexander Dennis, service Reading’s busiest bus route, the Purple 17. This is the first frequent bus service in the UK that can carry two wheelchair users at once. “We’re delighted to have been able to work with Scania and Alexander Dennis on a pioneering high specification for these city buses,” says Reading Buses’ Chief Executive Officer, Martijn Gilbert. “These provide users with modern and eco-friendly travel including a range of features to aid customers’ journeys, with the latest digital connectivity and extra features for wheelchair users.” The buses feature two doors, one for embarking and one for disembarking, which reduces time at bus stops. They also feature 4G Wi-Fi as well as USB charging points and coat and bag hooks at seats. “Scania is firmly committed to driving the shift to more sustainable transport systems,” comments Mark Oliver, Scania Great Britain. “When operating on biogas, the carbon dioxide emissions of Scania buses are reduced by up to 84 percent compared to regular diesel. They are significantly quieter too, making them an ideal choice for urban operations.”Reading Buses, serving the community of Reading in southern England, has taken delivery of 17 new high-end Scania double decker biogas buses. The buses, with bodywork by Alexander Dennis, service Reading’s busiest bus route, the Purple 17. This is the first frequent bus service in the UK that can carry two wheelchair users at once. Read more »