Southern California Transit Advocates is having a presentation by Macy Neshati Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Complete Coach Works on their 100% electric Zero Emission Propulsion System for remanufactured transit bus. Question and answer discussion will follow.
Welcome back to #DamienTalks! Today, #DamienTalks with Roland Cordero with Foothill Transit. Did you know Foothill Transit was the first transit agency in the country to have a completely electric bus route? I didn’t. It’s kind of cool. It may have taken eight episodes, but we finally got around to interviewing our sponsor. In recent […]
At the American Public Transit Association’s annual meeting in downtown Los Angeles, electric bus maker Proterra unveiled its new Catalyst E2 transit bus. The Catalyst E2 electric bus is “named for its unprecedented Efficient Energy (E2) storage capacity.” According to Proterra: [A]n E2 series vehicle achieved a new milestone at Michelin’s Laurens Proving Grounds where it logged more […]
LADOT announce the first of four 35-foot electric buses that will serve downtown L.A.
This week, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced the recipients of its Transit and Intercity Capital Program (TIRCP) grants. TIRCP distributes state cap-and-trade funding to local transit agencies for projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In greater Los Angeles, funds were awarded to Metro, Foothill Transit, Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail […]
Long Beach Transit (LBT) is considering two common, albeit game-changing RFPs (depending on their decisions): to purchase new buses that fit within the so-called alternative fuel sectors–that is, hybrid, CNG, or electric. Before I even make another statement, there are two that shouldn’t even be on that list–and it isn’t electric. As dollar signs float […]
Last week, Metro postponed a decision to procure 30 zero emission buses. Despite my support for electric transit, I regard the vote with mixed feelings. As much as we want to say, “Green is green, that is all,” that no matter how we go about doing it, increasing zero emissions vehicle usage is a good thing […]