Public Transit Leading in Transition to Clean Technology
place - north america, mode - bus, technology - emissions, technology - alternative fuels
Greenhouse gas emissions, clean fuel, bus fleets, electric bus
• The transportation sector is now the largest greenhouse gas emitting sector. Moving to cleaner fuel sources can help reduce emissions, and can be a key component of a region’s Climate Action Plan • A dramatic shift has been occurring in the makeup of transit bus fleets, with over 17 percent of the fleet electric/hybrid in 2016 • While capital costs remain higher than traditional buses, lifetime costs of battery electric buses have been shown to be lower than other fuel options with additional positive externalities • Transit agencies across the country have been taking bold steps in pursuing alternative fuel transit vehicles, with help from state and federal grant programs
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The American Public Transportation Association. (2018). Public Transit Leading in Transition to Clean Technology. The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), pp. 1-12.