Published on 24.01.2015
Near the end of 2014, Polish bus manufacturer Solaris signed a contract for delivery of seventy low-floor Urbino 12 buses to Pitesti, a city near Bucharest, Romania. It is another significant order from the Romanian market, which is of growing importance ome a more meaningful export direction for Solaris in recent years.
Published on 22.01.2015
UK Sunderland-based transport group Arriva has been awarded a five-year contract to operate a bus service in the largest city in southern Serbia. The €12m contract began early January 2015 and is operated with a refurbished fleet of 33 single-deck vehicles.
Published on 21.01.2015
Humans are “eating away at our own life support systems” says a recent storyin the British journal “The Guardian”. We’re doing so at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years by degrading land and freshwater systems, emitting greenhouse gases, and releasing vast amounts of agricultural chemicals into the environment, new research has found. Two major new studies by an international team of researchers have pinpointed the key factors that ensure a liveable planet for humans, with stark results.
Published on 20.01.2015
ZeroBus, the company’s all-electric fleet, is now providing fare-free rides for passengers along part of the innercity routes of Louisville, Kentucky, where TARC is operating. The zero-emission buses are replacing diesel-powered trolleys, the highest polluting TARC vehicles. The vehicles, with free wi-fi onboard, arrive at stops frequently - from every 10-18 minutes depending on the time of day - and offer a quiet ride. With expansive windows, an oval shape and a colorful blue and green design, they’re a distinctive addition to downtown.
Published on 18.01.2015
The city of Bristol in the UK is to pilot the latest green technology for buses thanks to a 1,3 million Euro grant from the Government to coincide with the city’s year as European Green Capital. Baroness Kramer, minister of State for Transport, announced today that Bristol will receive funding to purchase a number of new hybrid buses which can switch from diesel to electric automatically in low emission zones.