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April 22, 2014
Turbine generates energy from L.A. Metro subway airflow

It is projected that the 10-foot airflow equipment could generate more than 28,000 kWh per year – enough to power about 12 homes in California for one year, or turn out approximately $6,000 per year in electrical production.



D.C. Metro’s sustainability plan to cut energy use by 15%

Other targets set by the new initiative include increasing Metro ridership 25% by 2025; increasing greenhouse gas displacement by 10% by 2025; and reducing water use per vehicle mile by 20% by 2025.



MACE pilot project: L.A. Metro subway wind turbine

Metro's MACE pilot project placed a wind turbine into the Red Line subway tunnel to collect energy generated by wind from passing Red Line trains. All current trademarks and patents are currently held by MACE Energy Inc.



N.Y. transit hub attains LEED certification

The Hub, which was designed by QPK Design and constructed by Bette & Cringe, opened in September 2012 and serves as the main transfer location for more than one million Centro riders annually.


Texas' Cap Metro opening 6 more bike shelters

Each fully-enclosed bike shelter will offer secure, card-key access from 5 a.m. to 1:30 a.m., daily, and will have space for 24 two-wheeled standard or electric bikes.


TriMet police make arrest in ticket fraud case

Suspect may have forged more than one thousand passes over the past several months.


FMCSA: Current financial responsibility minimums are inadequate

Analysis shows that while catastrophic motor carrier crashes are rare, the costs for resulting severe and critical injuries can exceed $1 million.


BYD electric bus approved for Canadian sales

The bus can also drive up to 155 miles and up to 30 hours in heavy city traffic on a single night-time charge.


Okla. transit to cut routes, raise fares

As part of city budget cuts, Tulsa Transit is being pushed to raise its fares and slash bus routes. The city is asking the transit system to cut about $1 million from what it has allotted in its budget this year.

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