Diesel? Hybrid? CNG? Electric? That is the question for buses…

It’s a question that all transit agencies have to face every so often, what are wanting to fuel our buses with? Back in the 1950s, the only option was really conventional diesel fuel. Today; agencies have a variety of avenues to choose from; Clean Diesel, Diesel-Electric Hybrid, Battery Electric, Compressed Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas,Continue reading “Diesel? Hybrid? CNG? Electric? That is the question for buses…”

March Friday Rewind – PSTA’s Hybrid Buses

I know that I didn’t post a Friday Rewind for February, for I was occupied with designing other posts. However, I do have a segment for March, which will reflect on a post I made back on December 10, 2008. On this day, I blogged about the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) receiving a fleet ofContinue reading “March Friday Rewind – PSTA’s Hybrid Buses”

Could we see an electric-powered bus soon?

YES! I’M FINALLY BACK TO POSTING ON A REGULAR BASIS! I apologize for any inconvenience caused by my recent period of downtime. No, it’s not a Sci-Fi plot. There are plans already in the works to introduce an electric powered public transit bus. Let me say that again, THIS IS AN 100% ELECTRIC POWERED BUS,Continue reading “Could we see an electric-powered bus soon?”

PSTA Hybrid buses exceed expectations

An ode to PSTA for their new fleet of hybrid buses! Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 9:42am EDT Modified: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 9:43am PSTA hybrids outperform expectations Tampa Bay Business Journal A year after the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority deployed hybrid buses, the vehicles are consistently operating at an average fuel efficiency that is 56Continue reading “PSTA Hybrid buses exceed expectations”

PSTA unveils new website, hybrid buses

Over the past several months, patrons who use the PSTA system may have noticed a few changes. First off, the agency has begun rolling out several of its newest buses, which include the beginings of a hybrid bus fleet. These 40 foot Gillig Low Floor buses have a hybrid-electric engine and the sleek BRT styleContinue reading “PSTA unveils new website, hybrid buses”

PSTA to obtain new hybrid buses

As if PSTA already has awesome buses (both Gilligs and New Flyers), things are about to get even better! According to this PDF newsletter from a few months back, PSTA is slated to purchase 10 new hybrid buses. Three of these buses will be of the BRT style, similar to SCAT’s hybrid fleet, while theContinue reading “PSTA to obtain new hybrid buses”