Buses of Tomorrow

The largest bus and transit expo in North America happened this week in Vancouver, and manufacturers showed off the latest in transit technology.

Gerry Bellett of the Vancouver Sun went to the Trans-Expo 2010, and focused on the Winnepeg-based company New Flyer. New Flyer's latest is lighter than standard buses, improving fuel economy:

"This bus weighs 10 per cent less than standard models and that results in a seven-per-cent increase in fuel economy, [New Flyer marketing director Amy Miller] said.

Miller said 5.88 miles per gallon - about 40 litres per 100 kilometres - "is not really great for the family car, but excellent for a bus.""

Bellett also talks with members of the TransLink advisory committee that advocates for handicapped passengers about the accessibility of the buses at the show.

Full Story: Buses of the future unveiled at Vancouver convention

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month
Wood necklace with city map

City Necklaces

These sweet pendants are engraved on a cedar charm with a mini map of selected cities. The perfect gift for friends and family or yourself!
$28.00
DVD Cover of The Story of Sprawl

The Story of Sprawl

See how America changed shape in this collection of historic films that visually document how sprawl evolved.
$29.99 for 2-DVD SET