Federal approval has been given on METRO’s proposed Purple line, a 15-mile bus rapid transit line serving communities in Twin Cities, Minnesota.
The Purple Line will operate using electric buses in dedicated transit lanes to provide a frequent, fast, and reliable service. The route aims to increase accessibility to jobs, housing, and services, such as the Children’s Specialty Healthcare hospitals in Saint Paul, St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, and the Maplewood Mall. The service will also connect to Saint Paul’s central business district and downtown White Bear Lake.
“The Metropolitan Council is proud to prioritise this East Metro investment. With our local government partners, including Ramsey County, we look forward to seeing the significant economic, social, and environmental benefit the Purple Line will bring to our region.”
Seven new dedicated guideway bridges will be constructed along the route, as well as three new park-and-ride facilities. In October 2021, these new infrastructure plans passed an environmental assessment and received a Finding of No Significant Impact during the final stage of the environmental review process.
The new line will also include 21 lit and heated stations with level boarding, off-board fare collection, and real-time bus schedule information. Station area planning is taking place to ensure safe and direct station access.
The project has an estimated capital cost of 445 million USD, with 218 million USD being sought from New Starts, a federal transit grant programme. The current timeline plans for construction to begin in 2024. Upon completion, the bus rapid transit line would start operations in 2026.
The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Council formally launched in the US to promote hydrogen fuel cell-electric buses in public transit.
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GILLIG has announced a partnership with RR.AI to develop advanced driver assistance systems for their North American transit buses.
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RTD has completed their Improvement Project along the Colfax corridor, providing transit signal priority and upgrades to bus shelters.
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Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) has selected Heliox’s 180kW chargers to support the City’s first electric bus fleet.
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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority of Buffalo, New York (NFTA-Metro) has issued a five-year contract to NFI subsidiary New Flyer.
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Proterra Inc has announced that Capital Metro in Austin, Texas has approved a plan to purchase 26 40-foot Proterra ZX5 Max electric transit buses.
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C-Tran has awarded GILLIG an order for eight 40-foot battery electric buses and charging equipment with an award value of $9.74 million.
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AC Transit has awarded New Flyer an order for 20 zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ heavy-duty transit buses.
Walla Walla’s Valley Transit turned to BYD when replacing diesel vehicles with zero emission buses while retaining iconic trolley branding.
ADL has unveiled the Enviro500EV CHARGE, its first zero-emission, three-axle double deck bus for the North American market.
New Flyer has announced that WMATA has exercised options for 100 additional forty-foot Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses.
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Charlotte Area Transit System and eTransEnergy, will test the performance of battery electric bus (BEB) vehicles.
The North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD) has broken ground on the construction of a new maintenance facility.
Allison Transmission's electric hybrid propulsion solution eGen Flex will be put into revenue service at New York City Transit (NYCT) in May.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded approximately $10.5 million to replace 473 older diesel school buses.
The City of Lynn, MassDOT, and the MBTA have announced the completion of a series of quick-build multimodal road treatments in Lynn.
Masabi, the Greater Dayton RTA and the Transit app today announced that riders are now able to travel using reusable smartcards.
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Washington state officials chose BYD for a statewide purchase agreement giving transit agencies the ability to buy BYD vehicles.
The U.S. DoT's FTA has announced $187 million in federal funding will be allocated to four Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) infrastructure projects.
HNTB Corporation will provide construction, engineering and inspection services for Miami's new South-Dade Transitway Corridor.
Spokane Transit Authority has unveiled its first 60-foot Xcelsior CHARGE™ City Line bus, as part of a contract that New Flyer won in 2020.
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The Montgomery County Public Schools will convert its bus fleet to all-electric, starting with 326 buses over the next four years.
The FTA has announced availability of up to $180 million in competitive grant funding for low or emission transit vehicles and facilities.
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The City of Jackson has announced the purchase of four hybrid-electric buses and the launch of the ConnectJXN: Transit Plan.
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RTC has partnered with Transit to provide real-time crowding information to help riders make informed decisions about trip planning.
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The Port Authority of Allegheny County is purchasing seven 60-foot articulated battery-electric buses and one electric charging station.
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has completed the agency’s Cesar Chavez Pavilion Project near Union Station
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Masats expanded its line of lifts with the KS8, a hydraulic lift for high-floor coaches which can be raised up to 1,882 mm.
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XALT Energy announced it is powering America’s first, long distance, all-electric passenger coach with transportation providers in the US.
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