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London further electrifies

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced 68 new zero-emission electric double-deckers will join London’s fleet next summer. The new buses are to be manufactured by the BYD/ADL partnership and Optare. It is thought this will be the largest double-decker electric bus fleet in Europe.   They are to be ...

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Optare takes first Euro 6 Metrodecker order

Reading Buses has placed the first-ever order for the Optare Metrodecker Euro VI.The operator has requested five of the double-deckers to operate on the Green Line 702 route between London and Windsor. They are due for delivery in June 2019 ahead of the capital’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) coming ...

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $366.3 Million Funding Opportunity to Improve Transit Bus Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) yesterday announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $366.3 million in FY 2018 competitive grant funding for transit bus projects nationwide.   The Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program is authorized by Congress to improve the condition of ...

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