ACT News 2017


Cummins Taps Gillig for Battery Buses

October 30, 2017 in batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Talks Up Its Driveline at APTA and Europe’s BusWorld

Cummins unveiled a partnership for 100% battery-electric buses with Gillig at the American Public transportation Association’s tri-annual gala in Atlanta this month, and two weeks later introduced its all-electric drive to the European market at the BusWorld exhibition in Belgium.

BAE-Gillig e-Buses for Walnut Creek

February 2, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Four Buses for Town in Suburbs of San Francisco:
‘First Zero-Emission Transit Solution for the Area’

Four 100% battery electric buses with drivelines by BAE Systems for Walnut Creek, in Contra Costa County east of San Francisco, are the first by vehicle manufacturer Gillig and the “first zero-emission transit solution for the area,” according to a BAE blog post.

MTS Using CNG, RNG for San Diego Buses

October 14, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, NGVs, propane autogas, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Maintenance Capability at Love’s-Trillium Station to Support 120 Buses,
Agency Is a Pioneering User of RNG and the New ISL G Near Zero Engine

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has brought enhanced compressed natural gas bus capability to its East County area, opening a new bus operation and maintenance center at El Cajon, site of an existing Trillium CNG fueling station.

Phoenix Orders 120 New CNG Buses

April 5, 2016 in CNG, Fleet Order, LNG, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Gillig 40-Footers Are to Replace Aging LNG Vehicles

Arizona’s Phoenix Public Transit Department has ordered 120 compressed natural gas fueled buses to serve the city’s local routes, and notes that it’s the agency’s first order for new 40-foot buses since late 2013.

CATA in Arkansas Plans CNG Transition

July 21, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, NGVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Trillium CNG Station as First 15 Gillig Buses to Arrive This Month

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority has kicked off its plans to change its entire fleet to compressed natural gas with the opening of a Trillium CNG station in North Little Rock.

CTfastrak Scores Two Score + Two Hybrids

March 27, 2015 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Allison Drives for Connecticut DoT’s New Hartford-Area BRT Fleet

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has launched a new Bus Rapid Transit system including 42 new hybrid electric buses with parallel drivelines from Allison Transmission. The new CTfastrak BRT network serves the Hartford area.

MMVTA Orders Its First CNG Buses

February 12, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Eight Gillig Buses with Fueling as Part of Pennsylvania Transit Initiative

Pennsylvania’s Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority has ordered its first compressed natural gas buses. MMVTA is expecting deployment late this year or early next of the four 40- and four 35-foot vehicles from Gillig.

Clean Energy Fuels for Jacksonville Buses

December 16, 2014 in CNG, Companies, Fleet Order, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$8.1 Million for a New CNG Station for Projected Million DGEs Annually,
Clean Energy Says It Fueled 5,510 More NGVs This Year for a 23% Gain,
Kansas City Opened Public Access CNG Station Supporting 265 City NGVs

Clean Energy Fuels today disclosed an $8.1 million deal with JTA, Florida’s Jacksonville Transportation Authority, for a compressed natural gas fueling installation to support a new fleet of 100 CNG buses, eventually to number 100, as well as other customers. Construction is to be completed in late 2015. updated with Kansas City photo on December 17

Trillium CNG for Roaring Fork

February 19, 2013 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Colorado Agency Has Four Gillig Buses, Is Getting 18 More

Trillium CNG is spreading the word about its new compressed natural gas fueling installation, for the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority in Glenwood Springs, Colo.

More CNG Buses for San Diego

December 20, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Contracts with Gillig and New Flyer Could be Worth $347 Million,
MTS Will Be Able to Retire Its Last Diesel and Establish BRT Routes

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System board has voted to buy as many as 350 CNG-fueled 40-foot low-floor buses by Gillig and up to 165 New Flyer 60-foot low-floor articulated CNG buses through 2017. “The total value of the contracts, if all options are exercised and future funding is available, is in excess of $343 million,” MTS said.

Long Beach Transit Opens CNG Garage

September 6, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Five-Compressor ANGI Facility to Support 64 Gillig Buses

Southern California’s Long Beach Transit has opened a state-of-the-art maintenance and fueling center to support a fleet of 64, and eventually approximately 100, new compressed natural gas buses.

Gillig Buses for Colorado’s Roaring Fork May Well Be CNG-Fueled

January 5, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by rich  |  No Comments

Colorado’s Roaring Fork Transportation Authority has purchased 22 new buses from Gillig Corp, and if the RFTA board gives its approval in March, the agency will exercise an option for Gillig to deliver the first four vehicles with compressed natural gas fuel systems.

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