Edmonton and Toronto launch Battery-Electric Bus Service
Calgary Council Approves Green Line LRT Alignment and Staging
TTC Board Approves New Procurement Plan
Mesa, Arizona considers Electric Streetcar
Toronto to Test Driverless Shuttles for Community Transit
New Trolleybus Developments in Italy, France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic
Latvia gets Trolleybuses with Fuel Cell Range Extender
Battery-Electric Bus News from Philadelphia, Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles St. Louis as well as Jackson, Wyoming and Orange County, California
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Did you know...
- Electricity prices show greater stability than oil prices: The base cost of oil to the City rose 107.5% between 2000 and 2006, whereas electricity costs only rose about 30% over the same period. Trolleybuses offer a proven alternative to diesel buses;
trolleys will prove increasingly cost effective as diesel prices rise. If the cost of diesel fuel continues to rise at its current rate, taxpayers will need to contribute more than $80 million more over the next ten years to keep Edmonton's diesel fleet on the road!