Friday, October 20, 2006

Transport Innovator

The Sept/Oct issue of Transport Innovator, a round up of news for policymakers and professionals interested in innovative, cost-effective solutions to today's transportation problems, can be read online at

This newsletter is presented by the Breakthrough Technologies Institute, a Washington DC-based non-profit that serves as a voice for technologies and public policy. Our program areas include hydrogen fuel cells, public transportation and diesel emissions. To learn more about our transportation projects, please visit

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In this issue:

In the Spotlight

Two BRT Seminars in Seattle
Bus Rapid Transit and Innovative Bus Service:
TransMilenio integrates Kyoto Protocol Clean Development Mechanism
Officials approve extension of LA’s successful Orange Line busway
King County “Transit Now” plan goes to voters
Silver Streak rapid bus to launch service to Los Angeles in 2007
Snohomish County, Washington’s rapid bus line receives funding
Proposed Colorado BRT line receives funding
Survey finds San Franciscans support creation of BRT network
Chile’s Transantiago system places second large bus order
GEF to fund South African BRT under FIFA World Cup “Green Goal”
India’s government encouraging implementation of BRT in major cities
Alternative Fuels:
Alternative fuels the focus of September conference in Australia
Cities in Europe, Canada Partner to Purchase Hydrogen Buses
One in five Berlin buses to be hydrogen-powered by 2009
Fuel cell hybrid “midi-buses” for German cities
Brazilian fuel cell bus demonstrations planned for 2007
Twin Cities plans “greener” bus fleet
Hybrid-electric bus performance disappoints California transit agency
Ford offering hydrogen-powered ICE shuttle bus
Two European bus manufacturers adopt hybrid technology
29% of recent New Flyer bus orders for clean fuel vehicles
Climate Change:
California sues automakers over CO2 tailpipe emissions
Smart Australia offers Carbon Zero program to offset driver emissions
Transportation Policy and Studies:
Stockholm voters approve HOT lanes plan
Study predicts growth in bus demand
UN urges African cities to pursue funding for sustainable transport
New York City Transit offers podcasts


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