26 Jul '16, 11am

Public Transportation Organizations Recognized For Sustainability Accomplishments

TheRide reduced its water usage by 43 percent over the last five years, in part, by using graywater instead of fresh, potable water in its bus washer. In addition, electricity usage was reduced by 18 percent. Through continued investment in upgrading its bus fleet to include 60 percent electric hybrid buses, TheRide also realized reductions in criteria air pollutants by one-third and cut fuel consumption by 15 percent. In 2014, TheRide rebuilt its Blake Transit Center to LEED Gold for BD+C standards featuring a snowmelt system to reduce the use of salt during the winter months and graywater collection for use in the facility’s non-potable water needs in the facility. Additionally, TheRide has increased bus services and collaborated extensively with numerous partners in the greater Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti community, including the University of Michigan, to encourage greater...

Full article: http://www.apta.com/mediacenter/pressreleases/2016/Pages/...

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