Gainesville Need Eco-Friendly Buses

OpEd urges community to follow the example of other communities and replace their polluting diesel buses with clean-fuel alternatives.

Published: 19-Jan-2005

In 1998, an electric bus from Chattanooga, Tenn., cruised into Gainesville. The Alligator quoted Regional Transit Service’s then-marketing-coordinator Cathy Saenz, saying RTS hoped to have electric buses in use by 2000.

“Because there is no diesel smoke, [the electric bus] is ideal for campus, where buses are so close to pedestrians and bicyclists,” Saenz said.

I couldn’t agree more.


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The eP-Ice Bear ice resurfacer is ideal for indoor use due to its zero-emissions powertrain that produces only water as a byproduct.

Controlled Hydrogen Fleet and Infrastructure Demonstration and Validation Project will include two other field test sites in California.


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