Alternative Energy

Public Transit

News and information about alternative public transportation technology.

Jul 01, 2015

Public Transit

In the last hundred years we have made monumental advances in our transportation technologies. Wonderful inventions such as the train, bus and airplane have allowed us the freedom to travel and explore this great planet for a lower price. Industrialization gave us the ability to mass produce public transit vehicles so that everyone could be free to move. Unfortunately we are still using primitive and environmentally harmful petroleum fuels to propel our mass transit services. This page explores alternative methods of public transportation that seek to lessen the environmental impact of public transit.

Hydrogen-Powered Tram Developed in China

hydrogen-tram

In an effort to reduce China’s harmful and plentiful greenhouse gas emissions, Chinese company Sifang (a subsidiary of China South Rail Corporation) has developed the world’s first hydrogen powered tram.

Prototype Solar Power-Assist for Buses

Prototype Solar Power-Assist for Buses

Sunpods Inc. is California-based manufacturing company. They produce modular, fully integrated and tested solar power generation systems. Recently they have come out with an idea of the first solar

The Toyota Bus-Train

The Toyota Bus-Train

A dual mode road/rail vehicle is being tested in Japan by Toyota and its truck-manufacturing division Hino Motors. The bus bridges the gap between road and rail with 4

JPod Transportation Concept

JPod Transportation Concept

Minnesota based JPods LLC and Swiss-based Festel Capital have signed a letter of intent to begin raising capital to commercialize JPods’ patented form of Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) in Germany,

Advantages of Biodiesel Fuel for Transportation

Advantages of Biodiesel Fuel for Transportation

Modern diesel engine technology has advanced to the point where the advantages of biofuel usage are becoming much greater than the disadvantages. Modern diesel engines produce less noise, smoke or

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Train

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Train

Trials will start next year on what is being billed as Europe’s first hybrid high-speed train, which can cut emission levels by up to 50%. The system, which has been

Sustainable Public Transport Systems

Sustainable Public Transport Systems

Growing transportation problems, including gasoline prices and carbon dioxide emissions, are forcing urban governments to consider implementing better public transportation initiatives in an effort to reduce the impact of the

Hybrid Electric School Buses in New York

Hybrid Electric School Buses in New York

The State of New York is buying two hybrid electric school buses through a unique purchasing program. The buses will be powered by Enova Systems‘ post-transmission 80-kilowatt hybrid drive system.

Hydrogen Powered Bus in Winnipeg

Hydrogen Powered Bus in Winnipeg

Winnipeg is showcasing it’s latest technology innovation, an energy-efficient hydrogen powered bus. Unfortunately this vehicle cost too much money to make it practical for use in the short-term future. The