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Entries from February 19th, 2016

King County Metro Introduces 100% Electric, Zero-Emission Buses in Bellevue

February 19th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Energy, Transportation

A new 40-foot bus hitting the streets of Bellevue is the first of its kind in Western Washington. King County Metro has purchased three all-electric zero-emission models for $750,000 per bus. The savings in fuel costs (an estimated $300,000-$400,000 per bus) will likely save Metro money in the long run.  With only 10 minutes of charge, the 77 passenger bus can travel […]

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What is Personal Rapid Transit?

February 12th, 2016 · No Comments · Transportation

By Julie Rodwell – Guest Contributor The idea behind Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) arose in the 1950s and was focused on how to get people out of their cars and into transit by creating a suburban, low density transit system that would be as attractive and quick as driving oneself. The vision is a small, […]

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CSI’s Inaugural Case Study – King County Protects Puget Sound with Green Stormwater Infrastructure

February 5th, 2016 · No Comments · Waste, Water

by Anne Nelson, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Graduate Research Internship Field Advisor The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure (CSI) recently launched a case studies initiative to support expansion of multi-benefit sustainable infrastructure successes in the Pacific Northwest. The case study initiative is a new collaboration between the Center and  The Evergreen State College’s Master of Environmental […]

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