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  1. http://www.metro-magazine.com/news/story/2014/11/hart-taps-interim-ceo-eagan-as-permanent-pick.aspx Florida's Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) Board of Directors selected Katharine Eagan as the authority's new Chief Executive Officer. Eagan has been the HART Interim CEO since the previous CEO Philip R. Hale announced his retirement back in May 2014. The decision to promote Eagan was announced after a vote by HART Board of Directors to make her the permanent HART CEO. HART hired Eagan in 2009 as Chief of Service Development, directing service planning and scheduling, as well as marketing and community relations. During those years she helped build ridership, implement unique and targeted marketing promotions, and promote strategic route planning. "The HART Board of Directors has been impressed with Ms. Eagan's ability to meet significant challenges in her first six months, and we are fortunate to have a seasoned professional step in with more than 17 years of experience in the transportation industry and five years at HART ," said Chairman of the HART Board of Directors Councilman Mike Suarez. "She's a consummate professional, and we're eager to move the agency forward under her leadership." "I appreciate the confidence the HART Board of Directors has placed in my ability to lead HART," said Eagan. "This is a great opportunity to continue on the positive path to build a transportation network that meets the community's needs and I plan to ensure that HART continues delivering on the promises we have made to improve the lives of people in Hillsborough County." Eagan distinguished herself as a results-oriented leader between FY2010 to FY2013. Under her guidance HART annual ridership grew over 20% and farebox recovery increased over 25%, despite a slight decrease in service miles. Annual van ridership improved more than 35% and fare recovery increased over 43% , with miles of service growing less than 12% and hours of service growing less than 19%. Under Eagan's leadership HART also introduced OneBusAway Tampa and Google Live technologies to empower customers. An energetic and sought-after leader in her field, Eagan is an effective communicator with strong analytical abilities who has a track record of leading teams to achieve outstanding results. She was chosen as Tampa Chapter 36, National Association of Women in Construction's Rookie of the Year in 2012, and one of the Tampa Bay Business Journal's 25 People to Watch. Prior to joining HART, Eagan was the Director of Service Development at the Maryland Transit Administration, and the Manager of Service Planning at Dallas Area Rapid Transit.
  2. HART is the first transit agency in Florida to begin transitioning 100 percent of its fleet to CNG NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 24, 2014-- Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) today announced the grand opening of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) compressed natural gas (CNG) station to serve the first transit agency in Florida expected to transition its entire fleet to cleaner-burning natural gas. This fueling station will be equipped with four fast-fill CNG dispensers to fuel buses, vans and other fleet vehicles. The project includes capacity to add additional compressors as the HART fleet gradually transitions its entire fleet to CNG buses. HART awarded Clean Energy the contract to design, build, operate and maintain the new CNG fueling station to support their investment in a cleaner and more cost-effective bus fleet. The project entailed the construction of a CNG fueling station plus modification of existing maintenance facilities and fuel lanes. The modifications were engineered and implemented by Clean Energy's Facility Modification Services team. "We expect our new natural gas vehicles to allow people to continue to commute in comfort and at the same time improve our air quality," said Katharine Eagan, HART interim chief executive officer. "Natural gas is available domestically and at this time, costs approximately 20 to 25 percent less than diesel. Clean Energy has been a terrific partner with extensive expertise to help us realize a successful transition." Over the coming weeks, HART plans to deploy 28 new CNG vans to replace its diesel-powered models. Early next year, HART expects to put 22 new CNG buses in service as its diesel buses are retired from service. By the end of 2015, HART expects a total of 59 CNG vehicles to be in service. Clean Energy expects this growing fleet to consume approximately 230,000 DGEs of CNG in year-one of operation and approximately 725,000 DGEs annually by 2018. Once fully-deployed, the fleet is forecasted to reduce HART's greenhouse gas emissions by 1,738 metric tons per year, the equivalent of removing 360 passenger cars from the road annually. In addition to the new HART facility, Clean Energy also operates a public CNG station at the Tampa International Airport supporting the region's growing number of NGV fleets. "HART has shown incredible leadership in Florida in its transition to natural gas. We're privileged to support them in their effort to provide a cleaner ride to their 14.6 million annual riders," said Mark Riley, regional vice president, Clean Energy. "In addition to our CNG fueling station services, our new Facility Modification Services team made the necessary modifications to HART's existing facilities so their transition to CNG could be as seamless as possible." Natural gas fuel costs up to $1.50 less per gallon than gasoline or diesel, depending on local market conditions. The use of natural gas fuel not only reduces operating costs for vehicles, but also reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 30% in light-duty vehicles and 23% in medium to heavy-duty vehicles. In addition, nearly all natural gas consumed in North America is produced domestically. About Clean Energy Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) is the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America. We build and operate compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations; manufacture CNG and LNG equipment and technologies for ourselves and other companies; develop renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities; and deliver more CNG, LNG and Redeem RNG fuel than any other company in the U.S. For more information, visit www.cleanenergyfuels.com. Forward Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, without limitation, statements about the benefits of natural gas relative to gasoline and diesel, the number of CNG vehicles and buses expected to be deployed by HART and the amount of CNG anticipated to be consumed by HART. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of several factors, including, without limitation, the price of natural gas relative to gasoline and diesel and the cost and operating experience associated with natural gas vehicles. The forward-looking statements made herein speak only as of the date of this press release and, unless otherwise required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. Additionally, the reports and other documents the Company files with the SEC (available at www.sec.gov) contain risk factors, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this news release.
  3. http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/fire/fire-guts-hart-bus-on-i-75-near-gibsonton/2162859 This is 2004 Gillig Low Floor #2416
  4. Current Bus/Van Roster 2001 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2101,2104-2108,2110-2112,2115,2117,2120,2123. (13) 2002 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2201-2210. (10) 2002 Gillig Low Floor "Baby" 29ft 2215-2221,2223-2229 (14) 2003 Gillig Low Floor "Baby" 29ft 2301-2310 (10) 2003 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2315-2327 (13) 2004 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2401-2412. 2415-2419 (17) Note: there is no buses from 2413-2414 Accident: 2406 2004 Gillig Low Floor Advantage Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40ft 2425-2427 2005 Gillig Low Floor "BRT" 42ft 2501-2512 (12) Note: 2502 very bad accident Aug/2013 might be repair in the future. 2006 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2601-2612 (12) 2007 Gillig Low Floor Trolly 29ft 2701-2705 2009 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2901-2930 (30) 2010 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 1001-1029 (29) 2012 Gillig Low Floor BRT Advantage 40ft for MetroRapid @ 1201-1212 (12) 2012 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft @ 1215-1216 2013 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft @ 1301-1312 (12) Note: This is the last order for buying Clean Diesel Buses and will be buying CNG buses starting late 2014. @-use Diesel Exhaust Fluid Total 194 Buses 20 CNG buses will be coming in late 2014. Van Paratransit 2009 Champion Bus Challenger 23ft 1911-1920 (10) 2007 Champion Bus Champion 25ft 1950-1958 2010 Champion Bus Challenger 25ft 1921-1927 2011 Champion Bus Challenger 23ft 1928-1937 (10) 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan 3001-3006 2013 MV-1 VGP 3010-3022 (13) Accident 3019,3021 Total 55 vans 28 CNG Van will be coming in early 2014. Retired 2001 Champion Bus Freightliner 30ft 5208,5254-5256,5258,5407,5410,5416-5418,5421,& 5424 (12) Note: Came from DART Dallas,TX 1999 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 35ft 901-916 (16) 2007 Champion Bus Cutaway 25ft 1826-1829 2000 Gillig Low Floor "Baby" 29ft 2001-2017 (17) 2001 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2102-2103, 2109,213-2114,2116,2118-2119,2121-2122 (10) 2002 Gillig Low Floor "Baby" 29ft 2222 2007 Champion Bus Challenger 23ft 1831-1837 2008 Champion Bus Challenger 23ft 1901-1910 (10)
  5. HART will be the 1st transit agency in Florida to transition from diesel to cheaper, cleaner, and more abundant Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). WMNF News has quotes from our CEO on HART's long-term plan for CNG. The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority says it will become the first public transportation group in Florida to convert from diesel fuel to compressed natural gas. HART is installing a fueling station at an existing operations facility near Ybor. Philip Hale, CEO of HART, expects the first compressed natural gas-fueled vehicles to hit the roads this spring with 28 new vans on order for the roll out. From there, the transit agency will replace retiring vehicles with ones that use CNG. “The plan is, it’ll probably take about seven to eight years, but the entire fleet will be CNG.” Right now, HART’s fleet runs on diesel fuel which costs almost $4 a gallon. Compressed natural gas is about a dollar and a half cheaper. “The real savings is on the maintenance side relative to the engines themselves. In most cases, a diesel engine has to be rebuilt within the lifetime of the vehicle. A forty-foot transit bus, the life of it is scheduled to twelve years and you generally have to rebuild within year five or six. Whereas, on compressed natural gas because it burns so clean, there’s a – I would say 80% of the engines would go the life of the vehicle.” However, Hale does expect it will take HART about four years to see a return on investment. “It’s not just the station; we had to modify the two facilities to comply with some specific regulations, so the entire cost is going to run about $5.2 million.” Compressed natural gas is considered a cleaner-burning fuel source by the Environmental Protection Agency because vehicles using natural gas produce fewer emissions like carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. “The customer won’t really know the difference. I mean, outside the fact that it’ll look a little bit different on the roof, but that’s about it.” Hillsborough’s transition from diesel to compressed natural gas is being used as a model. Public transportation officials from Jacksonville have been visiting HART to discuss plans about converting their own fleet.
  6. It been a while coming to NYCTransiforums since Oct, 2012. HART Current Bus/Van Roster Updated 7/17/13(Tampa,Florida) Current 2001 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2101-2123 2002 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2201-2210 2002 Gillig Low Floor "Baby" 29ft 2215-2229 2003 Gillig Low Floor "Baby" 29ft 2301-2310 2003 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2315-2327 2004 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2401-2412, 2415-2419 2004 Gillig Low Floor Advantage Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40ft 2425-2427 2005 Gillig Low Floor "BRT" 40ft 2501-2512 2006 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2601-2612 2007 Gillig Low Floor Trolley 30ft 2701-2705 2009 Gillig Low Floor Adavntage 40ft 2901-2930 2010 Gillig Low Floor Adavntage 40ft 1001-1029 2012 Gillig Low Floor BRT Adavntage 40ft for MetroRapid 1201-1212 2012 Gillig Low Floor Adavntage 40ft 1215-1216 Accident 2502, 2508, 2921. Note: All buses are now 100% HART blue/white scheme also they are keeping 30ft 2200's and 2300's for next 2 or 3 years. Total 191 Buses raise from 178 buses in end of may 2013. 12 more coming on Aug, 2013 to replace some of 40ft 2100's. 28 more CNG Van coming in early 2014 also 20 more CNG Buses coming in late 2014. Van Paratransit 2008 Champion Bus Challenger 1908-1910 23ft 2009 Champion Bus Challenger 1911-1920 23ft 2007 Champion Bus Champion 1950-1958 25ft 2010 Champion Bus Challenger 1921-1927 27ft 2011 Champion Bus Cahllenger 1928-1937 23ft 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan 3001-3006 2013 MV-1 VGP 3010-3022 Retired 2001 Champion Bus Freightliner 30ft 5208,5254-5256,5258,5407,5410,5416-5418,5421 & 5424 Note: Buses came from DART Dallas,Tx. 1999 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 35ft 901-916 2007 Champion Cutaway 25ft 1826-1829 2000 Gillig Low Floor "Baby" 29ft 2001-2017 2007 Champion Bus Challenger 1831-1837 23ft 2008 Champion Bus Challenger 1901-1907 23ft
  7. U guys need to be patient and they will call u soon. I wait 2 years to call for Trafffic Checker and spent 5 years working with MTA.
  8. Current 1999 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 35ft 913 Note: #913 will retired by the end of 2012. 2001 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2101-2123 2002 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2201-2210 2002 Gillig Low Floor "Baby" 29ft 2215-2229 2003 Gillig Low Floor "Baby" 29ft 2301-2310 2003 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2315-2327 2004 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2401-2412, 2415-2419 2004 Gillig Low Floor Advantage Diesel-Electric Hybrid 40ft 2425-2427 2005 Gillig Low Floor "BRT" 40ft 2501-2512 2006 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 40ft 2601-2612 2007 Gillig Low Floor Trolley 30ft 2701-2705 2009 Gillig Low Floor Adavntage 40ft 2901-2930 2010 Gillig Low Floor Adavntage 40ft 1001-1029 Note: All buses are now 100% HART blue/white scheme Total 177 Buses drops from 191 buses in end of 2011. Also 14 new buses for MetroRapid start in March, 2013 will arrive in Dec, 2012 and 12 more next Aug, 2013 to replace some of 40ft 2100's and 30ft 2200's. Van Paratransit 2008 Champion Bus Challenger 1901-1910 23ft 2009 Champion Bus Challenger 1911-1920 23ft 2007 Champion Bus Champion 1950-1958 25ft 2010 Champion Bus Challenger 1921-1927 27ft 2011 Champion Bus Cahllenger 1928-1937 23ft 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan 3001-3006 Note: 9 more Dodge Grand Caravan will arrive Nov or Dec to replace 2007-2008 1950-1958 25ft Total 52 vans Retired 2001 Champion Bus Freightliner 30ft 5208,5254-5256,5258, 5407,5410,5416-5418,5421 & 5424 Note: Buses came from DART Dallas,Tx. 1999 Gillig Low Floor Advantage 35ft 901-912,914-916 2007 Champion Cutaway 25ft 1826-1829 2000 Gillig Low Floor "Baby" 29ft 2001-2017 2007 Champion Bus Challenger 1831-1837 23ft
  9. 7 years ago before i left NYCT job all i see Most of them are RTS very few New Flyer CNG and now there are alot of Orions, New Flyer CNG & Hybird buses and few RTS at LIvingtion St, Fulton St Mall, Downtown Bklyn and Flatbush Av. RTS is about to be gone soon. David
  10. CNG fuel will be ready by early 2013 and HART will be buying CNG vans first than later on by end of 2013 they will be buying more than CNG buses. David
  11. Nobody got killed, 5 people with B/O was send to hosptial. #2927 will be having a heavy repair replace the whole back of the bus and might take about least 2 to 3 months. David:cool:
  12. This bus was making left turn getting into Netpark than the pickup truck slam into right rear bus. I was told that pickup truck was speeding and didn't stop also there was no skid marks on pickup truck. David:cool:
  13. Friday, November 18, 2011HART Awarded $2.3 Million Federal Grant for CNG Fueling Station The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday that HART is the recipient of a $2.3 million grant to fund a CNG fueling station and associated modifications to an existing HART maintenance facility. This is the first step for HART towards transitioning vans and buses from using diesel to CNG, which is cleaner and more efficient to use in public transit. "Natural gas offers a cost-effective alternative to diesel fuel," said Philip Hale, HART Chief Executive Officer. "Natural gas is available domestically and at this time, costs approximately 20-25 percent less than diesel." The preliminary project timeline includes design and construction through 2012, and an operational CNG fueling station in 2013. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Transit Administration (FTA), HART is one of 46 innovative clean-fuel transit projects nationwide that will share $112 million in funding from two FTA programs: the Clean Fuels Grant Program and the TIGGER III (Transit Investment in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction) Grant Program. David:cool:
  14. I use to hold that position MaBSTOA Traffic Checker from 2001 to 2005 and when did u start??? David HART Bus Operator Tampa,Florida:cool:
  15. My friend of mine who came to Florida to visit me & my father who is a B/O out of Manhattanvillie Depot & told us that there are alot of B/O's is ready to retire for next couple year and he can wait to leave in late 2012 to move to Florida. David:cool:
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