Supporting the launch of the San Francisco Green Zone, New Flyer is using its telematics monitoring system New Flyer Connect to provide ‘geofencing’ functionality, with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and BAE Systems PLC (BAE).
Green Zones are part of San Francisco’s approach to greenhouse gas reduction, taking advantage of the latest battery-electric technologies to convert the SFMTA’s fleet of hybrid buses into part-time electric buses, as a step on the way to full electrification of the fleet by 2035. This will mean that buses will run on electric power in specific sections of the city with the worst air pollution.
Chris Stoddart, President of New Flyer, said: “For the past four decades, New Flyer and SFMTA have collaborated to promote clean electric energy for transit buses. Since then, we have delivered over 1,500 buses to San Francisco – with nearly half equipped with zero-emission technology. We are proud to support SFMTA’s remarkable evolution in sustainable transportation: not only do Green Zones illustrate the power of data-driven solutions through New Flyer Connect, but the initiative has furthered our commitment to smart mobility using onboard performance reporting.”
The SFMTA has identified Green Zones on routes 43, 47, 12, 2, 19 and 28 throughout the city.
“SFMTA is committed to providing reliable and sustainable transportation for the city of San Francisco with a clear vision and plan for increasingly cleaner mobility,” said Julie Kirschbaum, SFMTA Director of Transit. “We continue driving innovation in public transit and are thrilled to work with New Flyer to provide a scalable green solution through the synergy of battery-electric and connected geofencing technologies.”