CTTRANSIT Demonstration and Evaluation of Hybrid Diesel Electric Transit Buses - Interim Report 6

The project goal is to identify the next generation of transit vehicles for future fleet replacement that are cost effective, reliable, produce fewer emissions, and have improved fuel economy compared to the standard heady-duty diesel powered bus. Data are being collected to produce an estimated life-cycle cost analysis, using emissions information, mileage, fuel economy, power production, brake pad wear, maintenance and repair costs. Bus operator surveys are also being performed. Two 2003 model year 40 ft low floor New Flyer Allison hybrid diesel electric buses were placed into service in June 2003. Performance data collection began on July 1, 2003 on these buses as well as two virtually identical 2002 model year 40 ft low floor New Flyer standard diesel buses. The hybrids and base buses operate in virtually identical conditions on equivalent routes each day.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This project is being funded by a Congestion Mitigation Air Quality grant.
  • Corporate Authors:


    100 Leibert Road
    Hartford, CT  United States  06141

    Connecticut Department of Transportation

    2800 Berlin Turnpike
    Newington, CT  United States  06131
  • Authors:
    • Warren, Stephen W
  • Publication Date: 2005-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Quarterly Interim Report
  • Pagination: 35p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01011182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CT-170-1884-06-05-1, Project No. R.P. 170-1884
  • Created Date: Dec 12 2005 10:00AM