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SEP-OCT 2014

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Visit us at the APTA Expo in booth #3113 28 < m ETRO m AGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 the most representation in this year's Top 110. With all the budget and staf cuts go- ing on around the nation, METRO would especially like to thank all of the transit agencies for participating this year. If you know a feet that belongs on this list or have suggestions on how to improve our future lists, please let us know at Digging a bit deeper, 17 transit agen- cies in this year's Top 110 are from Can- ada, thanks to the addition of Brampton Transit, which reported 359 total vehi- cles and debuts at No. 57. Overall, seven of those Canadian agencies cracked the top 20, led by the Toronto Transit Com- mission at No. 6, with 1,851 reported ve- hicles. Meanwhile, with 16 transit agen- cies, California remains the state with of the total vehicles are low-foor appli- cations and 13% of are used for demand response. This year's Top 10 makes up 36% of the Top 110 Bus Fleet totals, which is approximately 2% higher than 2013. Overall, this year's respondents report that they intend to order 6,701 ve- hicles in the next year, up 13% from last year's number. Meanwhile, the amount of alterna- tively-propelled vehicles reported total 16,964 and make-up 25% of the feet to- tals reported for 2014, with natural gas continuing to lead the way with 8,539 vehicles. Hybrid-electric propulsion continues to follow closely behind with 7,277 vehicles, or 43%, of the total alt-fu- el vehicles reported, with electric vehi- cles — a new category for 2014 — mak- ing up 4% of the sum. Overall, 64% of respondents reported electric vehicles as the type of vehicle propulsion they are most interested in adding to their feets, followed by natural gas and hybrid, with 36% and 19%, respectively. TOP 110 TRANSIT BUS FLEETS TOP FLEETS COMPARISON: 2004 VS 2014 2004 2014 Total vehicles: 59,337 68,835 35 ft. and over: 46,437 48,770 Under 35 ft.: 9,231 14,210 Articulated: 3,669 5,855 Buses on order: 4,839 6,701 Alt-fuel vehicles: 8,190 16,964

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