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FACT 2014

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38 < m ETRO m AGAZINE FACT BOOK 2015 metro-magazine.com industry data 0% 20% 40% 60% Bus and Coach Sales 2014 Bus Rapid Transit Projects Survey Fueling Fare Payment Nearly one-half of operators surveyed plan to use hybrid-electric propulsion for their vehicles, just slightly less than last year. Nearly one-third use or plan to use CNG. (Note: Some transit authorities selected two propulsion methods, so percentages overlap.) Propulsion Type Hybrid-Electric CNG Trolley Clean Diesel 44% 32% 22% 2% Cash/Coin Magnetic strip Mobile 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 71% 51% 39% 5% Smart card Transit buses sold in the public sector Motorcoach sales 2013 Number of motorcoach sales in the U.S. and Canada. With all manufacturers not submitting numbers, the total is approximate. 1,757 Units by size 2012 2013 30 Feet 176 191 35-40 Feet 3,470 3,038 45 Feet 418 371 60 Feet 581 720 Total: 4,645 4,320 Propulsion catalog 2012 2013 Diesel 2,897 2,554 Hybrids 711 695 NGV 1,037 1,071 Trolley 0 0 Total: 4,645 4,320 More than two-thirds of projects chose cash/coin, about half are using smart cards, and slightly more than one-third selected magnetic strip.

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