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Zipcar has announced an agreement with the city of Atlanta to provide car-sharing memberships to its employees. However, the announcement doesn't stop there: Zipcar also joined Midtown Transportation Solutions (MTS) and the Downtown Transportation Management Association (DTMA) to provide free application fees for Atlanta-based companies or organizations that join Zipcar before the end of the year. The agreement is sponsored by the Keneda Foundation, which covers the $25 application fee for Atlan

San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has announced the launch of a bus which not only features a hybrid powertrain, but also uses natural gas as fuel. The drivetrain was installed in a regular bus and it's made up from a Cummins ISB Gas Plus engine, a Siemens 165kW electrical generator, two Siemens duo inverters, two Siemens 85kW drive motors and Cobasys-developed NiMH batteries. Some alterations had to be made to the standard chassis to adapt it to the new configuration. The $1 million