The chemistry of mass transit.


Increase efficiency. Increase ridership. Decrease environmental footprint. Improve the bottom line. World-class mass transit systems achieve all of these, and more. And they are goals that must be set – and met – in the design phase of the buses and trains that serve the fleet. Simple choices that combine to deliver lighter weight, longer-lasting, lower maintenance vehicles that passengers actually enjoy riding and operators actually enjoy driving.


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Cost of Ownership

Imagine a fleet that works harder. Goes further. Costs less to run.

It’s all about fuel efficiency and durability. Lighter weight materials let vehicles travel further and consume less. Corrosion inhibitors and anti-vandalism solutions reduce maintenance needs, keeping fleets on the move more often. It all adds up to an improved bottom line.

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Do well by doing good.

Improving the sustainability of mass transit is imperative. It’s not about “going green” but balancing the triple bottom line of ecology, economy and society. Sustainable fleets use less fuel. Require less maintenance. Improve the passenger experience through enhanced comfort, health and safety.

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Increase ridership. Improve the bottom line.

Comfort keeps passengers coming back. Thermal control. Acoustics. Vibration. Air quality. Lighting. They all make riders feel better about the journey. They also help reduce stress and fatigue for drivers and operators, improving productivity and safety.

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