An-Najah News - Dr. Fady Hassouna and Dr. Mahmoud Assad from the Faculty of ‎Engineering and Information Technology at An-Najah National ‎University, published a scientific paper titled " Towards a Sustainable ‎Public Transportation: Replacing the Conventional Taxis by a Hybrid ‎Taxi Fleet in the West Bank, Palestine" in the International Journal of ‎Environmental Research and Public Health. ‎

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public ‎Health is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes original ‎articles, critical reviews, research notes, and short communications in ‎the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public ‎health with an impact factor of 2.845.‎

In the article, current and future environmental impact assessments have ‎been determined for the taxi fleet in the West Bank, Palestine, and the ‎implications of using new vehicle technologies (hybrid taxis) as a ‎replacement of the conventional taxi fleet have been investigated. In ‎order to perform this study, firstly, the data of the number of taxis for ‎the period of 1994–2018 have been collected and a prediction model ‎for the future number of taxis has been developed. Also, the expected ‎total amounts of consumed fuels have been then estimated. Finally, the ‎current and the future N2O and CO2, and emissions, have been ‎estimated and the expected influences of hybrid taxis have been ‎determined.‎