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.
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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.