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Texas agency to purchase 23 ARBOC CNG paratransit vehicles

Posted on June 10, 2013

Texas’ Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority’s (CCRTA) board of directors took another step forward in pursuit of a cost-saving “green” fleet powered by domestically-produced compressed natural gas (CNG) with the approval to purchase 23 new ARBOC CNG-fueled paratransit vehicles.

Fuel cost savings to the CCRTA for these new vehicles will be $322,000 annually or $14,000 per vehicle per year, according to the agency. This is added fuel cost savings heaped onto the savings already being realized from the 10n fixed-route CNG units brought on-line late last year.

In addition to fuel cost savings, the new vehicles are low-floor demand response vehicles and will each be equipped with:

  • Safe platform ramps compliant with ADA incline guidelines rather than slow-loading lifts.
  • Three wheelchair securements per unit instead of two.
  • A total of 13 fixed seats of which four convert for maximum wheelchair capacity.
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