Bus

Feds award Michigan transit $1.3M for CNG fueling

Posted on November 22, 2010

Port Huron, Mich.-based Blue Water Area Transit (BWAT) was awarded $1.3 million in funding in two grants from the Federal Transit Administration’s Clean Fuels Grant Program, which promotes the use of clean fuels to help maintain air quality standards.

 

Both grants will support the expansion of local resources for fueling buses with compressed natural gas (CNG). Added improvements include portable CNG refueling stations to serve remote areas in the county and a new CNG compressor to replace the agency’s oldest compressor.

 

“This is a wonderful use of federal dollars to expand the local infrastructure that helps us improve air quality,” explained Linda Bruckner, Blue Water Area Transportation Commission Board vice chair and Fort Gratiot Township trustee. “This focus on several isolated pockets will allow us to better serve the whole county.”

 

BWAT is Michigan’s largest producer of CNG and runs the largest fleet of alternative fuel buses in the state.

 

The FTA awarded 36 Clean Fuels grants to 35 urban and rural transit providers throughout the country, for a total of $90 million. Only one additional Michigan provider received funding. Recipients were chosen through a competitive selection process based on ability to help communities maintain national air quality standards for ozone and carbon monoxide while supporting clean fuel technologies. BWAT is the only transit agency nationwide to have two projects selected for funding.

 

Last year, CNG refueling resources were made available to the general public.

Earth-friendly CNG vehicles may be refueled at BWAT headquarters, located in Port Huron.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

S.F. exercises option for 167 more New Flyer Xcelsior buses

Valued at nearly $153 million, it includes orders for 98 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses and 69 (138 EU) 60-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses.

Fla.'s JTA launches First Coast Flyer Blue Line BRT service

The 11.1 mile Blue Line on the Southeast Corridor features direct, high-frequency service; seven branded stations; transit signal priority at 18 intersections; and off-board fare collection.

BusCon opens 2017 Call for Papers

The deadline to submit your presentation idea is Jan. 20, 2017.

Man steals MTA bus from Staten Island depot again

The Staten Island resident took the bus on a nearly four-mile joyride, before abandoning it on a corner. It was unclear if he picked up or dropped off any passengers during his route.

TAPTCO, MSTCO create course to help drivers pass CDL test

The course is available in hard copy containing seven interactive CDs together with a trainer’s guide, a driver’s study guide, and a book of practice tests. Alternately, the course is available over the web through a learning management system, so that applicants can go through the training and practice tests from any location.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close