Management & Operations

Utah to switch bus fleet to less costly biodiesel

Posted on November 17, 2005

The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) plans to switch to biodiesel fuel for its bus and paratransit fleets, which could save the agency thousands of dollars in annual fuel costs. The agency, which is in the final stages of negotiating a purchase agreement for the fuel, expects to save between 12 to 15 cents per gallon, reported the Salt Lake Tribune. UTA spokesman Justin Jones said that even saving 10 cents a gallon could save the agency $750,000 annually in fuel costs. Use of biodiesel, a mixture of 80% diesel and 20% soy, requires no engine or other infrastructure changes to the buses. UTA, which successfully experimented with biodiesel two years ago, will phase out its limited number of natural gas-powered buses, reported the paper.

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

More News

Fla.'s HART to develop autonomous circulator route

The project would be one of the first of its kind in the U.S. utilizing autonomous technology and has the potential to become a genuine problem solver, according to FDOT and HART.

CTA's 2017 budget includes no fare increases, service cuts for 8th year

Long-term deals on fuel and increased non-fare revenue have helped CTA cope with reduced funding from the state and a decline in ridership, which fell to just under 500 million in 2016.

SORTA to sell advertising to pay for bus benches

In a separate ordinance, the city agreed to stop removing currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.

Future for connected cars is promising, obstacles remain: study

Obstacles include privacy and security concerns, to a lack of infrastructure and the need for a legislative framework.

Caltrain begins courtesy campaign via social media

The campaign, called “Caltrain Manners,” is the result of a recent online survey, where passengers were asked what annoyed them most about their fellow riders. Caltrain tallied the results to determine the three worst passenger gaffes.

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


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