Management & Operations

Clean Energy to supply Calif. fleet with LNG

Posted on September 18, 2007

Clean Energy signed a five-year agreement to supply the Metropolitan Transit District in Santa Cruz, Calif. (Santa Cruz Metro) with LNG fuel for its growing fleet of natural gas-powered buses.  


Santa Cruz Metro plans, by mid-2008, to operate 63 CNG buses, including 10 currently in service and by replacing 53 older diesel-fueled buses with new or re-powered natural gas models. To accommodate this expanding fleet, Santa Cruz Metro has constructed a new L/CNG fueling station at its River Street Metroplex. LNG was chosen for the fuel supply because the utility's local distribution system could not provide pipeline gas to produce CNG in quantity sufficient to meet the anticipated future demand of a growing CNG fleet.  


The LNG supplied by Clean Energy will be converted to CNG to fuel the fleet. Santa Cruz Metro operates fixed-route service on 39 routes (20 on weekends) in Santa Cruz directly and supports the Highway 17 commuter service between Santa Cruz and the Silicon Valley/San Jose area. 


The two services transport close to six million passengers annually.

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

More News

Chicago RTA approves 5-year 'Invest in Transit' strategic plan

New regional plan sets a bold, yet practical, vision for “public transit as the core of the region’s robust transportation mobility network.”

TriMet Board names single finalist in GM search

Doug Kelsey joined the agency in 2015 and quickly improved the overall on-time performance of the transit system.

UTA's free-fare day adds 29K riders

The agency said the single-day ridership on FrontRunner commuter trains was up by 66% for a total of 30,016 boardings, while ridership on the TRAX light rail was up by 32%, for a total of 79,825 boardings.

Capital Metro selects new President/CEO

Randy Clarke has served as the VP, operations and member services, at the American Public Transportation Association since April 2016.

Berlin to offer sneakers with built-in transit pass

The sneakers will feature the unmistakable seat upholstery pattern featured on the city’s public transit fleet on the heel with the sneaker’s tongue featuring a fabric version of the annual BVG season ticket.

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