August 6, 2013

Miami-Dade Transit may convert bus fleet to CNG

MIAMI —  Miami-Dade Transit is exploring options to convert its fleet of 817 Metrobuses from diesel to compressed natural gas, according to a Miami-Herald report.

Though additional details were not available yet, department director Ysela Llort said that initially the department plans to acquire up to 300 CNG buses as part of its bus replacement plan in the coming years, along with the infrastructure required to fuel and maintain them.

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  • Brian Bradford[ August 6th, 2013 @ 10:58am ]

    Years ago when their system was half the size it is now, MDT experimented with CNG, then proceeded to drop the experiment because of performance issues, reliability, and fuel cost. Now they suddenly think all is well? Good luck with that. CNG buses run a lot hotter than diesel, and humid air doesn't help matters one bit.

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