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.

For the full story, click here.

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


  • 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.

E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

Mass transit mobile Wi-Fi & the public sector case study How Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority successfully implemented Wi-Fi on its light rail and bus lines

More white papers


 
DIGITAL EDITION

The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue