Sustainability

Pierce Transit is first bus system to switch to renewable natural gas

Posted on August 20, 2013

TACOMA, Wash. — Pierce Transit has become the first bus system in the country to switch to renewable natural gas as its primary fuel source.

Natural gas from the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley is fueling 143 buses that had been powered by fossil natural gas. The renewable natural gas is refined from the landfill and purchased from Puget Sound Energy, reported The News Tribune. For the full story, click here.

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

More News

OCTA, Calif. agencies launch water conservation initiative

Along with wrapped buses, the campaign will include printing and distributing window clings with the conservation message at public events that agencies also will use on their fleets.

Cleveland RTA unveils first of 90 CNG buses

Each bus reduces annual emissions by 100 tons of CO2 equivalent per bus, so RTA’s fleet of CNG buses will emit 30% fewer greenhouse gases by 2017

Smart infrastructure investment linked to economic development, jobs

Evaluates broader economic impact totaling hundreds of millions of dollars in business sales and several thousand jobs through public transportation and energy efficiency building upgrades in two U.S. cities – Louisville and Salt Lake City.

UC Irvine debuts zero-emission fuel cell bus powered by Ballard

The AFCB configuration utilizes Ballard's FCvelocity®-HD6 fuel cell module to provide primary power, in combination with BAE Systems' HybriDrive® propulsion and power management systems deployed in an ElDorado National 40-foot (12-meter) Axes model, heavy-duty transit bus.

Long Beach Transit to buy 10 BYD electric buses

The LBT Board approved up to $11,069,319, which also includes training and required equipment in support of the purchase.

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 resource for managers of class 1-7 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