August 4, 2022

How CCATS Switched its Paratransit Fleet to Propane and Realized True Savings

Welcome to our rebranded video series METROspectives. Today, Randy Cantor, Transportation Services Manager for the Carteret County Area Transportation System (CCATS) in Newport, N.C., joins METRO’s Executive Editor Alex Roman.

Topics Include:

  • The decision for CCATS to test propane usage for its fleet.
  • The agency’s partnership with ROUSH CleanTech and its decision to expand their propane usage.
  • How switching to propane has helped cut the agency’s fuel bill by more than 50%.
  • Advice for agencies looking to switch to propane or any other alternative form of propulsion.

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⏱ Timestamps ⏱
0:00 Intro
:40 Background on CCATS
1:23 Why Propane?
2:18 Partnering with ROUSH CleanTech
3:38 Initial Challenges with Propane
5:08 Post Purchase Relationship with ROUSH
6:00 Benefits Experienced by Switching to Propane
8:40 Advice for Agencies Looking to Test Alternative Fuels or Propulsion Systems
10:10 Future Fueling Plans
11:30 Final Thoughts on the Program


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