Phoenix’s Alternative Fuels Program is one of the largest in the country with nearly 3,600 vehicles or 56 percent operating on alternative/clean fuels. “This is another example of our city staff looking at every opportunity to save taxpayer dollars, and at the same time helping to advance our sustainability mission. This program will protect taxpayers and our environment for years to come,” said Vice Mayor Bill Gates.
Moreover, the City Council has recently approved the purchase of 120 CNG buses for Valley Metro, which will replace the same number of retiring LNG buses and will be procured for $61 million from a regional cooperative purchasing agreement with the Regional Public Transportation Authority. The new fleet will save the city a net $4 million and is expected to arrive between the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014. After delivery, Phoenix’s 465 Valley Metro buses will be 65% natural gas (CNG and LNG).
Source: City of Phoenix