The pilot program begins with five buses delivered by Feb. 28, 2014, followed by 20 more buses by the end of March 2014. If another 25 are purchased, they would be delivered by May 29, 2015. Moreover, a tender for a fueling station to serve the new buses, anticipated to cost about $2 million, will be issued shortly, according to Burton.
In May, the province unveiled a natural gas transportation strategy allowing utility companies to provide incentives to fleets using natural gas and to establish fueling infrastructure. Transit is applying under this incentive program.
Source: B.C. Transit