Moreover, Calgary Transit will take delivery of two additional CNG-powered buses in May as part of the pilot. When the trial ends, the operator will look into specifications for a new storage and maintenance garage suitable for natural gas vehicles.
The agency currently operates close to 1,100 diesel buses and the cost of this fuel has been steadily increasing – more than doubling in the past 10 years. CNG buses are less expensive to operate as natural gas prices are about 30 per cent lower than diesel costs.
Source: Calgary Transit