“I commend Kamloops Mayor and council and BC Transit for demonstrating leadership and seizing the opportunity to adopt compressed natural gas as a fuel source,” said Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Kamloops-South Thompson MLA. “The decision to go CNG helps the sustainability of transit, which is an integral part of a successful community.”
“The early replacement of older diesel buses will help the City of Kamloops reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with our Sustainable Kamloops Plan. This initiative also supports the Kamloops Airshed Management Plan’s first strategy which is to encourage alternative, sustainable methods of transportation and supportive infrastructure,” commented Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar.
“BC Transit is pleased to partner with the City of Kamloops and FortisBC as we expand our CNG fleet,” said BC Transit President and CEO Manuel Achadinha. “The City of Kamloops and BC Transit share a strong commitment to sustainable transportation which made Kamloops a natural choice for CNG buses.”
Kamloops is the second BC Transit community to adopt CNG technology; as announced last year, the first BC Transit CNG fleet will go into revenue service in the Regional District of Nanaimo this spring.
Source: BC Transit.