Of the Aviation Authority’s 115-vehicle fleet, 16% are currently operating on CNG. Within five years, that is projected to increase to 53%, and 72% within 10 years. In addition, 16 new Economy Parking Garage shuttle buses are already scheduled for arrival, while one existing vehicle has been identified for future conversion. Other vehicles, such as a new tour bus, six new employee shuttle buses and six other units in the Aviation Authority fleet are on order.
“Today the airport takes another step toward a brighter future by moving to a fuel that is cleaner and more cost effective,” said Tampa Airport CEO Joe Lopano. “My team has developed a strategy to begin converting our fleet of vehicles immediately, a move that not only will save us money, but enables us to set an example for others to follow and benefit all of Tampa Bay.”
TECO Peoples Gas will supply natural gas for the new public station, which will be open 24 hours a day. The airport authority expects estimated fuel cost savings over $1 million in the first 5 years.
Source: Tampa Airport