District officials worked closely with officials at the Alabama State Department of Education, which had to give a waiver to allow the district to buy non-diesel buses. Representatives of local energy company Energen also worked with the district, providing assistance in preparing the request for proposals the district used to select a vendor for the CNG buses.
The buses drivers will fuel at the transit authority’s filling station, near the district bus terminal. Lawson State Community College, which has a grant to instruct people in the service of natural gas vehicles, trained the district’s mechanics during the summer.
Source: Birmingham City Schools