Among the 152 grants, DOT will be awarded USD 22 million to replace New Jersey transit buses with CNG-powered ones and USD 47.8 million to restore maintenance facilities in Los Angeles to accommodate in part vehicles running on compressed natural gas, reported The Hill news site.
At the same time, The Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit Bus has received USD 4.8 million from the Federal Administration to purchase 12 new buses driven by CNG. Ross Clark, climate change specialist for
“In addition to helping us reduce our dependence on foreign oil and reduce our carbon footprint, this substantial grant will provide a boost to our plans to convert the entire Metro fleet to CNG,” commented Supervisor Ellen Pirie. “It is most welcome news as we struggle to maintain our high levels of service while facing declining revenues and cuts to state aid,” added. Moreno Valley Towing