This year, 60 CNG buses have been added to the BC Transit’s Victoria Regional Transit System fleet, providing a quieter, greener transit experience, and reducing the average fleet age. 25 new medium-duty CNG buses have now been activated in Victoria, joining 35 heavy-duty CNG vehicles that also replaced existing aging buses in February.
BC Transit is constantly updating their fleet to provide a reliable, comfortable service to their customers. While the average conventional fleet age in Victoria prior to this year’s CNG implementation was 12.5 years, it is now 9.8.
CNG buses are part of BC Transit’s Low Carbon Fleet Program to support provincial targets for greenhouse gas emissions and align with the provincial CleanBC plan. The benefits of CNG technology are both environmental and economic, with reductions in tailpipe emissions and operational costs.
FortisBC supplies natural gas for BC Transit’s CNG fleets, while the filling station, located at the Langford operations and maintenance facility, is maintained by Clean Energy Fuels.
Source: BC Transit