Flint’s Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) has received 13 new CNG 40-foot coach vehicles. In addition, 22 more vehicles will be arriving within the next 10 months. These 35 buses will replace 24 year old diesel vehicles well beyond their useful life (normally 12 years).
Within the next 30 days these new advanced design alternative fuel vehicles will be placed throughout the fixed route system serving the greater Flint area. “We are extremely proud of our progress to attain a 100% alternative fuel fleet, while working to reduce the carbon footprint and creating a clean operating environment,” said Ed Benning, MTA General Manager/CEO.
The new CNG fleet will be fueled at the newly built public/private refueling station owned by Consumer’s Energy. The facility is located at the MTA’s Grand Blanc Service Center.
Over the past several years, the MTA has reduced its use of fossil fuel diesel from 1.4 million gallons annually to an expected low of 300,000 gallons.