“This has been 24 years in the making and we congratulate the team on their accomplishment,” PTSC chairman Dr Vincent Lasse said last week, as reported by Trinidad Express. The converted bus will be put into operation by January.
In turn, vehicle maintenance supervisor Esther Sookoo-Pierre commented: “It’s about saving money. The Government has been trying for several years to convert the fleet and utilize the large supply of CNG we have available to us here in the country.”
Last Monday, the bus made its first station stop for a natural gas refueling. As a result, PTSC saves more than 50% in fuel costs. In addition, the NGV is the first to exceed the corporation’s benchmark emissions standards according to the European Union’s standard for diesel engines.