“The extraordinary possibility of using natural gas powered buses just raised at the last moment,” said Héctor Gutiérrez Cabello, head of Concession Services, who explained that although there is a high possibility that the buses will run on CNG, the initially scheduled delivery should be redesigned.
“If it does not take too long, there would be a decision made in favor of natural gas buses because it offers a huge difference in emissions reduction,” Gutiérrez Cabello told the newspaper Vanguardia, and confirmed that in future there would be the possibility of implementing the CNG fuel system in taxis. “They are over 5,000 cars offering this service in Saltillo,” he concluded.
The Saltibús project to be set in the state capital city was signed by the governor of Coahuila Rubén Moreira in June 2012, with the clear intention of improving the public transportation in the area. The service transports more than 195,000 citizens making 435,000 daily trips.