Just north of Los Angeles, the City of Santa Clarita is building on its 2005 commitment to move to a 100 percent Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered bus fleet with the recent acquisition of seven new natural gas vehicles (NGVs). The purchase was aided by federal funding.
Three commuter and four local buses, fitted with near zero engines, recently began service with the City’s transit fleet. CNG vehicles offer residents transportation with a minimal carbon footprint on the environment. The City has just eleven diesel commuter buses remaining in the fleet of 113 vehicles.
Santa Clarita Transit is already looking ahead to future bus purchases, as the City nears a 100% CNG-fueled fleet. Staff is currently in the middle of its Transportation Development Plan, which acts as a blueprint for transit services over the next five to ten years.