Oakland International Airport (OAK), the fourth busiest airport in California, has completed testing and put into operation 9 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) -powered parking shuttle buses. OAK can now provide convenient and environmentally sustainable service between airline terminals and parking facilities.
The CNG shuttle buses can reduce fuel costs by up to 50% and greenhouse gas emissions by 25%. The new fleet replaces the 2003 Ford Aerotech “Cutaway”-style minibuses with ElDorado Class-E buses from Creative Bus Sales.
OAK’s public and employee parking facilities are just a short bus ride away from the terminals. During the last fiscal year, which ended in June, 921,457 passengers utilized OAK parking shuttles. This is up 5% from 875,381 passengers served in the prior fiscal year.
“Safety, security, and enhanced customer service are top priorities at OAK. This is just as true for customers boarding aircraft as it is for passengers riding the new and improved parking shuttles. From concept to delivery, this journey has been extremely rewarding,” says Acting Parking and Ground Transportation Manager, Alma Peña.
Oakland International Airport served 13.1 million passengers in 2017, and is poised to surpass 14 million in 2018.
Source: Oakland International Airport