Nashville Airport Earns Environmental Stewardship Award for CNG Fleet

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Nashville TN Airport CNG Parking ShuttleEarlier this year, Metropolitan Nashville Airport (MNAA) introduced a new fleet of 28 environmentally friendly parking shuttle buses at Nashville International Airport (BNA). The decision to adopt a cleaner domestic fuel, together with the authority’s geothermal plate cooling system, has earned it a Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) 2017 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award in the Pursuit of Excellence category, for its ongoing commitment to sustainability. Read more »

Trillium CNG Opens P-3 CNG Station in York, PA

York Trillium CNG station for PennDotThe Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and rabbittransit (Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) last week officially opened the commonwealth’s newest public compressed natural gas (CNG) station in York, Pennsylvania. The new facility is the second public CNG station Love’s Trillium CNG designed, built and maintains for numerous transit authorities in Pennsylvania as part of a public-private partnership (P-3) PennDOT awarded to the company last year. Read more »

Turkey’s Karsan Introduces CNG Bus to US Market

Karsan CNG BusTurkish company Karsan, an independent, multi-branded vehicle manufacturer, has displayed a 42-foot compressed natural gas-fueled transit bus at the UTIP Global Transport Summit in Montreal mid May – and says it wants to build the “Sunshine” model in the U.S. to meet federal “Buy America” funding requirements. Read more »

LA Metro Selects Clean Energy’s Redeem RNG for Transit Fleet

Redeem Clean Energy BiomethaneClean Energy Fuels Corp., has been awarded a contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to refuel its fleet of transit buses with renewable natural gas (RNG). The deal calls for Clean Energy to provide Metro its Redeem™ brand of RNG, the first renewable and commercially available vehicle fuel in the United States made entirely from 100% organic waste. Read more »

CNG Achievers Amongst Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Award Winners

MLGW CNG Station ChoctawThe Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), has included three Compressed Natural Gas high achievers amongst the winners of the 2017 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards. These three have separately focused on public access CNG refuelling stations, CNG-powered airport shuttle buses, and advancement of alternative fuels. Read more »

Five Vicinity CNG Buses for Ontario Fleet

Grande West Vicinity BusGrande West Transportation Group Inc., a Canadian bus manufacturer of heavy-duty mid-sized transit buses for sale in Canada and the United States, is to supply Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to a public transport agency in Hamilton, Ontario. Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) has ordered five CNG Vicinity buses. Read more »

Biomethane Decarbonises Nottingham Double-Deck Buses

Nottingham CT Bio-Gas busThe U.K city of Nottingham, 200 kms north of London, is now home to a new £17m (USD 22m) double-deck bus fleet powered by renewable natural gas (RNG or biomethane). The London-based Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) used the launch of the fleet last week to call for greater government support for low-carbon transport fuels. Read more »

First Florida School District-Owned CNG Station

Pasco County Schools CNG station and busesPasco County Schools and its partners opened the U.S. State of Florida’s first school district owned and operated compressed natural gas (CNG) fast-fill station to fuel the 65 CNG buses the district will have by the end of the 17-18 school year. Read more »

New Flyer to Supply 110 CNG Buses for New York City Transit

New Flyer XN60 Xcelsior for MTA NYCT 2017New Flyer Industries Inc. (New Flyer), a North American manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses, has been awarded a contract to supply 110 heavy-duty 60-foot articulated Xcelsior®compressed natural gas (CNG) buses by New York City Transit Authority (NYCT). The state-funded contract is valued at USD 95 million. Read more »

Buses in Delitzsch, Germany Switch to Natural Gas

The city bus lines of Delitzsch in Northern Saxony will soon be operated exclusively by natural gas-powered vehicles following the investment by local bus company Auto Webel in environmentally friendly technology, a move supported by the regional government with a grant of €60,000 (USD 66k). The city has purchased three buses thus far, with more soon to be delivered. Read more »