CNG Shuttle Buses for California’s Oakland International Airport

| USA: Oakland CA

Oakland CNG-powered parking shuttles at airport CAOakland 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. Read more »

Lima Public Transport Company Acquires IVECO Euro V Buses

| Peru: Lima

Iveco Bus 42 units for public transport in LimaProviding a major contribution to cleaner air for Lima’s resident is a new fleet of IVECO public transport buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). IVECO Bus together with dealer Motored delivered 42 urban buses CN170E20 to the company Transporte y Servicios Virgen de la Puerta SA (VIPusa) in mid July. Read more »

Omaha Metro Embraces the CNG Alternative

| USA: St. Cloud MN and Omaha NE
Omaha Metro CNG MOBY Van

CNG vans joined Omaha Metro in June.

In Omaha, Nebraska, the city’s Metro is changing the makeup of its fleet with the introduction of Compressed Natural gas (CNG) buses. The transit authority has awarded New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer) an order for 35-foot Xcelsior® heavy-duty transit buses. By mid-January, the city will be operating 14 CNG buses. Read more »

Bolivian CNG Conversion Program Restarts in August

| Bolivia: Tarija | Source: el Periódico
CNG-powered minibuses in Tarija

CNG-powered minibuses in Tarija

The Bolivian Government through the Ministry of Hydrocarbons will resume its vehicle conversion program in August, transitioning public transportation vehicles to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), reports media service el Periódico. Different alternatives for cost reduction are being introduced by Freddy Castrillo, the Secretary for Hydrocarbons. Read more »

MAN to Supply 110 Lion’s City CNG Buses to Warsaw in 2019

| Poland: Warsaw

Poland buys 100 MAN Lion's City CNG for Warsawa MZAFrom the spring of 2019, a further 110 natural gas-powered MAN Lion’s City low-floor buses will be driving around the streets of the Polish capital of Warsaw. MAN Truck & Bus Polska was able to win the order of 80 natural gas buses from Warsaw bus operator MZA at the end of June. Read more »

EMT to Acquire 460 CNG buses from Mercedes and Scania

| Spain: Madrid

Mercedes-Benz Citaro NGT for EMTThe Board of Directors of the Municipal Transport Company of Madrid (EMT) has approved an investment of EUR 138M (USD 161M) for the acquisition, during the next two years, of 460 new buses for the municipal fleet. All buses will be powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). It is the largest investment in fleet renewal carried out by EMT in its 70-year history. Read more »

Superpolo Launches ‘Superior’ NGV Microbus in Colombia

| Colombia
Superpolo Superior CNG Bus on IVECO chassis

Image: Busworld

Brazilian bus manufacturer Marcopolo, through its Colombian company Superpolo, recently launched a new compressed natural gas (CNG) bus under its ‘Superior’ brand. Presented in mid-May, the urban passenger service vehicles are built on an IVECO chassis and have capacity for 19 passengers. Read more »

METRO a Change Catalyst using CNG for Cleaner Air in Houston

| USA: Houston TX
Freedom CNG Metro Station in Houston

Freedom CNG Metro Station in Houston

Since 2016 Metro Houston has travelled 8.2 million miles on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). With 20 more CNG buses on order from New Flyer Industries, the transit operator aims to improve their environmental footprint in the Space City. Read more »

Trinidad and Tobago Receive 35 Higer CNG Buses

| Trinidad and Tobago; China

Higer CNG Bus Launch in TrinidadThirty five Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) -powered buses, manufactured by Higer Bus, a Chinese bus manufacturer based in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, were officially handed over to the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in mid-May. Read more »

WMATA Procures CNG Buses from New Flyer

| USA: St Cloud MN

WMATA 2018 New Flyer Xcelsior XN40 CNGNorth American bus and coach manufacturer NFI Group Inc., through its subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), will deliver up to 694 heavy-duty Xcelsior® transit buses to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) as part of a five-year contract award. An undeclared number of buses will be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). Read more »