British Columbia Transit Fleet Deploys New CNG Buses
The City of Kamloops, British Columbia, has deployed 25 new CNG fueled transit buses after clearing inspections and the CNG fueling station is complete.
“The City’s strategy is to encourage alternative, sustainable methods of transportation and supportive infrastructure,” commented Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar. “These new buses will support this strategy by reducing the emission of harmful pollutants into our air shed.”
A CNG fuelling station located at the Kamloops Transit Centre has been completed at a cost of approximately $2.5 million.
The 25 CNG buses were purchased through New Flyer Industries in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The total cost of the buses is roughly $14.8 million. To help offset the initial costs associated with the purchase of the new CNG buses, FortisBC will provide funding of up to $577,500. This funding represents 70 percent of the cost differential of CNG buses over diesel counterparts.
For more information on transit in Kamloops, visit www.bctransit.com/kamloops.