Electric City Transit, a transportation agency in Anderson, S.C., received its first compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered bus last week and is currently awaiting the delivery of a second CNG bus and a separate diesel-fueled bus, which will be used on a route that takes riders to the Tri-County Technical College campus in Pendleton.
According to a report from the Independent Mail in Anderson, the City Council agreed to buy the three buses and a 2016 Ford Explorer for the transit department in September. The report says that the vehicles cost a combined $1.23 million, but federal, state and county money covered a significant portion of that total amount.
The transit agency expects the three buses to be on the road by next month.
The report quotes Electric City Transit Director Keith Scott in saying that Anderson’s bus system will be the only one in South Carolina with CNG buses.
The full Independent Mail coverage can be found here.