California School District Buys 10 Natural Gas Buses

The Murrieta Valley Unified School District in California has purchased 10 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to add to its fleet of 51 diesel-powered vehicles.

According to a Press-Enterprise report, the district bought the vehicles from Colton, Calif.-based A-Z Bus Sales Inc. and is also constructing refueling stations at the district's fleet yard. San Clemente, Calif.-based Go Natural Gas is building the facilities, which should be completed within the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the buses will refuel at a nearby CNG station in Temecula.

At a ceremony Aug. 8, the district's superintendent said she was delighted. “In the long term, we're putting money back in the classroom by doing projects like this.”

To read the full Press-Enterprise report, click HERE.

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