The Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (EMTA), operator of the public transport system in Erie, Pa., has added seven Gillig compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to its fleet. Five more will be delivered in December.
The EMTA already had six New Flyer CNG buses, which were made in 2000 and refuel at an existing IMW Atlas station on EMTA property. One day, the EMTA plans to transition its entire bus fleet to CNG.
“The buses produce cleaner emissions, reducing the soot and pollution by 90 percent,” Landis Erwin, an EMTA representative, tells NGT News. “It would help the Erie community to have a cleaner environment and be able to travel in that manner. Also, CNG fuel is currently cheaper than diesel fuel.”