South Bend Transit Agency Rolls Out New CNG Buses


South Bend Public Transportation Corp., also known as Transpo, has put its new compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered buses on the roads of South Bend, Ind.

According to a South Bend Tribune report, the transit agency is currently operating 10 of 16 recently delivered CNG buses and plans to put the remaining six units in service once older diesel models are retired.

The CNG buses come as the agency works to upgrade its aging fleet, and Transpo already has three more CNG models scheduled for delivery in the beginning of 2016. A Transpo official says the new CNG buses offer several benefits, and the agency bought the vehicles using state and federal grants.

The full South Bend Tribune report is available here.

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