Southern Nevada Transit Agency Gets Revamped CNG Fleet

The White House’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program has awarded $13.3 million to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, largely to pay for a fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, according to a recent report from the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Specifically, the report notes that the funds will go toward the Green Fleet Procurement plan, which is a $20.3 million initiative to replace approximately 25 buses that have reached the end of their service life with a new set of CNG vehicles.

Agency General Manager Tina Quigley says this grant will help the commission reach its goal of “a nearly 100 percent green bus fleet” with CNG vehicles that are “highly reliable, will help reduce fuel and maintenance costs, and improve air quality in southern Nevada.”

According to the write-up, the White House awarded approximately $500 million to 40 projects nationwide through this grant program.

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