The South Bend Transportation Co. (Transpo) has received the 2015 Impact Award from South Shore Clean Cities for fielding a fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) buses.
The Impact Award recognizes an organization that strives to improve the quality of life in northern Indiana and demonstrates leadership in sustainability. Transpo was recognized for its ongoing sustainability initiatives with the fleet conversion from soy biodiesel to CNG and the upcoming opening of its fast-fuel CNG fueling center.
Transpo has replaced 16 fixed-route buses with new vehicles powered by CNG, launching a five-year fleet replacement program, and three additional buses will arrive in the upcoming weeks. According to Transpo, it has the largest CNG public transit fleet in the State of Indiana.
“We’re honored to be recognized for our sustainability initiatives,” says David Cangany, Transpo CEO. “As we strategically plan for the future, we are committed to sustainable best practices. The CNG technology not only reduces our operating costs, but is environmentally friendly and supports CNG as an alternate fuel option throughout the region.”
Transpo recently began fueling the CNG buses on-site at its new state-of-the-art fueling center and will host a grand opening in the upcoming weeks.