San Diego’s transportation system just got a little more environmentally friendly with the addition of a fleet of buses fueled by propane autogas.
The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) deployed 77 buses on Wednesday morning.
MTS says the new fleet reduces their operating costs as well as emissions by two million pounds per year.
"This is a great example of how MTS is realizing cost-savings and helping communities reduce emissions. MTS will save about $5.8 million over the five to seven year lifecycle of the vehicles and reduce the carbon intensity by 71 percent,” said Paul Jablonski, Chief Executive Officer for MTS.
All of the minibuses and paratransit buses will be fueled by propane autogas, which reduces 60 percent less carbon monoxide and 25 percent greenhouse gasses, MTS said.
“Propane autogas is a cleaner burning, domestically produced alternative fuel that also lowers total ownership costs,” said Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing at ROUSH CleanTech.
All of the models of buses are fitted with a propane autogas fuel system from ROUSH CleanTech.