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Fully Compressed Natural Gas Powered Fleet in Nanaimo Creates Jobs and a Greener Future for British Columbians

Jan 19, 2017

The delivery of 24 New Flyer buses this winter means that the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) will boast a fully Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered fleet. CNG-fuelled buses reduce operating costs for BC Transit and for Nanaimo as the fuel is less expensive and has a smaller carbon footprint compared to traditional transit vehicles.

“BC Transit has shown the success of compressed natural gas as a fleet fuel for commercial vehicles,” said Sarah Smith, FortisBC Director, Natural Gas for Transportation and Regional Liquefied Natural Gas. “By completing its Nanaimo fleet with compressed natural gas, BC Transit is not only ensuring benefits for the community through a cleaner, more cost-effective fuel but also for all FortisBC gas customers who will see rate benefits of a gas distribution system that is more optimized year-round.”