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Georgia State Rep. Roberts Introduces Transportation Funding Act
on 29 Jan 2015
Georgia House Transportation Chairman Jay Roberts, R-Ocilla, has announced the Transportation Funding Act of 2015. Roberts says the legislation aims to address the state's transportation infrastructure needs and provide more than $1 billion in new transportation funding "without a tax increase." The act is a comprehensive package, and among its many measures is a proposal to have alternative fuel vehicle [read more]
New York DEC Adopts Stringent New Regulations for Liquefied Natural Gas
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has adopted new regulations that will make liquefied natural gas (LNG) available as a fuel for trucks in the state. The stringent regulations enable permits to be granted - under DEC permit requirements - to safely site, construct and operate new LNG facilities. As a result, LNG will be available to [read more]
Police Department Switching Squad Vehicles to Propane Autogas
on 28 Jan 2015
The police department of Lake in the Hills, a village in Illinois, is retrofitting 10 patrol vehicles to run on propane autogas. Police Chief David Brey tells NGT News that the Chevy Tahoes range from model-years 2012 to 2014, and under a pilot program, the department will install fuel systems from ICOM North America to convert them into bi-fuel vehicles [read more]
Ryder's NGV Fleet Reaches New Mileage Milestone
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Commercial transportation and supply chain solutions company Ryder System Inc. says its fleet of natural gas vehicles has surpassed a total of 30 million on-road miles. The fleet consists of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors for customers in California, New York, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Maryland, Georgia and Louisiana, as well as in Canada. Since [read more]
BYD Motors Debuts 100% Battery-Electric Transit Bus
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BYD Motors Inc. has unveiled what it says is the world's first long-range, 100% battery-electric, over-the-road coach bus. Named the BYD C9, the two-axle, 40-foot coach has a seating capacity of 47 people and can run at highway speed for over 190 miles. The BYD C9 is the first of three 100% battery-electric coaches the company will launch globally this [read more]
How Are the First CNG-Powered Kenworth T880s Holding Up?
on 26 Jan 2015
Last year, Minnesota-based Beaver Creek Transport started operating the first-ever Kenworth T880 trucks powered by natural gas. Brothers Randy and Scott Tersteeg, who own the transportation and warehousing business, as well as a family farm, say the new vehicles have produced big savings and performed well. When it came time to replace two trucks in Beaver Creek Transport's fleet, the [read more]
eCNG: Emergency Fuel for Stranded Natural Gas Vehicles
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San Francisco-based PSI Technologies LLC has released eCNG, a new product that provides roadside refueling for natural gas vehicles in emergency situations. The eCNG package stores compressed natural gas at 3,600 psi, enabling roadside-assistance teams to help NGV operators whose vehicles have run out of fuel. The product incorporates industry-standard components (NGV-2 and U.S. DOT approved), allowing users to easily [read more]
MFS Readies to Deploy Mobile CNG Station for Fleets
on 26 Jan 2015
New York-based Mobile Fueling Solutions (MFS) has received delivery of its first Virtual Pipeline compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling system and has already inked deals to supply CNG to several local fleets. Galileo Technologies, creator of the Virtual Pipeline solution, designed the system to transport natural gas by road where there are no pipelines. MFS will be the first company [read more]
City of Jackson Adds Alternative Fuel Vehicles to Its Fleet
on 23 Jan 2015
The City of Jackson, Tenn., has introduced five alternative fuel vehicles to its municipal fleet. The additions include three propane autogas cruisers for the Jackson Police Department and two compressed natural gas trucks, an F250 and an F450, for the Jackson Health and Sanitation Department, which will use the trucks for debris collection. The alternative fuel initiative is a partnership [read more]
N.D. Bill Would Create Incentives for NGVs and Fueling Stations
on 21 Jan 2015
Legislators in North Dakota have introduced H.B.1446, a bill to provide incentives for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and natural gas fueling stations in the state. Sponsored by state Rep. Robin Weisz, R-Hurdsfield, the bill would put the North Dakota Department of Commerce in charge of administering two new programs. The $3 million NGV incentive program would provide cost-share grants of [read more]
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