February 2, 2013

Milwaukee's Transit Express Converts Paratransit Vehicles to CNG

WISCONSIN - The following video features the president and owner of Transit Express discussing her company's experience with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Transit Express has been for over 30 years and operate a fleet of 140 vehicles. They are a privately owned and operated wheelchair accessible transportation provider based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. State regulations for urban transport providers required that 50% of their new vehicle purchases had to be run on "clean" fuels. To meet these standards they received funding from the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program (WVTP) to convert 10 paratransit vans to CNG. WCTP is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Clean Cities initiative to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector through the use of alternative fuels, advanced technology vehicles, and fuel economy measures. Additional costs for Transit Express include employing a CNG Certified Mechanic and the installation of both a fast-fill and a slow-fill re-fueling station. The modular re-fueling station shown in the video is manufactured by Greenfield.

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