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Transit Authority Adds 90 New CNG Buses in Cleveland

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) unveiled its new CNG buses. RTA is adding 90 new CNG buses to its big-bus fleet this summer, with 25 more in 2016. They will replace clean diesel buses that have reached the end of their useful life.

“Natural gas costs 1/3 that of diesel, resulting in savings of more than $200,000 over the life of each bus,” said RTA CEO and General Manager Joe Calabrese. RTA’s current cost for diesel is $2.88 per gallon compared to only $1 per diesel gallon equivalent for CNG.

RTA partnered with Parker Hannifin, which is supplying the refueling dispensers.