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GRTC Launches Campaign Touting Benefits of Natural Gas Buses

The Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) in Richmond, Virginia completed installing its largest bus advertising campaign in company history that highlights its positive impacts on the communities served by GRTC.

GRTC used its growing fleet of CNG-powered transit vehicles for the “Did You Know?” campaign. GRTC is committed to transitioning retiring vehicles to new CNG-powered buses and vans, an initiative that earned GRTC the prestigious 2015 Governor’s Green Fleet of the Year Award. Today, GRTC has the largest CNG transit fleet in the Commonwealth, with 84 CNG vehicles in fixed route and paratransit service, accounting for nearly 40 percent of GRTC’s entire fleet. In 2017, GRTC expects to grow its number of CNG vehicles to more than 110.

“This project was possible because of the tremendous contributions by and cooperation between departments at GRTC and the local partners working with us,” said Carrie Rose Pace, GRTC Director of Communications.

Some of the positive messages include:

  • GRTC Has The Largest Compressed Natural Gas Transit Fleet In Virginia
  • GRTC Riders Eliminate 18 Million Pounds of Greenhouse Gas Annually
  • This Bus Takes 56 Cars Off The Road
  • GRTC Riders Contribute $2 Million Into RVA’s Economy Every Year