Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition Recognizes CityBus with the Clean Air Champion Award
LAFAYETTE, IN, February 18 — The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition has recognized CityBus for its efforts in switching from diesel fuel to compressed natural gas (CNG).
CityBus will accept its second Clean Air Champion Award at Greater Indiana’s Annual Awards and Networking Reception. This year’s ceremony is at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Indianapolis on March 3.
CityBus replaced an additional four diesel buses with CNG-fueled buses by the end of 2019, bringing the total number of CNG buses to 36. The transit system has improved its environmental impact by surpassing its goal to replace half its fixed-route fleet with CNG-powered buses by 2025.
Using CNG fuel will reduce CityBus’s carbon footprint, save on fuel costs, and lower maintenance and repair expenses. CityBus will add another four alternative fuel buses to the fleet in 2020.
Greater Indiana has been a Clean Cities Coalition since August 1999. The 501(c)3 nonprofit strives to advance alternative-fueled transportation, including energy-efficient technologies. Greater Indiana also educates communities on their options for alternative fuel vehicles.
CityBus (Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation) is a municipal corporation established in 1971. CityBus provides over 4.8 million annual rides for Greater Lafayette passengers, including ADA paratransit services for people with disabilities.