On January 12,2011, LA Metro retired the last diesel bus in their fleet. The complete switch to alternative-fueled buses has been in the making since 1993, when Metro instituted its clean-air vehicle plan.
Los Angeles is one of the most polluted cities in the world. According to Metro officials, “Compared with diesel buses, Metro’s new CNG fleet reduces cancer-causing particulate matter by more than 80 percent. And because of the switch from diesel to CNG, Metro avoids emitting nearly 300,000 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per day.”
In 2010, LA Metro reported 365.9 million boardings. Their fleet of CNG-powered buses has enabled millions of people to get to places they need to go—all while improving the environment and decreasing reliance on imported oil.
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