|Issue 259||March 3, 2000|
In the debate over its 2000-2004 capital program, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has justified the purchase of hundreds of new diesel buses with the argument that CNG-powered express and articulated buses aren't commercially available.
CNG-powered express buses are already on the road in New Jersey. The
seeming confidence of smaller transit systems in creating a market for
production of CNG articulated buses would also seem to reveal the MTA's
position for what it is: another tactic in a long campaign of deflection
and delay to avoid adopting a clean fuel bus policy.