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Kamloops Transit to run on natural gas

The future of Kamloops Transit will sound dramatically different next year, when the fleet changes over to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

When compared to diesel, CNG will provide more stable fuel prices in addition to significantly quieter engines and simplified emission systems.

The change will take place next spring with FortisBC providing up to $875,000 of funding to help offset the initial costs associated with the purchase of the new CNG buses.

"The early replacement of older diesel buses will help the City of Kamloops reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with our Sustainable Kamloops Plan,” says Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar.  

“This initiative also supports the Kamloops Airshed Management Plan's first strategy which is to encourage alternative, sustainable methods of transportation and supportive infrastructure.”

Kamloops will be the second community in BC to adopt CNG technology; the same busses will begin servicing Nanaimo later this year.

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