Hartsfield-Jackson News
Feature Article
Business Info I
Business Info II
Business Info III
Passenger Info
HJN Briefs
HJN Links
»Home
»Previous Issues
»Contact Us

: BUSINESS INFO III :

Hartsfield-Jackson rolls out CNG buses
By Staff Writers

Hartsfield-Jackson rolled out 18 new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses on March 15. The environmentally friendly buses replaced gasoline-powered vehicles and will transport customers to and from the Airport’s more than 8,000 on-site Park-Ride spaces.

“Moving toward an all-CNG-fueled shuttle bus fleet is another important step in reducing Hartsfield-Jackson’s overall carbon footprint, and it brings us closer to the ultimate goal of having 12 percent of the city’s fleet drive on alternative fuels,” Aviation General Manager Louis Miller said.

Through the Clean Cities Atlanta Petroleum Reduction Program, Hartsfield-Jackson received a grant for more than $400,000 to convert its Park-Ride shuttles.

Compared with vehicles that run on gasoline with ethanol, CNG vehicles produce up to 30 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions and emit fewer toxic and carcinogenic pollutants. The new buses also offer more legroom and are quieter than their predecessors.

A blue diamond label on the back of the bus identifies it as an environmentally friendly vehicle that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG).

A blue diamond label on the back of the bus identifies it as an environmentally friendly vehicle that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG).

Aviation General Manager Louis Miller waits for media to arrive before a news conference to introduce the new CNG buses.

Aviation General Manager Louis Miller waits for media to arrive before a news conference to introduce the new CNG buses.


© 2011 Hartsfield-Jackson News. A Publication from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. All rights reserved.

     more news


 


HJAIA LOGO