Environment
6:27 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

DART Unveils New Compressed Natural Gas Bus

DART gave Dallas City  Council members a sneak peek at the new compressed natural gas bus that will roll out  in October.

DART is changing its entire fleet to natural gas and has 459 of the 40-foot-long buses on order. 

The conversion will take a couple years.  DART says it has locked in a good price for CNG for the next 10 years, and the cleaner-fuel buses will go a long way toward improving North Texas air quality.

The new buses are high tech, too. Each will be equipped with nine on-board cameras for enhanced security. Two large screens will display real time schedule information.  Each bus costs more than $300,000.

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