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VIA Metropolitan Transit to buy 135 CNG buses over the next year

By on Wed, December 7, 2016

VIA Metropolitan Transit is making good on a promise to switch over its entire bus fleet to compressed natural gas over the next five to six years.

The San Antonio-based public transit agency’s board of the trustees met on Tuesday and approved VIA’s $219.9 million budget for fiscal year 2017. With VIA’s fiscal year starting on Oct. 1, the new budget maintains fares at current levels and reflects a one percent increase in expenses over the previous year.

One of the line items in the fiscal year 2017 budget includes switching out 135 of the agency’s aging buses with new vehicles that run on cleaner-burning compressed natural gas, lowering emissions and fuel costs.

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