Clean Cities: Montgomery County, PA
Our Success Story this week takes us to Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Their school district has been a leader in alternative fuels since 1995, as the state’s first to operate compressed natural gas school buses. 61, or nearly half of their 117 buses run on CNG, including new, smaller Class “A” buses. Among the largest such fleets on the East Coast, it was named “one of the top five government green fleets in North America” for 2012. Plans are to eventually go all-CNG.
GERALD RINEER: There are additional manufacturers coming out with new engines and new equipment so it will be more cost-effective. We’re optimistic that it’s the right thing to do, and it’s going to help clean up environment.
JOHN DAVIS: Working with the Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Program, Lower Merion is showing its long standing commitment to sustainable eco-friendly practices in the Delaware Valley.