Clean Cities Success Stories: CNG Taxis
Working with the Metropolitan Utilities District, Happy Cab taxi company, Omaha, Nebraska, has just completed building public access compressed natural gas pumps at their I-80 fuels station. Funding from the Department of Energy through the Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition helped to pay for the project, which includes 50 taxis that are being converted to CNG.
It’s hoped that private fleets will spur the development of the first alt-fuel corridor in Nebraska. Happy Cab expects to convert more of their 200-plus cab fleet in the future.
JOHN DAVIS: We thought it’s a great idea and we were really excited about being on the leading edge of this project here in Omaha.
JOHN DAVIS: Operators will save about $210 dollars a week in fuel costs per cab. That should pay-back the CNG conversion costs within a year. A happy outcome for a Nebraska cab company doing its part to drive green.