Ahad S almost 4 years ago
Buses here(at least the ones i ridden and seen) seem to run on a diesel engine, which is noisy and more pollutive  then regular car engines. Using Natural Gas will make buses a little cheaper to ride and make a more pleasant ride. Also consider using B20 or other alternitive fuel choices.
3 Votes Planned
Default_avatar
Will Blank almost 4 years ago

This is actually underway. It will take them a few years to convert to CNG, but the fleet will not be 100 percent CNG. B20? Like Ethanol? We get Ethanol from corn and grains, but the big problem with that is the price of groceries go up. It's called commodities. Of course the commodity investor would love that idea, but John Q Public don't want to pay more money at the checkout counter. Ask yourself, how many products are made from corn and it's derivatives? CNG requires fracking, and more fracking. Yes fracking is safe. The problem is the Obama administration and it's flat out refusal to fast track and grant permits to drill on shore on federal lands. I say drill baby drill.

Did you know that plastic bags can be converted into fuel? But no, Austin banned those, so the price of fuel will be more expensive in Austin than other places when plastic bag manufacturers along with Waste Management covert rubbish into fuel.

Bottom line is intrusive government regulations hurt free markets. And we are about to experience that, because Capital Metro only is powering their fleet with only CNG, and Diesel.

They did try a hydrogen powered bus a few years back in connection with Pickle Research Campus, but that exploded if I remember correctly.

Vote
Default_avatar
Will Blank almost 4 years ago

see: http://www.plastic2oil.com/site/home If wonder if Austin Resource Recovery is listening to reason? I doubt it.

Vote
Default_avatar
Ahad S almost 4 years ago

Will, im not discussing the shortage of oil,i discussing the environment part of it

Vote
Default_avatar
Will Blank almost 4 years ago

But you are commenting about alternatives to fuel aren't you? Not everyone buys into the hype of man made climate change. They are converting their fleet to CNG. Were you at the Capital Metro board meeting during that discussion?

Vote