Flint’s Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) has received 13 new compressed natural gas 40 foot coach vehicles. Twenty-two more vehicles will be arriving within the next 10 months. These 35 vehicles will replace 24 year old diesel coaches well beyond their useful life (normally 12 years).
Within the next 30 days these new advanced design alternative fuel vehicles will be placed throughout the fixed route system serving the greater Flint area.
The new CNG fleet will be fueled at the newly built public/private fuel station owned by Consumer’s Energy. The station is located at the MTA’s Grand Blanc Service Center. Over the past several years, the MTA has reduced its use of fossil fuel diesel from 1.4 million gallons annually to an expected low of 300,000 gallons. This reduction provides for a sustainable future while operating in a clean energy environment for our community. “We are extremely proud of our progress to attain a 100% alternative fuel fleet, while working to reduce the carbon footprint and creating a clean operating environment,” MTA General Manager/CEO, stated.