Clean-air vehicles on city streets
Everyday, modern Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) buses and delivery vehicles are cutting NOx emissions in all corners of California. Regional transit districts are including RNG buses to reduce carbon and NOx emissions. Compared to diesel buses, today's RNG buses cut NOx emissions by 58%. UPS, FedEX and other companies specializing in delivery and logistics use RNG trucks and vans, and thousands of RNG fleet vehicles are helping to meet California's 2030 greenhouse gas reduction goals.
Battery-powered buses aren't working
The Los Angeles Times recently exposed the failures associated with the $330 million spent on battery-powered buses, forklifts and trucks by Los Angeles Metro Transit. The Times detailed how the agency, as well as other transit agencies around the country are contending with battery-powered buses' poor performance and mechanical problems. Buses that fail in the heat and are unable to drive in the cold, and buses that had unpredictable driving ranges were just some of the examples of the massive failures.
That's why Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) buses are so important for California's public transit agencies. Not only are RNG buses reliable and much less expensive than battery-powered buses to purchase and maintain, but the 58% reduction in NOx emissions with RNG buses means that those living in our cities are breathing cleaner air and living with less pollution.
Don't penalize working families
Every single day, working families, young people and the disabled rely on public transportation. And for many years, local transit agencies (and the people who ride public buses) have been able to depend upon RNG buses not only to get them safely to their destinations, but to reduce thousands of tons of air pollutants and harmful greenhouse gases.
Before taxpayers are forced to spend millions of dollars more on a technology that is still decades away from being reliable and sustainable, let's protect those Californians who depend upon reliable RNG public transportation. They are truly on the front-lines of keeping our air cleaner, and helping all of us reach our clean-air goals.