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CNG buses in the United States

The program supports public-private-partnerships on alternative fuel powered vehicles and supporting infrastructure. The program deals not only with urban buses, but also with private passenger cars, neighborhood vehicles and electric bikes as well as trucks.


The compressed natural gas (CNG) bus uses a spark-ignition engine to burn natural gas, which contains mostly methane obtained from fossil resources.


CNG is short for compressed natural gas and consists mainly of methane.

Cleaner Bus Fleets in New York City

The Department of Transport's bus system carries over 114 million people annually through a mix of local and express bus services provided by seven private, franchised bus companies.

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