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  • 300mileclub
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    Betsy Lillian for TransLink April 29, 2019 - Sourcing RNG for Natural Gas Bus Fleet
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    TransLink and FortisBC have announced a partnership that will source RNG for TransLink s bus fleet.

    Douglas Stout, vice of president of market development and external relations at FortisBC, says “CNG vehicles, which make up roughly a fifth of TransLink s bus fleet, have close to 21 percent fewer emissions with a 50 percent reduction in fuel costs versus diesel.

    https://ngtnews.com/translink-sourci...-gas-bus-fleet

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  • 300mileclub
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    NGV Journal May 29, 2018 - Vancouver transport network will have over 250 CNG buses by end of 2018

    TransLink announced that the first of 106 new CNG buses have arrived and began serving customers on Surrey (British Columbia) streets, with full roll out of the new buses by the end of the year. Once all the new buses are in service, it will mean more than half the 209 buses in the Surrey fleet will be new.

    TransLink currently has 146 CNG buses in its fleet, operating out of the Port Coquitlam Transit Centre and the Hamilton Transit Centre in Richmond. With the addition of these new buses, more than half of TransLink’s conventional bus fleet will run using clean energy, including 252 natural gas vehicles said Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink.

    The total cost of the CNG bus purchase, along with upgrades to the Surrey Transit Centre that includes a new fueling facility and other works to accommodate the new buses, is approximately $86 million. Of this, about 80 percent of the total comes from the federal gas tax, allocated by the Metro Vancouver board of directors. The remainder is funded by TransLink. Also, the cost of purchasing the new CNG buses is offset by contributions from FortisBC through its Natural Gas for Transportation vehicle incentive program.

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  • 300mileclub
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    Jennifer Saltman for Vancouver Sun May 15 2018 - By the end of the year, more than half of the Surrey s 209 buses will be CNG. Dan Savitsky, vice-president of maintenance for Coast Mountain Bus Company, said these buses represent a major renewal to the Surrey base fleet of 209 buses. TransLink already has 146 CNG buses which operate out of the transit centres in Port Coquitlam and Richmond.

    The cost of the new buses and the fuelling facility and other facility upgrades required in Surrey is $86 million. About 80 per cent of the funding comes from federal gas tax, through the Metro Vancouver board of directors. TransLink also took advantage of incentives offered by Fortis B.C. through its natural gas for transportation vehicle program.

    http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/...ng-models.aspx

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  • Dantes Inferno
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    Re: New Fueling Stations built in Surrey, B.C. MUST offer Alternative fuels

    Originally posted by larrycng View Post
    One thing I liked about Canada about 10 years ago, I could get Lp all over the place (and did most of the fueling myself). I went from Vancouver to Winnipeg on LP (except fo a couple spots) and it was cheap. I almost paid for the LP conversion on my '97 Ford 460 and I was pulling a 28 ft 5th wheel. Lake Louise, Calgary, Moose Jaw, etc. great trip and cheap.

    Vancouver was also doing a lot with hydrogen

    What Happened

    Larrycng
    Future Shop / Bestbuy bought the Ballard building where they were developing the hydrogen fuel cells for our transit vehicles, shows what we care about.

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  • larrycng
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    Re: New Fueling Stations built in Surrey, B.C. MUST offer Alternative fuels

    One thing I liked about Canada about 10 years ago, I could get Lp all over the place (and did most of the fueling myself). I went from Vancouver to Winnipeg on LP (except fo a couple spots) and it was cheap. I almost paid for the LP conversion on my '97 Ford 460 and I was pulling a 28 ft 5th wheel. Lake Louise, Calgary, Moose Jaw, etc. great trip and cheap.

    Vancouver was also doing a lot with hydrogen

    What Happened

    Larrycng

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  • CanAm
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    Re: New Fueling Stations built in Surrey, B.C. MUST offer Alternative fuels

    My guess is they will install cheap electric stations just to comply.

    Vancouver used to be the world hub for CNG, now most of out stations have been packed up and shipped to CA because that is where the demand is.

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  • Stu Man
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    Re: New Fueling Stations built in Surrey, B.C. MUST offer Alternative fuels

    Hi LarryCNG :

    Mayor Dianne Watts, and the rest of Surrey's Council are, once again, demostrating more forward thinking, especially when it comes to GHG Reduction in the transportation sector.

    It will be interesting to see which of the alternative fuels gains a threshold :
    1. CNG
    2. Hydrogen
    3. Electric


    The next few months will be very interesting.

    Take Care LarryCNG

    Stu Man

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  • larrycng
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    Re: New Fueling Stations built in Surrey, B.C. MUST offer Alternative fuels

    You beat me to that one Stu Man. I was coming back to the park from Bellingham and heard it on 1130.
    I think it is GREAT.
    Too bad the states can't do the same.

    Larrycng

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  • New Fueling Stations built in Surrey, B.C. MUST offer Alternative fuels

    May 31, 2011 - Any new Gas Station constructed in Surrey B.C. ( a suburb of Vancouver, B.C. ) MUST offer at least one alternative fuel source. Sources like Hydrogen, Compressed Natural Gas, or a Recharging area for electric cars.

    Read the story at :

    http://www.news1130.com/news/local/a...ve-fuel-source

    Stu Man
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