Pennsylvania administration to celebrate arrival of CNG buses at River Valley Transit

March 2, 2018. On Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Regional Director Marcus Kohl and staff will join River Valley Transit (RVT) to speak at an event to celebrate the arrival of ten buses fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG), which were purchased in part using funding from DEP’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program.

   Representatives from RVT, the fixed-route public transit provider in Lycoming County, along with DEP and Gillig, the manufacturer of the CNG buses, will discuss the project and its environmental benefits. A photo opportunity with a CNG bus and a tour of RVT’s CNG fueling station, also partially funded through a DEP grant, will be offered.

   The addition of ten CNG buses to the RVT fleet will reduce the emission of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides, and total particulate matter into the air, while reducing liquid fuel costs and supporting jobs in the community.

   The AFIG Program, established in 1992 under Act 166, helps to create new markets for alternative fuels in Pennsylvania by investing in the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles, fleets, and technologies.