The move to CNG in the public sectors continues to expand in British Columbia as the city of Kamloops, in south central British Columbia, will soon be adding 25 new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses to its transit fleet by the spring of 2015. Compared to diesel, the primary benefit of CNG buses is lower, more stable fuel prices. Additional benefits include significantly quieter engines and simplified emission systems.
Policy changes made by the provincial government helped make this possible and allow fleet operators like BC Transit to take advantage of cleaner burning, lower priced fuel that is abundant in B.C.
Kamloops is the second BC Transit community to adopt CNG technology; as announced last year, the first BC Transit CNG fleet will go into revenue service in the Regional District of Nanaimo this spring.