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If the CNG Facility at LGA Was Not Destroyed...


Bracamonte

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The (MTA) didn't want that facility anyway, the fire just helped then dispose of it and some old buses faster (a GM RTS was destroyed in the fire).
I remeber that explosion.I wonder how It started? Kind of funny when you think about what you said that the(MTA) didn`t want the facility.I smell suspicion:o
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They would have still shut the facility down,because CNG`s are not what you like to call long term investments,plus hybrids are more feasible to operate.

 

If the (MTA) didn't want LGA's CNG facility, then why did they keep the facilities at College Point and Spring Creek?

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If the (MTA) didn't want LGA's CNG facility, then why did they keep the facilities at College Point and Spring Creek?
Maybe because they wanted LGA to be a hybrid/Clean diesel hub.Running a CNG depot is costly And as time go on we will probably see less and less orders for CNG`s being made.
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What happened??? I'm not familiar with this incident...

 

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On April 10, 2006 the facility suffered some damage to a tire shop and a compressed natural gas line exploding while KeySpan workers offloaded a storage tank of compressed natural gas. The tank and pump system were being removed because the depot was no longer going to use compressed natural gas buses and would instead eventually acquire Hybrid Electric powered ones. One injury was reported, but Ex-Baisley Park Depot 1985 General Motors Rapid Transit Series-06 (T80-206) 1145 was destroyed due to fire damage with 12 other buses damaged. Buses from the depot have been parked on nearby streets.

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Proff or just bias because you hate hybrids?

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And the facility was not just destroyed, the MTA didn't want that facility there anymore and were already decommissioning the facility. They intended to move out the CNG buses to both CP and SC [consolidate the CNG fleet].

Ironically now with LGA to take over the CP local routes, CP now has to send their CNGs to WF so WF can send their diesel buses to LGA for the local lines.

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They would have still shut the facility down,because CNG`s are not what you like to call long term investments,plus hybrids are more feasible to operate.

 

The MTA has an RFP (not sure if the contract was awarded yet) for CNG buses though to replace the current stock; it would either be C40LF®s or O7 NG CNGs since only New Flyer and Orion can bid (based on a stipulation that it be a model the MTA has already approved).

 

As for LGA, the CNG fueling station would have closed anyway; at the time of the fire, LGA only had 4 O5 CNGs remaining. Unlike the CNG fueling stations at College Point and Spring Creek, this one was experimental.

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