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CNG buses don't last as long as standard diesel ones for the simple fact that their tanks have a somewhat limited lifespan before they must be replaced or re-certified for use (11-13 years)... But I've hearing of tanks that can now last 15-20 years now so I could be wrong here

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do you think the MTA should change over to CNG buses instead of the diesel buses.

 

it wouldn't happen because CNG is not as fuel efficient as diesel. MTA would be taking a step back doing that with such a large fleet.

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Not only is a CNG tank not as fuel efficent compared to a Diesel Bus but it's also more expensive enough is maintain them. If the (MTA) switches to CNG buses we're going to be spending more to take care of the tanks. CNG's may be closer to emission standards but we just can't afford to make big order's for CNG Buses right now the way we did for diesel buses in the past in the fiinacial crisis the (MTA) is currently in.

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lets see...

 

you got the rest of the C40 order, which is about 250 more or so (give ot take a few, I don't know the exact number). Then you got the 74 3G CNGs thats comming soon so i would say at least 300 more new CNG buses comming in this year

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So if these buses are not fuel efficient and don't last as long, why does the (MTA) continue to order them?

 

Because as I mentioned before they reduce emissions better in compasion to Diesel buses in being more cleaner. In the long run & for years to come it'll be worth the benefit.

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So if these buses are not fuel efficient and don't last as long, why does the (MTA) continue to order them?

 

They're able to last a little longer now with recent developments in technology, those new CNGs we have running around will be here for at least 15 years if anything

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CNGs don't emit the other toxins that are released from Gas/Diesel. CNGs emit CO2, but it's considerably less and it's ONLY CO2, nothing else. Notice how a CNG never emits a large ploom of grey smoke from it's exhaust.

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So if these buses are not fuel efficient and don't last as long, why does the (MTA) continue to order them?

 

They are not AS fuel efficient, but they are very clean. And this day in age they can pretty much last as long as the operator wants them too.

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