With $210-Million Purchase Order, DART Begins Transition to Compressed Natural Gas Fleet
|DART provides this sneak peek at one of the 452 new CNG-powered buses due to hit Dallas streets in 2013.|
Late last night, DART sent word: The board finalized the process on Tuesday by signing a $210-million contract with Anniston, Alabama-based North American Bus Industries, Inc. The contract calls for the purchase of 452 "30-foot and 40-foot heavy-duty, low-floor buses that will replace the current fleet buses which began service in 1998." DART says the new buses will begin service in 2013, and that the transition to CNG will wrap up two years later. Also, notes the release: "DART plans to award a contract in April for the construction of four CNG fueling stations. The stations will be located at its bus and Paratransit maintenance facilities."