Buses get gassed

Grand Valley Transit took a turn down an important new road this week — a route toward cleaner, less-expensive natural gas fuel.

The Mesa County commissioners on Monday approved the purchase of two new compressed natural gas buses for GVT.  The local cost for these buses is $182,000.

The eventual effects of this new direction — cleaner air, less cost and a greater demand for locally produced natural gas — will have great benefits for this community and this region. GVT hopes to eventually replace its entire fleet with buses that run on compressed natural gas.

It plans to use Grand Junction’s compressed natural gas fueling station that is being built to serve new city trash trucks that will run on natural gas.

Like the city, we believe Grand Valley Transit and Mesa County are making the correct move in switching to compressed natural gas, even if that change occurs only a few vehicles at a time.


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