Hartsfield-Jackson rolls out environmentally friendly buses | Environment
Atlanta, GA-- (submitted by Atlanta Airport) The communities and neighborhoods surrounding the Atlanta Airport should breathe easier today, as the airport just launched a new environmentally friendly fleet of busses.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials rolled out 18 new compressed natural gas (CNG) shuttle buses this morning. The spacious, environmentally friendly CNG buses replace the gasoline-powered vehicles that had served the Airport’s Park-Ride lots.
“Today’s announcement demonstrates a significant commitment to our environmental stewardship,” Aviation General Manager Louis Miller said. “Moving toward an all-CNG-fueled shuttle bus fleet is another important step in reducing Hartsfield-Jackson’s overall carbon footprint, and it brings us closer to the ultimate goal of having 12 percent of the city’s fleet drive on alternative fuels.”
Through the Clean Cities Atlanta Petroleum Reduction Program, Hartsfield-Jackson received a grant for more than $400,000 to convert its Park-Ride shuttles.
Compared with vehicles that run on gasoline with ethanol, CNG vehicles produce up to 30 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions and emit fewer toxic and carcinogenic pollutants.
“We’re helping Atlantans breathe a little easier. Best of all, these CNG shuttles won’t interfere with the fast and reliable service that our Park-Ride customers have come to expect,” Miller said.