US: Cherokee County rolls out first Autogas transit buses in Georgia

New Autogas buses are joining Cherokee Area Transportation Service’s (CATS) fleet to replace aging fixed-route vehicles. These are the first LPG-powered transit buses in the state of Georgia and are starting service this week in Cherokee County. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to present the vehicles with representatives from the county, Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, Roush Clean Tech and the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC).

“We are excited to bring in three new vehicles that use a cleaner fuel source and have expected lower maintenance costs,” said Community Services Agency Director Bryan Reynolds. “With the purchase, we were able to secure increased federal transportation support and a Federal Transit Authority fuel subsidy, saving our taxpayers money.”

“ROUSH CleanTech’s advanced Autogas technology is helping states like Georgia tackle their air quality problems and budget challenges by operating economical, emissions-reducing buses,” said Todd Mouw, executive vice president of sales for ROUSH CleanTech.

“We’re proud to add Cherokee County to the growing list of paratransit fleets across this country that are operating with Autogas,” Steve Whaley, Director of Autogas Business Development for the Propane Education & Research Council, said. “Cherokee County is prioritizing providing a safe, clean ride for their community while lowering their operating costs. It’s a win for environmental sustainability and a win for their financial sustainability.”

The purchase of the vehicles, from Coach and Equipment Bus Sales, Inc., was funded with a Federal Transportation Authority (FTA) grant, as well as funds from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. For more information, please visit this link.

26 October 2022