Laketran, a public transit service based in Painesville Township, Ohio, plans to receive and deploy eight propane-fueled paratransit buses this July.
The transit company partnered with Alliance AutoGas, Icom North America, Tesco Bus Corp. and Superior Energy Systems to transition its paratransit fleet to autogas. It also invested about $1.6 million in infrastructure for its autogas buses in May of this year. The new paratransit buses will feature Icom’s JTG II propane liquid injection system.
“We think this will be a relationship for many years to come,” says Ronny Martinez, autogas fleet development specialist at Icom. “We believe the bus market is low-hanging fruit for autogas. You can deploy vehicles fast, there’s infrastructure available and it’s a good fit for transit agencies.” Read more here.