LAX Gets Clean Air Taxis

CNG-fueled Crown Victorias will reduce smog forming emissions by 88 percent compared to exisiting gasoline versions.

Published: 08-Jan-2002

LOS ANGELES, California, January 7, 2002 (ENS) - The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), the clean air agency of the Los Angeles region, has approved almost $3 million in incentive funding to help purchase more than 300 new, clean fueled airport taxis.

"Between aircraft, ground equipment and vehicles delivering passengers and freight, airports are one of our region's largest source of air pollution," said Barry Wallerstein, executive officer of the AQMD.

"By replacing more than 300 gasoline fueled taxis with low emitting compressed natural gas models, we will significantly cut air pollution around airport terminals, where thousands of travelers and transportation workers breathe vehicle exhaust every day," Wallerstein added.

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