Natural Gas Buses Take to DC Streets

Fleet of 164 buses seen as helping Washington, DC's 32,000 asthma suffers.

Published: 14-Feb-2002

WASHINGTON, DC, February 13, 2002 (ENS) - Washington DC has unveiled a fleet of 164 new natural gas fueled buses and a fueling station to serve them.

"This is the year of the bus," said Richard White, general manager of the capitol's mass transit provider, Metro, at a gathering to celebrate the new buses. "It's time to push this bus system into the 21st century."

Several members of Congress attended the official launch at a Metro bus garage, along with other federal and local officials, and members of several environmental groups.

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