Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Plans to Convert Entire Bus Fleet to CNG and Signs Multi-year Agreement with Clean Energy to Maintain DART’s Four CNG Fueling Stations
- DART plans to deploy 580 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to support its transportation service for the greater-Dallas-area. Once fully deployed, these vehicles are forecasted to use approximately seven million gasoline-gallon-equivalents (GGEs) per year.
- Clean Energy designed and built the four CNG fueling stations for the DART network in 2012
“DART is one of the largest transit fleets in Texas, operating in 13 cities and covering 700 square miles. By transitioning our entire fleet to CNG and contracting with Clean Energy, we are able to offer our nearly 40 million annual bus customers a more sustainable and cost-efficient transit experience.”
-- Greg Roche, vice president, national accounts, Clean Energy
“DART is a recognized leader in transit solutions with thorough and thoughtful long-
term initiatives to improve service and focus on long-term economic sustainability. We’re pleased that the transition to natural gas is part of their long-term planning and are excited to help them with this transition.”
-- Kenneth Nicholson, vice president, sales and marketing, Clean Energy
GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION
Once fully deployed, DART is expected to use approximately 7 million GGEs of CNG per year, which reduces greenhouse gases by 14,749 metric tons per year, the equivalent of taking 3,045 cars off the road.