LA Metro Approves Acquisition of 295 CNG Buses to Run on RNG

On June 22, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) voted to approve the acquisition of 295 new 40-foot compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to replace a portion of Metro's aging bus fleet. The buses will be fueled by RNG. 

The purchase signals a commitment by the transit agency -- already the largest natural gas bus fleet in the nation -- to continue improving air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Los Angeles County via natural gas buses with near-zero engines fueled by RNG. The contract includes an option for the purchase of 305 additional 40 foot CNG buses. 

Read the full press release HERE.

The purchase follows the unanimous vote by LA Metro's Board of Directors on May 24 to procure biomethane for there 2,400+ fleet. The transition from geologic natural gas to compressed renewable natural gas will make LA METRO the largest renewable natural gas bus fleet in the world. 

Read more about the RNG procurement decision HERE.

The approval concluded an effort that has spanned more than four years of education and advocacy. 

View public education material disseminated via RNG Coalition social media platforms leading up to the votes HERE and HERE.