Sunday, April 12, 2009

Utah State's Natural Gas Shuttle!

The Associated Press
Updated: 04/11/2009 01:28:40 PM MDT

LOGAN » Utah State University's natural gas-powered shuttle service has marked a ridership milestone, serving its 850,000th passenger.

Jordan Earley, a junior studying business and marketing was the 850,000 rider. USU awarded him a pin, a plaque and a bookstore gift card.

Aggie Shuttle supervisor Alden Erickson says USU compressed natural gas-powered shuttle is the only alternative-fuel bus system in Utah.

Erickson says the school runs nine shuttles, five days a week and travels more than 110,000 miles annually. He says the cost of the shuttle is about one-third the cost of any diesel-fueled system.

The service is funded almost entirely through student fees.

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