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Dear APTA Expo 2014 Attendees
On behalf of the many equipment and service suppliers of North America’s natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry, welcome to APTA Expo 2014 – we’re glad you’re here!
Natural gas is clean, abundant, domestic and affordable. That’s why more than 125 transit agencies across North America have chosen to deploy natural gas buses, shuttles, demand response and service vehicles in their fleets – and the trend is growing. In fact, transit operations in nearly 20 cities and towns have joined the transition to natural gas since APTA’s last Expo in New Orleans.
Over the last five years, approximately 25% of new buses ordered have been specified to run on natural gas. Today, more than 10,000 bus and shuttles run on CNG or LNG, accounting for an annual displacement of nearly 150 million gallons of diesel and gasoline.
And, the natural gas these vehicles use is produced right here in North America, which reduces reliance on foreign oil, creates jobs here at home, and contributes to local economies. It also eliminates millions of tons of emissions for healthier communities.
We encourage you to learn about all the benefits of transitioning your fleet to natural gas by visiting the many NGVAmerica member suppliers located on the APTA Expo floor, including 34 in the NGV Zone, located in aisles 3400 through 3800.
We invite you too to stop by NGVAmerica’s own Booth 3561 where we’ll be glad to help you connect with resources on the latest in natural gas engine, vehicle and related fueling technologies, and the variety of design, construction and operation services our members offer.
Richard Kolodziej, President
Rich Kolodziej is retiring after nearly 20 years at the helm at NGVAmerica.