Natural Gas – Conversions, Vehicles and Technology

Calif. Airport Contracts for CNG Shuttles

September 28, 2015

Photo courtesy of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.
Photo courtesy of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has awarded an $11.97 million fixed-price, five-year contract to MV Transportation, Inc., to provide courtesy shuttle services using a new fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled vehicles at the Burbank Bob Hope Airport in California.

MV Transportation, which currently operates the Burbank Bus and Glendale Beeline transit services, will provide the airport with a 2016 model-year fleet of 13 CNG vehicles that have the capacity to seat 14 passengers each, according to a release from the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority.

The fleet will be equipped with NextBus real-time control system technology, which will provide accurate vehicle arrival and departure times for passengers, a DriveCam on-board surveillance system, and a MobilEye Collision Avoidance System, the release added.

The airport’s current fleet of 14 shuttles is owned and maintained by the Authority and operated by Standard Parking Corporation, which also provides the airport’s self-park and valet management services. Currently, 11 of the 14 shuttles run on diesel engines, one shuttle was retrofitted with a CNG engine, and two of the shuttles have been nonoperational due to engine issues since 2014.

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