GULFPORT, MS -- Coast Transit Authority (CTA) of Gulfport, Miss., has partnered with nationwide network Alliance AutoGas to convert a portion of CTA’s public fleet to propane autogas.
CTA has converted four Glaval buses to run on autogas. The Alliance Autogas program has assisted the shift from gasoline to autogas by streamlining conversions, providing on-site fueling, and offering training and support.
“Going green is a big priority for Coast Transit Authority, and we feel government agencies should take the lead in introducing alternative fuels like autogas to the community,” said CTA Executive Director Kevin Coggin. “Autogas was a smart choice for our fleet because there was no up-front cost for the fueling infrastructure, and we benefit greatly from the reduced greenhouse gas emissions and lower fuel prices.”“Fleets across America are discovering the advantages of autogas, which is the most widely used alternative fuel in the world,” added Alliance AutoGas President Stuart Weidie.
CTA is a nonprofit provider of public transportation for the three coastal counties of Mississippi (Hancock, Harrison and Jackson). It is an independently managed public utility governed by a board of commissioners, and receives state and federal funding for urban transportation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.