Transit was able to purchase 13 new propane fueled vehicles with the help of the Regional Planning Commission and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. These vehicles produce less greenhouse emissions as well as reduce the cost for fuel. Each vehicle cost around $86,000. The funding came from Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Federal Transit Administration with local match from the Transit millage. Three more propane vehicles will be added to the fleet this year.
This is part of Jefferson Parish’s continued effort to use clean fuels. For more information visit www.jeffparish.net.