Dec 17, 2012 7:59 AM by AP
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The initiative to transition Lafayette's bus fleet from diesel fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas is about to get a big boost.
Lafayette has received 12 natural gas-powered buses at no cost from Gwinnett County, Ga., that phased out the units in favor of larger models.
City-Parish Transit and Parking Manager Mike Mitchell says the buses are now undergoing inspections and routine maintenance and should be newly painted and rolling by the spring.
The buses will add to the existing fleet of five natural gas-powered buses that Lafayette bought new in 2011, and five more new natural-gas buses are on order.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com