Propane, commonly used in liquid gas form for backyard barbecues, may turn out to be a practical alternative fuel for powering 40-foot transit buses. Encouraging emissions tests of an engine adapted for propane has led to an exciting public/private partnership seeking to develop a production model clean burning propane bus engine. During a recent test at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Emissions Testing Laboratory, an Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) propane-powered bus tested as the cleanest of all internal combustion bus engines in the United States. The article discusses the OCTA Alternative Fuel Testing Program as well as the Detroit Diesel public/private partnership for propane development.

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    California Transit Association

    1400 K Street, Suite 301
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814
  • Authors:
    • Clifford, E
  • Publication Date: 1994-6


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  • Accession Number: 00666359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1994 12:00AM