This report examines the safety issues relating to the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in transit service. The safety issues were determined by on-site surveys performed by Battelle and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of 7 transit agencies using CNG. The survey consisted of: 1) extensive interviews; 2) review of records, procedures, and plans relating to safety; 3) examination of facilities and equipment; 4) observation of operations including fueling, maintenance, morning start-up, and revenue service; and 5) measurement of methane concentrations in the air where the buses are being fueled or stored. Interviews included all job categories associated with management, operations, safety, maintenance, acquisition, and support. The surveys also included an examination of the occupational hygiene aspects of CNG use.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201

    Federal Transit Administration

    Office of Mobility Innovation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Science Applications International Corporation

    1710 Goodridge Drive
    McLean, VA  United States  22102
  • Authors:
    • Freedman, D M
    • Malcosky, N D
  • Publication Date: 1995-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 160 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716370
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FTA-MA-26-7007-95-2,, DOT-VNTSC-FTA-95-9
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1996 12:00AM