CLEAN AIR PROGRAM: COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS SAFETY IN TRANSIT OPERATIONS

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 of Columbus, Ohio and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of McLean, Virginia of seven 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) measurements of methane concentrations in the air where buses are being fueled or stored. Interviews included all job categories associated with management, operations, safety, maintenance, acquisition, and support.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Battelle, Columbus, OH, Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA, and Gannett Fleming, Inc., Harrisburg, PA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1994-9-14

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 148 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726761
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-FTA-95-9,, FTA-MA-90-7007-95-2
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 19 1996 12:00AM