February 27: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

2002:  Construction crews complete installation of four compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations at Division 2, an important milestone for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in its conversion to alternative fuel vehicles.

CNG fuel station installation

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The project is the last of 10 CNG installations that Metro planned for its operating divisions.

Metro is the first transit agency in the United States to use CNG buses on a massive scale.

CNG buses are over 97% cleaner than the diesel buses they replaced.

It is estimated that Metro reduces air pollution by about 76 tons every day — over 27,000 tons annually in Los Angeles County.

More information can be found in the February 1, 2002 MyMetro employee news digest.