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36 new natural-gas buses, which save money and pollute less, are added to Jordan School District’s fleet

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Fourth graders from Terra Linda Elementary arrive at a news conference introducing thirty-six new CNG school buses have been added to the Jordan School District fleet this year, bringing the total to 105, the largest fleet of CNG school buses in Utah. Wednesday Sept. 12, 2018.

Jordan School District now has the largest fleet of natural-gas fueled school buses in Utah.

The district, which covers much of the Salt Lake Valley’s south end, added 36 new CNG — or compressed natural gas — buses to its transportation department Wednesday. It now has a total of 105. (That’s about twice as many as the Utah Transit Authority operates.)

The buses emit 40 to 86 percent less particulate matter compared to old diesel school buses. And they save the district about $630,000 in fuel costs each year, according to a news release.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Fourth graders from Terra Linda Elementary leave at a news conference introducing thirty-six new CNG school buses have been added to the Jordan School District fleet this year, bringing the total to 105, the largest fleet of CNG school buses in Utah. Wednesday Sept. 12, 2018.

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