VIA awarded for use of clean, domestic propane


INDIANAPOLIS – The Propane Education and Research Council and METRO Magazine presented VIA Metropolitan Transit with a Top User of Propane Autogas award on Wednesday for the agency's use of clean, domestic propane.

The award was presented at the BusCon Expo in Indianapolis.

The award is presented to public transportation agencies for their commitment to using propane to improve the environment and health of their communities while reducing operating costs relative to traditional fuels.

VIA has had propane-powered vehicles since 1992, and the bus system currently uses propane to power 14 downtown trolleys and 146 paratransit vans.